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The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings in Mom Squad Country

The other night, I read this book to our 7 year old. It’s an old fav in our house.

It’s a great kid’s book about being grateful about what you have, and not to worry so much about “keeping up with the Joneses”..Bear Country style, that is.

BUT apparently I wasn’t paying much attention to the message in the book because just an hour-or-so later, I was stomping about the house in TEARS (can you say PMS???) I had decided to throw myself a full blown Pity Party For One. I was miffed at myself, my world, my hubby (poor dude), and anyone else who dared cross my path.

 If the fish could have gotten out of the tank, I would have been pissed at them too.

I was P.O’d because I was “sick of our house”. SICK of the tininess. SICK of the 1/2 story with slanted ceilings, SICK of one bathroom for four people. Biotch, Biotch, Biotch.

For everyone’s safety..I went to bed.

The next morning with a clearer head I realized how petty & selfish all thinking that really was. How I needed to “count my blessings” like the Berenstain Bears.  I got up, kicked myself in the pants, and thanked God I HAD a nice house and roof over my head. That I HAD a beautiful family to share that roof with me.

Attitude Adjustment.. ACTIVATE!

I knew I needed to be grateful for what I already HAD and stop wallowing in “what should be”. I’m lucky. I really have very little to complain about. Don’t even get me started on stories of friends who have lost jobs, then houses over the last few years. Or loved ones.

Then I read an absolutely amazing post from friend, fellow blogger, and future Mom Squader Laura  over the The Rad Life . WOW, girlfriend. She really reinforced my whole little “Mama Drama” scene that sometimes we need to stop, re-adjust, and re-remind ourselves that though our lives are not perfect, what we have it still a blessing. Please give it a read. It is SO worth it.

Good job Laura

Now back to YOU..o’valued readers….

What are YOU grateful for??

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Mom Squad Quotes of The Week

I love a good “quote”.

You know, something positive, thought invoking, or just something that makes you go awwwwwwww…..that’s awesome.

OR.. makes you go “DANG…that one hit me right between the eyes! Let me get a pen QUICK.”

I’ve heard a TON of these this week so I’d like to share a few dandies with you.


You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
-Jerry Gillies

 Quote from new mom Sheryl Crow on the adoption of her son. “Wyatt is definitely all mine. Little souls find their way to you whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s (this one touched this adoptive Mommy’s heart)
From the ever-wise Shannon Janco in response to my new found love of sitting on my front steps at 6 a.m, slurping coffee, and gathering my thoughts. “Sitting on the steps – taking one step at a time – taking it all in – planning for the next move to the next step is just like living your dream. You take the same actions and you land on both feet!”

If you pick a niche, you lose some customers. If you don’t pick a niche, you lose ALL customers.
Naomi at Itty Biz. (Itty Biz is one of the better small business/social networking sites out there. Naomi is raw, she is real, and she truly knows her stuff. If you have an aversion to the F-bomb, you may want to avoid this, but I wouldn’t. Close one eye and read her stuff anyway. Super good info to be had here. Plus she is stinkin FUNNY)

Find your passion. When was the last time you were truly excited to start your day? If it’s been awhile then take the important steps to rediscover your interests, talents, and passions. You CAN be excited about life again. Find that thing, that thing that makes you juiced to get out of bed in the morning!”
Local Public Speaker Michelle Oie (Michelle is fabulous speaker and I highly recommend her. Give her a buzz at 746-4282 if you need a vibrant speaker for a function or Girls Weekend)

What good quotes have YOU heard this week??

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Sunday Happy Thought

“Miracles: You do not have to look for them. They are there, 24-7, beaming like radio waves all around you. Put up the antenna, turn up the volume…” — Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog, May 6, 2003

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