Nicole Bouie's Blog (35)

A Safe Place to Make Mistakes

Happy Hump Day Mama’s! I wanted to share my thoughts about making your home a safe place for your kids. Now I’m not talking about outlet plugs, but I am talking about emotional safety. When I say emotionally safety I’m talking about allowing your children to have the ability to make mistakes…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on August 20, 2014 at 10:47am — No Comments

Don't Demote Yourself as a Parent

Happy Hump Day Mama’s! We all know how hard it can be to be consistent in our parenting. Whether you are parenting 1 child or 4 children sometimes you get tired. Let’s face it we all have busy lives, working, furthering our education, picking kids up, dropping kids off, cooking, cleaning, going to church,…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on August 13, 2014 at 9:13am — No Comments

Potty Training: You got this!

 

Happy Hump Day Mama’s! I am potty training my last child and I have a spaghetti junction of feelings towards this momentous occasion. I am happy that she is ready to be potty trained but I am not ready for cleaning up the “at will” pee and poop. I potty trained my youngest son around the age…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on August 6, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Embarrassed in Public

Happy Hump Day Mama’s! Let’s get right down to the nitty gritty. No one likes to be embarrassed, especially in public. As a Mama of 4 I can tell you that I have had my fair share of public embarrassment. I felt like I wanted to crawl into a cave and leave my child on the outside. I was not only…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on July 30, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Parental Failure

“Don’t buy the lie that you’re failing as parents”

                                                                                        -Pastor Holly Farver

Happy Hump Day Mama’s! I had the great pleasure of attending a…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on July 23, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

I'm back!!! Well Mama's it's been 3 long months and I am finally back. I took a break to get myself together. I hadn't been feeling too well and I could not figure out why. My family and I took a tri…

I'm back!!! Well Mama's it's been 3 long months and I am finally back. I took a break to get myself together. I hadn't been feeling too well and I could not figure out why. My family and I took a trip Memorial Day weekend and I got sick on the trip but I mustered through it and kept quiet...Yeah, yeah I…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on July 16, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments

Finding my inner “Skinny Girl” Part 2

Hey Mama’s I wanted to check in and report on how my inner “Skinny Girl” is doing. In case this is your first time reading let me…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on August 28, 2013 at 9:49am — No Comments

Marriage is a Vocation Not a Vacation!

Mama’s I’ve been doing some serious thinking here lately and I know a lot of people that are married. Some have some really good marriages while others struggle with trying to make their marriage thrive. I’ve been…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on August 14, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

Are you a "Public Parent"?

We have all seen parents out in public with their children and they seem to have absolutely no control of them. Maybe you have not witnessed parents not…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on June 5, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

DIY Mama: Make your own baby food

Mama’s my youngest child is almost 10 months old and she has started to eat a whole lot more, opting for a whole lot more food than formula. So I figured it was time to turn it up a notch and instead of spending a dollar per jar of food I would…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on May 31, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Sexy Daddy

Well Mama’s I took the day off on Monday, but I hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day! My sweet hubby decided to take me to Sanibel Island and Naples for the weekend, while my parents came down and kept the kiddies. While vacationing on the beach…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on May 29, 2013 at 9:25am — No Comments

Finding my inner "Skinner Girl"

Mama’s I know I’ve ranted and raved about my newfound Paleolithic (Paleo) lifestyle that my family and I have adopted. Well I am in love and apparently so is the skinny girl inside trying to get out LOL…I…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on May 15, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments

Mama Stress

Hi Mama’s I hope everyone had an awesome Mother’s Day! I sure did. It was very low key which is just what I needed after the week I had…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on May 13, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments

A letter to my daughter

 

Dear Daughter,

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Added by Nicole Bouie on May 10, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

Cinnamon Honey Butter

Mama’s this week we celebrate teachers for Teacher’s Appreciation Week. I love my kid’s teachers and I like to say it and show it. So I do a few crafts for them. Last year it was pretty easy because I only had 1 kid in school. This year I have 2 kids, but my daughter has 2 teachers so that is a total of 3 teachers. I had to get creative and since I always have a kitchen stocked for those emergencies I decided to whip up…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on May 8, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments

V is for Vasectomy!

Now Mama’s you already know that I have 4 kids, ages 7, 6, 2 and 8 months. My hubby and I have 2 boys and 2 girls that we adore completely. I love being pregnant, for the labor part of it really (I know, I know I just think pushing a baby…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on May 6, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments

Southern Sayings that I love and grew up on!

Mama’s I am a southern girl to my core. I live in the city and while I enjoy city life sometimes I wish we lived on a farm. Maybe we would have some chickens, a few pot belly pigs, ducks, maybe a cow and a goat or two. My daily attire would definitely be my dungarees (jeans and overalls) daily with my hat and rain boots while driving my red1984 Chevy Pickup (extended bed of course). I grew up in Florida (Tallahassee,…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on May 3, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

Teaching your children tolerance

Mama’s this week we have been bombarded via TV, social media and radio about a pro basketball player coming out to the world that he was a gay man. While I am a Christian and I do not agree with his lifestyle I’m not here to bash him or condone him as that is not my place. I am here to talk about tolerance and respect for humankind, period. Our children learn from us and the behaviors we display. It is so important that…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on May 1, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments

Granny Panties

Mama’s I needed a laugh today, with 2 sick little ones in the house coughing all over me. So here is a Monday pick me up from me to you! Ok we have all…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on April 29, 2013 at 9:49am — 2 Comments

Meatloaf Muffins & Faux-tatoes

 

Mama’s as many of you already know a month or so ago my family embarked on a Paleolithic (Paleo) Lifestyle change. I say lifestyle change and not diet because it is something we are going to adopt and practice for the rest of our lives. Of course we’ve been trying to eat healthier for a while now and it didn’t taste good so we’d always give up and go back to the greasy, pre-packaged, non-healthy…

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Added by Nicole Bouie on April 24, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

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