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November 14th and I’m Feeling Thankful…Again~

Reasons to be thankful today- Hugs even when I’m a drippy-nosed, mouth-breathing, cold infested-wreck Being able to easily get work done because of internet access in my home-finally!!!! A conference filled with good news from today’s parent/teacher conference An unbelievably kind/thoughtful/loving/generous/trusting friend Meeting with a new friend and feeling so connected Moving furniture because tomorrow [...]

August is Full of Good Stuff!

Each new day, new week, new month, new year holds the potential for Good Stuff. We all look at the newness before us as another chance to get it right, to fill our lives with peace, joy and purpose. I have to say that the month of August has been full of just that. On [...]

The Fruit of Life

Today I went grocery shopping and I bought a lot of fresh fruit. With so many wonderful fruits in season and on sale, I loaded up with watermelon, strawberries and others. I knew the kids would appreciate it all and how much each of them likes certain fruits. It all got me thinking about how [...]

Believe!

I’m writing this for each of you as much as I’m writing it for me. Sometimes life becomes so overwhelming and the hurdles so high that we find it terribly difficult to see beyond them-to see the horizon and all the possibilities that this life holds for each of us. I’m writing it because I [...]

Fill Up Your Heart Envelope

Yesterday was such a beautiful and relaxed day! I took many little pieces of it and tucked them into my Heart Envelope. That little envelope is becoming full and cushiony and I love to place things into it and revisit what’s in there. I believe everyone should be conscience of their Heart Envelope and fill [...]

Mommy of Many Show #56: Moms and New Babies

This week I talk about being a new mom who’s made the decision to breastfeed.  Even though there are a ton of books that have been written on the subject and a wealth of advice and knowledge that comes to new moms from family and friends, I find that there are still some basic questions [...]

Mommy of Many Show #51: Losing the Baby Weight

After 9 years of holding onto some stubborn “baby weight”, I’m finally having some success with shedding the pounds. Now it’s time to make a commitment to working out, getting healthier and feeling great! Click HERE to leave a review for Mommy of Many at iTunes MOM 51 [ 11:04 ] Play Now | Play [...]

Mommy of Many Show #40: Going to a Relaxation and Meditation Seminar

A good friend of mine invited me to go to a relaxation and meditation seminar with her. I could certainly use some tools for relaxing and de-stressing my busy days. It was a really good experience that I found full of words that affirmed some things that I’ve been thinking about. As women, it’s important [...]

Mommy of Many Show #35: Learning Lessons #7-Be Flexible

This week’s show is sponsored by Aveeno Baby! I learned a valuable lesson this week! I often get so locked into the plan of the day that I can’t enjoy a nice surprise or change of plans. When I realized that I had forgotten to write down plans with one of my sisters I had [...]

Learning Lessons #7: Be Flexible

I’m a planner. I want everything laid out in detail so that I don’t have too many surprises. You can imagine that I have surprises and schedule changes all the time, but I, sort-of, build those in. You know the kind, you’ve sat down to write the budget and the baby gets into something icky [...]

I am NO Wonder Woman!

Recently, a friend said that she passed my blog and podcast onto a friend of hers hoping to share a little inspiration and a little fun. The friend came back to her saying that women like me come off as “Wonder Woman” and that she frankly can’t keep up. AH! NO, NO, NO! There are [...]

Avoiding The End-of-the-Day Overload

I felt particularly challenged this afternoon! I could feel myself getting snappy and short with the kids (because they were snappy and short with me) and decided I better do something about it, before we ended up in a shouting match. So, I thought of my options and knew I didn’t have to make a [...]

Bella, A Beautiful Movie!

I haven’t been able to watch a whole movie, start to finish, without getting up and taking care of something or folding laundry or taking a phone call, in a long time. But, because I’m on a little trip, I had the luxury of watching an entire movie last night. I wanted to share this [...]

Mommy of Many Show #27: Women and the Military-part 2

This week I was able to speak with Casey Sprague, a military spouse, mother of 3 and a successful Silpada Designs Independent Rep.. I am inspired by Casey and her accomplishments because she started her business while her husband was deployed on an IA (Individual Augmentation) to Bahrain for 1 year. She’s another shining example [...]

Mommy of Many Show #22: Happy Easter and The First Week of Deployment

A blessed and joyous Easter to each of you! I hope it’s a bright and beautiful day wherever you are. Here in Southern California, it’s beautiful. Well, if you follow this blog, you know that I’ve had a crazy week. I decided to take the time to talk a little about the emotions of going [...]