Potty Trained, Teething, and Easy Goals #MindRightMonday

Roey’s lookin at the camera like I’m lookin at this Monday Morning…. ::sigh::
(But seriously, how funny is this pic, poor kid…)
Happy Mind Right Monday….
How was your weekend girls? Hope it was relaxing and fun. Mine was gym, errands, family, errands, work.
My Rohan is almost potty trained!! He’s all good during the day. Waking up dry from naps, in underwear all day! Only one accident in the past week! At night he’s in pull ups.
My Kaya has been gaining her little courage bit by bit and this past week started walking, like legit walking, no hand holding for “safety” and she’s just on the move! (check the vid on instagram)
She’s also teething and is cranky with a low grade fever.
My poor lil Kayabear.
Goals:
I’m taking it easy on myself this week.
  1. Love on my kids all I can
  2. Keep eating cleaner
  3. Put paint samples on the wall and make a decision
  4. Clean the house up (Starting my Flylady stuff again)
  5. Move each day (I’m doing 21 Day Fix workouts again)
  6. Straighten my hair
I’m super grateful for:
  • My wonderful family and friends.
  • Day jobs
  • The interwebz and making money from it.
  • Rohan being semi-potty trained
  • Kaya walking!
  • Roey’s new school he’ll be starting on Thursday (random start, I know)
  • Game of Thrones ::look::
  • Abraham Hicks
  • Coffee
  • Coaching and being coached
  • Flylady
  • Resolve carpet cleaner and washable crayongs
  • Freedom of choice
  • This laptop
Your turn!! Happy #MindRightMonday


Mind Right Monday: It’s Back!

Happy Monday!!!

I’ve been missing in my own damn link up for weeks now!!!  #tacky

DearDarrica has been holding down the fort for us on Mind Right Mondays. Go check her out (and tell her thank you for me?! LOL)

How was your weekend girls?!

Saturday was spent mostly at a car dealership, then I left John with the kids and had some child-free time at the mall. I couldn’t sleep Saturday night for the life of me and Sunday wasn’t feeling so great so just putzed around the house.

I had this long to do list for the weekend, and maybe 2 things got done.

From the weekend: 

curly kids on riding toy

Kaya and Roey were cute

interracial family wagon ride okdani blog

We took a nice family walk around the neighborhood with no meltdowns from either kid.

curly toddler haircut

I cut Ro’s hair some (still have more to go) but now, doesn’t he remind you of AC Slater from Saved by the Bell? :)

walking dead reaction mixed couple okdani blog

John and I watched the season finale of The Walking Dead last night…(I can’t watch gory parts, I have to look away) I can’t wait for October for it to come back.

My Goals for the Week: 

#1 Goal For the week:
Get caught up on blogging/writing projects

Make Editorial Calendar
Pitch Like Mad
Clean House & Do Laundry
Go Thru Kids Clothes
Finish Writing Guide
Work Out 4 Days minimum
Make Doc/Dentist Appts

I am SUPER GRATEFUL for: 

Family and friends
General health and well being
Abraham Hicks
Making Money Online
Blogging at large
Beachbody
Florida weather
Plottin Plannin Schemin & Dreamin
Glowsticks
Coffee
Vacations coming up…kinda
Being pretty (yup. ::look::)
The interwebs
Sherold Barr, Shanda Sumpter and Marie Forleo
April!


#MindRightMonday On My Grind Edition

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Happy Monday Girls!

My weekends zoom by so fast it’s ridiculous. How was your weekend? Are you ready for the week?! I hope so … cuz it’s here anyway! :)

Let’s see, my sweet Kaya girl had to go to the hospital Saturday morning. She’s developed pink eye from her never ending cold / sinusitis. The doc said (in the most “oh by the way” manner ever) that conjunctivitis is often a precursor to the flu or a very severe respiratory infection.  Great! Thanks doc. She was like “don’t be alarmed if you see fevers spiking so high you feel you should bring her in. Just give her a little advil.” WTF!!

So baby girl is sick, and baby boy is coughing up lungs.

I tell you, my kids have been sick since December.

DE-CEM-BER!

Roey gets cold after cold, I’m guessing from day care. And Kaya gets whatever Roey brings back.

I’ve gone ONE week without a pediatrician visit (I actually made it a goal one Mind-Right Monday lol)

It’s really frustrating that I don’t have magical powers to just ZAP the sickies out of them.

If a genie pops out of a bottle for me, for one of my wishes I’m asking for the power to just zap healing energy at people. Then I’d just walk through hospitals zapping people until security catches me and runs me out of the place. (Then I’d sneak back in when security changes shifts and commence the zapping.) I’d go on a world tour of health zapping to every corner of the earth. How awesome would that be. Everyone in perfect health, and can get on with living a well life.

Anywaaaaay…..

Yeah.

My weekend was fast. But I’ve been on my grizzy (grind). S-l-o-w-l-y getting the house together, and getting my biz stuff together. (More on that later this week)

OK SO how I fared with last week’s goals:

  • Keep “done” list 
  • Get fully unpacked
  • Start preparing for Kaya’s birthday party
  • Start Insanity Max 30 (yeah…..)
  • Work on writing projects
  • Work on Roey potty training

I am OK with this. My done list is SUPER long, so I don’t mind seeing the red items here.

This week’s goals:

  • Keep Kai and Ro separated until contagious time ends
  • Set up home office
  • Start Insanity Max: 30! (side eye’s self)
  • Get all laundry done, and put away.
  • Unpack fully (additional side eye)
  • Not have to go to pediatrician
  • Start planning DaniFaust.com in earnest
  • Sell fridge
  • Get photoshoots scheduled
  • Create new cleaning schedule for John and I
  • Continue potty training efforts (I got Roey’s school on board!)
  • Write, write, write.
  • Carve out dedicated alone time with MeMyselfandI, John, Ro and Kai
  • Find a good designer

It’s going to be a busy week. I wake at 6, but I’m going to have to start waking at 5:30 to pack in all I need to pack in.

I am super grateful for:

  • Family and friends
  • Kai getting braver with walking
  • My kids health overall
  • Modern medicine
  • My day job
  • My business(es)
  • The interwebz
  • Coupons!! (I saved $13 with clipped coupons at the grocery yesterday! #bestfeelingever)
  • Coffee
  • A huge opportunity I received this week
  • The future
  • The present
  • My past
  • Our yard, and Rohan LOVING it
  • Having nice neighbors
  • Walmart
  • Options
  • Shakeology
  • ABCMouse.com
  • My health and well being
  • John

I’m wishing you a great Monday, and an excellent week.

 


#MindRightMonday – Doin’ Stuff Edition

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Happy Monday!

How are you lovely ladies?!

My weekend was productive-ish. I realize I don’t have a good scope of all I actually get done. But I’ll share how I’m working on that on Friday for #FitnessFriday. My weekend was pretty busy. I’m lucky that I was able to give the kids to my aunts for most of it. I got some stuff done at home and got to do a bunch of shopping without lil hands grabbing everything. John and I went to a few yard sales, a million stores and out to dinner. I got some unpacking and organizing done too.

You know what I did realize. My “month of love” plan is legit shot to shit. (pardon my french!) The month is practically over! Yikes.

How are you doing on your goals for the year so far? I’m a bit behind. But I’m getting things done!

Last night we had our Mommy Conference, which was going swimmingly, until we lost our feed. Bummer, right?! Well….We’re still giving you videos of all the great content, and of course the fabulous giveaways… Check out the winners here, it just may be YOU!

So Mind Right Monday time.. Let’s see how I did this past week.

Last Week:

  • Unpack fully and get lists of ‘urgent needs’, ‘should get pretty soon’ and ‘can waits’ together
  • Work more diligently on potty training Ro
  • Finally go a week without a visit to the pediatrician *fingers crossed*
  • Tidy house (I don’t know how a house can be both empty and messy…but somehow I have achieved that in one weekend)
  • Write for BLM project
  • Get new water system put in
  • Run little errands and get new black pants
  • Find a doctor for myself, cuz this being sick stuff is getting ridiculous at this point…
  • Get some freaking sleep – 11:30 bedtime the latest
  • Take my first run in my new neighborhood
  • Spend no money (outside of pants, and the new water system…so… Basically, only spend $2000. #fml #fmwallet)

Not bad. I got my major items taken care of, but I spent tons. Our septic sytem shat on us…literally…and we had to get that taken care of…byebye budget.

Goals for this week:

  • Keep “done” list
  • Get fully unpacked
  • Start preparing for Kaya’s birthday party
  • Start Insanity Max 30 (yeah…..)
  • Work on writing projects
  • Work on Roey potty training

I’m grateful for:

  • Family
  • Friends old and new
  • My home! *squeal!*
  • Short commute
  • Having big goals/dreams
  • Home depot
  • Yard sales
  • Youtube
  • Pinterest
  • My brother
  • Doing taxes
  • Baby wipes
  • My comfy bed
  • Options
  • Publix deli sammiches ::avoids eye contact::
  • My car
  • Sunglasses

OK, It’s your turn!!!


#MindRightMonday: New Homeowner Edition

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Where’d the weekend go?

Hell, where’d the last 2 weeks go?

Seriously. Warp. Speed. Craziness.

Well, it’s Mind Right Monday and I’ve got goals and grates out the wazoo, but first…..

See this:

my first house

It’s MINE!!!!

(well….mine and the bank….) But still….

MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE MIIIINE!!!!  ::spins::

I have SO much work to do in this place, inside and out, but…it’s all mine to do whatever the hell I wanna do with it! *squeal!*

Goals for the week:

  • Unpack fully and get lists of ‘urgent needs’, ‘should get pretty soon’ and ‘can waits’ together
  • Work more diligently on potty training Ro
  • Finally go a week without a visit to the pediatrician *fingers crossed*
  • Tidy house (I don’t know how a house can be both empty and messy…but somehow I have achieved that in one weekend)
  • Write for BLM project
  • Get new water system put in
  • Run little errands and get new black pants
  • Find a doctor for myself, cuz this being sick stuff is getting ridiculous at this point…
  • Get some freaking sleep – 11:30 bedtime the latest
  • Take my first run in my new neighborhood
  • Spend no money (outside of pants, and the new water system…so… Basically, only spend $2000. #fml #fmwallet)

I’m super dee duper grateful for:

  • This!!
  • my kids’ pediatrician
  • modern medicine
  • health benefits
  • my health and being able to fight a cold without a serious infection
  • dude on fiverr gettin my blog up
  • Tiffani holding shit down for our #momference while my life imploded
  • the #Momference at large!
  • deadline extensions
  • closing on my first home
  • Rohan loving his house
  • My job, my “side hustles” and my opportunities
  • friends
  • family
  • Xfinity coming thru like the wu in time so I could catch walking dead :) #skewedpriorities
  • my aunts ever-outstretched arms taking the children so I can move/unpack
  • tea and publix deli sandwiches
  • ibotta and shopkick
  • couponing! (omg it’s so much fun!…::side eye to self for being a cornball::)
  • not having to take Ro to “school” today.
  • warmth
  • easy commute

Your turn!