Archive | March 2014

Great Things of 2014 – 1st Quarter

Can you believe the first quarter of the year is almost over?!?! Time is truly flying by but that must be because I’m enjoying every moment of life. Here are some great things that have happened to me during the first quarter of 2014.

First, as a family we’ve enjoyed getting to know our newest member. Our youngest is now 4 months and he is so much fun. We enjoy loving him and are still amazed about his surprise arrival.

Second, our homeschool made it through new baby boot camp and we are back to our normal schedule. I’m so appreciative of all the advice I received about how to teach with a newborn. The best advice was to enjoy the baby, which is what we did. Of course it was hard at first but things did get easier as time progressed. Now he even sits in the classroom with us.

Third, I enjoyed a fun night out with my friends. We attended a concert for one of my best friend’s birthdays. I enjoyed the event but I did call and check on my three kings constantly. Daddy survived his first time keeping two rather than one and told me to “stop calling and enjoy myself.” Check out my blonde hair and gold makeup.

Fun night with Friends

Fourth, my family has continued our commitment to fitness. We’ve been walking to the park several times a week, we play family basketball, race each other, do jumping jacks, etc. It feels great to enjoy the outdoors together. I also find that exercising together makes it more enjoyable for me.

Fifth, I decided to laugh more often. I saw this tweet from UberFacts
@UberFacts tweeted at 9:17pm – 14 Mar 14: Children laugh an average of 400 times a day, while adults laugh about 15 times a day. This saddened me and I made it my mission to truly LOL a lot more. If I find it funny I don’t giggle, I literally laugh out loud. This has made me feel great. I suggest you try it. My children will not out laugh me. Even typing that last sentence made me laugh.

There are so many great things that happened to me and my family during the first quarter of this year. In life it is easy to focus on the bad things for an extended time and briefly enjoy the good things. I’m not doing that anymore. Life is too short to skim over the great things.

For more great things check out my recent video.

Make this week grand,

~Ta’Neisha K.~

Top Three Tips for Mothers

I was asked to share some tips for a group discussion and thought these would be great to post on my blog as well.

1) Start your day in prayer and read the Bible. This is the most important thing to do and it will set the tone for the rest of your day. You don’t know if upcoming events include trials, tribulations, joy, tears, victory, or a sick child but God does. Whether you have 5, 10, or 15+ minutes be sure to spend time with Him.

I’m about to finish Speaking Mom-ese: Moments of Peace & Inspiration in the Mother Tongue by Lisa Whelchel. Next I’m going to read Patchwork Devotional: 365 Snippets of Inspiration, Joy, and Hope. Other devotionals I’ve enjoyed are Good Morning, Lord: I Don’t Know Where You’re Going Today But I’m Going with You by Sheila Walsh and What I Learned from God Today: Simple Truths to Renew and Strengthen Your Faith

2.) Budgets, Schedules or To-do lists and weekly dinner menus are your friends. Budgets are an aid to every person with or without money. To-do lists help the busy mom with keeping track of appointments, play dates, meetings, etc. You can even create a cleaning and laundry schedule if you need to. Definitely have your dinner menu created for the week. This helps with grocery lists and allows for preparation in advance. If chicken breasts are served on Sunday those leftovers can easily be turned into chicken bacon ranch pasta on Wednesday. I even schedule a leftover night.

3.) Make time for yourself.
Some people view this as being a bit selfish but I don’t. Time for you can range from a hot bath/shower or spinning/Zumba class at the gym, to a massage, mani/pedi, or retail therapy. I have a monthly girls only evening and plan a different activity each time. We’ve went jewelry shopping at Sam Moon, enjoyed movies, and participated in a murder mystery dinner to name a few. And of course I include this in the aforementioned budget.

There are many other things that could’ve been included to help us conquer motherhood. Don’t hesitate to share your secrets in the comments below.

Make this week great,

Ta’Neisha

Welcome to Marriage, Motherhood, and Makeup

So…
As part of my first quarter goals for 2014 I decided to start a blog. Why? Initially I wasn’t truly sure because I enjoy my YouTube channel so much; however, recently I’ve felt a pulling to start a written form of All Things Me. My initial goal is to post twice monthly and the subjects will include all things pertaining to marriage, motherhood, and makeup of course. There will also be hair, nail, and homeschool posts as we started that journey this year.

I’m a 31 year old, fun, enthusiastic, friendly, and creative woman. My talents include anything I desire to learn. Most recently, I’ve perfected acrylic nail application and next I plan to learn how to play the guitar. I’m a wife of six years to my college sweetheart and we have two awesome children (6 years and 3 months) that look just like him. I’m a professional homemaker and taking care of my family is my ministry. I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and the ONLY way to the Father is through him.

As of right now you can check me out via Married2KDK All Things Me for biweekly videos. Eventually there will be a short post to coincide with my uploads and reviews. And, of course there will be some blog exclusive goodies.

So sit back, relax, and scan the posts while you enjoy your favorite warm or frosty beverage. Feel free to browse while you wash, dry, iron, and fold the laundry. You can even read while you take your fifteen minute break or that extra long lunch you definitely deserve for all your hard work. No matter how or when you decide to visit my little wordpress corner know that I appreciate it.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Be blessed and make this week AWESOME!

Ta’Neisha K.