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This blog is all about all the things that make me up. I am a Mother, I am a Pagan Witch, I am a Wife, I am a homemaker, I am a student, I am Spiritual, I am a Teacher, I am Liberal Hippie, I am a Voter, and I am extremely opinionated! Plan to see it all! If you don't like what you see, feel free to leave! However, chances are, if you stick around, you'll find more to love than hate!

Blessings!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lies are lies... Even when they are "fun."

Caption reads: Dear Children, 
Some day you will learn the truth
about Santa. On that day,
remember what they told you about Jesus!
Wow, seriously I just want to slap some parents. You don't lie to your kids!!! There is simply NOTHING okay with that! Children learn what we show them. They see what we do, they hear what we say and they absorb it... Lying to children simply teaches them that it's okay to lie!

And guess what - Santa, Toothfairy, Easterbunny - if you're not being honest with your kids - YOU ARE LYING TO THEM!!!  This "they are fun so it's okay to lie" attitude makes me want to murder someone. If your child lied to you just for "fun" would that be okay? Something tells me it wouldn't. So why is it okay for you to do? There is absolutely no reason for holidays or special events to be less fun or less "magic" just because you're honest with them, so take that argument and throw it out the window!

So guess what... I have 3 children. One has no idea what Santa or the Easter bunny are... The other two, know they aren't real! And guess what, they were never upset, never let down, never felt cheated!! They still get gifts, they still get to enjoy their holidays and they still have "magic" in their lives. Hell, if anything they get it twice since they get Christmas AND Yule, Ostara AND Easter and of course because mom & dad pay well for teeth!

And yes, if you're reading this and you tell your kids all that crap, I'm talking to you when I say this:
DECENT PARENTS DON'T LIE TO THEIR CHILDREN!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ahh... Teen Love

Okay, HUGE pet peeve of mine here - Guess what people TEENS ARE PEOPLE TOO! If I hear one more parent say something like "Well, they are only teens, they aren't in love" or "It's not love, it's infatuation" I think I might get violent. Seriously, were you people never teens? Did you never have that first love? I know I sure did, and there's not a doubt in my mind that it was very real love! Hell, I'm almost 30, we broke up nearly 15 years ago, but to see him today, I still feel that flutter in my stomach, and I know he still has a remnant of feeling as well. That love never leaves, and it is very real. I didn't understand that kind of thinking when it was my mother saying it and I surely don't understand it now...  So here's my message to parents - Grow up! Deal with the fact that your children aren't babies any more! And be there to support them, not try to control their love under some mislead notion that because they are young they can't be in love...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Time to make it official!

So obviously, I've been kinda MIA lately. Anyone who follows my blogs knows I just haven't been writing. And I've gotten a few messages from readers making sure I'm okay. Well, the truth is I am great. However, I am busy. I started a new home based business with a company called Wildtree and I am doing everything I can to hit the ground running!

For anyone who hasn't heard of Wildtree, it's an incredible food product company. Our products are all natural and free of MSGs, Fillers, Additives, Preservatives and Food Dyes! Plus, they are easy to use and affordable! Really, it's just awesome stuff.

I have tried so many companies and so many products, but I simply couldn't find one that I really truly believe in. Wildtree, on the other hand is something that flows with my beliefs and my passions... Really, it's a no brainer for me.

So anyways, that's why I've been gone. If you like to eat, like good healthy food options or just want to know more visit my website at http://www.sbowen.mywildtree.com

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Breast Feeding On Sesame Street

Believe it or not there was a time when breastfeeding was the NORMAL thing to do. It wasn't offensive, or "immodest" or "gross" it was just accepted and normal! I breastfed ALL THREE of my children - and I did it in PUBLIC! Hate me if you want, but nature has never created a bottle!

I found these clips and I am simply elated! Apparently in the 70's and 80's Breastfeeding was so accepted and normal than they even did it on Sesame Street! These clips are just AWESOME!!!





At what point did feeding a child become offensive I wonder?
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