Health & Wellness, Motherhood, Uncategorized

You Should Be Proud When…

As a parent, one of the proudest moments is to see the accomplishments of your children. Many times, as moms we forget about ourselves and put the family first. Its a great feeling when those sacrifices were so worth it!

School ends in 4 days and my sons would have officially finished 4th and 6th grade! I’m so proud of them! This year has had its ups and downs, but we made it through!

This school year (2016-17) was the first year I made a leap of faith to have my sons attend virtual school from home. We found a great school with a great cirriculum and pushed through! 

It was by far a walk in the park. You know how your children are different in school and come home being themselves right? Well when the kiddos go to school at home, they have no choice, but to be who they are. With this, I’ve learned Jordan is a class clown and play with his pencils when he’s bored. Jt is the perfectionist and is down when he doesn’t get 100% on all his assignments.

Many parents know these traits of their children based on speaking with teachers and students. However, when you are the Learning Coach, when the teacher is there occasionally life is different. You see most of your child’s strengths and weaknesses unfold right in front of you. 

After presevering through this school year, we made the decision to stay in the virtual world for the upcoming year 2017-18 with their current school. 

So here’s what Im proud of….

1. We went Vegan and have done our best to stay meat free 98% of the time. Dairy free 80% of the time. Cheese has been the hardest to let go!

2. Jordan no longer eats candy after learning that his favorites are GMOs.

3. Meditation and Yoga has been a big part of our lives. 

4. I’ve lost weight during the school year and now on a mission to lose even more all summer long! 

5. The boys will remain Gifted and Talented students next school year! 

I have a lot to be proud and thankful for. 

How did your children make you proud this school year? How did you persevere when you made a needed sacrifice for your kids?

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Mompreneur, Uncategorized

The Gap Between The Old & New YOU

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We all have friends right? It seems like some friendships will never end, but everything has its season. I lost my best friend six years ago. We were also first cousins. I always had friends, but our relationship was never ending until the day she was taken. When I think back on our relationship, she was definitely out of this world with her way of thinking. The information we’re learning now about our world, she was already there and educating others along the way. Since we were children, our relationship was always beyond the basics. We spent many chats talking about science theories, our future selves, girl talk, encouraging one another, and spirituality greater than the Baptist religion we both were raised to believe. This is just to name a few conversations we would have. My cousin and I connected on many levels, because we were both open-minded. Our mission was to always strive to be better spirits.

My reason for mentioning my best friend is because so many people will never know what it’s like to have a priceless friendship. This is simply, because we live in a society where it’s more important to chase our failing financial system. This illusion is causing us to abuse the priceless positive acts that create love and abundance. It would allow us to become more united. Just imagine how advance our world would be if we focused on everything outside of the court systems, religion, television and social media, viral Facebook and YouTube videos, celebrity gossip, designer clothes and shoes, luxury cars, and everything else that wan’t serving us. Just imagine how conscious we would be.

Recently, I connected with friends I was close with before I left Nevada four and a half years ago. I can honestly say my journey was worth it! I no longer have a relationship with these “friends” because we have very little to nothing in common. Think about it. I left Nevada after residing for nine years. I was seeking a better way of life for myself and my children. We were doing pretty good before we left. Lived in a great neighborhood in Henderson, NV, my sons were in good schools and day cares, and I was a Cosmetologist who worked 60 hours a week. Some may think, why would you let everything go? To answer this question, I was seeking a better way of life. This better way of life was to work less hours, connect with my sons and cherish my precious time. I was tired of going with the waves and wanted to do something different. Some of my accomplishments has been our awake mindset, connecting with others globally,  and starting businesses where I work from home.

In our travels, I was able to connect with countless personalities. My children and I have seen so much and have grown tremendously over the years. When reconnecting with friends from my past, it’s been awkward, because I’m known as a Cosmetologist who “do hair.” Everyone I know and come in contact with are learning the new “Nisha.” This gap in my life has caused me to end seasons with some that I’ve kept in touch with over the years. I notice how I’ve grown and see many people have stayed the same over these years. This created a gap in mindset. When I say the same, I mean their mindset of handling life is the same. You know, all of that typical stuff like complaining about jobs, employees, family members, gossiping about friends and every pity party you can think of in between.

I’ve taken time to grow and develop a tougher skin. My journey has been priceless and one I will never regret. It’s one of those seasons where I’m attracting kindred spirits who are on the same mission which is an abundance of blessings and love. It’s also about the lifestyle, motherhood at it’s best, spirituality, faith, patience, and humbleness. It’s not about having one foot in society’s expectations and the other in the conscious realm. Nor it is about priding oneself on getting a break from the kids who cause so much distress, because they aren’t in school at that moment. It’s not about looking for a way out without creating the path. With a mind on this level, there’s no room for being stagnant. It doesn’t matter about the “American Dream” of having the finer materialistic things in life. It’s definitely about working on some of the best ways to become a better and new YOU!

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with ending seasons that aren’t serving you. We all have a road we must take. It’s best taking this road alone to find the best path for you and not old friendships that are stuck and happy being who they are.

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I’m Homeschooling This Year!

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Not entirely, because I have help! Here’s my story :).

When it comes to being a mother, I strongly feel my sons should have the best options. I remember seeing parents ecstatic for winter, spring and summer break to end so they could send their children to these public schools, as if it’s a problem for their children to be home for an extended period of time. I will say this with full confidence. Children weren’t asked to be here! I understand everyone needs a break, but I don’t believe a school or the teachers should be babysitters.

I’ve taking time to learn about the school systems and why we must “abide” by these standards. With raising “awake” children, it’s very important to put the right influences in their lives. Just imagine if our parents were more awake and taught us to use our talents and passion while learning the necessary materials and basics of balance and discipline, just imagine how well off more of us would be? I look at our country and really think about how it could be if we were conditioned to be conquerors and not slaves.

This school year, I’ve decided to enroll my sons in Connections Academy. If you’re not familiar with this school, it’s basically a public school where your kids can learn from home or a lap top. I really like how the schedule is very flexible offering their students the flexibility that needed for their families. For instance, a child can be required to spend 20-25 hours a week learning online and and interacting with their teachers. They can work any day they want, whenever they want (of course under a parent’s supervision). My sons will have a deadline for homework and projects.There’s also live sessions where the students will be required to participate in class, field trips, clubs, etc. My sons have been in the Gifted and Talented program for 3 years and will be able to take advanced classes which is great!

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve heard people say that a child should learn in an environment where they can be social with other kids. This is true to some extent, but isn’t entirely the case. What I’ve noticed in schools that my sons attended is the students aren’t able to communicate with other students unless it’s before school, during recess, or activities that are school related. I’ve seen this in the schools countless times. Like, I enjoy planning and surprising my sons for lunch dates. I remember how the students weren’t even allowed to talk in the lunch room. It’s forbidden to talk while you should eat during a 20-30 minute lunch break. I’m positive my sons aren’t the only ones that have been disciplined for speaking during “learning or lunch time.”

There isn’t much of a difference here. My home schooled sons will not be anti-social. I have made arrangements for them to be in activities with children in their school. In addition, they will participate in sports and other activities that will help them along the way.

This option may not be beneficial to everyone, but it’s definitely a must for my family. Are you homeschooling? Have you made the decision to work your busy life around your family and not the other way around?

 

 

 

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