When I Said NO

I finally said NO and meant it.My kids are my everything! I try to always give them what they want and provide what they need no matter what! I do say no sometimes but on what i think are the little stupid things.

With my kids being teenagers I have been having some problem with their attitude especially with my Adam, you know how those teenage years can be hard at times! Today i put my foot down and didn’t give in! That broke my heart! Felt so guilty and actually still do! I had my reasons to say no, and my biggest reason was his attitude! I couldn’t take it anymore! 

I seriously might be one of the most understanding mothers out there but today i had to put my foot down! and it feels awful! My heart is aching so bad that i cried! I wish he can understand that I wasn’t mad! I was hurt! 

As a parent you might feel hurt, worried and unsure about what right! Its hard specially when the most simplest conversation turns into an argument But i always keep reminding myself that this phase will come to an end. 

Braces

 
Braces are a common and almost expected part of growing up! Most teens are bummed to find out that they need braces but not my kids! Haha they we’re so excited! My kids have good teeth in general they needed braces just to close up the gaps nothing serious just for a better smile πŸ™‚ 
We went for a check up and the Dentist Agreed that they needed braces to close the gaps between their teeth both of Adam and Jenna have the same case just gaps between their teeth and nothing serious, they will have it on for a year. And right there and then they had thier braces on! It took around 2:30 hours for both kids and me going from one room to an other haha but it was all good πŸ™‚ 



getting used to braces will take some time. As the teeth move, there may be soreness, slower chewing, and changing dietary considerations. Remember to be sensitive and encouraging, talking them through their concerns if they seem stressed, always have soft food around at the first couple of days when they get their braces on and make sure they brush after every meal and clean in between the braces with a tiny brush that you will get from the pharmacy. 

Avoid nuts, chips, gum and candy they don’t go well with braces at all! 

What do braces do? 

Braces straighten teeth because they do two very important things: stay in place for an extended amount of time, and exert steady pressure. It’s this combination that allows braces to successfully change the position of teeth in a patient’s mouth.

How long is the treatment? 

Correcting the position of the teeth often takes anywhere from 6 months to 2 or 3 years with any of the methods.

Caring for Teeth With Braces:

Braces, wires, springs, rubber bands, and other appliances can act like magnets for food and plaque, which can leave permanent stains on the teeth if not brushed away. Most orthodontists recommend brushing after meals with fluoride toothpaste and taking special care to remove food stuck in braces. Some orthodontists will also prescribe or recommend a fluoride mouthwash, which can get into places in a mouth with braces that a toothbrush can’t.

It is important that your children have regular dental visits to make sure their teeth are healthy and to prevent future oral health problems, as well as provide your teen with information on proper oral hygiene during this time.

Note to kids! 

remember that no matter what, your braces will come off eventually β€” and you’ll be left with a wonderful, straight smile.

Happy Birthday JennaΒ 

My tiny little brat! No matter how old you grow you will always be my baby girl πŸ’•

I wish you greatness in this world! May you always find peace, love, joy and happiness ❀️ 

Remember to always Listen to your heart, take risks and always be kind to others! Be grateful for what you have and love yourself because your are amazingly awesome 😍

Happy Birthday Jenny 😘

Love you loads xoxo

How Nara Changed My Life!Β 

I was going through a bad time in my life, feeling lost, depressed and just so blah! 

My kids were growing so fast, they started to hang out with friends all the time, Adam started going shopping with his friends when i use to buy him everything! It felt that my kids don’t need me anymore! I felt that me being around all the time is no longer important! I started letting my son know in advance if we were going out on a family lunch or dinner! Were before that never happened we always went out together and did so many activities. 

I felt like i wanted a baby! I know its mad! Why would i want a baby!! I wanted to feel needed, It sounds crazy yes! My kids still need me and will always need me but at the age they are in now they just wanna hang out with friends and do their own thing and I totally understand, no doubt i want the best for them and i know that this is so normal at this age. 

I needed something and i needed it fast! So i decided to get a small puppy, we do have an American Akita but he grow to become taller than me mashallah, I needed a dog that will always stay small in size so i can carry around, so i got a pom and called her Nara and oh how she changed my life! People around me noticed the difference in my attitude and mood they started telling me how happier and peaceful i became i smile and say Nara πŸ˜‰ I always heard of animal therapy but never really understood it fully and now i so do and i highly recommend it! Now when the kids are out Nara is always around and she is the cutest thing ever. 
Some benefits of Animal Therapy:

– Lifts spirit and helps with depression.

– Provides comfort.

– Reduced boredom.

– Lowers anxiety.

– Provides non-stressful environment.

– Provides motivation to move more.