23 Mar 2014
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Tags: baby, Blogger, entrepreneur, family, gratitude, mom, momma, mommapreneur, mommapreneurship, mother, motherhood, Writing
I want to hear from the mommapreneur’s out there. How do you DO it? What is it like being a mom and an entrepreneur? What are the highs, lows and the in-between, or what I call the “tweeners” of your experience?
I feel like we can all learn from one another’s experience, so lets keep sharing.
The highs for me today include quality time with my little love bug..which included playing “Snow White” dress up and pretend play. Also I love when our girl says “Yes, mommy..okay.” Especially since the word YES, is a rarity at this age. Mostly, I hear her saying” No” or “All by myself.” Don’t get me wrong, I am all about fostering independence, but a “Yes” every once in a while, is music to my ears.
The “Tweener” moments include the endless clean-up around the house, and my creative mind racing with ideas; while my practical mind is saying ” woah, slow it down. Patience.” There are more ideas than time to do it, so it seems.
The “Lows” would include getting over a really annoying, ugly virus that pretty much swiped me out this week. Body is recovering yet still feels weak. We passed around this bug for two weeks, back and forth. Thankful our little love bug is healthy!
Grateful for the highs, the lows and the tweeners. That’s what being a mommapreneur is all about. For the newbies, welcome to Mommapreneurship.
Live. Love. Create
29 Mar 2013
in Baby, blogger, child, gratitude, inspiration, Life, lyrics, Mother, Parenting, poetry, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: baby, endless, love, mindfulness, mommy, motherhood, poem, poetry, unconditional, winter park, Writing
*This poem is dedicated to Olivia Daisy. She is my cheerful, creative, sweet, intuitive and strong-willed 18 month old baby girl. I love you cupcake.
I never knew
Just how much
You would mean to me.
How your eyes
Would touch a deep place
In my soul.
A place that I didn’t know existed.
I never knew
That when I looked at you,
The world would stand still.
That time wouldn’t matter.
That nothing mattered but you.
I never knew that I could love someone
That I would do anything for you.
I never knew that you would steal my heart
With one look
Your first word
Your first walk
Your first kiss
Your first hug
Your first goodbye
Your first hello
I never knew,
Love could be this endless.
Now I know.
09 Mar 2013
in blogger, career, gratitude, healing, health, inspiration, Life, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: baby, Blogger, cold, ear infection, health, lyrics, motherhood, sick, winter park, writer
Not much to say about Day 60. Why? Because I survived through another day of being sick. Last night I checked into an urgent care clinic for what I thought was the Flu. But thankfully, it turned out to be a bad cold and ear infection. Still I felt miserable. There were a few things/people who deserve honorable mention for their support.
A special thanks to my mom, dad, Art (my husband), Olivia (daughter) and to Glee.
GLEE (the show) really helped me survive while being sick. I was able to catch up on a few episodes and I’m always inspired by this show to continue shooting for the moon (my dreams). And of course a special thanks to my sisters and friends for your text messages which rooted for me to recover.
Day 60 marks my goal for 60 posts, in sixty days. Overall I have 111 posts (my lucky number “11″). I’m excited about this journey because I am creating the life I have always dreamed of, except now I am actually putting my thoughts into action. So from here on out, I will only be posting blogs about a personal journey of becoming the artist I always imagined. We are all children at heart. And now I am talking directly to you, fellow blogger and/or viewer. You can tap into your “element” and bring your inner child to life. Do what you love to do! Thanks for supporting and following me on this journey.
06 Mar 2013
in Baby, gratitude, health, Life, Mother, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: baby, Blogger, florida, gratitude, health, mommy, motherhood, Science Center, sore throat, winter park
It was not the average Tuesday. Why? Because I made the decision to change-up the routine this week. I took Olivia to Science Center this morning after her doctor’s appointment. Doctor said she is one healthy girl, thank goodness! We went to the Science Center afterwards to celebrate. Liv enjoyed playing with musical instruments, running around in a mysterious tunnel, shouting “baby” to each baby that passed by and eating a cookie. I tried to give Liv bites of our veggie sub but she wanted nothing to do with it. The exception was eating tomatoes from the sub. And of course, she always enjoys a yummy cookie.
The day was filled with fun for Liv. I am trying to get over what appears to be an allergic reaction to cold weather. Every time its cold, my allergies kick in alerting my throat to turn red. However, by mid day, I was really hurting (my throat that is) and decided to just take it easy. The Science Center tired us both out! I’m grateful for another beautiful day even when I feel this way. Thanks to tea, gargling, rest, and medicine; I am on the mend.
Not much more to say today. Have a great tomorrow!
23 Feb 2013
in Baby, blogger, career, inspiration, Life, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: awareness, baby, blog happiness, Blogger, blogger hate, blogging, child, clarity, expectations, fans, love, mindful, momma, mommy, motherhood, poem, poetry
“It’s not the broken dream that breaks us, it’s the ones we didn’t dare to dream” Glee
Recently I had a blogger send me “blogger hate”. LOL, I am just kidding. Blogger hate is really blogger love because it is helping me grow as a blogging artist. An unidentified blogger emailed me to let me know she is disappointed with my recent posts. She said “Hey, you used to write wonderful, but the last several posts have been kinda boring? I miss your super writings. Past several posts are just a little out of track! “
But you know what? I agree with her. I promised myself I’d post daily for sixty days. It is difficult to write meaningful compositions daily. I always want to write from the heart. Usually I write about latest highlights for the day. But there are days when the highlights are few and life is just the usual. On those days, I just don’t want to bore you. Generally I will say to the reader, “okay well goodnight, that is all I have.” I will continue to post for sixty days. However, after that I will only be posting my latest artistic creations. I have always believed that it is “quality not quantity” that matters in life. I apply this principle to most everything I do. After sixty days, if I don’t have much to say, I just won’t say it. But I will post anything inspired by the arts and my latest artistic pursuits.
So sorry dear blogger, who was disappointed in my recent posts. I can’t please everyone but your thoughts did not go unrecognized. And what you said was similar to how I was feeling.
Yesterday (Day 46) I was inspired by my daughter and wrote this:
Title: Hi Mama
“Hi Mama! “
The best two words I heard this morning
You cheered with innocence
My sleepy eyes quickly brightened.
Can you say that every morning?
Those two words really make my day
This smile stretches from ear to ear.
And it’s not the words you say.
I am the happiest mother
Because of your love.
“Hi Baby!” I love you.
19 Feb 2013
in Baby, blogger, career, gratitude, Life, lyrics, Mother, Singing, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: baby, cafe, co writing, gratitude, lyrics, mom, mommy, motherhood, power house, Singer, Singing, toys, Writing
Happy President’s Day! Today started off on the sluggish side. Why? Because I was recovering from a long weekend of fun and productivity.
Highlights for today:
* I continued the process of co-writing song with a new friend. It is a song we are both enthusiastic about. The song is looking better and better each time we co-write. (We will reveal song when finalized)
* My family and I enjoyed an afternoon relaxing in Central Park and lunch at the Power House Cafe in downtown Winter Park. I usually get the hummus and tabouli wrap but this time, I craved the falafel sandwich. It may sound odd, but I need ketchup with it. Power House Cafe has something for everyone. The smoothies are to die for. They are blended with natural, healthy ingredients without added sugar. I tried the chocolate Almond Smoothie. Yummy! Check out the menu at http://www.powerhousecafe.com/ . We even ran into previous neighbors. Olivia was over joyed about seeing her first crush. They hugged for what seemed to be five minutes, played ball and said “zoom zoom” to toy trucks.
* Right before bed, I do the usual routine. I pick up my daughter’s toys off the living room floor, placing them in the appropriate place. Usually I do this, halfway asleep, ready for bed. But this night was different. Yes I was still sleepy however, I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed with love, joy and gratitude for doing this simple act. In that moment, I felt so proud to be a mom to Olivia Daisy. I thought “This is the joy of being a mom.” It’s not exciting to pick up toys. But these toys are the ones my daughter loves and plays with. She is learning and growing daily. In that moment I felt so lucky and proud of her and this role as mom.
18 Feb 2013
in audition, blogger, child, Life, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: actor, audition, baby, bradley cooper, career, film, motherhood, playbook, silver linings, Singer, songwriting, Writing
Today was a VERY cold day in Florida. I am so confused by Florida weather. One day rainy, one day freezing, another day hot and then back to freaking COLD. You’d think I would be use to it, since I am a native to Florida, but I am not. Oh well. I could put a positive spin on this and say that the unpredictable weather always keeps us guessing. As if the weather is an exciting surprise. But the truth is, I am not amused. Mostly, because my wardrobe goes in and out of boxes regularly, not knowing what to expect next.
Okay lets see, highlights for today.
* Music highlight: Worked more on latest song, in which I am co writing. Very excited about this!! I will be meeting up with co writer tomorrow evening to continue our edits. Can’t wait!
* I went to an audition for a Full Sail movie. The only catch is NO ONE WAS THERE. So there was no audition for me. I am still puzzled by this. But I did leave the casting department a message. I will try again.
* Enjoyed a belated, but not forgotten, Valentines day dinner and movie with my husband. We watched a movie called ” Silver Linings Playbook” directed by David O. Russell. One of my favorite actors is Bradley Cooper (stars in this film) . Our dinner at Thai Singh was fantastic. “Late night noodles” has always been our favorite dish there. Delicious!!! (Thanks for babysitting mom and dad!)
Very sleepy so goodnight…
17 Feb 2013
in blogger, Life, Mother, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: artist, comedy, creative, family, Garage Sale, law of attraction, motherhood, movie, secret, Singer, Songwriter, the secret
Yes, I know. My posts lately have been a day (or two) late. Better late than never. I have vowed to write a post every day for sixty days. The post below is for yesterday, Day 40!
What a beautiful Winter Park day~
Forecast: Clear skies, windy and cool
Highlights for today:
* We had a rocking’ family garage sale! It was fun and the entrepreneur side of myself loved to sell, sell, sell.
I enjoyed time with my family while selling. And I even bought a few things at our own garage sale. Ha ha
* Spending quality time with family and watching our favorite shows. I watched “The Secret” on Netflix and this sparked my creativity. The law of attraction is truly a powerful tool in our lives.
Well that’s all folks. Saturday was uneventful except for the garage sale. Wish I had more to report. But then again, it was a day to relax and recover from a very fast paced week.
14 Feb 2013
in Baby, ballads, blogger, career, Florida, gratitude, Life, lyrics, Mother, Singing, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: baby, blog, Blogger, gratitude, love, lyrics, mindfulness, mom, motherhood, Music, Singing, valentines day, Writing
I love Valentines Day! I wish I could spend all week making cupcakes, telling people how much I love them etc. I wish I could spend an exuberant amount of time decorating, planning parties related to V-day. But let’s be honest, I am a working mom and I I just don’t have that kind of time.
So I guess I will be celebrating Valentines day all year by doing simple acts of kindness for others, loving my family every day and cherishing life’s little pleasures.
Highlights for today:
* Being fully aware that I made the right choice. Fear can block us (even subconsciously) from making the best decision. I chose to completely surrender to any fear of the unknown while moving forward with my creative pursuits. It feels really good to surrender my frustration, fears and anxiousness. And instead I continue to be optimistic that I made the right choice. And all good things come to those who “wait”. But instead of the word “wait”; I choose to say “All good things come to those who believe, persevere and trust.”
* I made Vegan cupcakes that actually taste great! (at least to me!) Except that they fell apart while removing them from the pan. Bummer! Instead of lamenting over my cupcakes; I decided to make the best of it. I put several cupcakes together to make small hearts. That worked and as for the crumbles, they will be good in pudding, ice cream etc…
* Just feeling grateful overall. I had a great time with my cousin today and playing with Olivia (my daughter). Grateful for the small moments which feel like anything but small.
And lastly, I wanted to share some new lyrics with you. These lyrics came to me while singing with my daughter in living room last night.
Here is the latest lyrics of a new song idea, dedicated to my daughter Olivia Daisy.
My Everyday (Copyrights 2013)
You’re my sun on a Monday
You’re my rain on a Tuesday
You’re my clouds on a Wednesday
And my wind on a Thursday
Even Friday through Sunday
As long as we are still playing together
It doesn’t matter the weather
Because you’re my everyday
You’re my every day
I wouldn’t have it any other way
Let’s roll around in the dirt
And throw the leaves in the waterfall
Because it doesn’t matter what we do
As long as I have you
As long as I have you