Month: January 2016

When Your Fear Seems To Be Stronger Than You Are

Do moms of children with severe medical challenges have PTSD?  Is it really PTSD or just anxiety and fear?  I’m not sure but we do experience extreme anxiety or fear over seemingly small things. You know the saying, “Is it paranoia if they are really out to get you?”  Well if you have a child (or adult...

/ January 28, 2016

Frugal not Cheap

As a mom of 8 kids, it would be easy for me to spend a small fortune on everything from food to clothes, and activities.  That is not an option so I have to save money.  I have tried being cheap and being frugal and I definitely prefer to be frugal not cheap.  Being frugal saves...

/ January 26, 2016

Everyday One To One Moments

One of my biggest concerns when we adopted our 5 daughters was how to find one to one time with each child.  Spending one to one time with our sons was a very important thing to me and I didn’t want them to lose that or my daughters not to have that.  But finding one to one time with...

/ January 25, 2016

An Open Letter from a Former Spoonie

An Open Letter from a Former Spoonie:  (If you don’t know what a Spoonie is, it’s a person who is living with a chronic disease.  The term comes form The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino.  If you are living with a chronic disease and you don’t know The Spoon Theory, check it out and I’m...

/ January 21, 2016

7 Simple Steps To Make A Clean Kitchen Look Messy

  7 Simple Steps To Make A Clean Kitchen Look Messy (Guest Post by Chloe my teenage daughter) Hi, Chloe here today to teach all of the teenagers and pre-teens a very important skill that we all need to know. Do you ever come from school to see that your mom has worked hard to clean...

/ January 19, 2016

Secret To Calm Anxiety Attacks In Children

This secret to calm anxiety attacks in  children is one that I have used often to help my kids when they are experiencing panic or anxiety attacks.  It is simple to do and very comforting and grounding. Sadly, panic and anxiety attacks are things that several of my children have had to endure.  My daughters had...

/ January 9, 2016

Jewelry under $5.00

I just love getting pretty and stylish jewelry under $5.00 shipped!  There are a lot of different styles and the reviews on these are really good.  A cute necklace, earrings, or bracelet makes such a great gift for your daughter, mom, sister, or friends.  I love to keep some of these in my gift box for...

/ January 7, 2016

Albertsons NW Best Coupon Match-Ups 1/6/16

We love shopping at Albertsons!  We will share with you Albertsons NW Best Coupon Match-Ups that we are buying each week!  There are always good sales to stock up on! Albertsons is one of our favorite stores because: The produce and meat are fresh and always the best quality! The service is amazing!  The people that...

/ January 6, 2016

If You Saw This Job Opening Would You Apply?

Imagine you were offered this job.  Would you apply?  How long would you stay? Company is seeking focused, organized, hard working individuals to work for our company.  Hours are full time 9 am – 4 pm and an additional 1-3 hours of work will be required to complete at home daily and on the weekends.  Failure to complete any...

/ January 4, 2016