“The cover comes off…No more filters!”

The Cover Comes Off….No More Filters!”
The other day, my daughter was getting ready for her date and she asked me “Do these pants make me look fat..and does my hair look right?” I said, “You look beautiful princess.”

“The question I am asking myself is, “Why am I telling her she is beautiful, when I can’t even be convinced myself I am beautiful on the outside as well as inside…so I decided…No More hair extensions, perms, just natural back to my roots. Lip gloss and baby oil.”

-I have short grey hair….why?….Life and illness
-Stretchmarks on stomach, butt and thighs….why?….3 beautiful angels born who are my whole world
-Boobs sag almost to my stomach…why?….Its Gravity..lol
-I forget things sometimes….why?….Im 41
-I gained 10 lbs this last year….what am I doing about it?……Eating healthier and walking

*So in Essence…I want men and women to know that until you are comfortable with your own skin inside as well as outside, the world will always expect you to look like you came out of a magazine. Inspired by my beautiful princess, Briana. Love you mom❤

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Letter to my wife…..20 ain’t enough.

   My husband told me the other day that he had a dream and when he woke up he had a 5-line Limeric in his head of our last 20-years of marriage💍…he said “I wrote it down and went write back to sleep..If I hadn’t I’m sure I would’ve forgotten it..lol”. So he read it to me….I 😢

To my wife:
20 years married is alot to serve
with each other we quite deserve
Happy, sad, bored or excited
together as one we stand united
and with this I ask for the next 20 to reserve.

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Love you so much babe❤😘🎸😢

Happy💍 20th Wedding Anniversary…I had such a beautiful second honeymoon with you in Daytona!!🏖👫☺

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Its Our Anniversary…Yeah, Yeah..with TTT

Today, April 9, me and my husband celebrate 20 years of marriage💍. We have been each others best friend, confident, lover and although we have had our tough battles with race, age, and differences of opinion in society, we are stronger than ever and don’t plan on stopping our hearts from beating as one❤I love him more and more everyday….20 years of marriage, 3 angels and 2 rock-n-roll souls forever🎸I love you my King👑😘

On our 2nd honeymoon here in Daytona Beach….enjoy the rest of the week everyone.

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Family Meeting…..Team Challenge!!

    We left off last month with starting an Employee of the month winner…which was me, by popular vote, and I was exempt from chores for a whole month. So this month, I got to pick who was Employee of the month based on their performance last month. Last month, we split up into 2 teams, Briana and her dad then Devon and Jr. And the winner was Devon and Brian Jr. for great teamwork when it came to dishes and towels!! On the other side, Briana and her dad…I have no ideal what was going on but, yeah with taking care of our dog Sage and cleaning bathrooms…I’m sure you can figure it out..lol. 

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   So in doing this team experiment, we realized that while having two people in charge of multiple chores and working together..doesn’t always get things done unless you do follow-ups with each other and actually setting schedules. This month, since Jr and Devon won the challenge last month, they are exempt from chores and everyone else has there own individual chores. 

Mom-Dishes 🍽/ cleaning bathrooms🚽

Dad-Towels💦 and sweep/mop floors💧

Briana– Taking care of our dog Sage🐶 and vaccuming🏡

Stayed tuned next month to see who wins this challenge voted by Devon and Jr.

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Family Meeting….Take 2…Action!!

So we left off last month with the Smith Family learning a new way to communicate in their family meetings called Zoom.  We rejoin the Smiths in their March meeting with topics such as chores, employee of the month, cleaning and helpful tips to save their lives.

Yesterday on Zoom….

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We discussed the chore redistribution by having everyone pick a number from 1-5.  After this, we had everyone split up into two teams.  

Later on…..

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We all had to write down prior to the meeting who they thought should be Employee of the Month and why….fold it up into little pieces and put into a box.  Sr. was in-charge of revealing the votes.  When I announced what the prize would be for the Employee of the Month…there was outrage from the crowd!! Needless to say, a couple people were not happy with the results of the Employee of the Month.

And the winner was…..MOM with 3 votes20190208_144511_HDR_1549665119698[1]

*I won the Employee of the Month and I am exempt from chores for a whole month!!*

To end the meeting we have two teams: Briana and her dad will be taking care of Sage and the bathrooms while Devon and Jr. will be doing dishes, towels/sheets,  vacuuming, sweeping and mopping. We also as the parents did a 15 minute demonstration for the teens.

Brian Sr. showed them what to look for in an oven fire and where to turn off breakers, and second, in case of flooding where the main shut-off is in the front yard and how to properly turn it off.

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I showed them how to clean the bathroom properly in 15 minutes.

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Until next month….which team will win Employees of the Month?

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Family Meetings are a must have….

Yes…everyone it is time for the Parenting Tip for February.
  So me and my family decided to do our monthly family meeting differently…we discovered Zoom. If you have never used Zoom, it is a way to get everyone on the same page without being in the same room.
We tried it…and of course we had some hiccups
Devon Smith -erased the text I sent for the Zoom meeting
Briana Smith– never got the text for Zoom meeting
Brian Smith Jr.- was playing on his screen too much
but Sr. surprised me being the less tech savvy out of all us and showing up first to the meeting👍
 Okay, so after I resent the link and everyone was on board after 10 minutes we got started finally. I will tell you that having a meeting like this is awesome!! We talked about chores…everyone picked a number 1-5 and all the chores were scrambled so they couldn’t get the same one twice. I got whatever was left over…DISHES..ugh.
Anyhow, everyone having a chance to speak their opinions on our topics was easier and the teens appreciated it.
This month we implemented Employee of the Month- At our next meeting, each person writes down a person, other than themselves, who deserves the incentive. Whoever wins gets a prize…stay tuned to find out who wins!!
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My son Brian 20 and Devon 18, daughter Briana 15 aka Bri and my husband Brian who is called Hollywood

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Chores, Chores and Chores….

Parenting Tip for January: 🚽🛏🛎🛋
Okay so…its the New Year and of course people are doing new things but one thing remains the same-kids that dont like chores ain’t going to like them no more this year than last so…

because of piled up laundry, funky corn chip feet smell, no t.p. to save my life and that other smell unidentified even after walking the whole house..omg!
20190107_121250 I came up with a game called Chore Uno Draw🃏(If you dont have cards, you can use dice🎲
Here’s the Rules:
Right down and # every chore accordingly.
Then, ask each person to pick a card with a number on it, it will correspond to that chore, if they pick a number chore they don’t want, they can pick one more time..
Then thats it…thats their chore. No take backs.

   I did this at our monthly family meeting and everyone had a great time doing it …now lets see if they follow-thru with their chores-Pray for me.

Happy Birthday to me!!🎉

 

Its New Years Eve🎆 and its My 41st Birthday 🎉and I am feeling so good!! My love and I are going to dinner🍝 and late, late night pool🎱music🎶 and drinks!!🍸 Everyone stay safe this evening and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!🎆Lafrieda Smith❤

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Our beautiful journey together..

Introductions to the Smith Family….
  Hey, Hey my name is La Frieda Smith and I am 40 years old and I am the proud wife and mother of a sweetheart of  a husband whose 53 and three beautiful teens.  I have been married to my husband Brian for almost 20 years coming April 2019 and my angels are my son’s Brian who is 19, he attends Polk college and works for Publix, Devon 17, he is on the Autism Spectrum, works at Publix and loves to dance and my daughter Briana 15, loves makeup and fashion and also works part-time walking dogs and babysitting. They are all so smart. We are originally from Cleveland Ohio. I was born and raised there but my husband was born in Buffalo, New York in a town called Lockport.  Our family came here 8 years ago in a UHaul and SUV with 3 cats in it- it took us 2 days to get here and we have lived in 3 major cities…but it was worth it!  We currently live south of Florida and find that we have had so much to do down here compared to our hometown.  One of the things that gets us all pumped up are the endless amounts of amusement parks we’ve visited, concerts down in the city next to us and movie programs we can participate in.  Me and my husband are Rock-n-roll souls so we love seeing bands live all the time.  We have been doing concert hopping since 2014 and haven’t stopped yet.  We are a close family and are best friends through everything.  Currently me and my husband are retired and have passed the torch onto our teens to let them shine in their lives.  So that’s a brief introduction to the Smith Family and there is plenty more to come next time. Thank you.

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