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Dana Sibilsky—What Do You Do With Children As A SAHM With Appointments?

When you’re a stay at home mom, it’s not too easy to make appointments for yourself. In fact, SAHMs often find it very challenging to plan in “me time” or even essential appointments such as the dentist or doctor.

Normally, if I know an appointment will take no more than 35 minutes I will bring my oldest son with me. He’s effective at keeping himself amused and I will bring along things like a portable game system such as a Gameboy, Nintendo DS or whatever they are called and accompany him with some healthy snacks while he’s waiting for me.

If an appointment may take longer, such as the hair appointment I had today or even the ideamensch.com interview I attended a few months ago, I’ll try to plan to schedule it when I know my husband will be around. It’s not too often I bring my children with me, but sometimes I am presented no choice. When I was invited to an interview by inspirery.com, my husband was unable to take care of the children. Sometimes you have to just bite the bullet and do it anyway, so I brought the kids with me and thankfully they weren’t too much of a problem.

People who I have told about the interviews I have been called in to do with various websites were very excited for me and ask me what kinds of questions did each of the website hosts ask me. I will say that ideamensch.com asked questions that were more personal about who I am and what I’ve done. You can get a clear grasp that they had curiosity about who I am and what I’m all about.


Spotlight On Brandon Colker

I was just sitting at the kitchen table last night when a thought came to me. I get so caught up with talking about art, especially my art, I don’t take the time to put the spotlight on the people who have got me to where I am. After all, neither of us are where we are in our lives by our own doing, but because of the people in our lives. One particular person who comes to mind who has been a big blessing in my life as well as a great friend would be Brandon Colker.

Brandon is a bit of a genius if I dare to say so myself. He has recently released a major book to the cyber shelves of Amazon entitled, “Brandon Colker’s How To Make Big Bucks from Big Blogs,” and already it has seen some incredible net traffic and volume. The book has made bloggers out of those who never thought they had what it took to become a blogger or never cared to BE a blogger, but for those who were already bloggers prior to reading this masterpiece of a book, I suppose you could say their “blogging game” has shot through the roof.

Brandon Colker has always had a way with people and a desire to see others succeed so I guess it’s not such a big surprise to me that he would release such a book aimed at turning what millions of people do every day into income.

We had a bit of a discussion about the book just because I had a few questions about it. I wanted to know, what if someone didn’t have a big blog to make big bucks from? For all of you who blog as well as myself, we know that creating a big blog with a huge following takes time, time, more time, patience, practice and more time. Basically, to get a get a big blog you’ll need to be writing every day as a full time job and some of us just don’t have that kind of time. Brandon’s response to my question was perfect. “If you don’t have a big blog or no blog at all, don’t sweat it! The book will walk you through the process and give descriptive steps of what it takes to get a big blog. The book is like a guide. We are building a big blog together. I wrote this with the newest person in mind.”

Dana Sibilsky Artist Are Going Broke

In today’s time it is even more difficult to be an artist that it was maybe 50 years ago. Technology has drastically helped us as artist, but it has also hindered us as well. Think about the music business and those who are music artist. A lot of the revenue generated from the music was through record sells and CDs. Today, people can find any song in the world on YouTube.com and find a website to download the MP3.

If you do digital art, the best way to market yourself is through internet, but if it is on a website, anyone who knows how can simply screenshot and take your work without payment. These are troubling times for artist in every field. In my group formed for artist, the members have before asked me, “Dana Sibilsky, what are we going to do? How do we drive sales for ourselves as entrepreneurs?” Indeed, this is an issue for me as well and this question is one I wish I could answer. Artists are going broke.

Home-School VS Public School Compare and Contrast

Recently I had written about my “rant” concerning home-schooling my children and gave reasons of why so many other people, not just in America, are doing the same—keeping their children home and teaching them there. I’d like to continue on that topic for just a bit more.

Whether a family decides to teach their children themselves or send their youngster to state funded school has turned into quite the topic toward numerous folks. There are numerous critical contrasts and similitude between the two. The decision a family makes won’t be the same for all in light of the fact that they ought to construct their choice with respect to what is best for the crew. Besides, a family ought to consider the actualities of both, home-school and state funded school, before quitting one for the other because as we all know, not everything is for everyone.

One distinction between government funded school and being home-schooled is social improvement and associate weight. Social improvement is key in the advancement of a kid and numerous families consider this when picking between the two schools; on the other hand, social improvement presents peer pressure in light of the fact that peer pressure is the impact of a clique. In state funded school, social improvement happens day by day from riding the school transport, to taking an interest in class examinations, after school clubs, or joining extracurricular exercises; in any case, in government funded school, numerous issues can emerge because of companion weight. Despite what might be expected, in home-school there is no companion weight, nor arrives a lot of an open door for social improvement; thus, a youngster may need social cooperation and/or understand left and disconnected.

One comparability between government funded school and home-school is comfort, albeit diverse in ways. At the point when picking between the two schools, a family ought to consider what is most sensible for the family. For instance, in state funded school, transports get youngsters and take them to and from school, which is advantageous for a family living up to expectations outside of home. In spite of the fact that if a family has an exceptional needs tyke or kids, it could be advantageous for the family to pick home-school on the grounds that there aren’t any significant calendars to keep; moreover, they are not bound to the numerous gatherings at a government funded school. In this manner, despite the fact that both are distinctive in their comforts, they both have accommodations to consider.

Home-Schooling My Children

When I was out last night, I ran into a group of friend I have not seen in ages and surprisingly they are still keeping up with each other and the latest gossip. I thought they wouldn’t recognize me, but to my surprise, they did and welcomed me with open arms. Of course, questions and updates about life and family were asked for, but the biggest shock wasn’t that I had gotten married more a decade ago or had children, no. The biggest shock was that I home-school my children rather than sending them to public school.

Going to class in a public school environment is not by any means the only approach to turn into a a professional. It has been demonstrated that home-taught people are pretty much as fruitful, if not more than the individuals who get a state funded instruction. I comprehend the relationship between the two as a distinction in my instructive foundation and that of my little sister. I appreciate being an understudy and learning!

Growing up, I was regularly pitiful when I became “under the weather” because I would miss school, not my friends or a critical test, but rather the reality I missed the chance to gain some new useful knowledge. As an understudy in the Michigan government funded educational system or better known as public school, I got an above normal instruction contrasted with the classroom standard. I was a genuine learner. I needed to pick up learning and comprehension of everything by study, direction, and experience. I am not by any means the only individual from my family that shares this thought process.

It appears that my parents brought me up into this world to long for learning, despite the fact that my dad had just a secondary school degree and my mom had only a GED. In spite of my sublime involvement in state funded educational systems and the increment in instructive government financing, kids may be taught the same, if not better through the folks in a home environment educational program through customized projects for the child.

Dana Sibilsky—Financial Struggles of a SAHM

A couple of years prior, I was continually seeing those stupid advertisements, and each time I saw one I’d murmur thoughtfully, wishing there truly was a true blue way that I could win some cash without abandoning my longing to be at home with my children.

I remember it like it was yesterday—the tallying out change from the change jug to purchase bananas before the following paycheck and the welcome of a dinner imparted to companions and realizing that it would offer help to your contracted basic supply finance… the tears of dissatisfaction at not having the capacity to extend the dollars very to the extent you’d like, and making troublesome choices on what to do without. It wasn’t easy back then, but it could be worse for those starting out in these times.

There are numerous online colleges that offer remote positions that can be worked from a home office. Without a doubt, these sorts of positions regularly oblige some kind of accreditations, however they can be beneficial to a great degree. I have worked for a local university before as an extra employee for about 2 years in the past. I began low maintenance, and moved to full time soon after I hit my one year commemoration. I have 3 children and this position meets expectations superbly for me while satisfying my need to stay included in keeping up my training. I couldn’t envision a more impeccable occupation for me right now.

Dana Sibilsky—Why You Should Excuse and Forgive

After you are wronged and the starting influx of feeling has passed, you’re given another test: Do you overlook the individual? By pardoning, you let go of your grievances and judgments and permit yourself to recuperate. While this may sound great in principle, by and by absolution can at times feel unimaginable.

To figure out how to excuse, you should first realize what pardoning is definitely not. A large portion of us hold in any event a few misguided judgments about pardoning.

By pardoning, you are tolerating the truth of what happened and figuring out how to live in a condition of determination with it. This can be a steady process—and it doesn’t fundamentally need to incorporate the individual you are excusing. Pardoning isn’t something you accomplish for the individual who wronged you; it’s something you accomplish for you.

So if pardoning is something you accomplish for yourself and in the event that it can help you recuperate, why is it so hard?

There are a few reasons: You’re loaded with considerations of reprisal or requital; you appreciate feeling predominant; you don’t know how to determine the circumstance; you’re dependent on the adrenaline that outrage gives; you self-recognize as a “casualty”; or you’re worried about the possibility that that by forgetting you need to re-interface—or lose your association—with the other individual. These reasons not to pardon can be determined by turning out to be more acquainted with yourself, with your musings and emotions, and with your limits.

You will in any case recall what happened, however you will never again be bound by it. Having worked through the sentiments and realized what you have to do to reinforce your limits or get your needs met, you are better ready to deal with yourself later on. Forgetting the other individual is an eminent approach to respect yourself. It certifies that you should be cheerful. Forgive because YOU deserve it.


Failure Produces Success: True Story

Success is the fruit of failure. I’ll say it one more time: Success is the fruit of failure. What does that mean? Before I get into the explanation of this well known fact, I’d like to tell a story which will serve as my deliverance into those words.

When my oldest brother was in high school, his graduating class didn’t have the slightest idea of what they wanted to do after graduation. I kid you not, absolutely everyone was clueless except him; he knew exactly what he was going to do. Back then, jobs were scarce. Jobs today are still hard to come by and I believe they are more difficult to snag in today’s present times than they were back then because everything is made so difficult. More on that rant later. My brother’s response to this setback was military because he believed there was no other way.

Fast forward a bit to save time—after studying for the ASVAB test to be accepted into the military, he takes the test three times and fails all three times. What is he going to do now? His believed-to-be one shot at a decent life in this world is done and gone. A few years pass and my brother gets his driver’s license at 21 along with his first job ( I told you it was tough) working at Little Caesars. He worked that job for 4 years before getting a job at a gas station. He ends up crashing our grandpa’s car (because he never had his own) then getting fired shortly after buying a new car. Now what is he going to do? There was unemployment option and he didn’t own a credit card for emergency.

At this point, it’s clear he’s in trouble. He has bills piling up and feels like he’s drowning along with his credit rating in letters and phone calls from debt collectors. After being unemployed and searching for jobs, he get’s hired at a local supermarket and has high hopes this will change his life. To add to his discouragement, this job only worked him 5-15 hours of the ENTIRE WEEK. That’s no way to make bill payments and safe for a future.

One day, our mother calls him up and says she knows a guy who just may have a job for him. Desperately, he calls the number she gave him to call and spoke with this professional gentleman. Today, my brother has a great job and is slowly climbing back to where he was financially while looking to make a career of his current job as he improves and masters his craft with his new employment.

I’m sorry to bore you with a drawn out story, but the moral of this story is failure will, at some point and time, breed success. Success is a journey, not a destination and that is exactly what my brother knew while going through his trials and tribulation. This doesn’t mean, by any means, the obstacles are finished coming and the trials cease. Anything—good or bad, can happen and it’s important to take both with an open mind.

Something my husband taught me follow the same words my brother lives by as I talk about in this guest post article for Uncustomary of how to worry less. There’s no need to worry about what you can’t do anything about or in my brother’s case, if you can do something about it then do it and don’t worry.

Patience Is A Virtue

There’s a saying that goes, “Patience is a virtue,” but I’m curious of how many people know what it means. If I look up the word “virtue” in two different dictionaries, of course I’m going to get two different definitions. One definition of the word “virtue” says, “the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong.” The other definition is, “Behavior showing high moral standards.” If I put that together with the old saying, patience is a virtue is to wait and behave without getting upset.

We can’t deny that we have lost the meaning to this saying and become more impatient as a society. Today, everything is done fast. We had to wait for the mail when I was growing up whereas today it’s mostly instant E-mail and text messages.  My mother and grandmother would prepare dinner for me as a child and it would take time. I remember waiting 30 minutes just to be able to eat and if you wait that long at a restaurant, people begin to get angry and will either leave or not tip. Today, preparing food is what we do on big holidays for the entire family and we live out of the freezer by eating frozen dinners that are already prepared for us.

The microwave saves us so much time having to wait for a stove or an oven to cook it, however even microwaves seem to be taking too long for us. On my lunch break at work, I recall seeing a co-worker standing by the microwave, staring into it and saying, “Come on….Come on, come on, come on…” to it. Fast-food restaurants  have ruined us with their offer of hot meals made ready to be eaten while on the go. If you eat out often, you’ve already been teaching yourself some terribly bad habits of what to expect from life. We have been training ourselves in the ways of instant gratification and that shows the lack of discipline we have acquired.