“Nag, Nag, Nag” by Joseph Vaquez

At one point or another, all men have accused a woman of nagging him. She could be a Mother, Sister, Wife or just a friend. We’re all guilty of it. The thing that we fail to realize is that, for the most part, it’s not nagging, it’s caring for us. Women are natural nurturers, from childhood to adulthood, women have a natural instinct to care for others, this brings balance to a man’s life. We need someone to care for us. We men show our love through what we are willing to do for our women. Women show their love through their wiliness to provide care for us. I personally would not call it nagging if someone cares enough about me to show concern. I want a woman to ask me if I made that Doctor’s appointment. I want one who will want me to eat healthier, that’s love. Have you ever stopped someone from doing something dangerous? Odds are you cared about this person and cared enough about them to speak up even when it wasn’t that comfortable. When you think your wife or any other woman is nagging you, think about the point they are trying to get across to you. They want you to be happy and healthy. They want you to live longer, they see things from a different perspective, and this perspective is all for your best interest. Women have a tough job, especially nowadays. Men are more disrespectful than ever. We take for granted the gift that women are, and their influence in our lives. Never accuse the woman who loves you more than you can imagine of nagging you. Be thankful that you have someone that actually cares about you. You may have friends, you may have a family, but how many of them care for you enough to look out for your health? Appreciate what you have, and value her opinion. Love her instinct to care for you, and build upon it. Show her that you love her by listening to her and taking in her advice. She is not nagging you. She loves you.

Have you ever stopped someone from doing something dangerous? Odds are you cared about this person and cared enough about them to speak up, even when it wasn’t that comfortable. When you think your wife, or any other woman is nagging you, think about the point they are trying to get across to you. They want you to be happy and healthy. They want you to live longer, they see things from a different perspective, and this perspective is for your best interest. We need to value their influence in our lives. Never accuse the woman who loves you more than you can imagine of nagging you. Be thankful that you have someone that actually cares about you. You may have friends, you may have a family, but how many of them care for you enough to look out for your health? Appreciate what you have, and value her opinion. Love her instinct to care for you, and build upon it. Show her that you love her by listening to her and taking in her advice. She is not nagging you. She loves you.

I wish I had someone that cared like that.

I live in beautiful, sunny Southern California, the longest I’ve gone without a dog is two weeks, and I’m going to write until I can’t anymore.

BOOK REVIEW: RONALDO The Phantom Carrot Snatcher by Maxine Sylvester

 

RONALDO The Phantom Carrot Snatcher by Maxine Sylvester is a book for children starred in by a young reindeer (Ronaldo) and his friends. This is the second book of the series. In the first one (Ronaldo, the Reindeer Flying Academy) our young cadet shows his flying skills becoming a star student at the academy. Now, this second story runs parallelly to his career, so he must choose between risking his goals and successes and protecting a young friend who desperately needs his help.

The main characters keep their roles, Dasher (another reindeer cadet) trying to defeat and humiliate him, his loyal and lovely friend Rudi, his sweet parents and the extravagant Wing Commander Blitsen as his instructor. As a background, Sylvester presents a new scenario, The Forest of Doom, where the young superheroes find their adventures.

I really enjoyed the first book, but I must admit I loved this one even more. This is due to the introduction of new shades in the plot, it’s not only about the flying competition or the objectives of Ronaldo. The story sweeps along with the idea of protecting the weak, forgetting your selfishness and taking important decisions under pressure. Not to mention the warmth of your home and how important your refugee is for every one of us.

“There’s no place like home,” he thought to himself”

He learns how to appreciate how brave his friends are and to become bold himself.

“She was so brave, like a real superhero. He wished he could be like her.”

I find this piece perfect for children because beyond being easy to read, enjoyable and sweet, it’s filled with important lessons kids will keep in their minds: boldness, friendship, home and leadership.

“Good friends make happy days brighter and problems lighter.” What a great truth.

The sharp imagination of the author makes every detail of the book interesting, like the way the reindeer take off, how they turn or slow down in the air, the smells or the fact of how a reindeer sees the world from their perspective (the carrots, their fur, their fears and delights…).

This is the kind of book kids will read even twice, because it’s catching, moving and easy to read. Congratulations, again, to the author.

Contact the author:

Maxine Sylvester

TW – @flyingronaldo 

Review written by Mar García-A. (Mar Watercolor)

www.theboldmom.com

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I’m Mar.
Head of The Bold Mom.
Promoter and compulsive thinker.

YOU ARE DIFFERENT, YOU ARE PERFECT.

There are plenty of non-written social rules you need to accomplish to fit as a “normal person”.
Your mind, thoughts and decisions must be one way or another; your choices and actions,
coherent; your judgments, fair and judicious.
That is so beautiful. And perhaps, it fits for most of the people but, when your mind works
different, when it’s difficult for you to control compulsive thoughts or obsessive rituals, when you
are sensitive in other ways. When you spend your nights awake and your days exhausted. When
you need certain things to release your mind, sometimes, you just can’t find your place, and
torture yourself for not being what you are “supposed” to.
Some people around you will love you just the way you are, others, will blame you because they
can’t understand (most of them). The rest, will disappear. But you are your worst enemy, and this
contradiction keeps you always on fight against yourself, which doesn’t let you go ahead with your
life in a happy way. Doubts, guilty and sadness follow you everywhere as loyal emotions, always
ready to ruin your relations and situations. You want to be good enough, but you don’t get there
and don’t even know why. Just, the rock on your shoulders grows and grows and you just get used
to it.
As you get older, and start finding the right (few) people in your life, you realize a lot of people like
you exist. For different reasons and experiences, but they are there too. Sometimes, you are lucky
enough as to find someone who, knowing it or not, works for you as a guide, and it only takes to
change a thought to realize, you are just beautiful the way you are. As you are able to love, share
and be a good person, you are amazing as any other soul out there. All your pain comes right from
prejudices which slowly broke you into pieces. Self-steem is a very delicate thing in a cactus field.
And once your mind takes determined routes since you are a kid, it’s very complicated to change
them. But not impossible.
You must learn to love yourself from the beginning. Yes, all over again, as when you learnt to read.
Forgive all your mistakes, understand them, forgive everyone who didn’t, and go on with your life
just the way you need it. And first of all, accept yourself just the way you are, with your good
things and the bad ones, with your anxiety, obsessions, sleepless nights, fears, ghosts,
compulsions, rituals and ways out. You are still a wonderful soul looking for your place, lost
perhaps, needing an anchor to hold on to, but yet a little mess wanting to share the kind of love
only you can offer, in all ways.
My first advice for the little lost souls is, surround yourself with people similar to you, so you can
create a small “comfort zone” where to start working from. Someone to talk to without being
judged. Find the little things that make you feel realized, complete and proud (no matter how small
they are) and use them as tools to go through your day.
Nowadays you hear everybody say “be brave! leave your comfort zone!” and it’s amazing, but only
if you have your mind controlled first. You need to be the owner of your thoughts and feelings
before you jump the cliff. Do not obsess with goals, just, step by step. It’s OK, you’re doing great.
Be proud, be proud of your personal successes and never compare yourself to another one,
because the greatness of the soul is not measured in terrenal units. Sometimes, being able to
make another broken person smile or make them feel supported, is greater than any other
material success in life. Never bring you down, give yourself credit, because the light of your spirit
is willing to spread as brighter as any other one, and the cover (where all your fears and traumas
remain) is only a layer over a perfect, loving, beautiful being, able to love and be loved.
Do what is good for you. You specially need your space, your time, your silence. Take it, tell the
others and make them understand. It’s OK, it’s perfectly fine to have different needs. Who won’t
understand, you don’t need them in your life. Just exercise your response to those, you need only
to forgive and smile. You have the right to be happy your own way, and when you start realizing
that, the right people will appear in your life, attracted by your good energy. And never forget to
help who needs you, because as you are, you will find lost people along the way. Never forget how
broke you were, and focus your knowledge and experience on something positive, strong and good
for the rest.
You are just, perfect.

I’m Mar.
Head of The Bold Mom.
Promoter and compulsive thinker.

Giving away watercolor book for children to child’s NGO’s or organizations.

I’m sending my book for children to the NGO or children’s organizations who want it (just as a toy for them, without any other pretension). I’m already sending it, but if someone else is interested (no matter how big is or notoriety your labor has, if it’s useful for a child, I’ll send it).

It’s in Spanish, but it’s for very little children so, they might like the drawings anyways.

There’s no trick, I just give it. Worldwide.

If someone is interested, just send me an email to contact@theboldmom.com

Have a lovely day

Mar.

 

I’m Mar.
Head of The Bold Mom.
Promoter and compulsive thinker.

Demolished lovers. Drawings.

I’m Mar.
Head of The Bold Mom.
Promoter and compulsive thinker.