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I’m still here! November 14, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — paintingmama @ 2:45 pm

It has been a crazy year. Many changes, many more still to come. I have been away from my blog for so long, I forgot my sign in today. But… the holidays are here and so is my creativity. New posts should be coming up soon. In the meantime, most of you know my second favorite thing in the creative world (painting is first) is crocheting. A friend of mine from high school started a blog today about crocheting and I’d like to share her link with you. Give her some support my lovies!


I’m shaving my head! March 31, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — paintingmama @ 3:50 am

My best friend, Hya, and I have committed to shaving our heads if we can each raise $500 towards charity. I will be donating my share to a charity here in Las Vegas called It Ain’t Chemo. If you would like to donate, please visit our fundraising page. Thanks!


Attention New Moms! March 8, 2011

Filed under: parenting — paintingmama @ 3:20 pm

MOMS: listen up! I love my friends, watching them with all these new babies. However, I have at least three friends on my brain right now with that new mom tired. So here’s my question: When is the last time you painted you toe nails? When is the last time you sat down with a cup of coffee by yourself in SILENCE? These are NOT dumb reasons to get a babysitter from time to time.

We forget to take care of ourselves after our babies are born. Remember when we were pregnant that taking care of ourselves meant taking care of the baby? The story does not change after the baby is born. A good solid nap one afternoon can change your whole week. I have to tell you that the thing I wish for the most, even (or maybe especially) with older children… is just silence. Even if everyone in the house is gone, the fish tank’s constant running water noise will push me towards insanity. When I realize I am getting to this point, I make a phone call to a babysitter.

In a relationship with a good friend, there is an equal balance of giving and receiving. When this balance is upset and one person is giving more of themselves more often than they are receiving, that person becomes drained and the friendship can get strained. The same is true with our children. It’s hard for new moms to recognize this sometimes. Often new moms  feel like it is a reflection on their parenting abilities. It is not, of course, but rather what we each go through from time to time. Take time for yourself! You will be a better mother for it.


Pastor Greg remembers Kyler December 12, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — paintingmama @ 9:13 pm

This is Pastor Greg Massanari’s (Kyler’s pastor) message the Sunday after his passing. He shares his memories of Kyler.


In memory of Kyler… December 7, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — paintingmama @ 8:47 pm

Video in memory of Kyler…


Kyler Yelverton

Filed under: Uncategorized — paintingmama @ 9:38 am

It is with heavy heart that I tell you that early this morning, Kyler Yelverton went home to be with his Jesus. Please pray for his parents and his brother, Connor, during this time. 


Amazing baking soda November 8, 2010

Filed under: Housewife Stuff — paintingmama @ 7:20 am

I’ve written before about how amazing baking soda is around the house and this morning I saw this video on yahoo while checking my email. Even I was impressed and learned something new.