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Don't Talk to Me till I've Had Two Cups!

There's something about needing to wake up atleast an hour or two before everyone else in my house or else my day is off. My ritual is waking up to the smell of my coffee brewing, sometimes I feel like a walking Folgers commercial!

Without my morning two cups of coffee I am a mess. No, seriousy, I wish I could say, I could get up get dressed and head out for my day maybe stop and get a overpriced Starbuck's cup of fancy words but nope that's not me. I only drink REGULAR COFFEE, no foo foo'ness, just a spalsh of milk and 1 1/2 spoons of sugar and/or Cuban Espresso/Cafe con Leche. I will tell you though, I only need it in the morning. I very rarely drink anymore coffee or caffeine throughout the rest of the day. Maybe it's mental but I need it to function and get going.

My addiction goes back when I was still on a bottle and wearing diapers. Growing up Cuban my Mima (Abuela/Grandmother) would add Cuban espresso to my milk in my bottle! I honestly do not remember ever not drinking coffee. Wait, wait I take that back! There was this one day I woke up as usual came downstairs and as usual head over to my handy ready timered coffe maker and it was.....BROKEN! Embarrassingly I tell you, I cried that morning, really I did cry. My teenage son was laughing at me, he couldn't believe "it was that bad"! Everyone knows, even the cat they can not approach me or talk to me till I had two cups of coffee. I was like a junkie going through withdrawal. It was terrible. At that time I didn't even have my Cuban espresso maker! Now I have both, can't take any chances.

Well, I think it's safe now to wake the rest of the house. I am two cupped up now and ready to take on the world. I'm going to drink my thrid cup while flipping through the Sunday Ad's in the newspaper gazing at all I want to run out and buy. Ah but that's a whole another addiction that can wait till another blog post. Till then my friends, Stay Caffeinated!

Happy Sunday!

Sunday

Motherhood is Not a Competition, it is a Blessing!



Lately I've been noticing a lot of "Mommy Wars" going on, stay-at-home moms vs working moms. Seriously women, do what is best for you and your children and not worry what everyone else is doing.

I'm a Working-Mom, have been since I can remember. I never had the opportunity to stay home and be one of the moms who got to take their toddler to a playground on a Monday at noon...I'm clocked in working at that time. So when I get home I start my other job just like all moms....cooking, laundry, clean house, bookkeeping, nursing, and everything else that comes with the job to be the best mommy I can be. It doesn't matter whether I work or not I give my children 100% of me. All while I keep my resume up to date.

Those of you who are able to stay-at-home with your children and be the "Room Mom" for your child's class, that's awesome. I'm happy for you and your children. Enjoy the time because it goes quickly.

I do however believe that a woman needs to always be prepared in life for the unexpected. Even if she chooses to be a stay-at-home or a work-at-home mom she should make time to keep her skills up to par. Always make sure to not loose herself while raising a family. Time changes quickly whether you are a photographer, blogger/writer, computer programer, etc. keep up with those changes.

Now, ladies let's stop all this back and forth who is a Better Mom and work together, support eachother. Motherhood is not a competition, it's a blessing! Treat it as such.