FuzziBunz at Nurtured Family

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”

—   Carl Jung 

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Okay. So there’s this job that I really want, and I’ve wanted it for a long while. It’s never been open, until now. I am qualified. I would be excellent at this job. So I am going to apply. But I’m nervous. I am never nervous when applying to jobs. I interview well, my resume is usually rockin’, etc etc but now that I’m applying to a job that is actually important to me, I am second-guessing everything that a person could possibly second guess

and my eye is twitching a little. 

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Loring park
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I Can Do Better Than That - The Last Five Years

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I Can Do Better Than That - The Last Five Years

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bluelikethesea said: Are your kids home schooled? Do you think it's better for Catholic (or any Christian denomination) children to be home schooled? Love your blog!!

alwaysabeautifullife:

I homeschool for so many different reasons. First off, I’ve been the teacher in my children’s lives since they were born. I’ve taught them everything they know about life so far. I have been their teacher, and will continue to be, as all parents are. I believe that homeschooling is best for my family.

The main concern most people have when it comes to homeschooling is “socialization”. For some reason most people believe public school will give their children a realistic setting to gain some sort if socialization. Here’s the problem with that, in a public school setting, kids are first segregated by age (grade), and sex, then unintentionally segregated by race and status. They are kept on lock down in a building with strict time blocks for learning, eating, exercise, free play and socialization. They are fed a low standard meal, and educated at equal standards, children slower then learning are passed until highschool or middle school where they instead fail, and advanced children are not allowed to advance.

To be honest with you, there is no ” real world place” similar to the setting of public school with the exception of prison.

In regards to not being socialized enough, I usually tell people “socialization is for dogs, education is for children.” If you really think placing your children in a building with 900 other children will some how make them socially acceptable by society’s standards, you have never went to public school yourself.

With homeschool my children are allowed and encouraged to pursue their talents, and are educated more deeply in their weaknesses. I can take as long as needed if my child does not understand a subject, or move ahead quickly if they have already grasped the subject. Since it only takes a few hours for them to do between 7-10 subjects, they also have time to pursue talents or creative forms of education like music and secondary languages.

Basically they are themselves, and they are in an invornment where they are excepted as individuals. I’m always surprised to hear parents believe that public school setting in which children are basically forced to survive emotional torment with bullying (ignored by staff), dehumanization, and removal of individualization will some how make their children “prepared for the real world”. My job as a parent is to prepare my children for the adult world.

Most people think homeschooling is a form of sheltering or brain washing, but in reality it is the exact opposite. If homeschooling some how turns my kids into ” social inept weirdos” I’d like to know why then when the public school bus comes to my street to unload all the kids, they all end up at my house.

I believe homeschooling is making a comeback in Christian households because we as Christians are used to being out casted anyway. When most families decide to homeschool they have little to no support. Public school gets about $11,000 per enrolled child in my district, which is about average for a school district. I can’t even imagine how awesome of an education I could give my child with an extra 11,000 a year!

Before I end this I should add that the teachers and the people working in the public school are not the problem, it is the system. Teachers are excellent people who really believe in education for children. I myself wanted to be a teacher, I didn’t realize I would be for my own children.

I love my children, and do believe that homeschooling is best. I feel disgusted seeing all these statuses and images on Facebook saying things like “Yes it is back to school! Can’t wait until my kids are out of the house.” “Yes! Summer is over!” “Uhg I can’t take it anymore back to school cannot come soon enough!” Do parents really hate their children that much?

A gift of newborn prefolds and snappis from rabbit-grey. Thank you so much!! :)
king-bros:

Take a Second Look at your Look
As we talk with individuals about their style we often hear similar things…

“No one at my workplace dresses up, so I don’t need to either.”

“My boss doesn’t even wear a tie!”

“My work is pretty casual. I’m usually the best-dressed person wearing a button-down shirt.”

These statements, and others like them, are sad for us. Not sad because we are realizing they’re probably not going to be a great customer for us, but because they show a level of complacency. The “no one at work dresses up” mentality is, in our opinion, one of the reasons why certain individuals find themselves continually restless in their jobs, unable to move up the ladder, and unable to stand out in their careers.

If you, or anyone you know, find yourself in a position where you’re not taken as seriously as you’d like, where you’re not as respected as you feel you should be, where your boss isn’t noticing you, etc. then you have two options: continue to fly under the radar, or change something.

No one is going to start treating you differently based on a desire you have, or a frustration you’re feeling. Your only option is change the way you’re acting and presenting yourself. Dressing better is the first step in this. 

Dress better and strike up an unexpected conversation with someone. Dress better and greet your boss by name. Dress better and take on a project that no one else wants. Dress better.

If you’re wondering how to get ahead, and how to make yourself stand out among the seas of the other lower-on-the-totem-pole people in the office, present yourself in a better way than they do. If you’re more soft spoken, and are finding your ideas are being overshadowed by the louder voices in the conference room, dress in a way that can’t be ignored. Many people think that if they dress better than everyone around them, they’ll attract unwanted attention. Personally, we have never seen this happen. Sure, it’s a common fear, but it is never a reality. Dressing better than your peers will only help move you forward in your job, and in life. You’ll be taken more seriously because you’ll look like you’re more serious about your job, and you’ll depict an aura of success. 

As much of a poison as the “causal Friday” mentality is to the society of the well-dressed, it makes it easy for basically anyone to out-dress just about everyone. That’s good news for people who are looking to make a change, and stand out in the crowd.

To be honest, there are a lot of situations, conversations, and mentalities that are completely different from ours that we respect. The “no one at work dresses up, so I’m not going to either” is one that we just don’t. We can’t and won’t get on board with that philosophy.  It’s not going to get you anywhere, and we’re going to help someone who really cares take that promotion away from someone who’d rather go unnoticed. Judgments based on appearance are a fact of life. People are making assumptions about you based on the way you look, are dressed, and present yourself. You judge other people in the same way. If their first impression of you is a negative one, you automatically have something to overcome. If their first impression of you is one of respect and trust, you just have to take what’s yours.

Unless you’re in a situation where you don’t want a better position at work, you don’t want more money, and you don’t want more respect, then YOU need to make the change. A positive change won’t just fall into the lap of your stain-resistant khaki Dockers.

king-bros:

Take a Second Look at your Look

As we talk with individuals about their style we often hear similar things…

“No one at my workplace dresses up, so I don’t need to either.”

“My boss doesn’t even wear a tie!”

“My work is pretty casual. I’m usually the best-dressed person wearing a button-down shirt.”

These statements, and others like them, are sad for us. Not sad because we are realizing they’re probably not going to be a great customer for us, but because they show a level of complacency. The “no one at work dresses up” mentality is, in our opinion, one of the reasons why certain individuals find themselves continually restless in their jobs, unable to move up the ladder, and unable to stand out in their careers.

If you, or anyone you know, find yourself in a position where you’re not taken as seriously as you’d like, where you’re not as respected as you feel you should be, where your boss isn’t noticing you, etc. then you have two options: continue to fly under the radar, or change something.

No one is going to start treating you differently based on a desire you have, or a frustration you’re feeling. Your only option is change the way you’re acting and presenting yourself. Dressing better is the first step in this.

Dress better and strike up an unexpected conversation with someone. Dress better and greet your boss by name. Dress better and take on a project that no one else wants. Dress better.

If you’re wondering how to get ahead, and how to make yourself stand out among the seas of the other lower-on-the-totem-pole people in the office, present yourself in a better way than they do. If you’re more soft spoken, and are finding your ideas are being overshadowed by the louder voices in the conference room, dress in a way that can’t be ignored. Many people think that if they dress better than everyone around them, they’ll attract unwanted attention. Personally, we have never seen this happen. Sure, it’s a common fear, but it is never a reality. Dressing better than your peers will only help move you forward in your job, and in life. You’ll be taken more seriously because you’ll look like you’re more serious about your job, and you’ll depict an aura of success.

As much of a poison as the “causal Friday” mentality is to the society of the well-dressed, it makes it easy for basically anyone to out-dress just about everyone. That’s good news for people who are looking to make a change, and stand out in the crowd.

To be honest, there are a lot of situations, conversations, and mentalities that are completely different from ours that we respect. The “no one at work dresses up, so I’m not going to either” is one that we just don’t. We can’t and won’t get on board with that philosophy.  It’s not going to get you anywhere, and we’re going to help someone who really cares take that promotion away from someone who’d rather go unnoticed. Judgments based on appearance are a fact of life. People are making assumptions about you based on the way you look, are dressed, and present yourself. You judge other people in the same way. If their first impression of you is a negative one, you automatically have something to overcome. If their first impression of you is one of respect and trust, you just have to take what’s yours.

Unless you’re in a situation where you don’t want a better position at work, you don’t want more money, and you don’t want more respect, then YOU need to make the change. A positive change won’t just fall into the lap of your stain-resistant khaki Dockers.

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