Thankful Thursday - YUMMommy

Thankful Thursday

"The energy you'll expend focusing on someone else's life is better spent working on your own.  Just be your own idol."

~Sophia Amoruso, #GIRLBOSS

Hi YUMMs!  This week I started reading #GIRLBOSS  (affiliate link) by Sophia Amoruso and it is awesomesauce!  This book had a lot of hype surrounding it when it first came out and I was a little hesitant to read it.  However, after seeing some of my fave and trusted fellow bloggers give it a thumbs up, I decided to pick up a copy.  Amoruso reminds me a lot of myself and I think that's a huge part of why I think this book is great.

You've probably heard a thousand times that "comparison is the thief of joy" and that's true.  So, I'm taking her advice and becoming my own idol.  In the blogging world, it's easy to get caught up with thoughts of "I wish had her blog design," "I wish could take photos like so and so," or "why can't I get blah, blah, blah company to sponsor my blog."  Stop comparing yourself others because guess what we're all awesome!  Start looking at what you have to offer, what it great about you as you are and rock it! 

I'm so thankful that I took the time to read this book.  From time to time, we need to hear how others used their individuality to get where they wanted to be.  Some of us are content to be followers, but for those of us who desire to be leaders, we have make ourselves our own idols.  Believe in ourselves more than we believe in others; put more effort into focusing on our own projects and eventually the hard work will pay off.

Mommy's Snow Angels
Remember how I posted last Thursday that we finally got snow?  Well, we got more snow over the weekend and Monday.  Then, we got hit with our third snow last night!!  Yes, we've had three snow fronts back to back.  The picture above is from the second snow front.  Moo and I are two happy winter babies right now.

JJ enjoyed looking at it, but was ready to go after he touched it and felt how cold it was.  He is not a fan of being cold! Needless to say today is a snow day for the schools here.  So far we've enjoyed some cartoons, a little playing, a fruit salad for breakfast and I've caught up on some emails.  For the rest of the day, I plan on working on Moo's blanket that I'm crocheting for room remodel.  There will be an official post on that later, but I'm thankful for this snow days to cuddle and spend time with my babies!

Lastly, I'm thankful that we're finally on the way to getting JJ into the speech therapy/preschool program at Moo's school!  It's only taken half the school year, but with some assistance from his speech therapist and former case worker, he could start classes next week.  I'm so excited for him because this will be his first real experience to make friends his own age besides when we take trips to the library.  We have no clue if we'll see those kids again.  And I don't know about y'all but for some reason, the parents we encounter or not the least bit interested in playdates.

This is definitely something I've had to get used to since having kids in the QC.  When I was living in my hometown, Moo and I got invited on lots of playdates.  Even when we stayed in New Orleans briefly my brother in-law's family invited us over playdates and even gifted Moo with tons of stuff from sippy cups to clothes.  I'm thinking this has to do with the mindset of the people here because it's been difficult even connecting with the moms in my playgroup and I finally just stopped trying.

Nevertheless, I'm confident that my little guy will make at least one or two friends in his class when he starts.  I'm looking forward to seeing how being in a new social environment will affect his speech progression.  I think he's going to become even more of  a chatterbox than his sister is.  I'm definitely getting my ears ready.  LOL

What are you giving thanks for this week?

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  1. My daughter has Girlboss and I should borrow it form her. I keep seeing this book everywhere!
    Glad things are looking up for your son too. :)

  2. This week I am thankful for giving myself the opportunity to enjoy something for myself. I carry lots of mommy guilt and I know it's unhealthy. I haven't heard of GirlBoss but from what you shared I am interested in picking up a copy for myself. I miss winter. I'm glad you all got to have a little snow before the seasons change.

  3. I'm with JJ, so over the cold. I need heat. When my kids were young, I had a hard time connecting as well. I think it's just where you live. This week! I'm happy The Hubs is home!

  4. this is so true and POWERFUL! It is too easy to get into the comparison game and it doesn't do us any good. I actually find the women do this much more than men and I don't see why.

    We have to do the best we can and just focus on our own goals.

    A wonderful reminder and a great post thank you!

    Angie from reasons to dress