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Window Shopping…An Exercise?!

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I’m not really a shopping type of girl, especially if I’m going by myself. However, since I moved not too far from a mall I find myself going there at least once a week. I’m either buying, returning or exchanging something as well as working out.

No, my mall does not have a gym. Well then, how do I workout?! I window shop! I take my son with me and park on the opposite side of the mall from the store I definitely need to go to. After buying, returning, exchanging or whatever it is that I have to do I begin my round abouts. I usually go into stores that I already shop at to keep my motivation alive. I will spend about 5-10 minutes going through racks, tables, baskets, walls, etc. while continuously moving around the store. Once I’ve seen everything that has captured my attention I move on to the next store.

Some may ask how is that a workout. Well, for me, I get my cardio in with all the walking around the mall and in the stores I’m doing. I also get my squats and leg workouts with all the bending down to look at things at picking them up and putting them back where they were. Lastly, I work my arms by going through racks, reaching for things on the walls, and of course pushing my son’s stroller back and forth, taking him in and out of his carseat, and placing his stroller in and out the trunk of the car.

So why would I just walk around my block or on a track with no type of motivation around me when I can be in an environment that will make me move and get more of a workout than just cardio. And to make it more fun, I will invite a friend along with her baby and we can get our Window Shopping Workout on together.

*WARNING*
This is NOT for everyone and I DO NOT recommend this for Shopaholics. Your body won’t get a workout but your purses definitely will, and not a good one.

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Melted Crayon Canvas Art

WHAT YOU NEED:

-BOX OF CRAYONS

-CANVAS

-HOT GLUE GUN

-HAIR DRYER

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Take a box of crayons and hot glue each one onto your canvas in the desired design of your choice.

(You can leave the wrappers on or peel off)

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2. Prop your canvas up straight and begin to blow dry the ends of your crayons until they drip down your canvas.

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3. Wait until your canvas is completely dry before mounting your beautiful piece of art.

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FUN TIPS:

Let your little one choose the design and help you hold the hair dryer to melt the crayons.

*WARNING*

THIS PROJECT CAN AND WILL GET MESSY!

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Friends… Who Needs Them?!

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Thanks to my son, whom I am absolutely grateful for, I have come to realize that I have no type of circle, square, nor triangle of people whom I can call REAL friends.

Originally from Long Island, NY now residing in Fort Lauderdale, FL I used to live the fast life before my son arrived. I was a full-time student, working two sometimes three jobs, and going clubbing almost every weekend. I thought I had all the friends I needed.

WRONG!

Once I stopped going out, due to my pregnancy, everything slowly started to change. The girls, I used to party and have sleepovers with, soon became memories. I understood that I no longer “shared the same interest” with them but one has a child of her own. I would’ve hoped the she, out of anybody, would be the main person to know what I was going through. Unfortunately, I received no phone calls, no hit ups, NOTHING. Not even a “Congratulations”. I decided to ignore the facts and still extend the invitation to my baby shower. Out of ALL my “friends” who received an invite, only two showed up. That was when my eyes really opened up and I began to see the truth for what it was.

My immediate family was still living in NY, therefore I was alone… just me… my boyfriend… and our soon-to-be bundle of joy. I had NO idea what to expect nor how to handle my pregnancy and my boyfriend was clueless. I was definitely the epitome of a H.A.M. (Hot Ass Mess).

On Friday, April 27th 2012 at 8:26am, I was blessed with a healthy, 6lb, 10oz, 21in baby boy named Aizayah James. That morning began the BEST day of my life and I became a Mother! I can never describe the feeling of having someone whose life depends on you so much on. Who needs friends when I have all I need right here laying in my arms. My whole world now revolved around my little boy.

As days, weeks, and months swiftly passed up by. I started to miss that fact of having friends. My son was getting big enough for someone to babysit but I had no one to go anywhere or do anything with. My boyfriend grew tired of me wanting to do everything and go everywhere with him. “I do have a life and friends of my own you know,” he said to me “you seriously need to find some friends of your own and not no B.S. friends but some real genuine friends”. Pahaa yea right, easier said than done. But I agreed, and that is how the birth of The Real MILFs came to be.

So who needs friends you ask?

I do!

And I know there’s some Mommas out there who need some real genuine Momma friends too!

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