Friday, July 21, 2017

I Am On Instagram

I have created a new Instagram page for my blog. Follow me at Sweepingmom on Instagram.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

First Day of School Pictures

I can hardly believe that it is almost time for the kids to go back to school.   I know last year I saw alot of first day pictures with cute little signs that the kids were holding. Since my little one is going
to Kindergarten (which I can not believe), I wanted one for her to sign to hold to the little photo shoot that I am planning the morning of.  I did not want to buy an expensive chalkboard one,even though they are cute, due having to store it and locate it each school year. I have found a few printable solutions that I wanted to share, so if you want some blackmail pics at the high school graduate party you can use these or create your own. These are just a few that I found that I like.

If you are not feeling crafty you can also check Groupon, eBay and Esty for vendors that sell them or have printable formats that you can purchase.

There are so many options that I am not sure which one that I am going to use, but I will surely post of photo once I decide. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Deals, Deals, Deals....Amazon Prime

Do you love Amazon? July 11 is Prime Day. You can start shopping for those deals for the summer, early Christmas shopping or just picking up a few items for yourself. If you are not a Prime member, you can sign up for Amazon Prime membership for a free 30-Day trial. Good luck, find thoses deals and happy shopping. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday Murmurings: I Am Tired

  • I am tired.
  • I feel puffy right now and know that tomorrows doctor appointment is not going to be fun.
  • I have been so busy this month already that I have not been really taken care of my self.
  • I want a nap.
  • I wish my laundry would wash and put itself up. 
  • I love my bed. 
  • I have been really enjoying the rain, it waters the garden for me. 
  • I have been exploring the Viceland Channel. Interesting programming.
  • I really enjoyed youth week this past week at church.
  • I think that I am addicted to pretzel buns and honey mustard. 
  • I am obsessed with eyeglasses and have started my daughter on the path. 
  • I like that I can work in the community.
  • I need to blog more.
  • I need to get up and restart my morning prayer routine. 
  • I love ice cream.
  • Do I really want to take my daughter to see Kidz Bop with a whole lot of other screaming kids?
  • I think I am going to keep my hair in braids. 
  • Ready for my girls trip.
 What are you murmuring about? Thats enough babbling from me. Goodnight.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Love is Love

Last weekend I went to the PRIDE parade with my friend Dani. It was so much fun and relaxing. There was a sense that every one was welcome no matter what they looked like, dressed like, fat, short, rich, poor or who they love. You were accepted for you being YOU. That is a sense of peace that I have not felt in a very long time. I sometimes wish that everyday, every one could feel like that.

It was hot that day, but we did not care we had some much with making friends and seeing old ones. Dani  and I decided that this will be one of annual summer things that we are going to do, without the kids for some girlfriend-mommy-free-time. I took a lot of pictures of the days events so that I could remember that feeling all year though.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Dear World......

Dear World,
I know I have not blogged in awhile, but I needed to let somethings out. This past weekend, has been emotional between all the politics, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and watching Hidden Figures and An American Girl Story: Melody, I have been fighting back tears.  All  have thought about is the United States going back to a time when people of color or women did not matter? It makes me question about what opportunities will my daughter have? What will the world look like for her? Is it going back to separate bathroom, fountains and doors? At the moment, it sure feels that way. I can not shake this feeling and the closer the 20th gets the more worried I get about it. I really trying to keep hope alive but day by day, my hope is being chipped away. I have tried to distracting myself by not watching the news, but it still seeps in. I am trying to find the positives in all this but at this time, I only see one which is people starting to mobilize and band together for common cause, but did it take all of this for this to occur. I am trying to keep my head up for my daughter, who knows little about what is going on,who loves to play and laugh, has a beautiful spirit and has a bright future ahead of her. I continue to prayer and look for guidance for solutions to this and keep my family and friends close as they are a comfort to me. I have to believe that their is going be some good out of all this, if I don't there is nothing else hang on to for the future.

A Concerned Parent and Citizen

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Happy Founders Day to the Ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

Happy Founders Day to the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.  I wish you all well in your endeavors and am proud to be a member of such a great sorority. EE-Yip!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Motherhood is no joke.........

I am tired. I am sleepy. I am overwhelmed. I just want to veg out without someone yelling," I want so juice." I want come home from work and go lay in my bed.  I am cranky. I am a continuous climb toy, chef and teacher. I am a handy-woman. I am nurse. I am housekeeper. I am achy. I am sore. I am a cuddler. I am a comforter. I am problem solver. I am an artist. I am a listener. I am happy. I am loved. I am all of these things and more. Motherhood is no joke, but I would not change it.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Hi Gabby's Mom....

I love my little diva but did I lose my identity when I had her? I get greeted a lot more with the words, "Hi Gabby's mom." instead of just "Hi Dana". It never seemed to bother me as much when people did until now. I just since she is now 4 years old the newest and cuteness in it has kinda worn off.  It just seems like  people say it all the time  now and  all they see is her and not me. What did they think of me prior to having her? Do all women lose their identity when having children? Is this why so many mommys' feel lost or unappreciated?

Don't get me wrong, I am proud to be Gabby's mom, but we are two different people and should be acknowledged and cherished for such. Each person or child has many different titles in life, I have a few...
  • Mrs. Johnson
  • social worker
  • Gabby's mom
  • someone sister-in law
  • sorority sister
  • Christian
  • African-American
  • woman
My list could go on, but I wont bore you. I want to be seen as Dana first and my titles second. Without Dana coming first there would not be the rest.

Sorry for my rant, I guess I need to suck it up because as long as I have Gabby I will be know as Gabby's mom and nothing can change that. And I love being her mom.