The Number One Way to Eliminate Burnout

We hit the ground running each morning!

We work tirelessly everyday taking care of the needs of our family!

Laundry is forever a chore that is never finished!

Mealtime again?  Why does everyone have to eat all the time?

Bills need to be paid!

Junk needs to be tossed!

Email!

Work!

There is not enough time in the day to get it all done!

So how can we avoid burnout when life can be hectic and threatens to take us out?

There is one answer.

One key component that will prevent any of us from:

~ getting burned out

~ getting frustrated

~ throwing in the towel


BEING OTHERS FOCUSED!


“Intentionally adding value to others today will bring you fulfillment everyday.”  John Maxwell

When we intentionally add value into other people’s lives ~ we are fulfilled!

 Be devoted to one another in love.  Honor one another above yourselves.  Romans 12:10

All of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit.  1 Peter 3:8

Be intentional to seek ways to add value to everyone, not just those closest to us.  It helps us not to see others as obstacles that must be conquered.

It not only prevents us from crashing and burning, it also blesses others and honors God!


HEALTH AND WELLNESS TIPS

You’ve probably heard by now that gut health is very important.

Having a healthy gut and digestive system is tied to energy production, immune system health, and also brain health.

Serotonin is responsible for regulating our mood, our appetite and sleep.  Having a relaxed and positive feeling is the result of just the right amount of serotonin in our brain.

Did you know that 90% of serotonin is produced in the gut and 10% is produced in the brain?  If our gut is out of balance ~ it affects our brain!

That’s a double whammy!

Personally ~ we have been careful to treat our children’s significant digestive issues.  Finding out that their food allergies, and autoimmune disorders, Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac’s disease, are all gut imbalance issues made me diligent with adding probiotics, yeast killers, digestive enzymes and papaya tablets to our supplement routine.  But most of their symptoms are brain related.  Since I thought we were treating their gut issues affectively, I read 4 brain imbalance books last summer, written by doctors and psychologists, to help me with other symptoms we were dealing with.  I found that their brain problems were actually gut problems!  ADHD, ADD, ODD, sleep problems, behavior problems, memory problems, difficulty in school, difficulty talking, moodiness, hormone imbalance etc. are all reasons why I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to ease some of these symptoms.  I found the answer:

GUT HEALTH!


Thank you so much for reading my blog!  I’d love to hear your thoughts and your story.  You can email me at JaimeeKeith@yahoo.com or JaimeeKeithBlog@yahoo.com.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy your weekend!

Many Blessings!


My other articles:

The Cause of Destruction

HaPpY Thanksgiving

Why We Need a Savior and How to Teach This to Your Children

Brave and Strong

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

Money Madness

Healthy Happy #MomLife

Be A Risk Taker

Teens:

7 Ways To Make Great Teens 

Inspiring Teens to Make a Positive Impact For Christ

Five Lies Concerning Teens

7 Tips For Encouraging Teens To Wear Happy Pants ~ Not Grumpy Pants

Cleaning & Organizing:

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

6 Tips To Quick Cleaning ~ Kitchen Style

Family:

The Cause of Destruction

Why We Need a Savior and How to Teach This to Your Children

Brave and Strong

Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today!

The Diagnosis ~ Forever Changed

Walking With Excellence

DO NOT READ THIS BLOG!

Calling All Overworked & Under-Appreciated Moms  (4 Reminders)

YouTube Videos:

My Plexus story about my health

My Plexus Update

7 Tips For Building a Relationship With Your Teens

Jaimee’s Blog Video (Mom Vlog)

Mimi Speaks (Encouragement video)

Calling All Overworked and Under-appreciated Moms (Video)

Devotional Series:

Getting Rid of Distractions

He is a Jealous God

How Much Does God Love Us?

Live Loved

Dearly Devoted 

The Power of His Resurrection

Spiritual & Inspirational:

HaPpY Thanksgiving

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

WAKE UP!! 5 Ways to Make a Difference

I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving In My Heart

3 Ways People Play the Blame Game

Oh Be Careful Little Mind What You Think

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent (Part 2)

How To Be A Perfect Mom

4 Negative Emotions Moms Should Avoid

One Important Key To Being A Good Mom

How To Keep The World From Getting In Your Head (4 Steps)

4 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

4 Things to Remember When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Homeschooling & Money:

Money Madness

~ Creating a Homeschool Schedule ~

Handling Homeschool Stress Gracefully 

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 1)

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 2)

6 Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Curriculum

7 Money Saving Tips

Health & Recipes:

How I Cured My Food Allergies

Chicken Noodle Soup

Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Perfect Homemade Flour Tortillas

Hooray For 3-Minute Pizza

Salsa Recipe

 

 

The Cause of Destruction

A foolish son is destruction to his father, and the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.  Proverbs 19:13

I think it is interesting that a foolish son and a contentious wife are both mentioned in this verse as detrimental to the husband.  A mother has a great impact on her children and her husband and sometimes I think we forget.  By being intentional every day and pouring God’s love into our family, it allows God to work in our hearts as well as the hearts of our husband and children.

It’s not about controlling the people around us, as tempting as it can be sometimes, it’s about looking to the Lord, loving our family, and building relationships.

It’s OK of we fail.  It’s OK if our children and spouse fails.  We’re all going to fall down.  It’s important our family has our love, support and encouragement when things go south.  We should be a safe place when the people we love the most have a bad day or act stupid.  Nagging and being contentious should be thrown out with yesterdays trash whether it’s toward our husband or our children.  If my words offend you, don’t mind me, I’m just talking to myself!

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.  If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.  If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Without love we are contributing to the destruction of our family.  Our children will be foolish and our husbands will be bitter.  And without God in our lives, we can not love.

Seek the Lord.  Ask Him for wisdom.  Pray for encouragement and for answers.  God will make a way for you to be the very best for your family.

 


Health and Wellness Tip

Many of us know that antibiotics kill the good bacteria in our gut.  But not too many people know that without the good bacteria, fungus will grow stronger and line the colon, prevent the nutrients from our food from being absorbed and will take our immune system hostage! YUCK!

This in turn causes so many diseases and health and weight issues so common today.  Gut balance is the root system of our health.  We all need healing in our digestive system and everyone needs a good probiotic!

~ Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables

~ Add chopped veggies to all of your meals, like sauces, soups, beans etc.

~ Drink plenty of water.  Set an alarm every hour if you have to *AHEM*

~ Plexus products have hands down made a huge impact on my health.  It’s not a magic pill, but a tool for those serious about getting healthy, staying healthy or losing weight.

Plant-based, powerful, potent, effective, safe!

 


HaPpY DECEMBER EVERYONE!  I hope you have a fantastic weekend.  Please subscribe to my blog and tell me what you think ~ JaimeeKeith@yahoo.com

ALL FOR HIS GLORY


My other articles:

HaPpY Thanksgiving

Why We Need a Savior and How to Teach This to Your Children

Brave and Strong

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

Money Madness

Healthy Happy #MomLife

Be A Risk Taker

Teens:

7 Ways To Make Great Teens 

Inspiring Teens to Make a Positive Impact For Christ

Five Lies Concerning Teens

7 Tips For Encouraging Teens To Wear Happy Pants ~ Not Grumpy Pants

Cleaning & Organizing:

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

6 Tips To Quick Cleaning ~ Kitchen Style

Family:

Why We Need a Savior and How to Teach This to Your Children

Brave and Strong

Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today!

The Diagnosis ~ Forever Changed

Walking With Excellence

DO NOT READ THIS BLOG!

Calling All Overworked & Under-Appreciated Moms  (4 Reminders)

YouTube Videos:

My Plexus story about my health

My Plexus Update

7 Tips For Building a Relationship With Your Teens

Jaimee’s Blog Video (Mom Vlog)

Mimi Speaks (Encouragement video)

Calling All Overworked and Under-appreciated Moms (Video)

Devotional Series:

Getting Rid of Distractions

He is a Jealous God

How Much Does God Love Us?

Live Loved

Dearly Devoted 

The Power of His Resurrection

Spiritual & Inspirational:

HaPpY Thanksgiving

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

WAKE UP!! 5 Ways to Make a Difference

I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving In My Heart

3 Ways People Play the Blame Game

Oh Be Careful Little Mind What You Think

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent (Part 2)

How To Be A Perfect Mom

4 Negative Emotions Moms Should Avoid

One Important Key To Being A Good Mom

How To Keep The World From Getting In Your Head (4 Steps)

4 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

4 Things to Remember When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Homeschooling & Money:

Money Madness

~ Creating a Homeschool Schedule ~

Handling Homeschool Stress Gracefully 

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 1)

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 2)

6 Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Curriculum

7 Money Saving Tips

Health & Recipes:

How I Cured My Food Allergies

Chicken Noodle Soup

Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Perfect Homemade Flour Tortillas

Hooray For 3-Minute Pizza

Salsa Recipe

 

 

Why We Need a Savior and How to Teach This to Your Children

I think the title is a great intro.  There is not too much more I can say about it.  We need a Savior and we need to teach this to our children.  Period.  Keep reading!

We need a Savior because:

1. God Loves Us

He loves us and desires to have a relationship with us.  That’s why He sent His Son to pay for our sin by dying on the cross ~ so we can have fellowship with HIM!  He created us for HIS glory!  How awesome is that?

Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glorywhom I formed and made.  Isaiah 3:6-7

Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in  to him and eat with him, and he with Me.  Revelation 3:20

2. Adam and Eve sinned

God created our amazing world and created Adam and Eve to take care of it.  Not only to take care of the earth and animals but also to be fruitful and multiply.  However, the first thing they did was disobey God by eating the fruit from the tree that was forbidden.

The woman saw that the tree’s fruit was good to eat and pleasing to look at. She also saw that it would make a person wise.  So she took some of the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her.  And he ate it.  Genesis 3:6

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned.  Romans 5:12

This means that…

3. We are born sinners

Because Adam and Eve sinned, we are all therefore born sinners.  Which means we are born separated from God.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 2:23

We are all born spiritually separated from God.  We can not have fellowship with Him or eternal life because of our sin.

4.  Death

Because we are born sinners, we will all die.  No one lives forever and no one can have life after death because of the sin that separates us.

The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 6:23

 

5.  God said we need a Savior

All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.  Romans 3:12

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe with your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  Romans 10:9


So how do we teach this to our children?  Reading the bible to your children regularly and teaching them the foundation of the bible is essential.  We must also teach them about salvation and why we need a Savior.

Anyone can teach their children these truths, even if they are new christians or maybe they don’t feel like they can communicate this correctly.  Read and learn along with them.  God is the One who is doing the work in their hearts.  All we do is guide, encourage and love them.  God will do the rest!

We have taught all of our children their need of a Savior but we never pushed them to believe or to be baptized.  All five of our kids came to us on their own expressing their decision and they all were baptized when God laid it on their hearts to do so.

This is not all or nothing.  We don’t need to cram this down their throats nor should we give up completely by not saying anything at all.  Show them little bits of Jesus every day through love, prayer and personal examples.

Here are some ideas for teaching God’s word and preparing them for salvation.

~ Ask the Lord to open doors for discussion daily

~ Read the bible to them starting at birth

~ Help them memorize scripture

~ Pray with them and for them

~ Teach them how to pray

~ Read the bible chronologically starting with Genesis

~ Egermeier’s Bible Story Book is a good tool along with the notes in the Life Application Bible

~ Share the gospel with them

~ Set a good example for them

~ Attend church with your children

~ Teach them the importance of reading the bible and praying daily

~ LOVE THEM!!!!


Health and Wellness Tip 

**This is for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.  This is my opinion based on my experience and personal research.

Blood sugar balance ~

Often when we think of blood sugar imbalance we think of those with Type 1, Type 2, pre-diabetes, or hypoglycemia.  But did you know that everyone needs to have a balanced blood sugar and sometimes people can have blood sugar problems without even knowing it?

Below are symptoms associated with blood sugar imbalance:

~ Excessive hunger and cravings

~ Mood swings

~ Weight problems

~ Infertility

~ Anxiety and depression

~ Poor concentration and brain fog

~ Fat storage around the middle

~ Addiction to caffeine

~ Insomnia and daytime drowsiness

I found something wonderful that has helped my family balance blood sugar which eliminated a ton of our symptoms.  It’s a great tool that is also balancing our gut and decreasing inflammation.


Thank you so much for reading my blog! It has been 1 year since I started this blog.  I hope my articles have been as much of a blessing and encouragement for you to read as it has been for me to write.  When I first started, I had ideas for about 5 articles but wasn’t sure what I would write after that.  I thought I’d go for it and see what happens.  It was overwhelming to think about writing an article every single week.  I wasn’t really sure what my specific niche would be but I figured that as long as the Lord was leading me to write, I’d write.  I kind of thought it would mostly be about homeschooling tips, but it turned into an inspirational, encouragement blog for moms and families.

I have learned so much through writing and I am so grateful for all of the people who have read my blog and reached out to me.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  You are a blessing!


Don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already and share this with someone today.  Also: Please write me and share your thoughts.  I’d love to hear from you!  JaimeeKeith@yahoo.com

ONE LAST THING:  November is Diabetes Awareness Month and our youngest has Type 1 Diabetes.  Please read our journey in my blog:

“The Diagnoses ~ Forever Changed”

Have a wonderful and blessed THANKSGIVING!


My other articles:

Brave and Strong

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

Money Madness

Healthy Happy #MomLife

Be A Risk Taker

Teens:

7 Ways To Make Great Teens 

Inspiring Teens to Make a Positive Impact For Christ

Five Lies Concerning Teens

7 Tips For Encouraging Teens To Wear Happy Pants ~ Not Grumpy Pants

Cleaning & Organizing:

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

6 Tips To Quick Cleaning ~ Kitchen Style

Family:

Brave and Strong

Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today!

The Diagnosis ~ Forever Changed

Walking With Excellence

DO NOT READ THIS BLOG!

Calling All Overworked & Under-Appreciated Moms  (4 Reminders)

YouTube Videos:

My Plexus story about my health

My Plexus Update

7 Tips For Building a Relationship With Your Teens

Jaimee’s Blog Video (Mom Vlog)

Mimi Speaks (Encouragement video)

Calling All Overworked and Under-appreciated Moms (Video)

Devotional Series:

Getting Rid of Distractions

He is a Jealous God

How Much Does God Love Us?

Live Loved

Dearly Devoted 

The Power of His Resurrection

Spiritual & Inspirational:

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

WAKE UP!! 5 Ways to Make a Difference

I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving In My Heart

3 Ways People Play the Blame Game

Oh Be Careful Little Mind What You Think

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent (Part 2)

How To Be A Perfect Mom

4 Negative Emotions Moms Should Avoid

One Important Key To Being A Good Mom

How To Keep The World From Getting In Your Head (4 Steps)

4 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

4 Things to Remember When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Homeschooling & Money:

Money Madness

~ Creating a Homeschool Schedule ~

Handling Homeschool Stress Gracefully 

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 1)

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 2)

6 Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Curriculum

7 Money Saving Tips

Health & Recipes:

How I Cured My Food Allergies

Chicken Noodle Soup

Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Perfect Homemade Flour Tortillas

Hooray For 3-Minute Pizza

Salsa Recipe

 

 

Brave and Strong

As we celebrate Veteran’s Day by honoring our Veterans for their bravery, sacrifice and service ~ I wanted to point out ways we as moms can love and serve our family.

Moms are brave and strong and make sacrifices every day for the needs of their families.

Mothers are important!

The wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.  Proverbs 14:1

Here are some practical ways to love and serve our family:

Take care of yourself

~ Be strong spiritually by spending time in God’s word and praying everyday

~ Get plenty of rest

~ Take one day off to have fun

~ Be healthy

Take care of your family

~ Be available to them  

~ Pay attention to their needs

~ Love them

~ Spend time with them

~ Feed them healthy meals

~ Be intentional in showing each child (and grandchild) that they are special and loved

~ Show your husband love and respect

~ Make love to your husband

Take care of your house 

~ Cook

~ Clean

~ Laundry

~ Declutter

~ DELEGATE!!!!!!  (Sorry for yelling! HA!)


Health and Wellness Tip

It’s cold outside!  At least it is in Missouri.  Not sure about my Phoenix friends ~ It’s probably still 90 degrees YIKES.  But as the weather cools off we need to remember to drink plenty of water.

Water is very important because:

~ Flushes out toxins

~ Cleanses the kidneys and liver

~ Helps with weight loss

~ Helps with healing during flu season

~ Curbs hunger

~ Helps the body function properly (digestion, absorption, circulation, body temperature etc.)

~ Energizes muscles

~ Prevents dehydration (HMMM…REALLY?)

~ Helps skin look good

~ Prevents constipation

Don’t forget to drink your water this winter!


Thank you so much for reading my blog.  Don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already and share this with someone today.  Also: Please write me and share your thoughts.  I’d love to hear from you!  JaimeeKeith@yahoo.com

ONE LAST THING:  November is Diabetes Awareness Month and our youngest has Type 1 Diabetes.  Please read our journey in my blog:

“The Diagnoses ~ Forever Changed”

 

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!


My other articles:

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

Money Madness

Healthy Happy #MomLife

Be A Risk Taker

Satisfaction ~ Contentment ~ Blessings

Teens:

7 Ways To Make Great Teens 

Inspiring Teens to Make a Positive Impact For Christ

Five Lies Concerning Teens

7 Tips For Encouraging Teens To Wear Happy Pants ~ Not Grumpy Pants

Cleaning & Organizing:

Accomplish More With Less Insanity

6 Tips To Quick Cleaning ~ Kitchen Style

Family:

Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today!

The Diagnosis ~ Forever Changed

Walking With Excellence

DO NOT READ THIS BLOG!

Calling All Overworked & Under-Appreciated Moms  (4 Reminders)

YouTube Videos:

My Plexus story about my health

My Plexus Update

7 Tips For Building a Relationship With Your Teens

Jaimee’s Blog Video (Mom Vlog)

Mimi Speaks (Encouragement video)

Calling All Overworked and Under-appreciated Moms (Video)

Devotional Series:

Getting Rid of Distractions

He is a Jealous God

How Much Does God Love Us?

Live Loved

Dearly Devoted 

The Power of His Resurrection

Spiritual & Inspirational:

Amazing Value and Worth

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

WAKE UP!! 5 Ways to Make a Difference

I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving In My Heart

3 Ways People Play the Blame Game

Oh Be Careful Little Mind What You Think

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent

The Time I Gave Up Social Media For Lent (Part 2)

How To Be A Perfect Mom

4 Negative Emotions Moms Should Avoid

One Important Key To Being A Good Mom

How To Keep The World From Getting In Your Head (4 Steps)

4 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

4 Things to Remember When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Homeschooling & Money:

Money Madness

~ Creating a Homeschool Schedule ~

Handling Homeschool Stress Gracefully 

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 1)

Kindergarten is the Hardest! (Part 2)

6 Ways to Save Money on Homeschool Curriculum

7 Money Saving Tips

Health & Recipes:

How I Cured My Food Allergies

Chicken Noodle Soup

Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Perfect Homemade Flour Tortillas

Hooray For 3-Minute Pizza

Salsa Recipe

Amazing Value and Worth

Today I drove my husband to work which usually only takes 5 minutes since we live so close.  But this morning, I got caught right at the beginning of the train so I had to sit for a few minutes doing nothing but wait.  After sitting and waiting for awhile, and the train rails finally went up, I started to drive away and I noticed the radio station playing 80’s music (there was just talking and I wasn’t paying attention apparently).  What on earth am I listening to?  It was on the wrong station and I didn’t even realize it (although 80’s is my second fav).  I changed the station just in time to hear one of my favorite songs by a great artist,

“Live Like You’re Loved” by Hawk Nelson.

What a great song!!

The lyrics stood out to me this morning and greatly encouraged me:

“Live like you know you’re valuable
Like you know the One that holds your soul
Cause Mercy has called you by your name
Don’t be afraid to live in that grace”

Read my blog: Live Loved

This got me thinking about just how valuable we are.  The One and Only Living God who created the Heavens and the Earth, who made you and me, who is Holy, Righteous and Just, loved us so much, that He gave His life and died on the cross for us, taking on the wrath of God for our sins.

W E ~ A R E ~ V A L U A B L E

The bible says for us not to be anxious about anything in our life, what we’ll eat or drink or about what we’ll wear because life is more than food, drink and clothing (which is very important stuff.)

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more valuable than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Matthew 6: 26-29

We are precious to God and He loves us very much.

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not ~ you are of more value than many sparrows.  Luke 12:6-7

There are many ways we can live confidently for the Lord.  Loving the Lord with all of our hearts will bless and grow our families in unimaginable ways.

As moms, we can impact our families and change many lives.  We are valuable and we don’t have to be afraid to live in God’s grace!

We can:

~ Be generous  

~ Be appreciative

~ Be kind

~ Get healthier

~ Stop jealousy

~ Don’t gossip

~ Spend time with our children

~ Honor our husbands


Health and Wellness Tip

Because of our diet, the lack of nutrition in our foods, medications, the toxins in our environment, our lack of exercise and more, our digestive system, and our brains are unhealthy.  This affects our whole body!

Our GUT is EVERYTHING to our health and it’s important to start there first.  There are more than 200 symptoms that are caused from an imbalance in our digestive system.  Gut health ESSENTIAL!

Hunger, cravings and overeating is one of the symptoms that is caused by gut imbalance.  I struggled with this for years because of all the antibiotics I was taking for bladder infections.  If I dieted, I lost some (not all) of my weight temporarily but I was miserable with hunger and cravings.  It’s not a good way to live.  I had a terrible quality of life although I was doing all the right things.  I was missing something.  Something very important!

I discovered the missing link that made all the difference in the world to my health ~ and the hunger, cravings and overeating STOPPED!!

I started taking the TriPlex Combo by Plexus ~ which are three products that work together to balance blood sugars, get rid of toxins, and heal the gut.

The Plexus Slim is a powder that you mix in water that is full of prebiotics, chromium, and other nutrients.  It is perfect for balancing the blood sugar and preventing hunger, cravings and overeating.  It also helps boost the metabolism and helps with energy.

The other two products are capsules.  BioCleanse oxygenates the blood preventing damaging cells from living and detoxifies the digestive system, the kidneys and liver, and the blood stream.  It has magnesium, Vitamin C, and other nutrients.

ProBio5 has powerful probiotics for healthy gut flora, and prebiotics to get rid of the bad bactieria and digestive enzymes that help heal and protect the digestive system.  There isn’t a probiotic like this anywhere ~ AND IT WORKS! 


I hope my story helps other people get their health back on track and I hope my blogs are an encouragement to moms and women wanting to~

BLESS THEIR FAMILIES!

Please subscribe to my blog and share this with others!


This girl is celebrating her 17th birthday today (October 27th)!!  She is beautiful, talented, loving and kind and such a blessing to our family!

What a joy she is and our lives haven’t been the same since she was born.  The is the exact middle with two older siblings and two younger siblings.  She is also the only child whose name doesn’t start with a “J.”  She likes being the only kid without a “J” name.  HaPpY BiRtHdAy ~ Alyssa


My other articles:

Battling Rejection With Boldness

A Healthy Fruit-Bearing Life

So Long Fear ~ Hello Trust!

Money Madness

Healthy Happy #MomLife

Be A Risk Taker

Satisfaction ~ Contentment ~ Blessings

I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving In My Heart

Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today!

Teens:

7 Ways To Make Great Teens 

Inspiring Teens to Make a Positive Impact For Christ

Five Lies Concerning Teens

7 Tips For Encouraging Teens To Wear Happy Pants ~ Not Grumpy Pants

Cleaning & Organizing:

6 Tips To Quick Cleaning ~ Kitchen Style

Family:

Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today!

The Diagnosis ~ Forever Changed

Walking With Excellence

DO NOT READ THIS BLOG!

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Healthy Happy #MomLife

When your health is down in the dumps and you’re miserable and can’t function, it’s natural to tell everyone you know when you find something that drastically turns your life around.

That’s what happened to me!  I’ve had a lot of health issues my whole adult life, which has taken a lot of prayer, hard work and doctor appointments to keep me alive and stable.

CHECK OUT MY STORY HERE

The last 6 years I have dealt with a lot of bladder infections due to a blocked kidney and two kidney surgeries which also causes infections.  With infections comes a lot of antibiotics.  A lot of antibiotics causes a lot of side effects, symptoms and a stressed out body.

 Unhappy body = unhappy mama!  

Which, unfortunately, affects the whole family.

I spent our summer break searching for answers and products to help me.  I couldn’t find anything to relieve my symptoms.  I knew what I was looking for and I knew what I didn’t want, but I struggled.

Then all of a sudden, when I least expected it, I found exactly what I was looking for when it fell in my lap unexpectedly!

I got a hold of some samples, thanks to my friend, and within three hours of taking it, I FELT SO MUCH BETTER!

If you’re wondering what I took, it’s called Plexus Slim.  It sounds like a weight loss drink.  It is and it’s not.  You see, it has probiotics and prebiotics, green coffee bean extract, garcinia cambogia fruit extract, mulberry fruit extract and more good, healing ingredients.  It has NO artificial colors, flavors, sugar, caffeine, or chemicals.  It’s sweetened with stevia and colored with beet root.  Yes beets!!  It helps heal and balance the gut, it helps control the blood sugar (even people don’t have blood sugar issues can have blood sugar issues without even knowing it), and helps control hunger and cravings.

It’s delicious and it works.  I bought the entire TriPlex combo which includes 3 products.  The Slim which I just told you about, the BioCleanse which is good at cleaning out the gut and liver of toxins, and ProBio 5 which is a super duper powerful probiotic.  It’s the best I found with probiotics, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes.

Having an imbalance in our blood sugar can be harmful to our overall health.  Having an imbalance in our gut can cause all kinds of problems, symptoms and diseases.  I’ve lived it and I’ve seen it, which is why I am so excited about starting our family on Plexus.

I’ve learned a lot about gut health over the years in dealing with severe candida caused by high doses of Prednisone that destroyed my health.

I SHARE MY STORY ON YOUTUBE

Plus, all five of our children had a lot of food allergies growing up (Scott and I did too!)  When we had them cleared with acupuncture, three of them had their food allergies come back 2 weeks later.  We had them rechecked, re-cleared and our doctor gave them digestive enzymes and probiotics to prevent it from coming back again.

Check out my blog ~”How I Cured My Food Allergies”

Probiotics also help our son with Type 1 Diabetes keep his blood sugar stable.  Without them, his blood sugar monitor looks like a roller coaster ride.  Gut health is essential!

Check out my blog about his diabetes ~ “The Diagnoses ~ Forever Changed”

It’s so important for us moms (or anyone for that matter) to stay on top of our health.  It doesn’t do our family any good if we’re sick, tired, can’t think clearly, or have symptoms that distract us from being our best.

Of course, it can’t always be helped.  There are a lot of sick mamas out there who are doing their best and fighting for their lives.  It’s a full time job to stay healthy sometimes.

If you listened to my story, you know that I’m right there too.

I know some who are so working hard for good health who end up just maintaining poor health (ME!)  All that work, all that money, all those prayers, and they’re just barely coping.

Plexus isn’t a magic cure-all that fixes everything.  It isn’t intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  But it has potent ingredients that help with gut health, blood sugar, detoxification, and weight loss.  There is none like it!

As always ~ if you have any concerns ~ research the ingredients or check with your doctor before trying Plexus.

It’s amazing and it works.  Because I’m seeing great changes in my life and my family’s life, I’m spreading the word and getting my story out there.

Before I bought the TriPlex Combo, I researched every single ingredient to make sure we weren’t allergic to it.  Since, I wasn’t familiar with some of the contents, I made a list of the ingredients and then searched what they are used for.  The more I looked, the more impressed I became.

She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.  Proverbs 31:17

I still have a long road of recovery ahead of me but it’s been two weeks and my bad days now are better than my good days without Plexus.

I know how hard it is to have health issues while taking care of your family.  I want to get my story out there so that I can help others with their health journey as well.

It’s affordable, it works, it’s healthy, and worth exploring.  My Plexus website will show retail prices.  Ask me how to get significant discounts and how this may help you and your family.

If you’ve been reading my blogs for very long, it probably wouldn’t surprise you that my gift is encouraging ~ not selling.

Being an ambassador with Plexus means that I’m promoting health and wellness by educating, and coaching women toward good health and determining which products would benefit them the most.  I hope to bless other moms and bless my family since we’re all taking these products and improving.

I’m so excited to feel so much better in the last two weeks and I just wanted to get my story out there.

I have a lot of precious people who need me at my best!

  


Please share your story of healing and health!  I’d love to hear from you!

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“I’m sorry to say, that it’s Type 1 Diabetes.” ~ Two years ago today, our youngest child was diagnosed with T1D.

(Diagnosed 6-30-2015)

We thought our son was allergic to sugar.  It started out with a meltdown every time he ate sugar but his symptoms escalated from there. So we went out of our way to make sure he didn’t eat any sugar.  After having him checked, it turned out that he had a severe gluten allergy, so he was treated.

Meanwhile, we’re packing and getting everything ready to move to Missouri (from Arizona) so we wanted to have him treated and cleared of this allergy before we left.  But it wouldn’t clear.  After going back to our doctor to try to figure out what was going on with our youngest, blood work revealed higher than normal blood sugar and we were told to go to his primary care doctor ASAP.

(BTW~ He is two years gluten-free.  Blood work doesn’t reveal anything but his symptoms are still too severe to test for Celiac’s Disease.)

See my post “How I Cured My Food Allergies!”

Trying to get some dental work done before our move since I had a horrific toothache, I had an early dental appointment for 3 fillings and an extraction (turned into dry socket UGH!!!)  I picked my husband up from his last day at work, went to the doctor to make an appointment in person, headed home to be on the phone with realtors and the moving company until our doctor appointment later in the afternoon.

His blood sugar was elevated at his appointment so our doctor told us to go straight to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and she would call ahead to let them know we were coming.

At the hospital, the doctor told us not to worry that with a severe gluten allergy and messing around back and forth with eating gluten and then going on a gluten-free diet will for sure mess with one’s blood sugar.  She said to relax while they do blood work to know for sure. 

She came back an hour later and said, “I’m sorry to say, that it’s Type 1 Diabetes.”  My heart sank!  My brother has T1D so I knew a little bit about what was involved but I was shocked at how much I truly didn’t know!

Our lives would never be the same.

We were in the hospital for 3-4 days learning everything we can about treating T1D and managing his blood sugar.  This would be our full time job from this moment on.  Jayce was 5.  

We watched them give him his shots and check his blood sugar.  We spoke to dietitians, coaches, doctors, and trainers.  We learned about T1D, blood glucose, the pancreas, carbs, math, calculations, how to figure out dosage and more.  They taught Jayce about T1D, they taught our older children about T1D, they gave our son gifts and toys and books and backpacks. They were wonderful!  They were helpful!  They educated us!

On the second or third day the nurse came in to give him his shot and stood there smiling at me.  I wasn’t sure what she was waiting for so I smiled back.  

“Are you ready to give him his shot?”  She asked me with a grin.  Ummmm….Yeees?  I wasn’t!  I was never going to be ready.  But I pretended to have confidence like I’ve done so many times in the past just by being a mom period.  Just grin and fake it.  Am I the only one who feels that way when it comes to parenting?

So I figured out the dosage and fumbled awkwardly with the syringe and insulin bottle, trying to get it just right with only the medication and no air.  I had an audience of nurses and our family watching me give our 5 year old a shot in the leg.  I pinched his little leg, got the shot ready, gave him the shot, Jayce moved his leg before I could give him the insulin so I had to poke him twice.  He said he didn’t want me to give him the shot.  I didn’t want to either.  But I did and we all survived WHEW.

In fact, my husband and 3 older children have all given him shots.  Jayce has given himself a shot or two but he’s not quite ready to do this on his own regularly.

While we’re thankful that there is a treatment and hopeful for a cure, this has been a challenge for our whole family.  It has only been two years but it feels like a life time!

I am weak and I lack strength.

Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.  He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  Isaiah 40: 28-31

I am unsure of our future.

And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?  My hope is in You.  Psalm 39:7

I lack faith.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  Proverbs 3:5

 

I am afraid.

When I am afraid, I put my trust in You.  Psalm 56:3


~ Keeping his blood sugar in the safe zone is agonizing

~ Calculating carbs and figuring out his insulin dose is challenging

~ Giving shots with every meal is getting easier

~ Checking his blood sugar is annoying

~ Changing his Continuous Glucose Monitor is tough

~ Knowing how to treat highs is necessary

~ Treating lows is scary

~ Checking on him during the night is daunting

~ Worrying about him is constant

~ But God is our strength and gives us courage and hope

~ We are not alone

 


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