Sunday, February 28, 2010

9 and Pregnant?!


My daughter and I have been watching the MTV show 16 and Pregnant a lot lately and she was being funny today with her bike helmet and did this...

lol, putting these ridiculously funny pictures aside, this was meant to actually be a serious blog. haha

I guess it might be considered controversial that I allow my daughter to watch this show (only with me, of course) along with the show Intervention (when appropriate, which 99% of the time I do find the subject matter appropriate for my children), but the truth of the matter is, I want my daughter (and son) to have as much information on subjects such as pregnancy, drug abuse and addiction. I might be considered a hypocrite because I want my children to know as much as they can about these subjects but Miah and I won't allow them to have cell phones until at least 13....and that's even an "if". Maybe not even 13. Absolutely NO internet access without us knowing, being in the room, watching them and never in our house will we allow them to have an internet connection in their own rooms. I want them to stay kids for as long as possible. To stay away from unnecessary responsibilities until they have to. I want my kids to be kids. So then why would I allow and actually have them watch shows like 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom and Intervention? Some things are out of my control. All I know is that when I drop them off at school at 8:20am and pick them up at 3:10, I really don't know anything that goes on between them and their friends, what they hear, what they say....I can only go by what they tell me. I want my kids to be open with Miah and I. I want them to be completely comfortable coming to us with anything. To keep those lines of communication open. If for one second I thought them watching those shows were too much for them, I wouldn't allow them to watch them anymore. But we keep it light, watch the shows (which they really enjoy) and usually have a light (but serious, if that makes any sense) conversation after them. Or during, whenever the opportunity presents itself.

But honestly, aren't those pictures SO funny?!?! LOL

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


After over three years of living in this house, Miah and I FINALLY got around to painting/decorating our bedroom!!!

We both hate painting more than most people hate it. We really hate it. And by really hate it, I mean REALLY hate it. I'd rather grocery shop than paint! Yeah, it's that serious. lol But we saw an idea years and years ago that we really liked on HGTV. Simple squares painted on a wall. Somehow it just caught both of our eye(s?)(lol) and we said we'd do that when we got around to doing our room.

Well, that time finally came last weekend! One of my most favorite color combo's is blue and brown, so that's the color scheme we went with. I have been searching for a bedding set for months now and never found one I liked, so I just went online to and ordered everything separately. Everything! Nothing was a set, so it was kind of scary not being able to hold the colors of everything up against everything else, but fun at the same time. And thankfully, they all look great together and we LOVE the way our room came out!!!