He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor.

(Proverbs 21:21 NASB)

Remember



When you lie down on your bed, remember with thanksgiving the blessings and the providence of God.

1. My children are alive and well.
2. God loves me no matter how many times I messed up today. I will try harder tomorrow.
3. My husband still has a job.
4. I can still walk, even though the pain can be unbearable.
5. I have a home.

Thank You, Lord, for everything!

Your Loving Daughter
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Apps Agains Abuse

It is not that these things are just now happening. These things have went on for years, decades and centuries. We as people are finally recognizing the crime involved and hopefully our actions will save lives.

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10 Things That I Know for Fact are the Truth

It's not too late to teach something or to learn something. Giving up is the only thing that stands in the way of trying. 

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Planning a Baby Shower? You’ve Got to See This!

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I LOVE Babies!

They are so innocent, cuddly little bundles of joy. Being a mom is my greatest accomplishment. Some day I hope to be the grandma I wanted my kids to have. One of the best things will be planning the baby showers for those grandbabies. I've always been a sentimental type, I've got the baby shoes from each child's baptism, the standard hospital cap, newspaper announcements and cards. There is really a lot of these things that I've kept back for them. Ribbon and baby ring, Growth Chart, so many things.

When I saw the Myador baby shower kit my mind started racing! How much fun it would be to send the guests home with a keepsake and the little wardrobe box! Oh my! It would be perfect for the keepsakes! What a wonderful gift for the child to have when they are older.

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Each set comes in a beautifully designed hardcover box

which includes; Calypso Baby Girl or Boy wooden box,

miniature baby girl dresses in pink and white,

miniature baby boy jumpsuits in blue and white,

Hershey Kisses (“It's a Girl” or "It's a Boy" chocolates),

invitation/Thank you cards with envelopes for guests,

personal note tags, and cute wooden hangers for hanging baby clothes.

*Please note that the Calypso Baby Shower favor set is available as a 20, 30 or 40 piece set. The number of pieces refers to the number of jumpsuits, note tags, cards, hangers and chocolates.

I'm not ready for our oldest to start a family yet, but I am keeping this on my list of must have items.

Myador is offering my readers a $10 discount if you use the code WGFWP10-22 at checkout.

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A New Beginning: Musing Mom Media

A Special Announcement!


I firmly believe in businesses by women making an effort to improve our lives and families. I am working towards this myself. My kids are getting older and this is allowing me more time to put towards my hopes and dreams for the next chapter in our life's.

One reason I'm doing this is our daughters are talented writers and artists. I want to be able to help them create a life that is better than I had. They deserve the opportunity to build a business and have a family. Don't get me wrong, I am completely happy with my decision to be a SAHM. There are things that I wanted to do that I was not given the encouragement, assistance or opportunity to achieve. So this is my attempt, I hope you will join me so we all have a better chance to succeed. I personally feel being a stay at home mom has been the most rewarding experience in my life. I've learned to balance and except so much of the intimate details of being a person, a human being.

I am going to be offering a blog which will promote your efforts. I am first looking for women with "Home Grown" shops, women's ebooks or women's interest ebooks. I would really like to help bring people to your site to take advantage of your written work. Or if you don't have a website or blog an opportunity to put you book out there. It does not matter if it is a fiction or non-fiction e-book. Maybe you wrote a self-help style article that you offer for free on your blog. The same goes for a "Home Grown" business.

This is for the woman entrepreneur that is small, does not have a huge advertising budget and just wants more exposure. I am going slow on this for a reason. I want to get the pages set up just right for you. If all goes well it will improve your traffic and help your promotions. There are so many obstacles and intricacies in promoting a small business online. I firmly believe the statistics are accurate, there is a large demographic of people becoming more and more internet directed. We use it for so many everyday uses. Not to mentions to find and buy unique items and support small businesses.

 

Thank You!

I hope you join me at

Musing Mom Media!

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I’m Hoping They Soar!

Son#6 9-14-03

Growing up is something we know will happen.

We miss the tiny sweet babies and the hugs from little arms and hands with tiny fingers curled around our own.

Son #5
Son#6 9-14-03

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Do You Have a Plumbing Story, too?

We live in a 97 year old house. I'm pleased to say we don't have a lot of plumbing problems except tree roots in the old clay pipes in the yard. We've had a drain clog but no really big issues. All the pipes were replaced with the renovation.

My husband is a bit of a handy man with most things. This particular problem seems to block off logic reception in his brain. When it rains we usually have clogs. He seems to think every clog is because the kids have used too much toilet paper. We don't go through a lot of toilet paper so I've not nailed down the cause of this theory.

Any way, one of the clogs was bad enough he had to call a friend who is a plumber. They got a snake and the work began. My hubby is carrying on about the kids and the toilet paper all the while.

I checked in on the progress only to have my husband tell me about all the toilet paper. His friend looked up at me and said, "I'm leaving a container of root kill, follow the directions on the back." I asked if that was the problem and he nodded his head yes. This happened about 6 years ago. My husband is finally beginning to let go of the toilet paper theory. We really don't go through that much.

Now he talks about using adult sized Tonka Equipment to dig up the yard.

Oh, boy!

 

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Maintaining Balance Being a Mom and Your Personal Identity

I have always been a stay at home mom. I had planned to go back to work part-time. I felt I needed it to maintain balance between me and being a mom. To keep my personal identity. Our oldest having apnea of prematurity put a stop to that. My mom hormones kicked in and there was no way I could leave her in someone else's care. Not to mention the cost of a babysitter and my paycheck. Why work to support someone else's home. It was a "no brainer".

Since I started blogging it has brought up some very important thoughts about me and who I am. I have LOVE being home with my children. I would not replace those days for anything. I did not accomplish the goals I had set for them or myself. I have tried and succeeded in some but not really #momfail either. My life took some turns I had not anticipated nor planned.

The kids getting older and all being in school had prompted me to start thinking about things I could do for work. Let's face it the economy is making it more and more difficult to make ends meet. Since I was in the car accident working outside of the home is not possible. I must have flexibility that can not be provided in the work place. I always crafted and read books. I'm a big proponent of self-improvement and growing spiritually. So these would be easy for me to pick up and do to contribute to the income needs of our family.

I've always had to do everything myself. Not because I would not ask for help, because I was told I didn't need help. So I've had a bit of an obstacle laden life. I'm making progress at getting my husband and kids to understand that I'm not the maid. They have all had this tendency, which I can't figure out why. I've never been the, "Oh, let me get that." kind of parent. I want my children to grow to be independent and confident. I know what my husbands deal is, he was brought up that way. And he travels for his job and spends too much time being waited on at restaurants and hotels. Boo!

My challenge in blogging and working on the craft businesses have been that they think I'm ignoring my responsibilities. I just want to beat my head into a brick wall. All 7 of them are perfectly capable to do their share and take part. I've read different blogs about organizing and I've never been able to figure out how "women can do it all". I'm not one to over schedule intentionally. I like a smooth order to my day and I have no desire to run to every seasonal sporting event offered to kids these days. I want to live life! And life to me is not creating athletes. Exercise is good. Sports become excessive. Sorry, to all who think otherwise, but it is my opinion.

When I saw Amanda's offer to guest post and visited her blog I felt she could give some recommend some ideas to my dilemma. She will be featured here as my guest Wednesday. She is a pastor's wife, gym manager and preparing for dental hygienist school. I asked her to write her suggestions to a SAHM planning to start an at home business. I hope you find her suggestions helpful.

What do you think is your biggest challenge as a mom trying to keep some of your personal identity?

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No New Taxes! Stay Out of My Grocery Store!!

Received this from Eversave today.

Say "No" to new taxes at the grocery store.

Lawmakers across the country are debating taxes on plastic grocery bags or even banning them altogether. Tell your elected officials and speak out against taxes and bans on the plastic bags you use every day. Click here to send a letter to lawmakers in your state.

American families can't afford it now.

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A Mother’s Day Letter from My Daughter

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

 

Best Mom in the World

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