Keeping Ties With Old Friends

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I have a friend in the construction business that I rarely see, but it’s always a joy to see him.    He always seems to be at some site supervising a project.

When we do see each other, it’s because our friends plan a get together, or it’s one of the kid’s birthdays.  It’s always difficult to start a conversation with anyone, even old friends.  Do I talk about trends in real estate?  Or where do I get the best deal for tube bending services?

Thankfully, we always talk about current events or some hilarious new escapades we got into while trying to be good friends and better parents.

The Number One Man in My Life

People, they say, come into our lives for a purpose.  In the same manner, they leave us for important reasons.  Oftentimes though, these reasons are unknown to us.

Years ago, my father passed away.  Back then, I could hardly believe that the man I so adored- the one who loved to look for only the best cigars during his free time- has just left me.  I was crestfallen, and felt that my world simply stopped turning.

His death made me realize a lot of things.  One of which, is that we should never, ever take our loved ones for granted. In the blink of an eye, they could leave us, and all the fun would be over just like that.

I have learned to be more appreciative of other people- including their shortcomings.  I am now also more expressive when it comes to displays of love and affection.

I still do think about my dear father and miss the scent of his after shave.  But I have matured in ways that would’ve made him proud.

When a Mom Does Online Casinos

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I’ll let you in on a little secret:  I love going to casinos.  It’s something I used to do on occasion back when I was still single.

 

The operative phrase here is “on occasion”.  Don’t get the wrong impression that I was addicted to it.  When I first told my brother about it, he was almost up in arms and just about ready to lock me up inside my room to keep me from going out.  But I made it crystal clear to him that there was absolutely nothing wrong with going to the casino, as long as I knew my limits.  He then freed me from the virtual shackles and I was well on my way to winning wads of cash.

 

Fast forward to today, I’ve got my hands full with taking care of my son, blogging and looking after the household.  That’s no excuse, though, not to indulge in a little bit of “occasional” (there’s that word again) fun.  So, I have succumbed to playing on online casinos.

 

Initially, I was quite intimidated by going on an online casino, but it didn’t take long before I got the hang of it.  As icing on the cake, I soon learned that you can play in an online casino without first having to deposit real cash.  It’s what they call a no deposit bonus.

 

All you have to do is search online for no deposit bonus codes to get the ball rolling.  On casinobonus2.com, you’ll find lots of these.  Once you have your no deposit bonus, you then have to meet what’s called Wagering Requirements (WR) in order to be able to cash out cold, hard cash.

 

Wagering Requirements are imposed by online casinos just so they can avoid abuse in withdrawing your free money. The WR average is 20-30x.  This means, you have to wager the bonus 20- 30 times before it can be encashed.

 

If you want to try your hand at it, let nothing stop you.  With bonuses at your disposal, you’re sure to enjoy your online casino experience- just like I immensely do!

Upgrading Momma Blogger Skills with Online Tools

I love being a mom and I love blogging which is quite evident in this blog. Creating and maintaining a blog site about my journey from being a momma wannabe to a momma finally gives me joy and a sense of fulfillment, especially when I see positive comments from close friends and readers. This is why I exert efforts to nurture my blog and look for ways to improve my blogging skills.

You don’t have to earn a University degree to be a blogger but you need to read-up and sharpen your skills to be one of the best in the trade. It may not be my ultimate goal to be the best in the blogosphere but I like to keep blogs that I can be proud of and worthy to be among the top ranking ones. The first thing I did is to brush up my knowledge on the technical aspects of blogging like web hosting, site maintenance, uploading images and content, links etc. Once the technical aspects are out of the way, I focused my attention on the creative aspects like graphics and writing.

 

Posting an essay or an article in your blog on a regular basis can help improve your blog ranking. But if you want to capture more readers in your blog, then you need to have fresh and interesting posts as often as you can. This is where the essay writing sites can help you. They practically have everything you need to spruce up your writing skills like grammar tools, effective writing techniques, writing style advice, etc. There are even sites that feature quotes for the day to inspire you. You may also want to visit some blog marketing sites that can help you drive traffic and advertisers to your site.

 

These online learning tools are as dynamic as the blogosphere that we move in. If you want to keep your blogging skills sharp then don’t stop reading and researching.

Men Fairies Do Exist

The dinner table is always a peaceful place to convene with the entire family. If you happen to have a son who suddenly blurts out something about how he fancies fairies, don’t be quick to judge.  He may simply be taking a special liking to man fairies.  Yes, there are such creatures.

 

I can attest to that as the Fairy Hobmother has graciously visited my blogs, and sprinkled pixie dust all over them.  If you still haven’t heard, he’s a generous chap from Appliances Online.  He finds that it gives him great joy to spread cheer all over the blogosphere.  He rewards hardworking bloggers with gifts.
I, for one, have been rewarded with an Amazon gift card.  That will come in handy when I finally buy that washing machine I have wanted for so long.  If that’s not an awesome way to feel appreciated, I don’t know what else is!

 

Don’t just sit there.  Get the Fairy Hobmother to notice you too by following these incredibly simple steps:
1. Leave a comment – be sure to include your blog url or other info so he can easily find you.
2. Follow the @fairyhobmother on Twitter. Leave a second comment if you do.

Couples’ Therapy: Talking About Sex

Marriage counselors all over the world will tell you one thing: communication is important in any loving relationship.  For any marriage to thrive, man and woman should learn to practice constant communication with each other.

A couple’s morning talks should not revolve only around the latest peace and order situation in the country, but also on whether or not they should start buying interesting sex toys to spice up their sex life.  Any man and woman who love each other should feel comfortable talking about their sexual needs to their partner.

Issues on sex should not be swept under the rug.  In time, they will resurface and might cause even greater conflict.  If there’s something you wish your partner would do, just say it.  We aren’t mind-readers, so we must always communicate our wants and needs.  Don’t assume that your partner should know you well enough to know what you want.  Words are there for a purpose.

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So, the next time you catch your hubby browsing through the pages of the EdenFantasys’ website, don’t give him heat for it.  Talk about his unspoken needs, and before you know it, you’ll be on the road to a happier and healthier sex life.

Mom Flashback: Guitar Playing

If there’s one little known fact about me, it’s that I love playing the guitar.  My somewhat secret penchant for the six-string was borne out of my innate love for music.  Be it rock, oldies or mainstream, I am a huge music fan.

It was in high school when I first felt the music bug bite me.  And it bit me hard.  At that time when I could hardly afford to buy Gibson Les Paul Studio guitars, I contentedly got myself a second hand acoustic guitar from a friend.

I learned to play the guitar by myself.  No formal classes, no mentoring whatsoever.  I amassed hordes of music sheets and chord charts and studied like there was no tomorrow.  I played the guitar inside my dorm room as if I had a rock concert the following day.

Now that I’m a mom, I can barely find any time to touch my guitar.  Although it has been gathering dust in the closet, my passion for it has not died.  Maybe it’s time I relived those guitar-playing days…

 

 

 

Stress Management Tips to Better Handle Your Stress

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 Until you find that proverbial genie in a bottle, you feel you may never manage to successfully get rid of stress in your life.  You feel you’re constantly doing a circus act with all the responsibilities you’re juggling in the air.  Although it may be impossible to totally eliminate stress from your system (because in tiny doses, they can be healthy too!), there are easy ways to better manage stress.

Express yourself.  That old Madonna song does hold a lot of truth to it.  Instead of bottling up your emotions, it helps a great deal to talk about them.  Keeping your feelings trapped will only make resentment build, and that could worsen things for you.  If someone is troubling you, try to communicate with that person in a respectful manner.  It’ll take a huge load off your chest.

Say “No” sometimes.  You can never underestimate the power of this magic word.  If you start saying “no”, you are cutting down the unnecessary stressors in your life.    Taking on more responsibilities at work, for instance, will only push you over the edge of sanity.  Know your limits and abide by them.  Realize that you are no superhero.

Put things in perspective.  Always try to look at the big picture.  When you find yourself struggling with a problem or a stressful situation, think of how it figures in time.  Will it still matter a month or a year from now?  Is it even worth thinking about?  If it’s not something significant, then divert your energies elsewhere.

There is no cookie-cutter formula for managing stress.  Find what technique suits you like a pair of gloves to a tailored sportsman, and you will soon feel more in control of things.