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Strong women should not crush weaker women: How do you do it?

I use to have a job that had a lot of prestige. . a great title. . offered me a great opportunity. But the lady I worked for cared more about making a dollar than she did about the people who worked for her. She would give you feedback that was honest, but it cut like a knife.



I learned so much from that lady about running a business. . taking ownership of a product. . adhering to a scope. . providing quality work. . getting work done on time and under budget.



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Added by Anasthia on November 8, 2012 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Lead by Example or Shut the Hell Up!

"Move!" That was the statement that started the battle between me and Fiance.

He walked over to my 8-year old, who was playing on my iPad and said, "Move!" My son frowned and looked at Fiance and then at me, and I softly said, "He meant excuse me, but move J." Fiance became angered and said, "No, I didn't."

Then, it was on.

His point: In my home, children can have the entire house, but my bedroom is my oasis.

My point: I work hard to teach the boys to be…

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Added by Anasthia on January 11, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Most Difficult Conversation with a 10 year old: Why Daddy had to leave

Three years ago I made the decision to let go of the man I had spent 14 years building a life with. It was a decision I made over the course of two years; battling with myself and those close to me who saw the destruction the relationship was creating in my life and in my spirit. It was really awful in the end. But it's over, and I'm happier.

But my children are not.

In fact, for 3 years, my 10 year old son has been unhappy, frustrated, violent, ill-mannered. I have gone…

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Added by Anasthia on October 11, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Good Mommy Gone Mad

This morning was a "different" one.

The boys walk a half-block to the bus stop; yet I sit there in my car until I see the bus on the horizon before I go to work. This morning, my 7 year old hopped in the car as I pulled out of the garage and wanted a ride to the bus stop. That was "diferent."

When I saw the bus on the horizon (about 2 blocks away), I left for work. Traffic was awful, so it took me about 42 mins to actually get to work this morning.

As soon as I got to…

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Added by Anasthia on December 12, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Be careful what you pray for

I've learned (again) that God will give you what

you pray for. . even if it's not what your heart truly desires. In this

particular case, I don't know if He came through because he wants to reassure

me that he supplies my every need OR because he wanted to teach me to Be Careful What I Pray For.



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Added by Anasthia on February 16, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

I'm a HORRIBLE valentine

This episode actually began more than a week before Valentine's Day, on February

5, 2010.



I received a new position at work - an amazing accomplishment - and within 30 minutes of the announcement I received a very beautiful bouquet of

flowers. They were so fragrant and diverse. I have to say they were really

beautiful. I was actually surprised that they were sent by The Flower Guy.

Simple card: "Congratulations on your new job."



It's really weird. I… Continue

Added by Anasthia on February 15, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Some of my dumb Mistakes: Getting My Child to Act Smart

I've gotten more feedback on the post "Getting

My Child to Act as Smart as She Is
" than I've ever gotten on a blog post.





I was a little relieved because I was grappling with a topic I felt was unique to my situation without a lot of support from others, and it was a little

frustrating. . I'm feeling better about the situation - which, of course,

continues - but wanted to build on my… Continue

Added by Anasthia on January 19, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Good Grades, Bad Attitude

What do you do with the child that gets great grades but has a piss poor attitude? The child whose attitude is so jacked up, you can't even justify rewarding the effort she put into earning grades. This is insane!



Well, the battle is on. Get the scoop on My Grade A Child with the Grade F attitude.…



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Added by Anasthia on January 13, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What if I had my dad in my life as a child?

I attended my Dad's funeral Friday, and I'm here to tell the story. Instead of telling the story of how my half-brother tried to make me feel insignificant - even during my Dad's funeral ceremony - I'll tell the story of how the relationship that wasn't was, and how I think it's made an amazing difference in my life.



As a little girl, I fantasized ALL the time about how amazing it would be to have my Dad in my life. A couple of my friends had Dad's, and I just could not understand… Continue

Added by Anasthia on January 11, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

The New Years Resolutions that Will Not Be

What a weird beginning to 2010. I'm so blah. . not feeling like I've shed the grief of 2009 and accepted all the new opportunities that are awaiting in 2010. Right now, I'm really just fakin' it 'til I make it.



As I always do, I started my list of New Years Resolutions. I do not remember anymore what #1 was, but #2 was to spend more time with my Dad. "More Time" as opposed to seeing him twice a year despite his constant pleas for more time. Arrrrrrrrgh. .…



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Added by Anasthia on January 5, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

No "Goodbye Daddy" for me

My Dad is dying of prostate cancer.



It's a frustrating fact that I've known for some time, but the desire to be sad about it became even more intense two days ago when I called to check in on him and his hospice nurse told me that he was so deeply drugged with Morphine that at this point, he has about a couple of days to live.

There are obstacles to me rushing to my Dad's bedside. Read… Continue

Added by Anasthia on December 31, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Here's what I won't do

I was shocked yet thoroughly entertained by a friend of mine who told me that his sister got her fiance to agree (then adhere to when they got married) to change his last name to the last name of her child's father.. He agreed to that! Ha!



I spent some time thinking about the dynamics of a relationship and the personality of these two individuals that could lead to this sort of decision, and was thinking if I could ever be so self-serving, inconsiderate and downright… Continue

Added by Anasthia on December 22, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A life-changing lesson brought to you by Mr. Bear

Mr. Bear I was outraged last night when I saw my 6-year old, J, punching Mr. Bear in the face. I felt physically sick and became more upset than he could possibly understand. .



I really wanted to tell him what that little yellow bear means to me. I'm not smart enough to describe on a 1st grade level how that stuffed animal continues to impact my life. However, we're all adults, right? So, I figured I'd just tell you, instead. .



Read the full story about how a… Continue

Added by Anasthia on December 22, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Christmas brings back dear memories of Momma

memory of Momma

I've erected a Christmas tree, added some lights, and even some colorful ornaments, but I cannot seem to get it like Momma's tree use to be.



Find out why I cannot get my expensive Christmas tree to stack up to Momm'a Goodwill version by reading the "Christmas brings back dear memories of Momma" full blog… Continue

Added by Anasthia on December 11, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Teaching my son to be a man: Excuse my potty mouth

potty training for boys

This weekend me, the kids, and the boyfriend braved the crazy cold weather to watch the Little Rock Christmas Parade (after being FORCED to watch the crappy Jacksonville Christmas Parade because my daughter's band chose to partake) which is a component of our holiday tradition that we continue to maintain.

At some point near the end, my six year old, could not wait to go pee. So the boyfriend did the honorable thing and volunteered to… Continue

Added by Anasthia on December 9, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Giving and getting something "different" this Christmas

Christmas use to be the bomb! Spending money. Getting all the crap I just window shopped for throughout the year. Every year, I pretty much hit the mother load. It was awesome.



I collected a bunch of loot and tried to figure out how I could prolong the new feeling of each and every present by pulling off some sort of mix and match when I wore or displayed them.



It was bananas the number of compliments I got on a pair of diamond earrings, a dazzling diamond ring, a tennis… Continue

Added by Anasthia on December 8, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

I met a guy

Since the 5th grade, when I'm approached by a boy I like I get all nervous. I start wondering, "What if he doesn't REALLY like me?", "What if he likes me today, but likes someone more tomorrow?" What if? What if? What if?



I reveal the insecurities all single women feel when entering a new relationship. Hey, why not? I'm hoping someone will read it, and determine that what they feel is valid, and real, and normal. Then, we can all chill-ax and enjoy the journey we've been… Continue

Added by Anasthia on November 17, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

You are the EX: Here are the rules

Forget dating rules. I now devoutly believe there should be Ex Factor Rules; a system of rules and guidelines that the EX must follow once he's screwed himself out of a great relationship.



I take a humorous approach to presenting a list of rule that all ex-whatevers should follow to maintain peace in the relationship.



Read the full list of recommended Ex Factor Rules in "You… Continue

Added by Anasthia on November 3, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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