Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Bullying is something that I have faced in the past and something that sadly I have already seen in my daughter's life. Kindergarten seems to have changed a lot since I was little, but then again I do remember there was a mean girl in my class. I also dealt with some teasing growing up but I know I had it a million times better then a lot of people. Bullying is something that is around of all us and many times we ignore it and hope it goes away. It doesn't.

This video is courtesy of Single Dad Laughing. Watch it, share it, blog about it and help us eliminate bullying for good.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Friday = Fun Day for Me & Big J

Yes I am taking Big J to see Beauty and the Beast in 3D on Friday!!!!! I do not usually want to see things in 3D but I am so excited to see this one. The best part? Big J does not know. She has an early release day from Kindergarten so I will bring her to school as usual and pretend I am going to work. I will then pick her up early and tell her we are going on an adventure. I cannot wait. Me and my little girl, princesses and popcorn... sounds wonderful to me.

Not only that be we also get to see the new Tangled Ever After short which will play before the movie. Want a sneak peak?

What are you doing this weekend?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Project You Holidaze Edition

An Example of the Power of Words

You may not agree with the choices that people make but does God not teach us to love no matter what? Single Dad Laughing (one of my favorite bloggers) had posted some very powerful posts before the holidays and even more examples of how those words have helped (and angered) readers.  I know that the title can be controversial to some but the post is not a slam on Christians, but a post about as humans of any religion our job is to love others regardless of the choices they make. It is God's place to judge, not ours. 

Below is the link to his latest post. Be warned tissues are likely necessary.

Want to read the original post? Find it here:

Monday, January 9, 2012


Thanks for the article from Jermaine Haynes

We got direct tv Sunday Ticket and now my husband stays at home on Sunday nights! He loves to watch football. Before we didn’t get all the channels with the games and he would go to a friend’s house after we got home from church and would start watching the games. The last game goes off about eleven o’clock and now he stays at home and doesn’t get home late on Sundays. The only thing that has come with the new sports channels is more people at our house for Sunday dinner. I do not really mind though. I love to entertain and am glad that my husband likes to have his friends over. I am not a huge football fan, so I don’t really use the sports channels, but I am glad that everyone else enjoys them. Maybe one of these days I will warm up to football, if I did, my husband and I would definitely be spending more time together, that is for sure

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Oral B Stages Party (MommyParties)

Although both Big J & Little J were toothless at age 1 I still knew that tooth care was an important part of growing up and that even before that first tooth makes an appearance it is important to start brushing your baby's gums.  Of course I cannot sleep at night if I do not brush my teeth, nor can I go longer than an hour in the morning before I need to brush my teeth.  It seems that healthy teeth habits will not be difficult in our house because both the J's jump at the chance to brush their teeth. (and in Little J's case play in the sink.)

When MommyParties let us know that we had the opportunity to host a party sponsored by Oral B Stages, I knew that not only was I excited but Little J, Big J and their friends would be excited as well.

The Party Kit

For Guests: (Each child received one toothbrush based on age)
·         Oral-B stage 1 Winnie the Pooh toothbrush (ages 4-25 months)
·         Oral B stage 2 toothbrushes (ages 2-4 years)
·         Oral B stage 3 Disney Princess toothbrushes (ages 5-7)
·         Oral-B stages toothpaste in Bubble Gum and Fruit Burst with Disney characters on the tube (Cars, Toy Story, Disney Princesses)
·         Disney Lavender body wash
·         Oral B stages information packet and coupons for Oral B Stages products

Also included:
·         Balloons
·         Popcorn and containers
·         Winnie the Pooh DVD
·         Trivia Flash Cards

I loved that not only did the children get new toothbrushes and toothpaste but they and their parents also learned some fun facts about tooth care.
Did you know that one size fits all is not true when it comes to toothbrushes?. In fact, fifty years of expertise tells us that children have unique needs throughout every period of growth. And with that in mind, Oral-B specially designed their Stages® toothbrushes for each stage. Perhaps that's why they are the number one dentist-recommended toothbrush brand for kids.

My favorite part about Oral- B Stages toothbrushes and pastes would be that you can get them with your child's favorite characters which makes brushing time an easier task. Did I mention that that pastes come in bubble gum and fruit burst flavors? Need I say more?

 Spitting (which is so cute)

Getting ready for our friends and Winnie the Pooh!!

(We were provided with the items in the party kit to host a party and write a blog post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are mine and 100% honest. All images are the property of The Trials of Big J & Little J and not to be used without permission.)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday To ME!!

Yes this is a shameless plug so that you all can wish me a Happy Birthday and make me feel good about being 1 year older.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year's Resolutions - Yes or No?

First let me start of by saying 

Yeah yeah I know I am a couple days late but it is still the new year right?

RESOLUTION TIME -  I am just trying to psych myself into making some because I do not really do that but I felt that this year I really needed them. So here goes.....

  • Eat healthier and move more, thus creating a spiral effect where I lose weight and gain self confidence
  • Buy new clothes based on resolution 1
  • Decide once and for all if we are adding baby number 3 to our family or sticking with 2
  • Be more positive with everything, family, work, myself, everything
  • Learn better techniques to control my stress and my anger
  • Spend more quality time with Big J & Little J
  • Remove people from my life who have a negative impact on me

What about you? Do you make resolutions? Have you in the past and how did that go? Want to share some?