What does this quote mean to you?

People tend to forget their duties but rememver their rights._ _

Is Gandhi saying we are selfish and demanding our rights be respected? Not doing “our duties”. Which duties are these? Being respectful of others, doing our duties as citizens?

Indira Gandhi was India’s third prime minister. She addressed food shortages, and improved farming, with technological advances, and introduce hybrid seeds for wheat and rice. This was called the “Green revolution”. Indian became self sufficient in regards to farming! This is awesome, no one should go hungry.

She was thrown in jail. Maybe this was the rights she was talking about?

She was assassinated by her own two body guards.

This encourages me to be more green. I was raised by farmers on my Mom’s side. I love gardening. I have my own mini green house, and I use my own front yard, and I only live in town home. I try to recycle, but maybe I can step it up?! 🙂 I also used to work in community gardens. What an awesome option for getting fresh, healthy food.

I take care of a lady from India. I should ask her about Indira Gandhi. It is defiantly different in this country. Things we can learn from other countries, that is why culture is fascinating and education.

“I wouldn’t say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.” ~ BETTE MIDLER

_I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity._

This is me to a T. I like to take on too many things at once and just go at it. I am constantly going back and editing my blog. I’m like “Oh my goodness I forgot a quotation here, misspelling here”. Same thing when I had an Etsy shop. Oh I better go back and edit that picture, and that description!

Need to slow down, and be organized but it’s hard in this fast paced world. I don’t want to miss out on anything either. I try to do it all. I’m a working Mom, but I still have many things I like to do with my daughters’, and for myself. This trait probably is why I have been a caregiver in assisted living for the past decade. You are expected to do many things at once. Answer call lights, take this person to the bathroom, to activity’s, take this person to dinner, do laundry and so on. I am expected to do-a-lot at work, and I’m good at it!
I probably had A.D.H.D. like my daughter! 🙂 LOL

No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent… ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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This quote is very freeing, because I let others intimate me and I feel belittle by others sometimes. If I meditate on this quote I believe I will grow. This is something I need to remind myself, as I work on self esteem and self worth. I let others make me feel inferior. Imagine how beneficial it would be to take this quote to heart and practice it!

Compassion.com Sponsor a child…? Interesting.

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I heard about Compassion.com today. It’s interesting. You can feed and educate a child, in a third world country,  for $38.00 a month. I think my Grandmother does this. I cannot right now due to debt consolidation, and raising my own children, but I mean maybe later, when I’m in a better place in life. I think it’s a legit site?

As a Mom, it blows my mind away that children in this country and other countries do not have food, water, clothes, shelter, and education.

My kids are spoiled, I have to teach my second born that she doesn’t get everything that she wants, and so on! My kids are so spoiled that they think a closet full of clothes and a refrigerator of food translates to: “I have nothing to eat, and I have nothing to wear”. I need to work on this with them.

 

 

Dealing with pregnancy nausea…

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When I got pregnant with my first born daughter, morning sickness, struck me at about 6 weeks into the pregnancy. Not just in the morning, but more like 24/7. I was sick all the time.
I remember going to bed after working night shift, I went to bed, then I woke up vomiting. I didn’t stop until she was born. I had hyperemesis gravidarum throughout my entire pregnancy. Hyperemesis is extreme nausea and vomiting throughout your pregnancy, where I lost 15 pounds and I was in the ER getting an IV due to dehydration. I went to the ER at least once a week until I was about 16 weeks pregnant.  I took Zofran the whole pregnancy, which is now not allowed by doctors, because it can cause heart defects. My daughter is doing well, she’s vibrant, intelligent, and very healthy.
I had to quit my job, it was like having the flu the whole time! I got through it, it ended in 9 months with a beautiful baby girl, that blessed my life, and I couldn’t image a better blessing.
With my second born, I only got sick once. I took Zofran throughout the whole pregnancy, which once again isn’t allowed anymore.
So, how did I get through it? Hyperemesis is rare, so I am one of the lucky ones…
If you are dealing with pregnancy nausea and vomiting, try your best to keep a little something in your stomach every two hours throughout the day so that your blood sugar doesn’t drop. Crackers, or just anything that you are craving. I had crackers and 7-up or ginger ale which worked better, by my bed the whole pregnancy. Try Popsicle’s and jello. Try to stay away from fried foods, that makes it worse. Try sipping ginger, and peppermint tea. I also used peppermint essential oil. There is also motion sickness bracelets that you can buy, I tried that I was desperate. You can also get acupuncture. Try to eat 6-8 small meals a day, to keep your blood sugar up, so that you don’t get a dip in your blood sugar and get sicker. Try chew-able kids vitamins instead of prenatals but talk to your doctor for recommendations. Vitamin B-6 is supposed to help as well. I also took liquid calcium and magnesium, which was recommended by my midwife, for leg cramps and constipation, and it worked.
This post isn’t intended to replace a doctors advice, it is what I did under the supervision of my mid wife. Always confirm a supplement with your midwife or doctor. Hope this helps, I’ve been there done that.
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