What's up with the Children these days?

The way children act and carry themselves in today's world are a far cry from the way children acted and carried themselves back in our grandparents' day and beyond.  Granted, yes, the world has changed since then but do morals and values really change?  Should they change?  Respect for yourself and for others? Is that gone too?

How is it that we live in a world where an 8th grade little, yes little, girl can feel comfortable cursing out another parent because that parent accidentally spilled water on her or where a 15 year old child can post such a disgusting letter on her Facebook page addressed to her parents (even though she thought they would never see it because she locked them out of her page) about how they are giving her so much work to do around the house and that they should pay HER to do chores? 

How is it, people, that these children feel so entitled, are disrespectful and just downright disgusting?

So this is my theory, things started to change during the Baby Boomer Generation (our parents' generation).  During that time, after World War II, these were the people that remodeled society.  They re-defined traditional values.  It has been noted that this generation is widely associated with privilege, as many grew up in a time of affluence.  With that said, to me I feel this was the beginning of the decline in North America and of course it affects us as well.  While they still passed down the same traditions and values they grew up with, I feel they were diluted as time passed.  Some hung on to them and some did not.

The world has changed so dramatically you often hear children saying it's not easy being a child in these times, well try being a parent (Not literally, please don't go and have a baby!).  BUT if we are stern with your children, the child has a right to call social services (in North America).  Yet, we find it hard to believe when the 8th grader cusses a parent out, or the 15 year old writes such a harsh letter about her parents.  Parents can no longer parent.  

The teachings I received as a child (which seems to be lost in today's society) will undoubtedly be passed on to my children.  I hope that respect for self and others, strong morals, values, and pride, etc. permeates their entire being to the point that they will not only live it but pass it on to their children to keep it going. 

That's all I can hope for.

Where have the parents gone? Candilaria

Oh Where Oh Where Have My Little Dogs Gone?

Do you know the children's song "Oh where oh where has my little dog gone? Oh where oh where can he be? With his ears cut short and his tail cut long oh where oh where can he be?"

Well readers, trust and believe I do not have to sing this song. I know where our dogs have gone. Mayer and Maddox are their names. Two little black lovable dogs we gave away to one of my husband's colleagues.

Are you wondering why we gave away two dogs? The dogs we have owned beginning in 2005? The dogs we have bathed, had in our beds, taken to the beach.......I even fed Mayer with a spoon. If so let me tell you.

I gave them away because I have children with two legs now, I repeat children with two legs. With two children, that means I have four legs to protect. There is no way in my mind can I possibly conceive of taking care of twelve yes you do the math twelve legs. I might as well add in Eric's legs, that's 14 and occasionally mine 16 legs!

Can anyone guess how many arms I have?

Two arms! That's it! I am still diligently searching for The Arm Store just as diligently as I have been searching for The Money Tree. These two things must exist somewhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But on a serious note, yes we decided to part ways with our dogs. Eric had a moment of sadness. He still may feel some loss. As for me based on the tone of this post I will let you decide on whether I miss Mayer Barack Hall and Maddox Obama Hall.


Hello my name is Tiffany!

Yes, I must begin by reintroducing myself. It has been a long while since I have had the ability to blog....yes ability. My desire to take a moment and sit at a computer overwhelmed me everyday but can I just reach out to the new mothers of two children out there.

Yes what the hell? Many warned me but their warnings were no preparation for having a two and a half year old and a three month old.

On December 9th I graduated to the Navy Seals of Motherhood. My nanny left and I became the sole heir to two children who apparently need a bath and something to eat everyday. Needless to say, attempting to be a mother of young children and blogging is a feat I have made as one of my goals to master.

And so, here goes again......my name is Tiffany Hall. I am a proud thirty-nine year old mother to Channing Tatum (2) and Chase Ari (3months). I am married to Eric who is my lighthouse. We have been married for three years.

Let the blogging begin!

Vacay coming to an end

Yes, sad to say that my vacation is winding down and I am not a happy camper...lol.  Being off for the past 10 days felt so incredibly rejuvenating, I can't think of any reason as to why I didn't take one sooner...*sigh*.  What really allowed me to rest was the fact that all, yes ALL, the kids were not in the house.    (yes it was intentional! ;))The girls were in school and my baby boy was with my sister's housekeeper.  And you know what, I don't feel at all guilty for scheduling that way.  Nope, not one bit.

We women cannot and should not feel bad about putting ourselves first sometimes.  It's the only way we stay sane, eh?!  If we keep going and going at the rate which we all do on a daily basis, 365 days a year, we won't be any good to anyone!  

This vacation allowed me to reflect on a lot of things, especially what I want to do in terms of my career.  While growing up I've always known within myself that I wanted to own a business.  But what?  And how?  As time goes by (and yes I know time waits for no one) it becomes more and more apparent and the passion for it grows and grows.  My husband and I have been talking about it for more than a year now and finally I can feel that the pieces are falling into place.  With a little bit of hope, inspiration, goals, confidence, and hard work I think we are on our way for our dreams to come true.  

Although, I am sad to be going back to work tomorrow, it does give me the motivation to put my plans in place so that I can do what I've been doing while  on vacation.  No, not sleeping, but doing what I love best!  Creating! Designing! And making things beautiful!

Our plans are in its infancy stage at the moment and I will reveal them when it is the proper time and do it right because I would love your support.  

I can't wait to see how this story unfolds.

Rejuvenated Candilaria

What a Joyful Noise it was!

My husband and I went to the movies today to watch "Joyful Noise" starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton.  I mean what a joyful noise it was!  I went with  little expectations since I've barely even seen the trailer for it.  I wouldn't consider it a musical because I believe musicals are when you suddenly break out in song and when the cast talk to each other through singing.  However, this movie wasn't short of songs or singing and good feelings.

"Joyful Noise" is definitely a must-see and such a breath of fresh air, not to mention so incredibly inspirational.  So inspirational that I walked out of the theatre and felt I could do anything and accomplish everything I ever wanted/want to do.  From the Choir's faith and determination to the secondary plot of young love it made me feel hopeful and restored a renewed excitement.  I think it is so important to find ways to keep it exciting and happy.

So enjoy the rest of your hump day and I hope you are able to find some time to go and watch "Joyful Noise" and feel inspired. 

A joyful Candilaria