Are you simply changing the words without addressing the feelings behind them?

Published June 29, 2014 by MisMandie

Nothing is a more telling window into a woman’s mind and soul than the words and actions that come out of her children.

I have been so enamored by the way that my friends children and my own speak to each other lately that I can’t help but smile just thinking about it.

They range from the amazing and sweet moments where they say things like  “I love you, pumpkin!” or “Honey, we can’t do that right now…I’m sorry. and “Isn’t she so precious?”   “What a Cutie Patutie!”   As a mama I swell with pride knowing they truly love and care for one another and want to make sure they show it…….

Then there are the slightly less sweet moments that make you step back a bit.  Such as  the day we were at Walmart in the kid’s craft aisle and my own little one looks over at one of the kits that revolved around a fire truck and comes out withThat would be a great one for me and daddy to do together…..If he ever gets his a** out of bed!!”  Standing there surrounded by 3 other mothers and their kids and getting a lot of judgmental looks I didn’t know if I should laugh or correct her…. I simply reminded her that those were “at home words”.   But she said it in such a cute and sweet way and was simply joking and picking on daddy never intending it to be taken in a mean or nasty way.

You see, in our house, we don’t shelter her from the real world and we even allow her to use such words so long as she uses them correctly and politely.  (she can say “You need to sit on your a**” but she cannot say “You are an a**”)  After all, it is the sentiment behind the words that is offensive not the word itself.  That said, I know that not everyone agrees with this thought, and so we make sure that she knows that in public we need to avoid those words so that we do not offend anyone who feels differently.

I find so often that the focus is put on making sure kids are not using the “bad words” rather than not using the “bad emotions”.   Can you really tell me there is a difference between a child using the word “butt” instead of “a**” or the word “crap” instead of “sh**”  if you have anger or resentment in your tone, then the word is not the issue.

Just a little something to thing about the next time you catch yourself or your child substituting the words but still keeping the nastiness of the feelings behind them….

 

FREE PRINTABLE CALENDAR – July 2014 – Red, White and Blue

Published June 27, 2014 by MisMandie

Just finished up the new July 2014 calendar!!!!  Feel free to use and pass along if you like for personal use.   I complied and arranged this calendar, but the images are NOT MINE, they were found via internet search and are the property of the image creators.

It is created in Word so you can add images and text before printing to keep your little one up to date on the upcoming events of the month. I have a few on there for Em already that you can reuse or delete for her  ballet classes, art classes, fire hall meetings,  holidays, fair week and daddy’s Birthday (he is a truck driver if you couldn’t guess lol)   :)

Previous calendars have images for doctors, craft shows, dentists, and birthdays, even our puppy Scooter’s Birthday! See Jan Calendar Post ,  Feb Calendar PostMarch Calendar PostApril Calendar PostMay Calendar Post, and June Calendar Post for additional images and ideas! :)

Download July Calendar Here

FREE PRINTABLE CALENDAR – June 2014 – Summer Fun

Published May 25, 2014 by MisMandie

June 2014 calendar is here!!!!  Feel free to use and pass along if you like for personal use.   I complied and arranged this calendar, but the images are NOT MINE, they were found via internet search and are the property of the image creators.

It is created in Word so you can add images and text before printing to keep your little one up to date on the upcoming events of the month. I have a few on there for Em already that you can reuse or delete for her  art classes, fire hall meetings,  holidays and even our puppy Scooter’s Birthday!     :)

Previous calendars have images for doctors, craft shows, dentists, and birthdays, even our puppy Scooter’s Birthday! See Jan Calendar Post ,  Feb Calendar PostMarch Calendar PostApril Calendar Post, and May Calendar Post for additional images and ideas! :)

Download june 2014  Calendar Here

FREE PRINTABLE CALENDAR – May 2014 – May Flowers Theme

Published April 28, 2014 by MisMandie

The May 2014 calendar is here!!!!  Feel free to use and pass along if you like for personal use.   I complied and arranged this calendar, but the images are NOT MINE, they were found via internet search and are the property of the image creators.

It is created in Word so you can add images and text before printing to keep your little one up to date on the upcoming events of the month. I have a few on there for Em already that you can reuse or delete for her  art classes, craft shows, fire hall meetings,  holidays and even our puppy Scooter’s Birthday!     :)

Previous calendars have doctor, dentist, and birthdays, see Jan Calendar Post ,  Feb Calendar PostMarch Calendar Post, and April Calendar Post for additional images and ideas! :)

Download May 2014  Calendar Here

Discontinued / Clearance Album just posted!!

Published April 10, 2014 by MisMandie

Clarence Sale Album has just been posted on my Facebook Page!! Come snag a great deal! I desperately need to make room! :)
More items may be added so check back often!

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Free Printable Calendar – April 2014 – Spring Theme

Published March 20, 2014 by MisMandie

The April 2014 calendar is here!!!!  Feel free to use and pass along if you like for personal use.   I complied and arranged this calendar, but the images are NOT MINE, they were found via internet search and are the property of the image creators.

It is created in Word so you can add images and text before printing to keep your little one up to date on the upcoming events of the month. I have a few on there for Em already that you can reuse or delete for her  art classes, craft shows, firehall meetings, and holidays.   For those who don’t know April 2nd is National Children’s Books Day, so pick out a few favorites and enjoy! :)

Previous calendars have doctor, dentist, and birthdays, see Jan Calendar Post ,  Feb Calendar Post, March Calendar Post for additional images and ideas! :)

Download april 2014 Calendar Here

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