Saturday Self Care Challenge

Saturday self care challenge, week 1

Last Saturday was my 41st birthday, and as I looked in the mirror, I begin to see age. My hair was gray and looks very frazzled. It was time for a haircut and getting it colored. This time last year, I had it cut and colored.  Once I was asked if I was enjoying the treat of getting my hair cut. As if this isn’t just part of regular self-care. I was angry, how dare this person to act like taking care of myself is a treat instead of the way things should be. So my gift to myself was the beginning Saturday…

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The Importance of Self-Care When Life Gets Busy

The Importence of Self-care When Life Gets Busy.

The more life piles on our plate, the harder it can be to tackle the day-to-day grind of errands, to-do lists, and quite frankly, our own emotional well-being.

The never ending spin of everything can leave anyone feeling exhausted, mentally drained, and even depressed. Yet it’s easy to feel that if we don’t stay on top of everything and keep the momentum going we’ll get behind, let others down, the house will become a disaster, or we’ll never have the energy to start again.The Importence of Self-care...
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There is a Reason for It All

There is a reason for it all, including the loss of my Grandma.

I walked into the church and noticed that my mom and Grandma weren’t there. This was odd because Grandma was always at church. I asked my brother and he informed me that mom had taken her to the hospital. I walked out and called my mom. She informed me that Grandma wasn’t feeling good and they were running tests.There is a reason for it all, including the loss of my grandma.

After taking my children home, I rushed to the hospital to see her. I wasn’t allowed to keep Samuel with me, so…

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My Grandma, Wanda Lucile Minton’s Eulogy

My Grandma, Wanda Lucile Minton's Eulogy

As the oldest of the 8 grandchildren, I knew Grandma and Grandpa when they were at their youngest, sharpest and able to be at their best. I want to tell you about the greatest women I’ve ever known.

From the time I was little until about 12 years old, I spent 6 days a week with Grandma. On Sundays, we would walk from the church building next door to have lunch with Grandma and Grandpa. Grandma would come home and start breading the whole chicken that she had cut up the day before. I remember helping her dredge the chicken…

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9 Self Care Tips for Busy Moms

9 simple self care tips for busy moms

It is so much work to take care of everyone and everything else, that it seems like taking care of myself would be just that, more work. By the end of the day I’m so emotionally drained that all I want to do is be alone, in the quiet, where no one knows my name, and sleep.9 self care tips for busy moms

I was challenged recently to find simple, cheap, fast and easy things to do as self-care for a crazy, busy Mama. I did a short poll of my mom friends on…

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5 Steps to Defeat Self-Defeating Behavior

The 5 steps you need to defeat self-defeatism.

Sometimes it takes humiliation to bring needed change.One of the hardest things to admit is that you need help, but after what happened last Wednesday, I know I can’t do this alone as I keep destroying myself with self-defeating behaviors.

I’ve always struggled with food. When I’m tired, stressed, depressed or overwhelmed, I go to food for comfort. I know this is the time I should eat good foods because my body is being depleted thanks to what is going on, but foolishly I go for the things that are bad…

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Summer Reading list 2016

These are the books on my list for reading this summer. Come check them out and see if you can find some inspiration.

I’ve always loved reading. In fact, my parents had to force me to go outside as a child Summer Reading List 2016because I’d rather be lost in a book than wonder aimlessly around our back yard during the summer. As a mom of 6 children this was harder than ever before.

I used to be a one book at a time kinda gal, but my friend Lori introduced me to the idea of reading more than one book at a time. She had a point that I would get bored and put it…

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Humiliation Brings Change

Sometimes it takes humiliation to bring needed change.

Losing weight is HARD! No one wants to stop eating the foods they love, and for me that is sugar. It is addicting, painfully so. It is my go to when I’m tired, depressed and just every day food choice. It is a very bad and unhealthy choice, one that I KNOW I shouldn’t eat, but it is my emotional crutch.

I guess I've just laughed too much. Something has to change, because I'm not going to stop laughing. Life is too full of fun to do that.Humiliation at its best

Wednesday while…

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Update on, well, Everything

Time to work!

It has been a couple of weeks since I last posted here.

My laptop’s hard drive died and that took a couple of weeks to figure out what was wrong, save my information, buy the parts and fix it. It was an interesting adventure, to say the least. So thankful my husband is tech savvy and we can do these things relatively cheaply. Saturdays Check-in

I’ve been wanting to share my 100 Days to a New Me update. While I’ve not really lost anymore weight, I have been losing inches. I’m down a…

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Saturday Check in

Saturdays Check-in

Time to check in and let you know how I did this week. When you dream big and set really big goals, you don’t always make it, but you can get further than you imagine just by trying. I set a LOT of really big goals for myself on Monday. I didn’t do as well as I had hoped, but I tried and made some really great strides. I did somethings consistently that I’ve never done before and I feel it. I’m taking this a week at a time. Seeing what works and what does. Making changes as I…

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