Thank you God for my job as a homemaker-mom!
Life has been so very busy for my family lately. Truly. I have 2 busy teens. My son does not yet drive ( long story) so I drive them both around. They have work, college,church activities, my teens planned time with friends,homeschool events, I work part time at home & outside the home. On top of all that throw in trips to shop for needed food clothes, car repairs, doctor appointments and the list goes on. I thought when my kids were little that things would get less busy & easier as they aged. In fact I have discovered it is the other way around. They need me even more than I ever imagined they would at this stage of life in so many ways other than needing rides to places. In the mist of all the business I am realizing how much they still need mom to connect with them and give them my undivided attention. They are most important beside husband of course. I was worried of the day when my kids grew up and no longer needed me when I hugged them tight when they where little. I do so very much miss those days of their youth. But I am learning to cherish these days too. They are great teens. I love them so much and my mothering well is not ready to go out of commission yet. They still need me! I love being a homemaker too. Being a homemaker ( my hours are not much working out side the home) allows me to be there for each of my family memebers and support them in all the needs they have. It is not so much taking care of a home it self( which that is part of it too that I love to do) but taking care of those who are in the home in the ways they need! However I also, love to tidy my home. I love to pray over my home. I love to organize my home. I love to cook in my home nourishing meals. I lvoe to create neat things in my home. I love to make it inviting to them & others. I love nesting. I do it for Jesus. I do it for my family. I love that job more than any other job I could ever have. I want them to remember my home as a refuge someday. I want home to be a place that husband & kids love to come back to.
Thank you God for my job as a homemaker-mom!
Ok one day I was playing around on Twitter. I started following in Twitter Skippy The Fun Nut . He followed me back. And before I knew it the @thefunnut wanted to send me a Skippy fun surprise random package! I was like o yeah! What a neat blessing. And I love the swag escpailly the Skippy Naturals Singles. These are great for on the go for my busy family. Thank you @TheFunNut you made our day! Your awesomely fun.
Clout by Jenni Catron is a great self help book for any reader. Clout helps the reader to understand what personal clout is for a christian. Discovering your clout and how to clean it up and maintain it in a healthy thriving way is key to your own success. My favorite part of the book was in chapter 7 called " You Can't Let Go, Relinquishing Control". I love what she said on page 97 "a longing for power a desire for control is an indicator that we are not content with the influence we've been given". And page 98 " Fear of what you can't control will only keep you from doing what you can" oh this is so true. She talks about so many levels of issues that hinder our success such as: fear, comparison of others, jealousy, insecurity, pride, control, confidence, your passion & more encouraging us how to evaluate ourselves and bring issues into balance. Balance for me at this stage of life is key. My favorite bit of wisdom on page 105 was " I believe God does his greatest work through us when we are aware of our limitations and have to trust and lean into him for outcomes that are too big for us to tackle on our own!" In ending we all have clout and Jenni encourages us to use our clout properly to affect our lives and the world around us to shine for Christ!
This week I want to focus on house cleaning tips in my round up. There are so many wonderful tips out there. These are just a few. I will share even more tips in the future. Here is what I found and I hope you enjoy! Just click the pictures below!
I love doing product reviews. But from time to time I want to share more of my heart and personal thoughts with my readers. Recently after seeking and waiting on a few important major changes in our life God has said no for now. Now I know God placed the desires for the changes and new tasks on my heart but for now He has said wait. He has placed it on my heart to stay where I am. Now sometimes that does not make since. Sometimes it does not look like what we want it to look like. God is more interested in obedience not what we want when we want it.God talks about in 1 John 5:3 to show we love him simply obey! I do believe he placed the desire on my heart for the moves but his timing is prefect. We move when he says move. We do when God says do. I have been restless and discontent in some things wanting more. But lately God is saying to me right now I want you to stay where you are, I am not done with you here yet. I am trying to see it in a positive light. So staying put and waiting can be an adventure. Because God always wants to teach us. So as I sit and wait I shall still serve him, love him and look for the lessons he has for me and hopefully take them to heart. So for the current things I wanted most He has said "not in this season,, instead look around at all the colors of life ( lessons) I have for you"! This waiting & learning so reminds me of fall time in all its glorious colors we are experiencing in there here and now of fall time.
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I was given this Children n Us stroller organizer for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.
View this Super Stroller Organizer on Amazon.
I want to tell you a little about this product. It is great really not only for moms with small kids in need of using a stroller but also for people riding bikes or elderly people to hang on their walkers or even special needs kids or people to hang on their wheel chairs. This bag is simply amazing with many pockets to use inside and out. This picture below does not do it justice.
It is super easy to attach to a stroller,bike, walker or even a shopping cart in just seconds. It has two small straps on each side of the bag you simply connect and thats it! You can even hang this bag on back of the head rest of your car! It is amazing.
You have fast easy assess to the items you need most while leaving the space under your stroller or shopping cart for much needed shopping storage! This bag is not heavy and is light weight yet so sturdy and perfectly balanced. This was designed by parents for parents and I can tell! This product can grow with your child and can be used for years as said even on a bike when they are older or even to hang on a seat of a car for storage. This product also comes with a free e-book when you order one on Amazon. These make great gifts for new moms when you just do not know what to get them! It is something they will SURELY love that they do not even know yet!
View this Super Stroller Organizer on Amazon.
I received Arla Dofino for review from Bzz Agent. All opinions are my own.
This was a very interesting review for me. I had never had a chili-lime gouda cheese before. Nor my kids and their friends who happen to be over when I did this review. In my Instagram picture below you see many hands grabbing samples! What is amazing about this cheese is it is all natural. The taste is simply outstanding creaminess. The teens at first thought they would not like it but each one of them was surprised! My son even said mom this would be great in your chili's and taco soups! Then we thought of so many other uses we could use it in besides eating with crackers. I love this stuff!
I love to find frugal ways to run my home. I love to find smart ways to make things easier too! I just love the Dollar Tree and Dollar Stores. You can really find some great items for homemaking for a dollar! I want to invite you on my series I will post once a week for a while on Dollar Store Homemaking Tips.
TIP ONE: I love my laundry soap bars. These bars are great. You can see the history of them and different uses in my past review HERE. Even if you do not make your own laundry soap ( I do not yet) you can use it for so many other reasons. I mainly use it to boost my current detergents cleaning power. I did not have a way to grate mine. So I went to the Dollar Tree and found a Betty Crocker name brand grater. This is great because it has a little box with it to hold your grated items. I made it my laundry room grater and showed my family so they would know not to use it on food since it is reserved for my soap. This tip makes grating your soap very clean & easy.
TIP TWO: Want a cleaner shower faster? I got at the Dollar Tree a dish soap scrubber. You can use it for other things besides dishes! I hang one in the shower to use. The next part of this tip is this,since it is hanging in there already you will be able to scrub the shower stall or tub while your in it taking your shower. This will save you time and make things so much easier than trying to bend over and reach everything while dry & clothed!
It is Fall time! So many love Fall. I would like to celebrate the new season God has given us by hosting a card swap for my readers! This is where you mail a card to a partner I give you from the sign up and give a note of encouragement, or a verse, or simply write about yourself and make a new good old fashioned pen & paper pen pal! You can also include a small hand made or bought gift IF YOU want ( under 5 dollars) but not required.
The rules are below.
I will contact you as soon as the sign up closes to get your mailing info and give you the day after a swap partner! No one will have your address but your swap partner. No one will have your email address but me.
This will be a fun thing to do and get to know some other sister in Christ!
To sign up simply tell me your signing up below in the comments!
I received the Kinivo BTC455 Bluetooth Car Kit for free for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.
I was so thrilled to get this product and realize how valuable it really will be to my family. As you know when people fidget with cell phones & ipods on the road conditions become that much more unsafe. As a mom with teens and one of which whom drives I want peace of mind. I have come to find out that the BTC455 Bluetooth car kit allows me that. Why? Because you can make phone calls hands free. Why? Because my son or I can listen to music without fidgeting with our phones music player while driving. This gadget works so easy. It is a breeze to use. You can check out our video below & on YouTube.
Here is what Amazon had to say about the product.
Visit Kinivo BTC455 Bluetooth Car Kit HERE.
You can also visit the Kinivo ZX100 mini speaker we used in the video HERE.