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Must have books For moms and kids! :)


With times having changed so much over the years since I was young raising kids is a whole new adventure these days. I was outside all the time, ran around the neighbor hood and played constantly. T.V. was never on my mind and I didn’t know what a computer was until the 6th grade. Those were the good old days. Now kids are constantly hooked up to electronics, television and all kinds of non outside non healthy stimulating products. I vowed that I would not let my kids be “Plugged in”, and they would be outside as much as possible stimulating as much of the creativity in their young minds as they could handle.

I have just invested in the best books ever for myself and my kids. I have a tween boy 11yrs and a soon to be tween girl at 8yrs. I didn’t know this phrase “tween” as I was growing up I was either a kid or a teenager, so I was interested in what these books had to say. Now as a female I don’t speak “boy” and they are totally different animals to me. I was eager to find out how to be able to talk to my boy better and know how to raise him as a strong young man who treat all those around him and himself, especially women, with the up most respect and kindness. What is good for him? How does he learn? What does he need at this young age? Well Mom’s here is the next book you should pick up. “Six ways to Keep the “Good” in your Boy” I am loving this book. It confirmed many things and opened many doors of understanding for me. I am half way done and loving every page.

The second book I found was “How to Keep the “Little” in your Girl”. Growing up with a mom who worked really hard for us to make ends meet, bless her heart, my sister and I spent a lot of time learning on our own. I wanted to get this book so I could fill in the blanks of what I lacked growing up, and to understand more about her little beautiful brain and what she needs to be a strong independent loving kind young woman. I will start it as soon as I am done with the other. I am so happy to have stumbled upon these books! Whether mom and dad are still home or if you are a single mom like me, these books are must have!

It is my nephews birthday soon and he asked for some survival books, so naturally I went to Amazon and found these books I have been wanting to get for the longest time.

“The Dangerous Book for Boys” by Gonn Iggulden,

“Boys Book of Survival, How to Survive Anything, Anywhere” by Guy Campbell

“For Boys Only, The Biggest Baddest book ever” by Marc Aronson and HP Newquist.

I also got my daughter “The Dangerous Book for Girls”,  and “For Girls Only, Everything great about being a girl”, by Laura Dower

We opened them last night and all I have to say is WOW! I wish I had these books when I was little. The girls one is full of hand clap games, tag games, and so much more! The boy’s book has all the cool tips like how to catch a fish with bare hands, the best paper airplanes, and so much more. Everything from the periodic table to flags, to cool phrases in other languages. If you have a boy or a girl or just want a fun read for yourself I definitely recommend getting these books! They couldn’t put the books down last night! 🙂

I found all the books on Amazon for decent prices. I am very happy with all of them and feel it is a great way to keep them creatively thinking and grounded to the real world of nature and adventure.

Happy reading and have fun getting closer to your little one with these books.

~Ms Fredrickson~

A Tribute to my fellow Bloggers!


Good Morning Bloggers!! Well its Thursday…have to say I wish it was Saturday so I could have stayed in my warm bed with my man…but duty calls, at least there is coffee and two bright-eyed bushy tailed kiddos waiting for me. 😀

I wanted to share this comic from a fellow blog I follow Morning Story and Dilbert. I find her stories inspiring and touching, the comics are a favorite of mine to read each morning. 🙂 I love her blog is awesome and I definitely recommend checking it out.

Dilbert

All the blogs I have followed since I started Children’s Health Naturally are unique and one of a kind. I love following all of them and am thankful for all the support they give. You guys are the best!

I would like to share my list of followers so you can enjoy some of them as well. There are awesome stories, recipes, art, and so much more in these blogs! 🙂

http://adetailedhouse.com/

http://shepherds-journey.com/

http://gardengoatquote.wordpress.com/

http://idolanuel.com/

http://kofegeek.wordpress.com/

http://leanstreak.com/

http://dontbechicken.wordpress.com/

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http://humanity777.wordpress.com/

http://turtleandrobot.wordpress.com/

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http://bakerbettie.com/

http://urbanwallart.wordpress.com/

http://mommabrain.com/

http://visionarywateringhole.wordpress.com/

http://rich-full-life.com/

http://worldlygirlturnedmom.wordpress.com/

http://atalentfordesign.com/

http://localartcoeurdalenegallery.wordpress.com/ (our art site)

http://lifegivingwater.wordpress.com/

http://xtremeinflatables.wordpress.com/

http://allamericaninflatables.wordpress.com/

http://alisonamazed.wordpress.com/

http://lolosofocused.wordpress.com/

http://observetal.com/

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http://literarytiger.wordpress.com/

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http://rochestersage.org/

http://seasonsgirl.wordpress.com/

http://fastfoodmom.wordpress.com/

http://thewritersescapewithwords.wordpress.com/

http://kofeart.wordpress.com/

http://evokingthedeep.wordpress.com/

http://whatsfordinnerma.wordpress.com/

http://quizoxy.wordpress.com/

http://blabbercash.com/

http://mythineats.com/

http://kazualkreative.com/

http://dinutrition.com/

http://jonwatersauthor.com/

http://delcie.wordpress.com/

http://babybookforme.com/

http://blog.paleoworks.co.uk/

http://christophercharron.wordpress.com/

http://whatisselfdefense.wordpress.com/

http://cookeveryday1.wordpress.com/

http://amberwoodterrace.wordpress.com/

http://mommydaybyday.com/

http://nenskeifacestheworld.wordpress.com/

http://www.momentmatters.com/

http://ooamerica.com/

http://vikramroyblog.wordpress.com/

http://photobotos.com/

http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/

http://localkitchenblog.com/

http://101books.net/

http://coffeeserveddaily.com/

http://thecreativepanic.com/

http://lagraphicdesign.wordpress.com/

~Happy Thursday~

Ms Fredrickson

Happy New Year!


It was a fantastic 2012 and I am looking forward to this year…2013!

I have to admit that it makes me feel slightly old 🙂 but then again kind of grown up. If I look back at how far I have come over the past year, I have learned a lot. I honestly never thought I would live to see 2013. It seemed so unreal back in the 90’s, I thought we would have flying cars, teleporting, and laser guns. We may have a few prototypes of these things but I have to admit I was looking forward to things being like the Jetsons.

I didn’t set a new years resolution, gasp, I know right? What was I thinking? I have a few thoughts on goal setting. Mine is usually not set out that far ahead. I like to set daily and weekly goals not yearly goals. And this is why…

There are always goals we jump for and panic to reach in a timely manner, succeeding at times and failing at others. What matters the most is what you have learned along the way and how you have grown as an individual. Did you reach your goals? If not what was the greatest moment along the way, and what would you do differently?

I used to set unreachable goals for myself that I would fail, but what is failure really… and is it that bad to not reach a goal if you have learned something magnificent in the process. Now I could set a goal for myself saying, ” I am going to paint the most realistic painting and have it hanging in a local gallery by the end of the year.” However, while reaching this goal, I start to realize that I have painted over 15 abstract scenes, flowers, and clouds but no realistic scenery. At this point should I be disappointed in myself, or should I rest satisfied in the fact that I am a decent abstract drawer/painter? Failure is only failure if you give up and stop trying to reach your goal. Even if you never get the that first designated goal, your journey has led you to a beautiful place of growth which in itself is priceless.

With each step we take towards a set goal, we learn a little bit more about ourself…what we’re made of…capable of…the strength within us… and a clearness of who we really are and how far we can travel on our own two feet.

In the end, each journey is our own to experience. Whether we have people in our lives who step in tune with us, or we are alone…we are ultimately walking the path solo with a singular purpose… finding the answers only our soul searches for.

So this year I will take a deep breath and enjoy the world around me. I will accept the positive and not be blind to the negative for in it there is growth on how to be a better person. I will love my children boyfriend and family with a humbled heart knowing our world will not last forever. Does this sound like a resolution? kinda but it is more like a declaration of independence I will create for myself. 🙂

Happy New Year Everyone!

~Live love and be happy~

~Msfredrickson~

~Precious Gifts~


Roses

During this holiday season, I took a step back and really watched the chaos that unfolded at each store we went to. It was amazing to see the people racing metal carts, grabbing at items as if they were starving, piling their carts as high as they could, and running into each other like they were in the Indy 500. The chaos was extreme. I will admit I took advantage of PS3 games, Tupperware, bakeware and a sewing machine during our shopping adventures. But when the day is through, what is it really all about? …Family.

When I look into my children’s eyes, hold their hand in mine, and see their beautiful faces, I am reminded of how very blessed I am to be a mom. They have changed my life into more than just a life…it is a daily learning experience full of joy laughter and love. God gave me two precious gifts to watch over, protect and love more than myself. How does one do that? with great ease and a humble heart. My life would not be where it is today without my little boy and girl making each day a journey in itself.

I was not on a good road when I was young, and I know in my soul that God gave me a little boy as my saving grace to get me to grow up, then my daughter a few years later to really kick me into shape 🙂 It wasn’t until just this year that I actually feel like an adult at the age of 30. God has put a peace into my heart, a calmness in my step, and opened my eyes to the responsibility of so many avenues in my life.  I have witnessed how these two beautiful individuals are changing my life each moment we are together. I pray to God that I raise them right.

I am very thankful for the relationship between my boyfriend and I, it is an amazing blessing and I thank God for it each day. He is a great kind man and has taught me so much about myself and the world around me. He humbles my soul and fills my heart with more love than I could ask for. When we are all together, everything feels right in the world…complete and perfect.

My sister said something that stuck in my head the other day. My nephew was drawing a picture and drew my moms new boyfriend in it also along with his son. My sisters smiling response was “Well he has been drawn into the family and there’s nothing he can do about it” 🙂 My son has done the same with my boyfriend. He drew me a picture of our home…me in the kitchen cooking, him playing a game, his sister on the front porch, and my boyfriend downstairs watching t.v. I was reminded of what she said and warmth filled my heart.

 

For all that is in a day…for all that is difficult…for all we go through in life…remember at the end of the day it is all part of the journey. And when you kiss your child on the forehead at night and tuck them into bed, you have been given the greatest gift in the world…               Being a mom. ~

~Ms. Fredrickson~

 

Age 7…. Age 10… Growing up so fast!


I am on the brink of having an 8-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son. Where has the time gone? How did they get so big? Am I really 30? Is it really 2012? Time really does fly by.

I remember the days when Kaden (my son) was running around the house in his diaper, playing with monster trucks and watching Toy Story over and over again. Occasionally he would put on my winter boots and trompe around calling them “Boops”. He was your classic little boy, squatting all the time pointing at all the awesome bugs that crawled the earth while not having a care in the world. He laughed harder than anyone, and cried all the same. The heart inside that kid only grew bigger as the years passed. He is now 10 and growing into a handsome little man, trust me I am doing everything I can to make sure he is not another punk running around with his pants around his knees. So far it is a success, Praise the Lord! I am proud of my little guy, he has a beautiful spirit and loves his mother and little sister very much. He is learning how to treat women correct from the start. It is up to me to raise a well-rounded educated smart gentleman. I am so proud of him.

I remember when Kayla (my daughter) would fall asleep in my arms while watching Bob Ross “The Joy of Painting” at nap time everyday. She was a quiet beauty, full of deep thoughts emotion and adoring gazes. She was a watcher for most of her infant years. She played with her teddy bears, and loved looking at things in her hands. I wish I could have seen inside her mind, so much going on in there that she couldn’t describe. She was a very independent toddler and loved to play outside in the grass watching the clouds and picking flowers. A typical girl with a craving for art. She started drawing at a very early age and already knew how to read and write before she was in kindergarten. Her brain is beautiful and is trying to explode out of her head to this day. She is a gifted child for sure. I vow to raise my daughter to respect herself, her body, and her mind. I am doing everything to make sure she grows into a confident strong woman who doesn’t take bad treatment from anyone. She loves her mom and her big brother, I couldn’t be a prouder mother.

They have both taught me so much as the years have passed. We have laughed and cried together, always there for one another every step of the way. I will always be here for my children.  I don’t think of being a mom as a “Job”, I consider it a great Blessing to teach them, protect them, and love them unconditionally from the beginning until the end of our time. We are given beautiful gifts when we are given children.

Children do not ask to come into this world, they were brought into it completely innocent. It is the our responsibility, and honor, to give them all they need for a happy life.

~Happy Monday~

Ms Fredrickson

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