“More Than Just Making It” – mindset change!

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My husband and I live a frugal life. We try to keep to our budget and carefully track how we spend our money. We’ve gone through seasons of having an “income problem” and my husband was even unemployed for the … Continued

“What energizes you?” and thoughts on being joyful

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I don’t always pick a word for the year. Last year my word was hustle – and I did hustle: completing my certification as a doula, and supported three women in birth. This year – I’m going to focus on my … Continued

Habits and Goals for the beginning of 2017

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For 2017, I’m not going to write a list of goals I would like to accomplish for the whole year. I tried that last year, and for about half of my goals I lost interest, or wanted to change gears. … Continued

Book Review – The Doula Book

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Hello!! I know it’s been a long time since I’ve written here. I’m using these summer months to take a break from many of my extra activities and focus in on getting finished and accredited as a doula. Besides the … Continued

4 Traits of Entrepreneurs as a Work-at-Home-Mom

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Yes, I am an entrepreneur. I’ve had been calling myself just a stay-at-home-mom who is working towards writing books and accreditation as a doula. It’s a slow process. But I’ve realized I need to change my mindset. I AM an … Continued

4 Simple Tips to Help you Get Organized Today

I’m sure I’m not alone. No matter if you are married or not, have kids or not – most of us struggle with staying organized and keeping free of the excess in our life. Time keeps going by swiftly and … Continued

5 Things I Do Every Day to Stay Sane

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Are you overwhelmed with everything in life? Are you stressed out because you have a million different things going on and several places you would like to be/need to be at the same time? Are you just trying to figure … Continued

The 4th Trimester and Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty

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The 4th Trimester – have you ever heard that term before? It’s a real thing. The process of giving birth is not just about the newborn. When a baby is born, a mother is also born. A father is born. Big … Continued

Monthly goals for March and April

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At the beginning of February, I shared some of my goals for the year and what I was going to work on for the month. Since I wrote the post for additional accountability, I wanted to follow up with how … Continued

Ebron Asher – One Year!!

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Dear Ebron, Your first year birthday has come and gone! For some reason, having you as the second born turn 1 feels a lot different than when Ain turned one. Maybe it’s because I know how much you will change … Continued

If the Doula was not there… No one would

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It’s true that many times no one notices what the doula does; they only notice if she’s not there. The professional doula often works in the background. So if the doula was not there…no one would:   Shut the door … Continued

Seasonal Meal Planning

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Meal planning takes up a lot of time. Over the last 5 years of my married life, I’ve tried numerous new recipes. In fact, during our first year of marriage I never once repeated a meal (besides our homemade pizza, and … Continued

The things that are saving my life right now

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  Modern Mrs. Darcy challenged us to think through and write a list of what is saving our life right now. It’s a great question to think about and helps bring to our attention what to be grateful for. What is … Continued

Monthly Goals for February

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I wanted to share my goals here on the blog so I have additional accountability. I have big goals and big plans for 2016 – I’m so excited for this year!! I took most of the month of January to … Continued

5 Habits to Begin this Week + My Reading Goals

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This month I went through the Make Over Your Mornings (affiliate link) course by Money Saving Mom, Crystal Paine. I LOVED it! It has helped me get back into a routine of being purposeful with my mornings. And when that happens, … Continued

Stop the “draining Mommy” cycle

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Kids are such a precious gift from God. I can’t help but give my boys a kiss every time I pick one of them up. They are so lovable. Except when they are NOT. Except when you are in the … Continued

Reclaiming My Mornings

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I’ve always been more productive in the mornings and I like to get up early, but I’ve struggled with being disciplined enough to go to be early. And I NEED my sleep. I don’t function well on little sleep. I’ve … Continued

Hospitality Focus for the Holidays

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It is easy to see opportunities to give this holiday season. Most people are focused on giving or donating and sometimes incorporate it into their Christmas gifts. I want to challenge you to think beyond giving as an individual, or … Continued

Today I have a new mindset that will change my life!!

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Today is a new day. I woke early, spent some time in prayer, and took time to really process. I have a new mindset, and a goal that I’m going to renew my mind daily and this IS going to change my life!! … Continued

Our boys: update on Ebron Asher (8 mo.) & Ain Levi (2 yrs.)

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I feel bad – #momguilt – that I have not posted more updates about my second-born Ebron. For my first I posted an update every month until he was a year. Now, my second is 8 months old and I … Continued