Image C+ for my parenting this school year

I am giving myself a C+ for parenting this school year. Yep, that’s my grade. I have half-assed all school year. From unsigned agendas to just sending money instead of going to the store for items for school activities. Why, well there are a few reasons for this year being hectic. This is the first year that ALL the girls have had activities. My youngest started baton, band was a continuation, gymnastics and track. Not to mention I returned to school to finish my bachelors degree. So, yeah I was half-assed and am not ashamed to admit it.
I felt so guilty at first but then I got over it. I did what I could and I actually dropped some activities to get things done. I had to stop my 4H sewing program because I could not run from track practice to sewing and back again and my passion for it was gone.
So how did I stop myself from feeling too guilty? Well, as a mom we always feel a little guilty when we cannot do everything for our kids but I had to teach my kids that some things cannot be done. Some things won’t be done and also to take some responsibility for the things that they want.
One day I dropped my daughter off at home and told her to get a snack as well as her gymnastics uniform on while I picked up her sister from a club event. Once I returned she decided that checking her Animal Jam account was more important. Well, she learned a valuable lesson that day, she missed gymnastics. I felt a little guilty but eventually she quit gymnastics and that was fine with me. If kids don’t have the passion for it I don’t waste money AND time.
It is now the end of the year. I missed out on the daily teacher gifts and other programs because I had little thing called my college graduation to attend. I may attend field days to boost my credibility but I still give myself a C for the school year. So, how did you do this year? Did you make crappy lunches, forget to turn in field trip money? We have all done it. What grade would you give yourself this school year?

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Prince of Solana (The Royals of Solana Series Book 1)Prince of Solana by Susan Sheehey
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review. I wanted to like this book but it went against almost everything that I love about romance novels. The prince, Andre was the weakest man in a book I have ever read. Don’t get me wrong I love a strong woman and a man who shows his emotions but Andre had no type of heroics to him whatsoever. Gemma protected him in every situation. Andre had no strengths to him whatsoever to justify his cockiness. I understand he was a prince a spoiled but he had no depth. The ending was so over the top with a country girl suddenly having the skills of an assassin. It was all to much to be believable. I was not a fan. I kept waiting on him to do something and he never did.

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Make a decision

The things that you can control, you must control. Make a decision. Don’t victimize or minimize yourself for anyone. Make a decision. Don’t make an excuse. Make a decision. There is too much free wi-fi to say you don’t know where to start. Make a decision. If people laugh...

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BossedBossed by Sloane Howell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received an advance copy of this book for an honest review. Jenny is on her way to an interview and runs into Ethan, literally. He has a smug attitude and dismissed Jenny, who is not one to back down. They have a less than friendly exchange and leave each other. Little does Jenny know, that Ethan is whom she is interviewing with. She walks in thinking she has lost the job before even being interviewed. However, she beats Ethan at his own game and is hired on the spot.
Ethan hates distractions because of his own inner struggles and Jenny is definitely a distraction for him. She is witty and sexy and has her own personal struggles, in dealing with the health issues of her father, However, Ethan’s walls slowly breakdown. He slowly lets Jenny into is life and cannot help the love that begins to build between them.
Jenny however, has her own reasons for holding back and Ethan must break threw her walls as well.
I enjoyed this book and the banter between Ethan and Jenny. The sexual tension was thick but once they let go the scenes were off the charts. It was a roller coaster ride of emotions. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

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Tapping the Billionaire (Billionaire Bad Boys, #1)Tapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was adorable! In the beginning, the writing threw me off because it is breaking through the fourth wall and the characters are actually talking to us during some periods but once I got used to it, it was fine. The characters are young and the story is young but I enjoyed it even with my 41 year old mindset. Georgia is marketing executive and works for Kline’s company. The company has a dating app. that all employees must be members of anonymously. Kline, also has a cat whom he hates, which being a cat lover makes me enjoy this story even more. Back to the story, Kline needs a date for a fundraiser and he does not want the woman his mother has chosen for him. He tells mommy dearest that he already has a date, which he does not. He spots his employee Georgia in a hilarious situation and asks her to accompany him. She is taken by surprise and decides to join him. The date is hilarious and the whirlwind begins, because they do not realize they have been already in communications via Kline’s dating app. program.
I was surprised by the length of this book but also pleased by it. The story moved very well and placed the characters in many different and realistic situations as far as their friends and locations. That is the most important part of a book, in my opinion, because it makes you fall in love with the characters. It was hilarious, I laughed the entire time at these friends and lovers. It is the perfect book to lift your spirits. I look forward to the next.

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