Friday, May 21, 2010


Life is good. Even when it gets tough, there is still wonderful, if we're brave enough to look around for it. I believe life's goodness comes from the Lord whose presence surrounds us in all things, including you and me. The grace and love of out Creator is around us daily, right now.

As I am enjoying summer, I've noticed His presence surroudning me. There are so many things that are changing these days. I used to be a girl who hated change and there are times I still dread it. Change isn't welcome when we're happy and life is comforable. This has certainly been the case for me.Loosing someone you loved is never a welcome change. Leaving or moving away from those you hold close to your heart is a painful and uncomforable change. Moments of starting over can be nothing less than challenging. But, there are other types of change. Like how your life changes when you fall in love. How everything you once knew is completely different with the birth of a child. Maybe trusting in God and taking a leap of faith you didnt think your were brave enough to take, just to find out there was an ocean of blessings on the other side.

Change can be a good thing. I spent some time in with kitchen with my daughter the other day. We made breakfast and just talked. As I looked at her face and listen to her story I was shocked as I realised she isn't my baby; she is growing into her own person. It is shocking how children change they go from infants who cannot do a thing for themselves into little people learning and living life without a care. After than they are adults and then have their own famiy.

So as i finish my day I hope you'll think about your life and how God may be making changes and putting things in order to help you. Sometimes we need a little pruning, but in the end, what happens is life giving. Trust in God and embrace that with every change that comes an amazing opportunity is there.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My blog is carbon neutral

Ok, so I may be a go green freak, which I wish I was but i do recycle and try to do some little things that will help. So I have made my blog carbon neutral!

The CO2 absorption of a tree is 11 pounds per year!
The CO2 emission of a blog is * pounds per year!
Although these are estimates this initiative ensuring that the neutralisation of each blog is achieved.

So join with me its quick simple and helps our future generations!

Monday, May 17, 2010

A random thought for today.

A peculiar witch dashes into the outlook.
Now what does that mean so some of you... Make a fun story out of it...
Maybe it will take the edge off of the monday blues...

Smile everyone!

Now lets learn about - Ladybug

Ladybug is my second daughter who is almost 10 weeks old. She came in this crazy family March 2010.
So far is has doubled her birth weight and is above average on height according to the charts the doctor uses. Another tall girl on my hands. I'm hoping they will be either be professional basketball players or models... Either one makes good money and they could buy a huge house and mama will move in with them, haha....

Anyway, I'm still figuring out Ladybug - still kinda new. But I know her favorite past times include sucking on mamas boob, spitting up, farting contests with daddy, giggling at mommy while I talk like I'm an idiot and smush my face up like a Sharpi dog, she also enjoys watching cartoons with her big sister. And she is captivating smile, you know the one where all you see is tongue and gums; love it.

Her talents include the longest passing of gas known  in our family for an infant, monstrous diaper explosions, and spitting up on mommy more than her sister ever did, somehow wiggling from my shoulder to hip area in 3 seconds, and she can do the wobbly head dance like no other...

So far she is pretty good sleeper... She does wake up to eat but its usually only once at night which is amazing!!!

I cant  really tell if she going to be like her sister of if they are going to be totally opposites...
Only time can tell...

A Little about my girl - Monkey

Monkey as I have so gracefully nicknamed her, is my oldest daughter. She will be 3 years old May 2010. Last time we had her at the doctor she stood 41 inches tall and weighed 38.1 pounds; she isn't even 3 and wears 4T-5T. She's just tall like her mama.

Monkey definitely knows how to milk the grandparents for anything; cash, toys, candy, you name it she pretty much gets her way at there house when I'm not there. So when she comes home she is just pissed at me most of the time because here she is told "no" from time to time... And on top of that I make her nap, or at least lay down and rest for bit because if she doesn't she will serious loose her mind!

Her favorite foods are
  • Chicken & Ranch
  • Chips & Dip (of any kind)
  • Broccoli & Cheese
  • Biscuits & Gravy
  • Pizza (with ranch most of the time)
  • chocolate, sweets, cookies, and candy of any kind....
Now, this is a ranch eatin' and dippin' family so she really no chance of escaping the ranch craze. This list isn't what she eats everyday, although chicken is for lunch most days, but its the list of - if she could pick what to eat - this would be it.

What is she scared of? The dark and thunder... Every time it rains she totally freaks out...
Bed time is fun around this house we finally got her "big girl" bed up and her room all pretty and its a space just for her but does she want to sleep in there, noooo....
I know its a scary transition so as of now she falls asleep either in my bed or on the couch and then is lifted off to her bed. Drives me crazy but its better than a melt down every night.

Here is the part that is hard for me admit too. She is just like me as a child; stubborn, bull-headed and sassy as she can be. So when my mama said I was gonna get pay back when I had kids she was right... Its like a mini me, and heck I know how i was and still am so parenting isn't gonna be easy for me anytime soon.

In the end, I love her to death. Just last night as she was falling asleep on the couch and her sister was sleeping, I just sat down beside her and stroked her curly hair. I just stared at her - she was so peaceful, so beautiful, it was a simple elegance that took my breath away. It was one of those moments that you know will stay in your memory even when your 85 years old. There are days when I seriously wonder how can I do this for at least 42 more years (lets get real you're never really done being a mommy until your in the ground), but moments like that just help remind me of how precious and truly wonderful she is, screaming, crying, hitting me, or kicking me. She is still truly a blessing to my life.

Stressful Sunday Anyone?

Well today was just not my day at all. I did get to sleep about 6 hours (not straight through of course) thanks to Ladybug, Monkey was at my MILs house. But anyway I wake up and start making muffins because my hubs put in the request the night before. Well I'm mixing away while Ladybug is her bassinet in the kitchen with me....

Does my hubs offer to watch her for me? No.
Does he offer to help in anyway at all? Nope.....
He just comes in the kitchen makes is protein shake and goes back to the couch to watch T.V. I'm like are you serious... Seriously?
So I go tell him "thanks for all the help hun...." and he responded "I didn't know you needed any".

Ok yes I am a woman but this a super in front of that, no there is not. I mean in all honesty he is a bit self-center at times, and totally clueless to what I need from him; which is hard enough to deal with. Yes he works hard and I appreciate that but mentally and emotionally it still seems like he puts himself first and then everything else follows. If only men came with a tell all tag...
But I do love him just cant stand him sometimes time...
So my morning sucked.

My evening, not so hot either... I met my MIL to get Monkey and turns out Maw Maw didn't let, or make her nap... Yea awesome, now I have a grumpy almost 3 year old little girl on my hands.... We headed to my moms house for Sunday dinner and a movie which is not what I was hoping it would be. Fun, relaxing, enjoyable no not at all...It was full of time-outs, and "stop that"s.... On top of that Ladybug had a colic fit or something, all she did there was cry cry cry... A total disaster. I guess my mom could see that I had a bad morning so she was ok with me staying and she helped with the girls... along with my dad. They love anytime with they get to spend with their granddaughter, acting up or not...

So I am home now, Monkey came in the door and she was ready for bed because we didn't home from my moms house until right before 11pm and I got her ready for bed and she sacked out.. Now as for Ladybug, she feel asleep in the car on the way here and stayed asleep while I got monkey ready for bed. But that was it she is back to crying and screaming, and me wondering what to do and hoping that Monkey stays asleep. Luckily somehow she is now back to sleep and I am finally getting to type with two hands!

Wow what a Sunday and its past midnight now and not even Sunday anymore lol....

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I write articles about breastfeeding for

I have recently been accepted to write about breasting on, it is fairly new but I will publishing everything about breastfeeding here. I just wanted to share so you can read and check it out and if someone else feels like this is something they would like to start great, the info is below!

Become a Writer!

Examiner is a great way to earn some income from home. They are consistently looking for Great Writer’s to join the Examiner Team. If you have the skills required and a subject you have a great amount of knowledge in you may be accepted as a Writer for Examiner. They have a list of subjects you can choose from or you can even suggest a new subject. This Home Job does NOT require phone work.

Earning Income from home with this and being successful with it does take knowing how to write “Good Articles”. This is something you can learn but must have a base to work off of. You of course need to have good writing skills, good grammar, punctuation skills and many other skills like to write engaging articles that readers will want to read and writing interesting topics. Some will not favor your articles, but many will if you learn these skills or have these skills to be successful writing from home.

To apply for Examiner you will have to go through an application process which includes your information, skills and experience. And of course how much knowledge you have in the subject you want to write about.
I am Ready to Apply as a Writer on Examiner:

When you get to the website to apply which I will include below, you will want to choose the subject you want to write for or suggest one, fill out the application and please insert Bershelle Jones, the ID# 49099 or Bluefield Breastfeeding Examiner as your Referrer at the end of the application.
To apply to Examiner go to the Examiner Application Page Now.

You can visit anytime for more details on this writing job. It is a Legitimate Job from home, you must go through a complete application process and Examiner will then contact you on where to go from there and if you are accepted.

Pros and Cons of Infant Vaccines

Well yesterday I left to go get my infant daughter (Ladybug) her first set of shots. So of course as a mother - or at least for me I ask myself "am I doing the right thing?", "Should she have shots?". Well my older daughter (Monkey) has already been through this and its hard for children. I hate seeing them cry, for whatever reason.

I just wanted to post so some info links for parents. Not judging or "taking a side" on this topic as I know it is probably touchy for a few....
Below are just a few of the links that you can find for this subject...
Just wanted to write about something a little different than everyday life...

The Pros and Cons of Infant Vaccines
Vaccines and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Dispelling Vaccination Myths: Part I

Well hello and here I am

As you have probably noticed I am a blonde and my name is Bershelle (like ber~shell; odd... I know, I know...), and I am a rather simple woman. I was born on April 11th 1990, I live in the same small town in Virginia that I was born in; I have never moved and probably never will. Here you are surrounded by beautful mountains, cows out number the people, the high school football game is the weeks highlight, we dress up our dogs on occasion, and we all know one another. I love my little town but trust me it does have some downers; like not shopping (we drive at least 40 minutes to the nearest mall) and only so many restuarants.

I have been married since July of 2009, my husband works in the coal mines of West Virginia and he enjoys the adventure I do believe. As of right now I am a stay-at-home and work-at-home mama!!! I have a wonderful crazy little girl who is 3 and another giggly little girl who is 9 weeks old... I had my oldest when I was 17 and yes i did graduate high school but after many failed attemps I learned from college that well, college was not for me...

I love my girls and I just want to stay home with them. I may be a young however I am not so dumb, I know how precious my girls are. I enjoy everyday, all the "NO"s and "DON'T"s, that is just what it takes to help them learn, I would not change a thing about my life as it is today. I am truely a blessed woman; I have 2 healthy girls, and a wonderful husband who does his best to put up with me. What more can a girl ask for?