Thursday, August 21, 2008

Appreciating what we have

It is difficult to appreciate what we have. Mostly we think about the things we do not have.

I am really trying to change that and instead of asking the Lord to give me more I ask that He show me how to appreciate what I do have. It is not easy but I believe it is something we all should do.

Many times what we have are so obvious to us that we don't even think about being grateful for it. When in reality we should be grateful for all things. You know that birthday present you got and didn't really like? Well be grateful you did receive one and thank the person who gave it to you. Be grateful that your husband is faithful to you even if he moans too much sometimes, be grateful your kids aren't sick and that they are playful because when they are sick and can't play you would do anything to make them play again.

Yes it is hard, but the more we appreciate what we have around us the more complete our lives will be and the need for new things will become smaller.

Are you appreciating like you should?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sleepy mommy

Yesterday I was totally exhausted! I don't know why but I was so incredibly tired that after dinner I went straight to the sofa with a blanket and a was asleep at 7.30. My husband was a bit surprised as it something I never do so he let me sleep. I woke up at 9pm and watched a show on TV and then I went to bed at 10pm.

This morning I felt as if I needed to sleep even more... how can that be? I am actually trying to reduce the hours I sleep, not increase them. But it was kinda nice to just lie on the sofa and doze off... lol

Monday, August 11, 2008

Too busy to blog

Wow, last week just flew by. I'm not even sure where time went. I meant to write the whole week but just couldn't get any time off. Now hopefully this week will be better. I've missed blogging! I have soo much to blog about so stay tuned :)

It's fun to build up the blog and I am having fun visiting all the participants from the Bloggy giveaways. I have yet to announce a winner and will try to do that tomorrow. Shame on me for not doing it earlier! *lol*

The weather is nice, life is good and I feel good knowing the Lord is always with me!

I wish my readers a blessed week!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Giveaway! (Yes I will buy some love if I have to)

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival ButtonWelcome to my little blog! As you can see it only has 18 posts (19 incl this one) and it is still early day so you may not find it extremely interesting. But it is. Of course it is. And it will be.

Like the title says I will buy some love if I have to and I want to pay you.
I have two things to giveaway. Well actually it is more as a return favor if you prefer that. Because I need some linky love and have yet not had time to add my own link list I thought this would be a great time. I would like to connect with other mom bloggers and get to know them well. So I would like to pay you with some linky love as well.

I have $10 to giveaway to one lucky winner
PayPal or Amazon Gift card, or any other gift card you may want to use. Yes it may not be a lot but it is only a small symbol of what my friendship could be.

How to win these blessed $10: Leave a comment telling me the best book you have ever read.

Double entry and a way to show some love: Subscribe to this blog so that I have a reason to start updating it more frequently. Let me know you subscribed.

Tripple Entry: Say Hi, Subscribe and put a link to this blog on your blog. This is a great way for us to get to know each other. I will of course return the favor and add your blog to my link list!

Giveaway ends: Friday Night 00.00 EST.

Winner will be notified within a few days, make sure you have a way for me to contact you if you win.

Good luck and I hope to get to know you better! :)

More giveaways here!

Monday, July 21, 2008

A light detox

I've felt like a balloon for too long now so I finally decided that it is time for a small detox. I am doing a light version of it though.

Basically a detox is to get rid of all the junk that you feed your body and is usually done by only eating fruits and drink smoothies. I love to do it but can usually not stay away from food for too long. I am a keen cook and want to enjoy food, not starve myself. But luckily enough I also enjoy healthy food so it is usually not too much of a sacrifice for me.

It is often recommended to do a weekend detox but as I decided to start yesterday I guess I'll skip that :) So today was the first day. When detoxing you should leave out coffee but as I am too attached to my coffee I decided to go easy on myself.

I am planning to stick to this for at least a week with the goal of loosing a few lbs or inches around the waist and after the week is finished to continue a healthier lifestyle. With todays light start I am not exactly detoxing but doing kind of diet version instead. I started breakfast with coffee and two small slices of bread. For lunch a salad, at 3pm a fruit salad with yogurt and now for dinner I am baking potatoes and will have a salad with that. My plan is that for the rest of the week my breakfast will not consist of bread and most meals will only be salads, either fruit salads or vegetable salads.

I didn't have any afternoon coffee today and I have been drinking a lot of water and no sugary snacks or cakes have been eaten either so I think I have been pretty good. Now lets see how tomorrow turns out...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Building faith

I find that the days when I neglect or put my prayers on the side I get lazy. Sometimes life gets so busy that faith is left on the side. "No time for praying" How is it possible to say that there are no time for praying? How can I not find the time to pray?

When life gets busy and my time for prayer seems to become less and less,a s happens every now and then, I always feel I need time to build up my faith again. Not that I have lost it, it is always there, but it has been neglected and can easily be "forgotten". And that is the time when we are vulnerable and can easily become sad and let unimportant things become important or become a hindrance in our life.

For me, building faith is not only about reading The Bible, it's about praying and talking the time to listen. Many times we only read but we aren't listening to what His Words are telling us. Reflecting over life and searching for answers in the Bible is something that works very well for me when I feel my life is becoming a bit sad.

We are never totally full of faith, I believe we always need to build our faith and be open minded and listen to His Words. By building our faith daily we also make sure that when rough times hits us we are prepared.

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strenght, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the LORD, who is trustworthy to be praised, so shall I be saved from my enemies. PSALM 18:2,3

A day at the park

Yesterday my neighbor, her kids and another friend of ours went to a nearby park and spent a few hours there, it was very nice. The kids ran around and played for a few hours while we adults chatted about this and that. We had a little picnic which was lovely.

Before going I was a bit worried that Baby C would run out on the street but he stayed far from it so I didn't have to worry. The other kids are older than he and they looked after him as well.
When we came there weren't too many families there but after a while the park was almost full. It was so nice to see how all the kids were enjoying themselves and having fun. When I came home I told my husband we really should go to the park more often.

It was an absolutely lovely day and I hope we will go again soon!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Are your kids eating right?

Handling a tired kid is no parents dream after a long day of work.
Getting our kids to eat better will not only help the kids but also us.

Kids that eat nutritious and healthy food...

* Have more energy
* Concentrate more easily
* Stay full for longer
* Can keep their ideal weight easier
* Maintain teeth and gum in a healthy condition.

A few tips on why we should encourage our kids to eat more vegetables and healthy food.
And it would probably not be so bad for us either...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Please be quiet so I can scream!

I am normally a quite calm mother, I try not to raise my voice too much but keep it on a normal level. Well the other day I just couldn't help myself.

Baby C was just fussying so much that it became unbearable to hear his voice. Everything was wrong according to him and he screamed and talked to me in a very inappropriate manner.As he kept screaming I just couldn't help myself and screamed back at him. Be quiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeet! It was very loud but, it was also very effective.

I felt so bad about using my voice in such a way but it was also a nice release of the anger that was boiling up inside of me. After that he was surely quiet. It might not be the best solution to deal with fuzzy kids but once in a while it can be a very effective solution, as I saw from own experience.

I once did a voice experiment in the woods. We were suppose to just scream, as much as we wanted to. And we did. And it was so good. It was a powerful experience that I unfortunately have not had the privilege to experience again.

Perhaps I should seek out some woods...

How do you deal with fussy kids? Any tips?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Enjoy the silence

I love it when the whole house is quiet, there is something special with that silence. It's like the world is still. An occasional car pass by on the street but except that it is totally quiet.

When you know your family is deep a sleep, a perfect time to unwind and enjoy the silence that is. After a long day of work and lots of noises some quiet night time does wonders. Turn off the TV and sit back and listen. Reflect on the day and be thankful for what you have and what tomorrow will bring.

Makes me wish it was night time already. :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Soccer this - Soccer that

At to what level should kids occupy themselves? Some parents seems to be doing nothing but driving to soccer training, dance lessons and who knows what more.

A friend of mine drives her kids to at least 2 activities per day! Now that is a lot of training for kids in my opinion.  Of course it's good if the kids practice some kind of sports but to have a different activity everyday does not leave much space for personal growth.

We live in a time and a world where we try to occupy ourselves to the edge and when the TV isn't working or we haven't got anything to do we get restless and don't know what to do with ourselves. Isn't there something wrong there?

Your child come to you and says; "Mom I'm bored". Instead of saying "Oh well doing nothing can also be a good thing" you instantly try and occupy your child so that he is doing something. But what are we saving our children from? Boredom?

I wish more of us would try and live now  and just enjoy what we have...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Great discovery for parents!

I was watching TV the other day and saw this funny program about kids (up to 3) and how to react to things. They were discussing how their impulses make them do things they have been told not to.

Mother and child is decorating a chocolate cake- mother has to attend the door and tells her 2 yr old daughter not to touch the cake. When the mother comes back the girl's face is covered with chocolate. Mother asks if she touched the cake - the child says no.

This little test was to show that kids cannot resist their impulses even though they know it is wrong. Many times we parents thinks that our children are just misbehaving and not listening to what we say but this shows that that is not always the case. Of course you can't use it as an excuse for bad behavior all the time or you will be fooling yourself :)

Well I find it to be a great discovery for parents- really shows us how the mind of a small kid is functioning.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Childhood memories

This is childhood for me. The smell of Granny's Oil of Olay face. The bathroom that smelled so lovely with the unmistakable hint of OO.

I grew up with Oil of Olay.

I mean it was almost like that, it was everywhere. And it still is. This is a real Classic. The Beauty Classic!

One of my friends told me the other day that her Granny had given her lots of OO creams- for "just in case". We laughed about it thinking of how for our Granny's its still the ultimate beauty product. And it is so sweet to see actually.

As new brands come out on the beauty market everyday it is nice to see some names out there still going strong. Makes me wonder if I will still use OO when I'm in my seventies *lol* I probably will... I am pretty sure it will still be around then...

Friday, April 11, 2008

Why did I ever get a dog???

When I got married I told my husband I wanted a dog, he said OK and told me I would be the one to take care of the dog. Sure fine by me.

One day I decided our little dog needed company so I got her another slightly larger friend. They get on very well.

But oh are they messy! One goes in the garbage the other pees inside as soon as opportunity is given. Instead of appreciating my lovely dogs I get mad at them daily. Poor little things.

I mean I do love them and would cry if anything happened to them but at the same time I have mixed feelings. I would probably not get a new dog...

Now I gotta go clean up the mess they've made outside...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Running Game

Everyday it's the same thing- the Running Game starts as soon as Baby C steps out of the shower. IF he gets out that is, just convincing him to get out takes like five minutes...

Typical shower conversation between Mom F and Baby C:

Baby C: "Don't touch my hair!"
Mom F: OK, OK I won't touch your hair. *sigh*
Mom F: OK raise your arms. (Repeat this ten times or more)

After this Baby C usually runs away butt naked laughing at me trying to catch him. After a few minutes of trying to catch him I usually just ignore him. This is also when he starts asking Dad F to dress him which turns out much better.

It will be a nice story to tell when he gets older... *lol*

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Easy come easy go

I have never found any money on the ground in my entire life! Yesterday I found 5 cents! Whoho! I thought to myself; God is being good to me and this will be a good day! 30 minutes later I went to buy some bread and got back $5 change. When I arrived home 3 minutes later it was gone!


Can you believe that! Totally gone! Vanished. Gone with the wind. Nowhere to be seen.

Of course I went back the same way I had come but no luck.

Never again will I pick up any money I find. Lesson learned.

Now I have still not figured out what happened...

Monday, April 7, 2008

Baking is an art

Look what I made the other day!

Isn't is lovely? Oh it was even better to eat than to look at.

Did I make that? You wish!

I have never made anything that beautiful in my life I would say, this is just absolutely lovely! Pineapple cakes are yummy and this one is adorable. I really wish the photo had come with a recipe...

Image:Paoletta S

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Today has been a totally exhausting day and I am not even sure how I will be able to go to bed! I mean getting to bed isn't the problem, it's going to sleep that is difficult.

I have been running around like a headless chicken basically all day and trying to be this wonderful wife who does everything without complaining. Oh I am being so good at the latter. I am not complaining now am I? :)

I love the Internet, no more waiting at the bank, only a little click and we are off to the bank. instead of standing there for ages it only takes a matter of minutes. Depending on what you are supposed to do of course, I had to go there today for some reasons. It only took an hour. *grin*

I better go and get that dinner ready... gah if only someone had told me it was going to be this exhausting becoming a wife and mother.... not that I want to change but ya know....

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Rambling through life

Sometimes I feel as if I am rambling through life. So many words come out but how many of them really have an impact on anyone's life or anything at all?

What are we saying that is so important, how important is it for someone else to hear what I have to say? How can I change someone else life through my words?

Our words are more important than we think, therefor we should not ramble through life. We should choose our words carefully.

I really should try and do that last part more often...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Moms- sleep like a baby!

Having kids and sleeping well at night is something every mother struggles with. Even if your baby does sleep at night you may find that your night rest has become disturbed after endless nights of waking up to fee your baby.

Some moms ask their Doctor for some help but I believe natural remedies should be tried first. You still want to be able to wake up if you need to., some help that your Doctor prescribes  may make you even more tired the next day.

If you find it hard to sleep at night try these simple steps;

* Go for a daily walk for a minimum of 30 minutes. You might think it won't help but trust me it will!

* Avoid coffee and tea after 4pm.

* Get your hubby to put your child to sleep- while he does that you spend some time reading or doing something relaxing.

* Prepare yourself a natural sleeping remedy; Add 1tsp of honey to 1 cup of hot milk. Drink just before bedtime. Old trick but it does work.

* Check your mattress and pillow- perhaps it is time to get a new one.

* Sleep with a pillow between your legs. Since I started with his I sleep so much better!

* Listen to relaxing music with the sound of the ocean or the wind. Relax.

* Make sure you aren't hungry not have over eaten. Try not to eat after 7pm. If you are hungry later have a light snack. I usually have a cup of hot cocoa with very little sugar.

If non of the above works then I would recommend contacting a sleeping expert or your Doctor.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Being a good wife

This is something most women struggle with everyday. How can you define a "Good wife"?

Is a good wife someone who does the dishes, cleans the house, do the laundry, take the kids to school, never complains, always look like she stepped out of a magazine for the 10 most beautiful women, bakes fresh bread everyday, always have supper on the table at the same time everyday, and most of all; never complains and never utter the word "tired"?

Is that possible? Of course it is possible but the real question is; is that woman happy?

I will never be that perfect woman who does all of the above without saying I am tired because being tired is natural, caring for your home is work!

 But- I can still be a good wife.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

And a Blog was born - Welcome

Yet another blog in the wide wide blogosphere was born on a sunny day. It's name became WAHM Ramblings because its mom is a WAHM who rambles too much.

OK you want to know who I am? A little about Mrs Fay;

*No Mrs Fay is not my real name, but don't worry that doesn't make me less authentic.
* What you read on this blog is everyday life as I know it- no lies- no games- nothing hidden- only the truth. Except for my name that would be :)
*I am am just a normal mommy working from home in a normal town living a normal life.
*I am happily Married to Mr F and a Mom to Baby C born in late 2003.
*I live my life through His words and I am a very determined mother and proud of it when I do it through His ways.
* I am yet not thirty but almost as wise as a Lady of sixty.
* I have severe weaknesses to coffee, chips and chocolate. Please keep those dangerous things away from me unless you want to pay my membership fee at WW.
* Although I am weak for the above and always want to lose a few lbs here and there I do not struggle with my weight.
* I exercise regularly
* Baby C was born by Cesarean.
* The first thing Mr F gave me to show he cared about me was a Snickers bar. *Love him for that*

*Please do send me an email:* wahmramblings*@*gmail*.com (remove the *) Please do feel free to ramble with me in the comments! But don't even think about leaving nasty comments or send me swindling emails.*

Here you can take part of my ramblings of my everyday life which I hope will bring joy and happiness.

Oh and let me tell you that I do not take responsibility for any spelling errors or typos- they are all coffee related! I blame it on the coffee! And when nothing in my posts make sens- I blame it on the coffee. It could be a lack of it or an overdose :)