What’cha waitin for? #justblog

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What’cha waitin for?  #jump and #justblog

Life is full of blogging moments – some perfect, some not so much, some not even close! #justblog

Are you waiting for the picture perfect setting, the right timing or for lightening to strike? #justfrigginblog

What’s hold’n ya back?  Yes –  you . . . the one typing this blog!

#SELFTALK (oh boy, you get a glimpse at some real moments in my head)

Me: “Are you scared?”

Myself: “YES, I am!”

Me: “Of what?”

Myself:  “What could you possibly do or say that is “wrong”?”

(The above conversation with Me, Myself and I with quotes etc is just too much effort to continue writing this way)

Why must you attempt to say the right thing for this damn blog?  Didn’t you read the last blog we wrote 10 days ago? Remember the #KimCommandments? A blog in less than an hour?!!!

Seriously, I’m trying to have a real conversation with you right now, and you are all in my face about “refocus on the blog”.  What is so intimidating about a blog?  Let’s go there – right now, A.G.A.I.N!!!

This head talk is showing up as me being #TOOvulnerable?  Exposing my wacky ass brain to the world?  Shit – when I reread these posts a couple days later, I’m always like – WTF was I thinking when I wrote this!   But, I’m staying true to writing these because I want to be my own therapist or #lifecoach.  Why Not?  Let’s be honest, the world needs another life coach!

What’s your “plan” with this blog?  I want it to be full of random acts of Kim #KimME (short for Kim MEndes – damn I think I’m clever!)  I want it to depict who I really am.  I want people to know I’m a fun loving nut job who really loves people and life, but who also has a “handful” of insecurities like lots of us do.

MAYBE I know what’s wrong with this BLOG THING.

My crazy ass expectations are that it should be SO many other things that it currently isn’t.  I feel like it is more of a diary into my mind at this point in time.  Is this what it “should” be?  Maybe there should be a “real” plan – like other blog authors have.  Maybe it should actually “coordinate” with my Yoreganics biz stuff.  But, I feel like I want it to be about my life or #yorelife (do you get it?  Yore Life like YoreGanics?  Yes, I’m clever again)

Maybe the BLOG POLICE will come arrest me for . . .

  1. not having a real PLAN!
  2. over using “QUOTATION MARKS” or ###Hashtags###
  3. saying stupid things
  4. diary like entries
  5. not staying “on topic”
  6. babbling on and on and on over nothing that anyone cares about
  7. maybe I’m the next Seinfeld but in blog form . . . hmmm
  8. entries that are too long or too short
  9. not being entertaining enough
  10. going over the hour that I said I was going to stick to for writing this entry!

So badly I want to make things way more simple, and then I end up babbling on and on (I’m sure this is quite obvious by now), but really I want them SUPER ASS SIMPLE.  Like 50 words or less. FFFF  – why must I limit myself to 50 words or less.  That’s like pure TORTURE to someone who talks all of the time.  Might as well apply duck tape to my mouth and then my keyboard!

HERE lies the #internalconflict!  Bam, I knew we could come to some kind of reason why the back and forth is happening.  So, guess what?  To resolve this conflict crap, my blogs will be a combination of how I am in real life – sometimes short & sweet (actually I’m 5’10” so no one ever calls me short) and maybe other times it will have random acts of babble.  Cuz  – that’s me and that’s how I roll!


PHOTO CREDIT: My oldest daughter Morgan  PHOTO STAR: Addi Mendes (youngest)




Life IS school . . .

Is it really necessary to separate LIFE and “SCHOOL”?

Are we not learning every second of every day?


So, pack up your bags . . . & travel with us for our year of ADVENTURE!

aka homeschool, unschool, funschool, adventureschool

 …formerly known as LIFE

So far . . . the gals & I have had awesome adventures this “school” year:

  • beach days – enjoying sunshine, sand and waves
  • baby days –  friends of ours have new baby boy twins
  • farm days – horses, donkeys, pot belly pigs, chickens, peacocks
  • mystic aquarium – seals, whales, penguins & more
  • visited the scrap metal yard – mom has a “thrift” addiction
  • trip to Vermont to support dad in his Spartan Ultra race!
  • Mo joined a swim team, Addi is diving into gymnastics
  • we’ve created a sewing, painting, craft room that oozes with creativity!!!

Let’s get that sh** clean!

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One of our children LOVES to take daily showers/baths and the other one could literally go for weeks!  WHY?  Does it really matter?

I mean, how badly will your child really smell where it will affect where they are going in LIFE?    Won’t they eventually say to themselves… “I stink, or time to clean this sh**?”  Maybe yes, maybe no.

I find myself getting hung up on these little details sometimes… and then when I really think about it – who cares!  Isn’t it all just another lesson?

Does this cleansing topic fit into the category of “don’t sweat the small stuff”?  OR is it “don’t smell the sweaty stuff”?  IDK

Maybe I will chat with my hubby tonight and we will make an agreement?  (assuming we take the time to have this chat… AND that he agrees with me!)   Maybe we agree that we let HER make the decision.  Maybe we lead her by the power of “subliminal” suggestion… OR we just sit and wait till she does it on her own.

We shall see where this dirty water takes us…

just part of the journey… sometimes it’s clean, sometimes it’s dirty. Continue reading

Farm trip’n it . . . no tears!

Yep . . . my little lady, Addi (8 yrs old) left this morning on a bus with her 3rd grade Waldorf class to spend 5 days at Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent, NY . . .

Farm Trip - tear free!

Farm Trip – tear free!

A place where children experience a working farm and, through active participation, learn practical skills, develop social relationships, and gain a deeper sense of self and relationship to nature.

Her sister, Morgan, went 3 years ago and just LOVED it! Continue reading