Finding Balance As A Work At Home Mom

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I sat here tonight planning out my week and felt totally overwhelmed! Then a word came to mind: balance. "Balance is a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc. or the mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc." Dictonary.com I have been a full time "work outside the home mom" and I have been a full time "stay at home … [Read more...]

Eat and lose! How I Am Losing Weight & Getting Healthy- My story!

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Do you remember a few weeks ago when I shared my health report with you? It was life changing! I have started changing the way I eat and I am seeing real results! I could not find a perfect diet or meal plan that worked for me so I put some of the ideas together and created my own. Y’all I have lost 14 pounds in 2 months! Some may say that is dangerous or say that it will all come back. That is … [Read more...]

Finding Comfort In The Storm

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Last night we had a bad storm. It was the kind with the howling winds, lightning that lights up the room, thunder that shakes the walls and knocks out power. Both me and my husband had stayed up late working and were just going to bed when it got bad. When the power went out my first thought was my kids. They like to sleep with lots of lights on so I knew I needed to do something so they would not … [Read more...]

Real Mommy Moments: A Boy, Nail Polish, Glitter, Confusion and Sleep

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Last night was special and so we went out with the whole family to eat. This does not happen very often especially on weeknights. But it was awesome and we had a blessed evening. But when we got home there was so much more excitement in store for us. Bed time had been pushed way back since we went out and the kids were more hyper than usual because of all the fun. As a result bedtime was a … [Read more...]

A Year of Faith Testers, Doubt Busters & A Dream Come {A Look Back & Moving Forward}

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The other day I was chatting with my mother in law about this year. We were discussing God's provision and timing this year. This year has been full of ups and downs. I said it had been a year of "faith testers." She said "or doubt busters." I love that! Yes it was BOTH! Here is a short recap: We updated the kitchen to get ready to sell it. We moved with the plan of reaching financial … [Read more...]

Follow Your Heart! My Work From Home Journey

Recently I have had many friends ask how to do what I do and work from home. I decided I would write a personal post to give you all a little insight into my journey to "follow my heart." You can work from home. It is not easy but you can do it! I started this blog in January 2010 as a way to help me save money, share my money saving tips, search for and share deals and get my life financially … [Read more...]

What I Learned From Potty Training My Son

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Mission Accomplished! YEAH! It is finally true! My son is potty trained. This has been a crazy experience for me. My daughter was so easy to train and that is what I was expecting with him but I was wrong! I am not an expert but I am a mom who made a lot of mistakes! I learned so much during this! I decided surely there are other moms like me out there thinking it will never happen! So here is … [Read more...]

Teaching Girls and Women Good Body Image

This is a very personal and real topic  that I am sharing with you. I was always a pretty confident girl growing up. Things started to change when I went to college and started gaining weight. In my early twenties I started taking medicines for my thyroid and depression. I have cronic depression and as a result I have been on medicines ever since then. As I get older and hormones and thyroid … [Read more...]

From Bully to Buddy

A few months ago a family moved in near us. On our block all the kids play with each other before and after school.This little boy immediately had targets. He was so mean! He even bullied ME! As an adult I didn't take any of that! But the other kids would end up in tears. They were scared of him. He took their things, hit, insulted and was just mean! He would come to my home and insult me and my … [Read more...]

Is it Autism? My Story of Denial, Acceptance, Learning & Love

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This is a personal post that I want to share with you all. I think it is important to share things in hopes that we can help one another. This is about my son. People have started to say things about some of his behaviors. He is 2 and as a mom I had decided that is just his personality. But as people started to point things out and I started to really watch him I realized we might have a problem. … [Read more...]

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