Get Ripped: Day 2

We already have 1 day behind us in the Get Ripped series! Time will fly, and before you know it you will be super ripped, healthier, able to do more than you imagined, and feeling accomplished. The journey to being … Continued

BEDA: August Day 10

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Today I am blogging using my phone. I can hear something outside, but I am too lazy to get up to take a look. The standard format that is used for BEDA is being abandoned for today’s post. As was … Continued

BEDA: August Day 9

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I received an email about some items that other team members are working on. Since the person responsible hadn’t handled them for several months, I needed some clarification. I asked some deeper questions seeking to understand what was the reason … Continued

Influence

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The people you choose to spend time with will inevitably have some influence over you. There is a quote that says “If you want to know a man, look at his friends.” This seems a bit harsh in some ways, … Continued

So many drafts!

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I have so many drafted posts for this site, but they never get published. I start off with the best intentions to share something that I think is interesting, or that discusses something happening in the moment with me. I … Continued

Freedom

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This post isn’t about what freedom is or how to gain freedom from your situation. It may have bits and pieces about something related to freedom, but today I have decided to do a brain dump. The brain dump is … Continued

BEDA: Day 3 | Social Media

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Social Media in your personal life. How do you us Social media? Have you found that you are more sociable since partaking in social media? Have you noticed any change in your behaviors or interactions with others? I am curious … Continued

How are your survival skills?

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I would like to think that I could survive, but if I am truly honest with myself I don’t think I would survive. I need to figure something out, and figure it out quickly! Survival means a lot of things … Continued

Fitness Goals

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Prior to joining Crossfit Kivnon, my goals were pretty simple… I wanted to lose the pregnancy weight, getting down to my college/grad school size of 150 lbs of lean muscle, and to run a half marathon. That was it. What … Continued

Mimi embracing herself

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This weekend I tried to focus my efforts on helping Mimi to embrace herself. At some point in the last year or so I noticed Mimi trying to fit in more with her peers at school than expressing who she … Continued

Turning point

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I think we are frequently faced with opportunities to turn things around. Earlier today I was in such a bad funk that even the kids didn’t want to be downstairs with me… well when there are toys and open play … Continued

Transitioning

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I am going through another transition at the moment, both at home and at work. At home, if you haven’t caught up just yet, I am transitioning in regards to child care. At work, I am starting out in a … Continued

Should I shield them?

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We live very close to a park, and there is always something going on over there. Our view of the park is such that if we open our front door or pull the curtains back we get a full view … Continued

What a day

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This post is about this past weekend. In my more recent post I mentioned how my ex kept coming to my house, and I kept asking him to leave. I grew so tired of him insisting he has every right … Continued

Not this again

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So about a week ago I wrote about homeboy trying to come to my home (read here). A week before that he came by uninvited again.Well his mama is taking issue with me telling him to carry his ass from … Continued

Plan B

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If you didn’t know, well now you do… I have been working out at a Crossfit gym. I am loving the workouts, and they are really pushing me in areas I haven’t been pushed in a long time. All of … Continued

Keep it moving Bully

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This is Mimi… my mini me (in looks not so much in ways). She is a playful little girl who loves animals. She is one of the most gentle child one could meet. She exercises empathy with the best of them, and … Continued

Feeling fluffy

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If you didn’t know, I recently started working out at crossfit. I won’t lie, the workouts are intense, but the environment keeps me motivated. Long after I have left the gym… the muscle soreness kicks in, and I am convinced … Continued

November Challenge

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​​​​​​Woohoo!!! It is that time of year to get some work in ahead of the big new years resolution season… It’s November, the coats are about to come out, so why not work on getting your core and butt shaped … Continued

Had my first Crossfit workout

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I went to a free crossfit session at Crossfit Kivnon. That workout was intense!*jumprope* I did it thought!!! I made it through the whole workout.  I am tired now though, and want to get some rest. Maybe I will come … Continued

Don’t come to my home

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So tonight, the kid’s grand mother decided she wanted to invite her son over. It wasn’t pretty. There is a difference of opinions in how we deal with people. Her daughter is recently divorced, and it came to a head … Continued

Something has to give

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I am supposed to be training to train for a half marathon…. This week was a bust. I only worked out 3 times this week, and I wasn’t even pushing myself through the workout. I am down one month with … Continued

Mimi pickup list

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This past Tuesday I get a call from Mimi’s school… now I don’t know about anyone else, but a call from an actual person looking for the parent of their child sends chills down my neck, and I am instantly … Continued

Sponsor Mimi’s Class

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Hola all!! Two weeks or so ago I shared that I was selected to be the room mom (read here). Well since taking on the role, I have come to find that the teachers spend a lot out of pocket… like … Continued

We have Emoticons!!

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Now if you know me, you would know that it usually doesn’t take much to make me happy!!! Smilies make me happy! While that may seem juvenile, it takes me back to circa 2003 when I first started blogging! I can’t … Continued

I ain’t backing down though

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So zamzam''s dad came by today wanting to take her and his mom out. I have no problem with that, but he didn't have a proper care at for the child. I told him he needed to get a proper … Continued

My Vibrams

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I bought these bad boys aka Vibram minamalist shoes a few weeks ago (almost a month). I originally got them because I wanted to fight a bunion that was trying to make a debut… not on my foot bunion! My … Continued

Zamzam wins

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Whenever Mimi and Zamzam get in the car, there is a friendly competition to see who can get their seatbelt buckled first. I am usually the one helping Zamzam, and it is a 5 point harness system… nothing quick or … Continued

Making tea in the dark

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Noooo my electricity isn’t off, but what I experienced tonight was a prime example of failure to plan. I learned a few weeks ago that Zamzam would gladly go to sleep if she had a cup of tea. How Bahamian … Continued

Things to do…

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Start an online following. 1. create outings that we can go and run/walk together 2. Take before photos and measurements 3. Share plans online regularly 4. Share MyFitness Pal information and invite others to join 5. Plans for a fitbit … Continued

My ankle hurts

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I think I put on weight. That has got to be what put my ankles over the edge… A few weeks ago I bought some vibroms minamalist shoes because i thought I was getting a bunion, and well traditional shoes … Continued

Room Mom!

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Sooooooooo Mimi is in the 2nd grade, and the school year has just gotten started. I signed up for the PTA because I want to be part of Mimi’s experience. I’ve been a member since she was in kindergarten, but … Continued

It’s flu season

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Zamzam got an eye injury yesterday, and no matter how much flushing I did I couldn’t get the thing out. At some point I thought maybe she scratched her eyeball, and so I called her Pediatrician’s office to see if … Continued

The Panicked call

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Mimi spends some time with her dad (court ordered), and so when she is over there we speak on the phone or I visit her at school for lunch from time to time. The other night (10/05/16) I call to … Continued

Happy Birthday Sister Neely!

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It’s ma birthday… *throws confetti and twirls* Not many people know that today is my birthday! I usually don’t broadcast it so as to avoid folks saying Happy Birthday to moi, but a sister could use some birthday gifts right … Continued

Adventures with ZamZam

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Zamzam is the 2nd of my gang of kids, and she is by far the most active of them all (so far). She has tested my sense of humor, and pushed me to the outer limits of what is funny. … Continued

Not even training ready!

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So as I begin looking into what I need to do to be able to participate in a half marathon, I am realizing that I am not even in shape to the point to be looking at any race plans! … Continued

Half Marathon Here I Come?

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Did you know that I was a runner? Like an actual runner who competed in races…. I actually got a scholarship in college to run… Yes I was a runner. It started back in elementary school where during a PE … Continued

Family Dinners are fun!

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Dinner time at our home is full of laughter, games, conversations, and it is just a grand ole time. It wasn’t always like that. In fact, there was a time that dinner time occurred at different times for everyone in … Continued

It takes a village

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I don’t know that I have been one who surrounds themself with a lot of people, but wherever I have lived, I have had a group of people I could count on. For the most part, my international village is … Continued

Stay Out!

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So since parting ways with the cheater known as my ex husband, he has been making all sorts of attempts of getting back together. I am not in the least bit interested in his trifling butt, and I have told … Continued

Water water water

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This is a story about the time I tried to drink 3+ gallons of water AND go out shopping soon after. I had about 2 days before water delivery day with about 4 gallons of water to drink down. I … Continued

In 24 hours

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I can’t say that I ever have a boring moment. If I do have any, I have no way of knowing what it looks like or it quickly passes. These kids are amazing, and keep me on my toes. Here … Continued

Pigs grow hog

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There is a saying we have back home that states “Pigs does grow hog”. This is usually stated when referring to kids as in, they will grow up to be adults, and what you do to them while they are … Continued

We are getting there

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I remember thinking as I was in tears washing the dishes after putting the kids to sleep how this is not what I wanted for myself or them. I want to have wonderful stress free bedtimes, and family time, and … Continued

Forced vaccinations

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I was doing some research on medical exemptions here in California… they are really trying to screw us! I just can’t understand how the majority of people are ok with the government telling them they must inject poison into their … Continued

What’s a girl to do at recess?

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So on our walk yesterday, Mimi mentioned that she didn’t have any friends at school. She went on to talk about some of the girls who are in her class who just wants to boss other kids around or are … Continued

Sticky Situation

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This morning I decided I would move forward with removing unwanted hair. My method of choice is waxing for everywhere except the bikini area… for that I go with sugaring. Well the plan was to wax the pits when the … Continued

I aint signing jack!

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This was my most recent experience at a “well baby” checkup. It really shouldn’t be called a well baby checkup because at the end of the visit we are being offered to inject all manner of poison into the child. … Continued

Facebook or get things done

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I can pretty much predict how productive my day will be based on how many times I glance at my tablet or phone to check the latest on Facebook. I pretty much don’t get anything done if I even miss … Continued

Home Schooling!

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A few moments ago I decided that I would take some steps into making my dream of homeschooling my kids a reality. I officially registered Sister Neely’s Home School with the state.

Live your life Mimi

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I think my actions are teaching Mimi to not be herself… don’t be great… let the behaviors and actions of others dictate how you are going to live and enjoy life. I have truly been in error and working from a place that … Continued

Line dried towels

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Mannnnnnnnnn I must have forgotten how towels feel after drying on the line! After posting about line drying the cloth wipes and diapers, I decided to line dry the load of towels

The nightly cleaning crew

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Most evenings my home looks like a tornado and earth quake hit at the same time as hurricane Zamzam was leaving. There are dirty dishes spilling out of the sink and on to the nearby kitchen counters. There are pots that … Continued

Line Drying our Clothes

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While line drying is nothing new to me, I haven’t hung laundry to dry since long before I left The Bahamas. While growing up, we did everything by hand… washed the laundry by hand, hung them out to dry. At … Continued

Feeling thankful

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The other day it dawned on me that my kids are doing this thing where as one goes to sleep the other wakes, so it feels like in a 24 hour period, I may have 1 to 2 hours where … Continued

I think we had the Zika Virus

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I think that cold from last week was a little more than just a little cold… I want to say the girls and I had the Zika virus, but we never got our blood tested to find out for sure. We … Continued

Making the same mistakes

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I am now the mother of 2 daughters, and I know I definitely made mistakes with Mimi that I thought I learned from, but if I am honest with myself I think I am making the same mistakes with Zamzam. … Continued

Whew…

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It has been almost a week since I last shared anything here. The cold that Mimi came with went to Zamzam, and then to me. I am still recovering, but feeling a whole lot better Alhamdulillah. I am trying to … Continued

My Sugar Addiction

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Yes, as much as I hate to admit it, I am addicted to sugar. The white stuff, and all of the other sweet stuff that have the same effect on my brain and body. I would guess the addiction started … Continued

Dislocated Rib

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Can you believe I dislocated my rib?! I told you all the pain I was in was severe. I actually took some pain killers because  I couldn’t stand it.  I was able to get an appointment with my chiropractor, and … Continued

Removing things from diet

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A few years ago, I went through the exercise of removing anything from the house that contained High Fructose Corn syrup.  I didn’t want my family to eat this nonsense as it wasn’t good for us (from what I had … Continued

Emotional and transitioning

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Woahhhh! Yesterday I was all over the place. I blame that in part on the pain in my upper back that I was experiencing. I was in so much pain that I ended up going to bed without washing the … Continued

Home schooling these kids

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Sooooo I have the opportunity to be at home with my little ones this summer, but I fear I am wasting the time. Zamzam especially needs my attention, but if I am honest with you as I should be, most … Continued

Home schooling these kids

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Sooooo I have the opportunity to be at home with my little ones this summer, but I fear I am wasting the time. Zamzam especially needs my attention, but if I am honest with you as I should be, most … Continued

It’s 2:16 AM

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It’s 2:16 AM, and I am in my bed… awake… waiting… I am waiting for one of the little ones to realize they are not in my bed, or I am not in their bed next to them. I am … Continued

On a roll with early bedtimes

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As much as I would like to take credit for the ealier bedtimes that the kids have been experiencing of late, I can’t. I am not sure what is happening/has happened, but they have been going to bed a bit … Continued

208 lbs

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So I am 208 pounds as of this morning, and that is weighing in after searching for benefits of push ups and the sort. I need constant motivations to workout. Not that I need it, but it makes working out … Continued

Not for one single person

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Tonight mimi and I spoke a little about knowing her value. She didn’t quite get what value meant, so I did my best to explain to her… this is why you should have a dictionary in each room. I donated … Continued

The kids must have heard me

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I am amazed that tonight I was able to put a load to wash, complete the dishes, clean the downstairs area, and take a shower while ALLLLL of the kids slept! I am so thankful for that. I am off … Continued

My daily goal list has shrunk

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Sooooo I am a list person if you haven’t figured that out by now. I have been keeping daily list of things to do, updating shopping list, etc, but I now my goals are so simple…. a list isn’t needed. … Continued

Want to get off the grid

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I saw that as I type this blog from my laptop using a very connected ISP on a very much in the grid apartment. I do want to get off the grid though (in a manner of speaking). Here is … Continued

Went to the chiropractor

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Mimi has been complaining about her back hurting her everytime she returns from her dad’s home. I don’t know if it is a poor bed/mattress that she is sleeping on, her play is rough, or just plain ole bad posture … Continued

On my own

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It was semi emotional yesterday as I dropped my mom off at the airport. She had been visiting with us for about 5 months. Originally, the plan was for her to come at the beginning of summer, and stay all … Continued

get it done

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this page has been opened for a while to create a blog, but I didn’t have anything to share. Life is life… I am busy, and I am about to become even more busy in a few days from now … Continued

Chasing sister with poop

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It was bath time, and Zamzam had just finishedpooping in her diapers. We figured that since we were going to give her a bath in a few minutes, we could get the clothes together, and the water ready before going … Continued

Body rejecting meat

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Sooooooo…. today I tried having some chicken and beef with the family. It has been well over a month since we have had either (if I remember correctly), and so being lazy (not feeling in the mood to cook) we … Continued

Hiding…

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I am hiding from ZamZam… she is a lot of work! subhanaAllah! I need help no lie

All that glitters is not gold

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Today was a day of Eid al Fitr. Ramadan has come to an end, and many of my brothers and sisters were out for the early Eid prayer. For those who don’t know, among the many things that one will … Continued

Censored

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I was thinking about my blog and the things that I actually post versus what is on my mind most of the time. It turns out I have been quite censored (if you will) as to what I post. That … Continued

Determination or stubbornness?

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Coming off of the mini break down, I have to say that I had a much better day today than I did yesterday. Alhamdulillah! I was able to go to the park and let my little ones play, we went … Continued

Had a mini meltdown tonight

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So one of the things that I am big about is getting enough rest. It irks me to no end to not get enough sleep, to see my kids not get enough sleep, or anything that would lead to me … Continued

What happened?

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I read a post on facebook on HONY (Humans of New York), and the person in the photo was talking about how she wasso fearless in her college years, and thought she could do anything, and then at her current … Continued

Old habits are hard to break

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Yup, you read that correctly. Old habits are hard to break. I found myself falling into old habits again, and that is not good. In shaa Allah I will keep working on developing new habits.   Neels

Overwhelmed

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I am officially overwhelmed. I know most people are like live in the present, don’t worry about the future, but at this point in time I have huge concerns about the next few months. I need to buckle down and … Continued

NOT the picture of health

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yoooooooooo….I have been silently suffering for a minute. It has NOT been fun. I thought I knew a lot about being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle, but I am finding out that there is soooo much that I don’t know … Continued

Weekly Update

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Sooooo this week I continued with the peaceful parenting, and alhamdulillah I have seen an improvement in my relationship with Mimi. We have more hugs, more laughter, more discussions. In shaa Allah I will be able to continue this approach … Continued

Peaceful Parenting / Positive Parenting

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I grew up in an era where the mantra was “spare the rod, spoil the child”. This often translated into “spankings” and really harsh punishments. I didn’t agree with this approach, and I still don’t agree with this approach. The … Continued

Cloth Diapering

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So Zam Zam is now 15 months or so, and I am finally making an effort to cloth diaper her. From 0 to about 6 months she was in cloth diapers, and I had to go back to work, and … Continued

Pay now or Pay later

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As we continue on this journey to better health for the family, I am faced with having to replace the kids dishes. Yes I have kids dishes, and allllll of them are made out of plastics. They claim to be … Continued

That’s not real food Mommy

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If you have been following me at all, you would know that I have been on a journey to cleaning up the family’s diet. This time around we are taking a more transitioned approach to this. What that means is, … Continued

Carrot Experiment Update

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I was do excited about potentially having carrots from the carrot tops, and turns out that won’t happen. I am ok with that. At least I know now not to expect carrots only the greens. I finally got around to … Continued

Backing away from processed foods

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This journey has been so interesting this time around. A few years ago, I said I was going to stop with the processed foods, and I did for a while, but slowly processed foods started creeping back into my home. … Continued

Salads & Smoothies Saturdays

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This week I have been flying a bit on the edge with not having a meal plan/menu for the week in place. As a result, I have been having a lot of rice (white rice), and some kind of meat … Continued

Carrots experiment

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I wondered, why in my entire adult life did I not once think about regrowing carrots? I mean we as a family eat enough carrots, and I consider myself frugle enough to have considered this. I hate throwing away seeds because … Continued

Catching up

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This has been an interesting week. It started off with me and the little ones having a cold. We got over it (for the most part) within a few days (about 3 days). Alhamdulillah. That 2nd day for me was … Continued

About those vaccines

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I am so irritated about this mandatory vaccination law in California. Sucks butt! I don’t know what I am going to do, but I place my trust with Allah  (subhana wa ta’ala) to work something out for my kids. I … Continued

I have a cold

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Yup… I have a cold, and it is in full force now. I was feeling amazing this morning when I wrote that last blog entry, compared to how I feel right now. Alhamdulillah though, at least my body seems to … Continued

I think I am getting a cold

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All I can say is Alhamdulillah. Mimi came home with a cold on Thursday, spread to the baby, and now I think I am getting it. I guess that means more hugs for all of us since there is no … Continued

Moments missed

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  When you look back to the many disappointments that our children experience from us alone, it is heart breaking. In a span of a few days, I had managed to tell Mimi that I wasn’t going to have lunch … Continued

Naturally unclog that toilet!

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Having a clogged toilet is no joke! It is super embarrassing having to explain that the toilet is clogged with poop, much less having to look at the person having to dislodge the poop. I was skeptical to be quite open, … Continued

Milk Kefir in full production!

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I am not sure if I shared this in an earlier post, but I started producing kefir at home. I bought kefir a few times, and was including it in my smoothies. I figured it might be cheaper to just … Continued

Up early today!

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I woke a bit earlier than usual today. Could be because I had an afternoon nap yesterday, and then I went to bed earlier than I usually do. Either way, it feels good to be up early and getting things … Continued

The family’s command center

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I started a center kinda at least a year or more ago. I had a white board and calendar in an area near the base of the stairs, but the calendar ran its course (expired), and I never went out to … Continued

Reupholstered my chairs

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There comes a point in your life as a parent where you can’t ignore the mess that is your home anymore… That is where I was a few weeks ago as I started working on a better me. I wanted … Continued

Progress made!

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My most recent post was about feeling frustrated with the process that I was going through. I am still working on having a more clear space at home, and being more organized, but I feel some progress has been made. … Continued

A little frustrated

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I have been trying to clean and declutter my home for some time now. Well I think I started a few weeks ago. As I come down to the end of my attempt to have a more organized home, I … Continued

What bedtime routine?!

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I like to pride myself on being somewhat organized, but I have to admit that I have been slacking as of late. One area that I have really falled short on is the whole after school to bedtime routine. I … Continued

Happenings

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I finally got my shelves up for the kids toys, and they look so nice. I feel great about upcycling the shelves from a bookshelf we were about to toss. Saved us some money on having to go buying shelving. … Continued

Closer to no meat! Not really though

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So my last entry was about me and the family moving toward a no meat/vegetarian lifestyle. Well I haven’t purchased any new red meat or chicken since that post, but I did pick up some fish. I figured we could … Continued

Moving toward being Vegetarian

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I mentioned that I made the announcement to the family, but we haven’t had any real changes in what we are eating day to day. The fridge and freezer are still stocked with meat products, and we are having our … Continued

Update on the Brazillian

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Yes I am on the whole brazillian waxing movement these days. I went back to try finishing up my waxing job, and I can tell you…. I just couldn’t do it. I put 2 strips of the hard wax and … Continued

Transitioning to Vegetarian

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Back in 2001 or 2002, while I was in college, I decided to cut out eating meat. I did it as a test of my level of discipline. I transitioned from not eating any red meat, to not eating any … Continued

Continuing with the waxing

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If you read my last post you would know that I attempted the Brazilian wax last night. When I was done with the section that I had completed, I decided to look up how long before the pain of waxing stops, … Continued

Exhausted

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I am soooooo tired! I was really working hard this weekend. I have a personal goal at home to declutter my home. I am taking it space by space, so that it isn’t one huge undertaking. even with doing room … Continued

Baking Bread again

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It has been a good 2+ years since I last baked bread for the family. It is one of those things that you put a lot of effort into, and a lot of love. I think I stopped making it … Continued

The cheese danish that ruined it!

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So I am not here claiming that I am the most healthy concious person or anything, but I do try my best to keep my poor habits in moderation (for the most part). Most mornings, I have a large cup … Continued

Still working on me

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I am still working on being a better version of me. I realize now that I need to kick it into overdrive. I think part of my reason was my interactions with others, buy I am now realizing that I … Continued

Left so many good things behind

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A few years ago I was doing the back to basics thing. This was when I would make most of what I consumed from scratch. One of the things I did regularly back then was take high dosages of vitamin … Continued

Oil Pulling

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So part of being a better Neely is taking better care of my health. I have read about oil pulling and the many benefits of it from some time ago, but I never tried it. I don’t have a reason … Continued

Being a better Neely: Personal Grooming

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This is going to be a long and possibly drawn out post because let’s face it, most of the people I speak with on a regular basis are tired of hearing about my waxing adventures and curiosity. Sooooooooooooo… I am … Continued

Cached or wah?

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I swear I blogged a day or 2 ago, but I  guess it is an entry sitting in draft mode that I need to go looking for. In any event it has been a week, and I think I am … Continued

How do I respond to disrespect

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So as you are aware, I am trying to do this whole being a better version of me. Today I was faced with such disrespect, and nice Neely was no where to be found. When I say nice Neely made … Continued

30 days to a new Neely: Being Nicer

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I am not a nice person, generally speaking. When I am out in public, I am usually thinking which one of these idiots is going to say something to irritate me, and what should my comeback be…. really.. not nice … Continued

30 days to a new Neely

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Say waaaaaaahhhhh?! yeh…. I was talking with someone close to me, and they were very open about who they know me to be. In short, I have a lot of room for improving. At first I was thinking I need … Continued

Having serious problems

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I am going through a lot right now, and I don’t feel like I can get through it. I am so depressed. I am not able to eat, I got to sleep after crying for a long while, and when … Continued

Being more feminine

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So I am at a point in my life where I have come to accept that I need to embrace the more feminine side of myself. I grew up with all brothers, studied and entered into a field of work … Continued

Negativity is easy to feed

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It is really easy to feed into negativity. Even for myself, I know that I can latch on to an idea, a thought, and then it consumes me. I start thinking things that aren’t even real, and then it just … Continued

What’s up?!

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Mayneeeee it has been a rough last couple of days. Ma shaa Allah. Stuff at home, stuff at work, stuff at the nonprofit… just stuff all around. On the bright and positive side, I have been drinking more water, eating … Continued

Not giving a FU*&!

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Disclaimer: If you are easily offended, then this post is not for you. If you care so much about what I am putting on my blog, that you will become enraged about a few curse words, then this post is … Continued

No salad dressing salad

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So years ago (let’s say 2-3 years ago), I used to eat my huge salad with no salad dressing at all. I didn’t think I needed any dressing because the flavors were so yummy. My salad would have romaine lettuce, … Continued

MM and the rest of the story

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Soooooooo… last week Thursday there was a planning meeting, and MM was in form similar to that of what I have come to expect from her. She actually went as far as to insult me (again), and that was when … Continued

Back!!!

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I am actually tired of posting “I am back” type posts. It is a constant reminder that I fell off when I knew I had the intention to keep the blog updated. In this particular instance though, my domain registration … Continued

Scheduling a meeting

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In trying to keep my grasp of sanity in tact, here is another update on today’s irritation at the place I go in the day. Again this involves MM (see previous post to find out who is MM). So We … Continued

New Material

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I have been fighting the temptation to write about the people I come in contact with on a daily basis, but at this point, to maintain my sanity, I am going to just write my experiences. Sooooooo where do I … Continued

Trying this lifestyle change again

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If you have followed my posts on Facebook and on my blog, you would know that I am constantly trying to improve my lifestyle. What I have learned is that my body thrives on whole foods. I have a ton … Continued

Motherly advice

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So this lady calls my husband (she took his number from her husband’s phone). She goes on to tell him how she is being abused and what not by his friend (her husband). My husband passes her number on to … Continued

Weird sleep schedule

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So it is 3:30 AM, and I am awake. I have been up for about an hour now, and sleeps to have moved on. I am not sure when this crazy sleep pattern started for me, but I need to … Continued

Ain’t this a shame

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  now you know this is a shame. I have been able to log in for some time from the iPad, yet I haven’t logged anything by way of a blog or article. I guess I struggle with what to … Continued

finally logged in

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I am finally logging in from my cell phone to try and make an entry. The setup isn’t all that great, but hey it might inspire me to look into how to get my site to be more mobile friendly. … Continued

Random thoughts at 4:41 AM

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So I have been up for some time now… a little over an hour, and my mind has been on herbal remedies, natural programs and training, self employment, etc. In my mind I have a lot of great ideas of … Continued

Too much spam!

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I’m not that popular of a blogger… it could be in part because I don’t actually blog often enough to keep my audience coming back for more, or it could be that my topics aren’t interesting enough, and don’t warrant … Continued

No Tele in the home

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When I left Ft Lauderdale, I left behind this huge CRT television that my landlord/flat mate loaned to me. I wasn’t one to watch television, but I was one who played games.. at the time Xbox was my go to … Continued

Some friend…

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I had known this person for several years, and for years I ignored what was in front of my eyes. After my social experiment, and some other happenings.. I won’t be ignoring the obvious anymore. To keep things positive, I … Continued

tink tink

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Tink Tink is the name I give for someone I work with. He may be my age or a little older, I really can’t tell, and generally speaking, I don’t care enough to ask him. He joined our group a … Continued

Social Experiment Update

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The social experiment was interesting. What it taught me was that some of the people who I considered friends never once called me in the timeframe of the social experiment. I never officially called the experiment off, and even in … Continued

He can’t be serious

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I work at a pretty chill company. The people I have had the opportunity to work with for the last 2+ years are really admirable. They are honest (for the most part), they are hard working, they have a great … Continued

Social Experiment 1: Day 0

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I was sitting this afternoon thinking about my social life. I really don’t have one… well not really. I am social, and I interact with a lot of people, but even in a crowd of people where many people know me, … Continued

Brand name

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Today as I worked with a new group of people, and for the second weekend in a row folks were trying to take photos with me. The first time it happened, it felt kind of weird, and even today it … Continued

Sleep where forth art thou

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It is Monday, so that means some time in the last two days the weekend happened… thing is I think I totally missed it.I attended an event held by this organization I run, and then spent the better part of … Continued

Feeling beat!

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I am officially drained. It is 10:30 pm, and I am just tryig to get one last post out before I head to sleep. Today was a very interesting day. I feel drained, but I accomplished a lot I think. … Continued

Not putting it all out there

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Over the years (7+ years), I have become quite censored. In some ways I suppose that is a good thing, but for my writing style it isn’t. I write about my feelings and things that are happening in my life, … Continued

Memory Lane

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Back in 2004/2005 I used to have a blog… a proper blog that was updated on a daily basis. Sometimes I updated it several times a day. I just had so much going on at the time, or so I … Continued

Hiding the sadness

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It’s easy to put on a smile, to engage with people, to pretend that everything is ok when in reality you feel like you are all crushed on the inside. I am not happy. I smile, I laugh, I bring … Continued

Keeping it positive

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This has been a very trying week for me. There are a lot of things going on, and I have been trying to keep it positive. It all came to a boil today when I just couldnt take it anymore. … Continued

Kumon Math: A Review

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Before wasting anyone’s time who is looking for a review of the program, let me give you a little background about myself, my little one, and our situation. Your situation may not be as extreme as mine, so just keep … Continued

Are they fighting?!

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As you may or may not know, my front window has given me view into a lot of life events… other people’s life events. There was the attempted robbery that was followed up with assault that happened a couple years … Continued

I’m Back!

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I am trying out a new backbone to my website, so if things look a little off, this is why. I started earlier today saying I would change my website. However, I fell asleep on the job literally! I finally … Continued