Friday, 24 October 2014

Tips for Mom-Wife-Student.

When I wrote this post It had been a couple of days after I had received my acceptance letter to college.  I was very excited, as anyone who graduated 10 years ago would be. Finally, one day I laid on my bed trying to fall asleep, and I began to think that I would have to add student to the list of my responsibilities. So, as you can imagine, I did not get much sleep that night just thinking about what I was going to do.  In prayer I asked God to show me how I can balance all of these responsibilities without "burning myself out".  I feel as of now, God has really helped me find a balance.
So now I have couple of tips for those you who are on the same boat, or will be on the same boat as I am. 


If you are a "worry wart" then I have two suggestions for you. Keep an active prayer life. You know how psychologist recommend you keep a diary and write everything down?  Well I suggest the same but in my suggestion, I suggest that you talk with God.What will you say to God? EVERYTHING. Tell him what you are worried about, what is stressing you, what your concerns are.. everything. God will give you peace of mind and you will be able to think clearly.. like Philippians 4:6-7 says " Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."  .. Which lead's me to the second point. . .Write the above verse down, and put it somewhere you can see it everyday. Remember that the word says do not be anxious about anything, don't stress, don't get overwhelmed.  Just pray, and God will give you peace that transcends all understanding. Everyone will wonder how is this person so relaxed, and we are all stressed out?.. well you know the answer. It's all God. 

2. 100% A 100% OF THE TIME? 
Sorry it doesn't matter how much of super mom you are, there is no possible way that you can give 100% to all of your responsibilities, all the time. Come to terms that there will be times where you will have to focus on one responsibility more and ignore the rest.   You have to divide your time, and make sure you have time for yourself too. .. which leads me to my next advice. 

Know your priorities, and make a schedule.  For me, when I am at home, my family and home are the priority. So I schedule homework time during school hours. When I have a class at 11 am, I go to school at 9 am and try to get any assignments done, that way my afternoons are free.  Sitting in the cafeteria eating and chit-chatting with all your friends during your hour long lunch break, is a waist of time and money. After all, you are paying for school, so why not take advantage of that time and head to the lab to work on school work. Have your lunch there.  Make school work a priority when you are at school, it's honestly the best time for homework to be done anyway. My family, and church are a major priority for me. So, doing all my school work at school, leaves the afternoons and weekends free of homework and allows me to focus on my family and church.

Do your homework/assignments as soon as you get them.  why? If you have a child you know they are full of surprises. They get sick randomly, or do things that require immediate attention. Doing your homework right away will eliminate the stress of rushing to get things done on time, at least when it comes to school. You know what else doing your work right away allows...getting ALL your homework done.  When you get all your homework done, you won't have to stay up til wee hours in the morning studying for a test. You will already know the material. Pretty much all your tests are based on the homework you get.. so do it, do it right away, and you will be OK.

I can't stress how much being organized will simplify your life. A To-do list will be your best friends. I have a school planner where I have all my due dates, tests and homework list.  Then, I have everything else on my iPad.  Write everything down...even if it's a song you have to print out for church. This is so important because it will keep you sane. Trust me.

I understand that as Christians we want to support each-other, but we also need to understand that we won't be able to accept every invitation we receive. Which leads me back to priorities.  Should I go to that birthday party or should I get some rest because I have an early class.  What is your priority?  For me, it's school. Therefore I would have to decline the invitation to the birthday party.  In a nice way, of course. Taking on "too much" can overwhelm you, so make sure you don't volunteer for any extra stuff that are'nt necessary.

What's my reason for school? I want to get educated for several reasons.  I feel that the skills I am learning will benefit the church. I want to teach my son the importance of continuing your education, and my husband and I want to be homeowners one day.  I think about these things everyday when I head to school.  They keep me motivated!

In the end balancing all of life's responsibilities comes down to prioritizing, scheduling and being organized. The most important thing to remember is that we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. 
Sorry for the tired look, but I was actually a bit sick here :D

*Thanks to my Friend Marwah for the photos.

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Land of "Magic"

There is this place in Hamilton that we call Concession.  (It does have a name, but we don't know it) Despite this places being a beautiful garden, it is also on the mountain that overlooks the city.  The view from this park, day or night, is just breathtaking.

"Concession" is the perfect place for a romantic stroll, especially when you have the amazing view tat overlooks the city.  My husband and I went there when we were dating, and so did my sister and her husband. Those of you from Canada know that Hamilton is not the most beautiful place in Ontario but when you are in love, It's magnificent. If you don't believe just ask my husband who would travel weekly from London to see me. In his eyes Hamilton had become wonderful, especially after visiting this park.

In our minds, this place promises you a lifetime of happiness, and wonderful memories. That is why we call it the land of Magic! So make sure you stop by "Concession" with your loved one next time you are in Hamilton, ON ...

or just go there with your family on thanksgiving day!
Any excuse is valid. :)

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Next Post will be on Friday: Tips for a Wife-Mother-Student. So make sure to come back soon! 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Yenni's Baby Shower

I got a message from Yenni a couple a months ago.  She was asking me what date was available for  her baby shower, so she could start the planning process.  I responded with a simple "No day is available because you are not allowed to throw your own baby shower.  I forbid you too."  I was not kidding.  I do not believe that any woman should have to plan her own baby shower, and I will not allow it.  Especially from such a good and faithful friend like her.

So.  I planned it.   I didn't know how I was going to do this b/c of how busy we have been these days. Luckily we have the most amazing group of ladies in church, and we all came together for this cause. When it came down to it, I only had to do the invitations and the decorations. I'm so thankful for everyone's help.  Gosh, I feel so lucky to know such wonderful people.

The Soon-to-be-mother-of-two, Yenni, was really happy too.  That's what we were aiming for, and therefore the party was a success.  In all honesty we are so excited for baby Yada's arrival.  Hope she comes soon!!

Below are some photographs from the baby shower.  
the last three photographs were actually taken by Yenni's BFF.  
She did pretty good if you ask me! 

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Here's the invitations I made for her....

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Just a little update.

Hey guys,

Hope y'all are doing well.  Just wanted to stop by and say that I have not forgotten about my blog.  I've been really busy with school work and church stuff.  I'm actually at school now but I am taking a mental break.  One can only do so much before you need a break.

On another note. Yenni's Baby shower went well. She was happy, so I was happy. it was light pink and white heaven in that house! It's not an easy task; planning parties.  I admire those that do that for living.  Well, I have those photographs that I will share on my next post.  (coming next week, God willing)

School is great, its not easy trying to juggle all of my responsibilities with school.  Nonetheless, I have found a way that works great for me.  I will also be discussing that in a future blog-post.

Lastly, This weekend we are off to Windsor for an event and then Thanksgiving is on my Monday.  No school, woot!!!

I leave you with this song that I have heard about 100 times today.

OK TTYL. Don't forget to pray and Thank God for all those blessings he give us! 

Friday, 26 September 2014

Yenni's Maternity Shoot

As promised, here are more of Yenni's photoshoot.  Her baby shower is this weekend, and I am hosting her baby shower.  So you will be hearing about that soon.  :)

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