There Is Always Time For You & Your Well-Being

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There IS always time for ourselves; therefore, make the time to BE healthy for YOU. Take some time to focus on your heart, to take nice deep breathes, to say a prayer, a mantra, a positive affirmation, to work out … Continue reading

Just Because This Is How I Feel

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Just because this is how I feel: The love you and I share and create together is a love that will indefinitely last throughout every lifetime. Thank you for opening your heart and allowing yourself to be one with me … Continue reading

First Thing In The Morning…

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It’s the first thing in the morning, do you wake up and just go… OR …do you take time to set your intentions and prayers for the day? Maybe you wake up already feeling in a bad mood instantly… OR … Continue reading

Support a Good Cause: Kaylee’s Fight.

Let’s raise some awareness towards cancer especially being known that the month of September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. With that being said, a good friend of mine has a precious 5-year-youngin’ cousin name Kaylee who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Undifferentiated Embryonal Sarcoma. Kaylee has been a brave and strong little girl during this challenging journey she has been facing. Although I have never met her personally; I read and see picture updates on her Facebook page and just by seeing her photos, I can tell she is a special little girl who has a lot to offer to this world. Let’s show her love especially due to her having 60% of her liver removed and receiving chemotherapy treatments over some time now. We need to give Kaylee all the support we can in every way we can.

Let’s show Kaylee DiGiannantonio we are all by her side by attending two upcoming events that are being held for her:

  1. A Fundraiser Beef & Beer Benefit being held at St. Dominic’s Parish Hall located at 8054 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA on September 15, 2012 from 7pm to 11pm with cost being $35.00 at the door.
  2. A Night of Hip Hop for Kaylee’s Fight on Saturday September 29, 2012 at the Legendary Dobbs (3rd and South Street, Philadelphia, PA) from 9pm to 2am, $10 cover at the door. Performances by Rich Quick, Nico the Beast, Firm Taqtics, and Outerspace; hosted by Sick Six with DJ Cru Cut on the wheels.

Come on out and not only support a good cause, bring a smile because both events are going to be fun times.

Another way to show your support is to be her friend on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Kayleesfight (please feel free to donate to her directly) and/or you can also send her LOTS of LOVE and prayers. Thank you for all of your thoughts and help in honor of Kaylee. I am positive she and her family greatly appreciate it.

“If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally:  give up, or fight like hell.”  -Lance Armstrong

Love, Peace and Blessings to All.

 

 

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Techniques for Parents to Cope Effectively with Young Children going to School for the First Time…

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.” ~Joyce Maynard

Being a first time parent comes with many surprises. I have been a stay-at-home mother for the past three years. Now that my “baby” is no longer a baby and is going to leave me for the first time to start preschool is a bit overwhelming for me. However, there are many strategies to use to get by the stress that comes along with parenting and the transitions and preparing for what’s best for your child because that is, of course, the main focus. My three-year-youngin’ starts preschool in two days and I know I have to remain strong. I am very proud of my boy and the young little man he is growing into and I also think how proud of myself I am for taking such wonderful care of him. When I look back, we did a lot of playing trains, blocks, story time, flashcards, cars, cranes and trucks, board games such as candy land and scramble, hanging out, took many walks, dancing, and of course the discipline that goes along with young children and so fourth… I taught him a lot and now it is time for him to learn from others. It’s hard and I know I will pull through. There is no parenting book or guide to warn parents that it is a challenge when transitions happen. …And sending my boy to school for the first time sure is a challenge in itself for me. I just wonder how I will be when he has to leave for college or moves out of the house for the first time; well, I will wait (very) patiently and enjoy every second that I do have with him until that day comes. Right now, my focus is preschool. ((Smiles)). As a parent, I believe we have special key roles to play in a child’s life. For one, I know I have taught my son love from day one. Love is very important and to me love is being there, caring, helping in time of need, playing, laughter and having fun together… love to me is also teaching children to have decent morals, values and integrity. It is never too late to teach love, give love and receive love. For my son has taught me the true meaning of love. I am ready to watch my boy grow and develop; to watch him transition into the man he becomes. …And I will walk along side him every step of the way; for I am his mother. But in order to take these steps with him, I have to be fully prepared. So below I have listed some strategies to help parents cope with their children growing, changing, and developing into their own person when knowing that your child will enter the world on his own for the first time.


Techniques on how to help Parents Cope with Transitions with their Young Children:

  •  Always have a positive mind-set. Hence, always know that everything will be alright.
  • If your in need of crying, let it all out. A good cry can be healthy for you. However, try not to cry in front of the child, you do not want to make the child feel bad, you want them to know it is ok for them to leave and do what they have to so they can experience life. 
  • Reach out to other parents who are in the same boat as you such as friends, other parents in your child’s school, online, and so on…
  • Keep yourself busy. Find a favorite hobby such as exercise, volunteer, read, paint, knit, take a walk, meditate, creative projects or do whatever it is that you enjoy doing. Any free time you have, try and make it self-fulfilling, we all deserve it!
  • Be strong! Keep in mind that the more obstacles you overcome and pull through, the stronger of a person you will be!

“You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.” ~William D. Tammeus

Furthermore, this link also correlates to my Guided Tips section:

http://createwhatyouwant.org/parenting-and-transitions-with-young-children-off-to-school-for-the-first-time-guided-tips-on-how-to-cope-effectively/


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Hip-Hop Band: Firm Taqtics!!

Firm Taqtics is a Hip-Hop band from Philadelphia who puts on amazing performances especially due to the fact that they always have the audience super hyped and ecstatically pumped as they are doing their thing on stage. I have been to several shows and had a blast at every one of them. I am super excited that I am able to attend an upcoming show this Saturday, August 6th at Dave & Busters Dockside Bar located at 325 N. Columbus Philadelphia, PA 19106;  starting at 6:00 PM. Firm Taqtics biography  on Facebook states:

“MC’s Tommy C & RickRock linked up in 2006 to form the group Firm Taqtics. Since then, they’ve been making their mark on the Philly underground hip hop scene, rockin venues all throughout the city. With two independent releases under their belt, “Sharp & Precise” (2008) & “Term-Oil” (2010), they continue to grow as a group, experimenting with new styles and sounds. They have recently been performing with a LIVE band, which has taken the aspects of their live show to a whole other level. Band members: Dominic Cole/Guitar, Tim Taylor/Keys, Jeff “Da Bawl Da Beats” Peterman/ Drums.
Make sure you check out their latest mix tape “Term-Oil” available for purchase on cdbaby.com, and stayed tuned for upcoming shows and events.”
(http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Firm-Taqtics/131054793605186?sk=info).

Come on out and show support to this awesome band called Firm Taqtics and I can guarantee that you will have a great time with great people and great music!!  Below I have posted a Firm Taqtics video they released a while back so sit back, watch, jam and enjoy! Smile …Moreover, I also included some pictures below from past shows that I have attended, hope you decide to come and show love to Firm Taqtics! …And don’t forget to look for other upcoming shows and events from them if you cannot make it this weekend!!


Firm Taqtics: “When the Sun Goes Down” –Video released a little over a year ago, hope you enjoy as I do!

 

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