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Intentional Living | Choices for the New Year

Several months ago on the way home from a friends house,in my van, with my 7 children, it hit me. I want to live intentionally. I want to chase my dreams with purpose and joy. THIS is MY life. I’m not talking the, “Holy Crap, this is my life and I can’t believe we now have to have a passenger van!” sort of thought, but more of a realistic epiphany about who I am, where I want to be and how I’m going to let God get me to where He wants me to be.  I was created with purpose!!…

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Be A Better Mom Monday: Character

As we are just one short week away from embarking back into the middle of our school year, (year around here) I find myself making goals, plans and reminding myself why we home school. More importantly, however, I’m reminded of the weight of what being a Christian means and how the way I choose to behave will be what really effects my children’s behavior and character most. In my studies of God’s word these days, I’m hungry to understand why people still sin. I’m desperate to understand what true repentance and forgiveness are in a way that reflects in my…

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10 Ways to Change Your Bad Attitude

  We all have those days when we just can’t seem to shake our bad attitudes. Sometimes we wake up crabby. (I did today!) Occasionally, (or often) our children get the better of us with their bad attitudes.  Any way you look at it we need big time attitude adjustments some days.  Changing our bad attitudes can be so difficult. Here are some practical ways, I hope help!!   10 Ways to change your bad attitude during the day:   Get outside: Fresh air generally alleviates any sort of stress.  This is also a great way to distract the children…

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Be A Better Mom Monday | Priceless

    Room rate for a hotel room with a bathtub to fit my huge pregnant belly     $169.00 60 minute mama massage at a resort spa                                                         $120.00 Breakfast in my hotel room     (Eggs Benedict and cranberry juice)                 $30.00 Walking into my home this morning feeling appreciated by my husband           AND actually knowing the feeling of missing my children                    PRICELESS     After a few long months of mini breakdowns (me sitting on the floor crying over how I will never sleep again and I just can’t do this with out a break)  my husband graciously took a few hits…

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Be A Better Mom Monday | Enjoy Your Children

  Today I was blessed to be able to take all 4 of my children to the zoo.  While they enjoyed the elephants, rhinos and giraffes, they were just as memorized by the beetle their uncle found, the crows picking up left over french fries and the statues, mere replicas of the live animals often right in front of them. This was fascinating, and though for moments I was frustrated with their “lack of seeing the big picture” in the end I chose to enjoy the zoo through their eyes.  EVERTYHING was precious, new and spectacular…and so I noticed too,…

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Be A Better Mom Monday | Seek Joy

Some days we have to fight for joy and a good attitude, but we must make sure to fight.  Remember we deserve hell and are offered salvation. What a beautiful way to teach our little ones the right perspective.  Think on things that are right and pure and holy.  Enjoy which ever season the Lord has you. Be thankful. Seek joy.   “But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.” Psalm 5:11   “You will show…

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