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Blessings.

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Year of Words

This year Carmen, David and I chose one word for our daily motivation if you will.

Mine is to be Fierce.  David is to be Daring.  And when speaking with Carmen yesterday she couldn’t remember hers.  Really?  David and I have been taking ours to heart.  Telling each other to be daring or to be fierce.  To approach the day or the task with our word at our forefront.

I have often thought of Fierce as a negative, but really have come to realize what a strong, vibrant word it can be.  It is exciting, and truly gets me going for the day.  I get encouraged by telling David to be daring!  To tackle the day only in the way he can.

Have you chosen a word for 2018?  How do you incorporate it into your daily life?Apparently, these word things are a pretty big deal, and someone had the bright idea to make some money off of them.  I got David and my words done for our key chains (with Lupus ribbons on mine).  Cool idea, and neat thoughts if you want to look at their site myintent.org.

Blessings!

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Breathe

In all of life’s difficulties I always come back to “breathe.”  That is all you have to do.  Panicked? Breathe.  Stressed?  Breathe.  Overwhelmed? Breathe.  Baby won’t stop crying? Breathe.  You have to get calm to resolve the situation.  Remove yourself if needed.  Big, deep breaths. Breathe.

I have said before that I Momma.  I have Momma’ed since I was 16.  It is a gift or a curse, not sure which.  New moms not knowing what to do.  Breathe.

A song came on KLOVE the other day as I was driving into work.  Jonny Diaz – Breathe

 

This was so needed for me that day.  It is easy for me to calm others by saying Breathe, but this time I listened.

Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at my feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe

Blessings, today and always.

Jerry Ann

 

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Baby Poop

Yes, poop.  You really can’t tell what is going on with an infant 0-18 months until they are able to communicate with something other than crying. So…

A new Mom asked me about her daughter’s poop (by accident the baby pooped in the bathtub, and having to clean up the baby and the poop from the drain the Mom discovered worm like objects in her daughter’s poop), and if it was worms?  My first reaction when listening to her tell me about the incident in detail, was bananas.  So I ask if she was uncomfortable at all, like crying in the middle of the night?  No.  Had she eaten a banana recently?  Yes, everyday.  String like items? Yes.  Well, sometimes processed bananas can look wormy like they do when you bake banana bread.  Ah….

I did tell her not to feed the baby bananas, and to watch the poop for a couple of days just to make sure that it was dietary and not worms.  But if they remained to contact her pediatrician.

The relief on the young Mom’s face was evident, and I once again realized I have boundless knowledge of nothing.

Happy Sunday. Blessings,

Jerry Ann