Last week A and I had the honor of attending an amazing back-to-school event with our friends The Millennial Mamas at the beautiful Westlake Village Inn. We were treated to an afternoon of pampering and gifting to get us ready for the new school year with so many amazing brands and products!
I had no idea that some of these products existed so I wanted to share them with you guys so that it’ll make shopping and getting ready for back-to-school easier! View Post
Last week, our family had the opportunity to visit Universal Studios Hollywood to experience some of their family-friendly fun attractions. We were given tickets to check out the summer time attractions but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
It had been YEARS since I’ve been to Universal Studios Hollywood and it was way different than I remembered. I honestly thought that my 5 year old wouldn’t have that much fun there because the rides seem more geared towards older kids and adults but there were plenty of things for us to do! We had such an fun time!!
I’m not sure who started “you only get 18 summers with your kids.” It seems like every summer, those sentiments go around the Internet causing moms to get emotional and write out their summer bucket lists to prevent a wasted summer. It’s another reminder that time goes by quickly and to enjoy every moment. (This was my reaction the first time I read it.) Trust me, I lost it and just wanted to cry into my pillow especially because I have an only child so our “18 summers” are not extended with a second child.
If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram then you know that I have an only child- my daughter A. When we got married and started our family, we didn’t think we were going to have an only child. The early years of motherhood flew by and our attempts to get pregnant were unsuccessful when A was younger. We didn’t try alternative methods to get pregnant and now here we are- 5 years later with an only child.
Have you been bullied as a child? Many people I know have stories about bullying. It’s almost like a rite of passage amongst school aged children. Part of me didn’t even want to write this post but I think this topic is an important one. Plus I’ll be able to share my story with you.
What is a Bully?
A bully is someone who does the following:(Source: Stop Bullying.gov)
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:
- An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
- Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
This could happen to adults too.