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Im still here...

Monday, January 14, 2013

Still here!!! Didn't go anywhere! Just don't have time to be online all day anymore. Im tracking most of my foods still (dinnertime is just too difficult since I don't put all my recipes on spark. But still track water and fitness! Cant comment on all blogs I read anymore, or leave goodies much. But want you all to know I am still here for you if you need me. You can find me on facebook more than here, just send me a message and I will give you my info! !! Lots of love and support!!!


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2HAMSDIET 1/14/2013 10:38PM

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WUBBY82 1/14/2013 4:08PM

    Dinner is such a pain to track when you have variety! Anyone who views my food log probably thinks I never eat any! :)

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SKINNYPOWELL1 1/14/2013 3:26PM

    Glad to hear you are still on Spark, keep up the good work.

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SAMI199 1/14/2013 2:43PM

    Thanks for the update,Kristen!


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I will NOT quit.....

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - Fitting pledge for today!

"Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)

Signed: Chris (chriskenandkids)

Signed: Linda (scoutmom715)

Signed: Nancy (tedybear2838)

(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)

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signed Fran

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Signed by Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012

Signed by Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012

Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012

Signed Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.

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Signed Cherie (BIGSKYCHERIE) Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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Signed Laurel(Laurelspark) Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Signed Kristen (Tisten23) Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
Let's spread it through Sparks, so all can have the choice to commit!

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Need a job...Please advise!!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

I am in need of a job. Just to help pay the bills and extra costs of school pictures/soccer stuff, etc. I can only work limited hours.... Do any of you know where I can apply at or an at home job I can do? I volunteer in class a lot, do soccer practice and games etc...

Anything you can do to help would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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BOOCH6 9/12/2012 7:04AM

    When my kids were young, I applied to "sub" in the schools, as a teacher's assist. I only have my A.S., but it was enough to do that. As the sub coordinator called each morning (there was more than enough work), I could say yes or no. Over the yrears this turned into full time with partially paid benefits. Of course each school district is different, but if you like kids, it's fun and definitely helps pay the bills ! Good luck

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SAMI199 9/11/2012 6:48AM

    When my kids were in school I was a waitress-the hours are flexible-4-5 hour shifts & you can make a good amount if it's a busy shift. I had never done it before,so don't worry if you don't have experience. You're a Mom-you have lots of practice-lol. I also
picked up jobs cleaning houses. Good Luck.


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2HAMSDIET 9/11/2012 12:49AM

    You are on the right path... Tell everyone one you know and what you can or are willing to do. Have you thought of fall cleaning inside or outside stuff. If so you could try fliers. emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 9/10/2012 9:30PM

    Wish I could help but I'm looking for a job too. Am not getting any bites whatsoever!!

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My baby is in 2nd grade now!!!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Where has the time gone? He just had his first day of 2nd grade today!!! Wow!!!

The mother in law is driving me crazy though! She is saying that its not normal for him to play by himself at recess. Nothing has changed. He has always played by himself on some days and played with friends on the other days. Just depends on his mood. He is very shy, and I am not concerned, but its causing us to argue.

Is this normal? What do you think?

He is almost 8 years old. Been at the same school (district) for 3 years. Has kept many of the same friends, though most are not in his class this year. I dont want to take him out of his class, but MIL does. He finally has a male teacher (he has had 3 females already, this is first male). Is this any cause for concern? Any input will be greatly appreciated!!!

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JANEMARIE77 9/7/2012 7:56AM

    people who don't have shy sons or aren't shy, quiet themselves will never understand

A lesson from my very shy son one i try to remember when I worry
We are at a family get together everyone sitting around a tall talking, expect me and my son we are listeners happy to be with others and hear what they have to say not at all uncomfortable with your selves. But than I hear the voices in my head (he should be talking like everyone else story goes on anyway here is what my very smart 11 year old said to me
"Mom I am very happy sitting here being and listen to others I don't need to be talking, I'm fine"
Now when I worry I try to remember this statement and truly the only time I worry is when I let what others think effect what I think he should be doing.
If he is happy does your son need to be like everyone else is it the best thing do we really know that.(are people who have lots of friends always happy? do they have the best lives ? ) Remind you MIL that he is happy with himself and try not to make him feel less than because he chooses a different way.

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SAMI199 9/7/2012 5:48AM

    My son was also shy,every kid is different. You know him better than anyone,so follow your own instincts. I know your MIL means well, I hope she will be less concerned as the school year goes on. I wouldn't change teachers unless there was a good reason. I remember all the drama every year about which teacher your kid had-there was always the one teacher everyone wanted & if you didn't get him or her you were doomed to a year of horror. Please...we all need to learn how to deal with different people & situations.I think the wrong message is sent when we try to make our kids life "perfect". There is so much pressure to conform & have the very same things as everyone else. He will be fine with parents who love him & allow him to be himself. This is 2nd grade-You are doing a great job. looking back ,all the things I worried so much about were more about what other people thought."He's so shy...."
"Shouldn't you....." & all the rest of the advice. Funny thing-my son's in his late 20's & still not a super social kind of guy. he always has had a few close friends,& is fine
doing things on his own. My daughter was Miss Social Butterfly & still is. It's all good.
The time sure does fly...


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FENWAYGIRL18 9/5/2012 10:03PM

    School isn't like when we were little, there are so many bullies now and it's sad to say but sometimes they r better off just playing alone...
Your mother in law should stay out of it, it's non of her business she's already raised her children your the parent here not her! You don't need the stress of wondering why your son plays alone, I don't see a problem with it...
It's good that he can entertain himself and doesn't count on others, yes it's nice to have friends but there's nothing wrong with it , he has to learn to adjust as we all do in life... We can't all have our friends with us as we go through life from job to job... He's growing as a child, he'll meet new kids to play with and if not as long as he's happy that's all that matters!
If he's coming to you complaining that's one thing but if it's your MIL tell her he's happy and that's all that matters!
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2HAMSDIET 9/5/2012 8:31PM

    If he is happy don't worry. emoticon

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TISTEN23 9/5/2012 7:28PM

    He says that his friends never let him make the rules, so he just plays his own games to make up his own rules (like he does at home with little brother and cousin wont play his way). I am not single, dad is here living with us. I just personally feel he will do better with a male teacher, as he had a male substitute last year for 2.5 months and did great with him. Dad works a lot, so its usually me and the 2 boys hanging out, doing homework, etc. But dad is involved, dont get me wrong!!! Just has to work a lot because I am a stay at home mom.

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READE2MOVE2012 9/5/2012 7:15PM

  In my opinion, if he has friends that he does on occasion play with then there isn't any reason to be concerned. I personally believe that people need to learn how to be alone and enjoy alone time.

At 8 years old, his friends must accept that is his personality, otherwise they would not play with him, at a later date.

However, as a grandmother, I can understand your MIL's feelings. You want to know that your "baby" is accepted by everyone.I assume thatt you may be single based on your staement about having a male teacher. I was a single parent when my sons were that age and was glad when they had a male teacher.

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Busy Busy Busy....The life of a Soccer mom...litterally!!!!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

My oldest has started soccer and has his first game on Saturday. He starts school tomorrow.

Hopefully things will slow down and life will get back to normal. Regular schedules again! YAY!!! Cant wait!

Soccer practice...school....homework....clean house....workout....make breakfast/lunch/dinner....soccer games....ya know...soccer mom stuff!!!

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JANEMARIE77 9/5/2012 11:43AM

    This is life for now enjoy it

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2HAMSDIET 9/5/2012 12:09AM

    Life doesn't slow down until they have houses of there own and before they have kids of there own. Enjoy having heathy active kids. Woo Hoo

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STLRFNS 9/4/2012 11:20PM

    I can so relate - I have four kids total. I'm a soccer, basketball, Tae Kwon Do Mom right now - while my life is not always my own - I wouldn't trade it for the world but it does require a lot of planning to eat right and exercise!


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