Understanding & Respecting Our Children

“Your child is stupid, ugly, and a wast of time.”

Have I got your attention yet? Forgive me, I don’t really feel that way. I have my own child as well and her name is Alexiis. Children young and old all deserve attention, understanding, and respect, don’t you think? I see people criticize our young people and it absolutely disgusts me. That feeling you got when I wrote that about your offspring, is what I feel when I witness things like that. This happens all too often in our world of sin and this is me, doing something about it.


Pirate parents, education is everything. How do you learn to be writer? Educate yourself. Read, listen, and continue to learn. Wisdom is the strongest weapon you can have in your family. So lets start looking within ourselves. How do we react, act, speak, and hold ourselves with our children? Having my first child opened to eyes to a whole lot. It opened my eyes about myself as well. Become really aware of your feelings and why.  Once you start being more open with yourself and being aware of situations can we move forward to being better parents. 

I need this as a reminder as well. Our children are like plants. The more we nourish them and pour goodness to them, the better they will come out. Our words are powerful as well. Calm patience is a great approach to most things. It’s easy to lose our cool, especially having to juggle a hundred things at once and your child decided it would be okay to do something absolutely crazy that day. Always give yourself some time before going in and correcting the situation.


Next is communication. This is so important. At a certain age, children should be spoken to and they deserve an explanation. On everything. If a child does something wrong, explain to them what was wrong, why it was wrong, the consequences, and anything else they should know. Make sure they understand their actions to its full extent. Talk in a voice where they feel comfortable to speak their minds, open their own minds to new things, but also with enough sternness so they know its not okay.

There has to be consequences to their actions. Just as there are in life, they need to understand this in the home. “If you do this, this happens, do you understand?” I constantly ask my daughter if she understands. Because when the time comes for consequences and we have our talk, she admits and understands that she was warned and was aware of her actions. This is excellent progress if your child can admit their wrongs. Humility is beautiful.

Even if you are having the most horrible day, your child does not deserve you to disrespect them and ignore them. They did nothing to you. Even though they are children they still deserve respect. Even if Michael and I are having a conversation and she has something to say, we will listen and take into consideration what she has to say. Some brilliant ideas come from her amazing brain. I remember when I was child I would be discarded as not being old enough. I wasn’t listened to and my mother failed to explain to me a lot of things. I grew up hearing these lines all time, “do as I say, not as I do,” and “because I said so.” That was it.

I’d like parents to start raising respectful, mindful children. It all starts with the source and the foundation. Which is us as parents and people. Our children grow at a certain rate yes. Their understanding for things grow deeper and deeper as they get older. Keep feeding them the right information, showing them good values, and teaching them ethics. There is so much we can also learn from our children.

Encourage, Believe, Love them.


Keep Your Eyes on the Gold

Never take your eyes off the prize. Once you do you start to lose the momentum you’ve built up thus far. In my last post, I was talking about having a goal and picking it at day by day until you get it. Here, I wanted to talk about keeping yourself grounded and motivated on the goal you wish to achieve. So keep on dear pirate, its right out of your grasp.

One tip I have is to have a vision board. Having a vision board is such a strong thing to start with. Have your children make theirs, your husband, and yourself. Or even better make a family vision vision board. Take cut outs from magazines, print out quotes or pictures online, and pull creative images from books. I have one myself. My family puts these together with things we desire. My husband even wrote a check of a hundred thousand dollars. I put up my dream car, a white range rover. My daughter wants us to have twins so there is a picture of random twins. This board should be displayed where you can see it everyday. Look at and really imagine these items, words, or quotes to be reality in your life right now. And watch how sooner or later your vision board starts to come true.

Vision Board Example 1

You also have to change your mindset. Start acting like this is real in your life right now. If you wished to be a millionaire, (well who doesn’t, right?) you have to start acting like it. And I don’t mean go out and start spending money you don’t have, I mean change your whole demeanor. Start believing you are and not just wishing. Maybe start by changing how you look at yourself, change how you take care of yourself, change how you present yourself in public. Do small changes and they will make a tremendous difference in time. You’ll thank me later.

Vision Board Example 2

So get your family ready for your future and start flooding your vision board with some incredible images. What do you have on your vision board. Any specific words? What about quotes from anyone famous? I’d love to see your vision boards, post them in the comments! And remember to keep your eyes on the gold! You’ll do just fine.


Don’t Just Think of Being Savvy, Be Savvy

Calling all pirates! It’s time to stop thinking about it what you’re going to do and start taking imperfect action. Yes I said imperfect action. Whatever it is you all would like to accomplish in this lifetime you can. There’s that saying if there’s a will there’s a way. Find that way and keep digging away until you reach your gold. There’s no such thing as I can’t, there’s no way, and there’s no but’s in my vocabulary. I will be deleting them as of now and you should too. Here’s why you should.

Your mind is a powerful thing and if you think you can, you very much can. If you think you can’t, what if you fail, but this may happen, and you focus on negativity, then ultimately you will get only negative results.  I still struggle with this and I tend to forget myself sometimes. So let me remind you. You are great! And filled with an abundance of talent that only you possess. Share it with the world and see what you get in return.

I admit I still have my days where I start self doubting and questioning things. Maybe things aren’t going the way I had planned or foreseen. That’s okay too! Always look on the bright side and think that your glass is half full, never half empty. Take yourself away from reality for a second. Get your mind and body into a zone where you have no other choice but to thrive! Push, dig, run, jump, and do whatever you have to do to reach that goal. Because the more you focus on something the more it will be attracted to your energy and it will become yours, I promise you that.

Have you ever had a bad day? Starting off with maybe waking up late. Then you start complaining about this, and that, and you feel like the list of things that suck in your day just never ends. Sound familiar? Now lets say you had changed your mindset. As soon as you realized you were thinking negatively you turn it around and start thinking about only positive things. Today is beautiful! I am so happy for this opportunity right now! My hair looks amazing! Keep doing that! Your day will change for the better and you will totally forget that you even had a bad day. What is that anyway?

When reaching for a goal, don’t overthink it. Don’t try to plan everything out to the T. Yes have a course of action, don’t jump in absolutely blind but don’t spend two months of your time thinking about how you are going to accomplish things. Take a step towards it everyday. Move out of your comfort zone and into the realm of possibilities. Which is where the magic happens!

Let’s recap. What is the goal here? Don’t over think it, and work towards it little by little everyday. Think positive and radiate that greatness you were born with. Share and help others along your journey to your greatest version and see what happens. Be savvy and live great my friends!

Morning Energy

Ever wonder why when you wake in the morning you have so much energy? Your mind is so refreshed with all the things you want to do, need to accomplish, and new ideas that magically pop up in your mind. Then here comes the evening time when nap time seems to be perfect. That cup of joe is the only thing keeping you going. And you forgot about the other half of the very important things you needed to get done. What happened here?

We can’t force our minds to be on top of everything all day everyday. But what we can do is be very aware of how our mind and bodies work and use that to our advantage. Let’s just come to terms with this. Our minds as we sleep is basically resetting itself. It’s filing away non important things from the day before. It’s storing the data that we find very important. Our minds is clearing its slate for the new day, when we awake from our slumber. We can conclude from this the best time of the day is….

Morning! Things we need to remember comes to us with ease. Our mind is clutter free and anxious to think about this and that. We think of great ideas! The morning time is the absolute best time to get the most important things out of the way. For Michael and I we work on our business from home. Therefore we get up and Michael has his coffee, I’ll grab me a matcha green tea, and Alexiis has her cereal. Michael goes straight to work and crushes what he needs to do for the day. We jot notes as things pop up in our still newly awake brains. Alexiis does her summer school work and I get to working as well. prioritize your day where you get the biggest and most important stuff completed in the first half. Before long, your mind will drift. And now a simple task that should take you a merely thirty minutes may take you an hour or more.

By noon, you start getting hungry. Your mind starts to think about minuscule things like I wonder whats this…and its starts wondering away from the task at hand. Concentration slowly depletes from there. It gets harder to stay energized. I understand energy drinks and coffee could help the situation but I also think too much is not good for you at all and can have the reverse effect on you too. Taking a break could help, but usually for me it makes it worse. Its already time to wine down. Creativity has left the building and zombie mode just got kicked up a notch.

Now its the end of the day. Your mind can no longer think. You start to forget things you may have just heard a minute a go. Your mind does not have an infinite amount of energy and it can happen that you just deplete it. If so, don’t even waste your time trying to put something together worth a lot of thought. It will come out plain, simple, boring, and nonchalant. I’ve had my days where I’m thinking I need to grab something quickly, walk into a room, and totally forget why I’m in there. Thats horrible. Thats the moment I know I’ve used up just about all of my brain power and it will now take me ages to get things done.

You can help your brain to recoup from this by taking power naps. This is super helpful. Think of it as restarting your computer. All of the windows and tabs that were open, shut it off. Everything is completely off, and now lets restart our minds to start new. This will work for a good amount of time but eventually you will run out of juice again because you only restarted, you didn’t give it time to reboot, I guess you could say.

This is something my family does and I highly recommend a good amount of time for naps and sleep which is crucial for our mind and bodies. It’s great for our children especially as they grow. Keeps them in a better mood and more eager to learn new things and remember them well. Lets stay healthy and I hope my tips help you for a better day to day operations. Keep it Saavy!