Monthly Archives: October 2012

Running late.. Always?

Tea ~ Herbal Spa
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Here are a few quick tips to improving your arrival time. The first thing you have to do is tell yourself you ARE going to change your behavior. As a mom or a woman, we are notorious for coming up with any excuse we can to explain why we should be privileged enough to be late and be continuously excused for our tardies. I promise if you arrive early you will be less stressed and you will enjoy your day and your life more. Plus, if you are ready before you need to leave, you could impress your friends, spouse and kids that you have your life together. This isn’t a competition or a status builder for anyone but yourself.

Quick tips.

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    1. GROOMING Sit down and think how you want to present yourself daily; if you want to shower and do your hair and makeup, think about how much time you would need if you didn’t want to ever be rushed. I know for that part of my day if I am going to dry and style my hair I need 1.5 hours, I don’t like to be rushed on ME time so if I need to be somewhere I get up early so that I feel presentable.

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    1. FAITH Are you in a small group right now that is going through a book? A women’s bible study that is going through some material? How about a daily devotional you do just because? Have you wanted to read and just haven’t made the time. Instead of being rushed to all our to do lists, kids, and work things after your grooming CARVE OUT 5-10 mins to read and pray before you start your day (notice I didn’t say try to, I just said do it!). That way when Monday night rolls around and you are off to small group, you’ve already read your material days ago and you have been praying about it and letting it be on your mind. I suggest not using any screens (NO PHONE, TABLET, COMPUTER or TV on) for your Faith time. It is so good to have your bible that you can write in, your book you can mark up and no distractions. If you have kids, your Grooming and Faith time will work out better before the kids are even awake. Trust me. I know it seems early but then when you “clock in” as mom your time is devoted to your kids and you don’t feel neglected because you have taken time already for yourself.

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    1. TEA [COFFEE] BREAKFAST Feel free to enjoy a brew of your favorite TEA over your Faith time but don’t let this consume your minutes with our Father! Your breakfast can wait. Think of it this way, if you only ate one meal a week you would probably die sooner than later. Now think of your one meal as your Sunday service helping of time with your Father. If you aren’t feeding your soul with the good news of the Gospel than you will be frail and starving in everything else you are doing. So try to focus on feeding your soul with the Good News, your Sword, the BIBLE, because I promise if you are feeding the Holy Spirit inside of you, you will not starve physically. Breakfast is the most important part of your day. I start with a minimum of 8 oz of water to rejuvenate my body from its long night of work while I slept. If you close your eyes and focus on your body when you drink that cold water first thing in the morning you can almost feel it reaching to every part of the inside of you. I would encourage you all to drink something warm with breakfast. I of course recommend  TEA but there is also that other thing called coffee if you must. 🙂 By eating some form of food following your drinks you will kick start your metabolism. By not drinking water or eating food before you start working or taking care of other people, you aren’t taking care of yourself #1 and #2 you are telling your body it doesn’t need to turn on yet. Buy not eating you will find your self more tired and less energized. So grab a banana, oatmeal, cliff bar, a single serving of yogurt with a fruit like raspberries or blueberries and watch your body burn calories. Make sure you are watching your serving size as breakfast isn’t suppose to be a heavy meal. I try to make whatever one serving would be and then put the rest away.

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    1. NIGHT PREP Before I go to bed I make sure that Laney’s diaper bag is fully packed for the next day. If we are going to be gone at any point for an extended period of time I prep the fridge food too. I usually portion it all out and have it in a bag ready to grab and go, *don’t forget the utensils. I bought a pre-measure container for her formula which I refill every night. I clean out the diaper bag so I always know what is in it. I don’t believe in depending on anyone, so always bring what you need or may need. A fully stocked mom is a prepared mom. Less stress = a little more prep but you will not be scrounging around in the morning and then getting places without extra diapers/outfits/ food.  Same thing with my purse. I go through every pocket throwing trash and eliminating confusion in my purse everynight, it doesn’t take long anymore. Organize things so that when you are out running errands you aren’t wasting time digging around. I try not to carry things I don’t use. By going through my purse everyday I don’t build up my stash of “goodies” in my purse. I remember there would be weeks that would go by when I would run late and my purse was always a mess. Now I know my purse is ready to go if an emergency would arise and I wont be stressed that I don’t have my basic needs in my purse. I invested in some hooks from Ikea for our hall closet so when the diaper bag is loaded, when my purse is clean and loaded I hang them by the door in the same spot so I never lose it and it’s ready to go at a moment’s notice. This whole process can take 1 min it can take 15 mins. Just prep everything you can at night so that when you get up you can focus on GROOMING, FAITH, and TEA [COFFEE] BREAKFAST. For those of you with school aged kids:  setting them all down at once around the table with their take-home folders asking them if there are any papers you need to sign or send back is a huge stress reliever. By asking at night and asking all the kids at once, you can have your calender handy and feel like you have all their school paper needs taken care of, you can also add that holiday party you want to go to your calender so that you can adjust other “appointments.” It’s just one more way to eliminate that constant TO DO list item out of your thoughts. Having your spouse sit down with you and the kids, having one Google Calender that syncs to all your devices is a way to stay highly effective as a team of parents. By having electronic schedules you can set reminders and communicate quicker with the whole family. Everyone can see what is on the Family’s calender! Include everyone and get it all out on the table so that when you go to bed it has been talked about. Again this isn’t a once a week thing, it’s a everyday thing, it can take seconds or a few minutes, but I believe it eliminates oodles of stress.

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  1. LEAVE TIME vs. BE THERE TIME   I struggle with this one a ton. A good way to start practicing the difference is actually by using GoogleMaps. I add 15 minutes to the drive time Google maps says when calculating what time I need to leave to get somewhere. In general if I have Doctor, Dentist , Eye, Pediatrician, OBGYN, Counseling, Hair, or scheduled appointments with a PROFESSIONAL I add an additional 10 minutes to the Google Maps with my original 15 minutes of added time. Being late for an appointment with a professional is not only inappropriate but it can cause them to run late all day. As a hairdresser I have fired clients, told them they could not make appointments anymore because they abused their appointment times too many times. Some companies will charge you for not showing up or being late can cause you to lose precious time with that particular professional, don’t schedule appointments if you don’t have time. Simply reschedule and try again for a different date. Try to let them know 24-48 hours in advance so then can also fill in your appointment time with any last minute clients. Just because something came up doesn’t make you a bad person, there is always another appointment time. Don’t lie when you call in either. As believers we are called to be truthful. As late running women we can “fib” in order to make ourselves feel better about why we can’t go, this is a dishonest practice that you can eliminate easily. If your day started off late, call the professionals office that you will be visiting and just let them know you will be late so they aren’t waiting for you. Ok, if you are meeting family, friends, small group, or anyone for that matter. Be early to hang out with them. Not only does it show them that you didn’t forget about your time with them but it shows that you want to be there.  Use my simple method of Leave time = google maps estimated drive time+ 15 minutes of whoops time for an appointment with a professional +10 additional minutes.  The more you practice this the better you will get. On Sundays for church our church is 10 minutes away we always add extra time for kiddo drop off, at least 20 minutes. That way we can talk to people and get a seat before the music starts. Start your day early, plan your leave time, and if necessary set alarms on your phone so you leave on time, this way you will arrive EARLY!

Ok! So I think we have our bases covered.

Make time for You in the AM!

Make time for Jesus in the AM!

Make time for Food in the AM!

Prep Time for bags and equipment for You, Spouse, and Kids in the PM!

Prep Schedules for You, Spouse, and Kids in the PM!

One last hoorah, Mom, Wife, Sister, Roommate, Dad, whoever you are reading this. The house work can wait when it’s time to run out the door. When it’s time to shower, when it’s time to eat, when it’s time to Glorify God put down your screens, forget about your house work and take care of you. Don’t let your schedule eat you alive, rest, be prepared and plan to be ON TIME … Always!

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Scrambled Eggs with Feta and Spinach

Tea ~ Herbal Spa

Ever want to use some ingredients you probably have in your fridge for something new and flavorful? I may not be “normal” but I usually have spinach for salads and some feta in my fridge. Eggs are a staple food in my house too so this is a quick and easy yummy breakfast.

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Ingredients

2 eggs

1 spoon of Feta ( love using the tomato basil Feta)

a healthy pinch of spinach, if you want smaller pieces feel free to chop the spinach a little but the leaves will wilt.

Directions

Using a small fry pan cook and scramble the egg until about 1/2 cooked. Add the feta cheese and the spinach. Continue to cook until eggs are no longer see through (cooked)

Enjoy! My favorite part is when you get a chunk of creamy feta!

Egg Casserole (Lactose and Gluten Free Options)

Tea ~ Herbal Spa

I have tried many egg casseroles over the years and I still tend to enjoy this version the best. Since Lactose is a Milk Sugar, there is no lactose in egg!

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Oven 400*     Prep time 10 min     Cook Time 30 mins    Serves 6    Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner

Ingredients 

  • 1 Lb. Ground Meat Browned ( I use a breakfast pork sausage or a spicy pork sausage in a tube)
  • 2 c Grated Cheese ( I use Cheddar Cheese usually the Cabot brand since it is Lactose Free)
  • 2 c Milk ( I use 2% Lactaid brand milk since it is Lactose Free, Target’s Market Pantry also carries Lactose Free Milk)
  • 4 Eggs ( I tend to use 6)
  • 1 c Bisquick ( I have been using the Aldi’s brand Baker’s corner Baking Mix if you need this meal to be gluten free I know Arrowhead Mills brand carries a Gluten Free it is a Rice based mix)
  • This calls for 1/2 tsp Salt and 1/4 tsp pepper sometimes I add no salt and pepper to taste because the pork sausages adds so much sodium naturally. I have tried to stop adding salt to meals because  I noticed a lot of people adding additional salt after being served food in general. I’ve just been trying to cut out my sodium intake as I get enough naturally from my food. Try it without, you’ll be surprised natural really is GOOD! When I do use pepper I use freshly ground only!

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400*
  • Brown ground meat and drain thoroughly. The key is to strain the meat and place on paper towels to soak up as much of that fat grease.
  • Place Meat and cheese in 9×13 I use a deep dish pan sometimes for fun
  • Combine egg, milk, and bisquick (salt and pepper). I use a egg beater to mix them up but you can also place them in a blender for 1 min on high.
  • Pour egg, milk, bisquick mixture over the meat and cheese
  • Bake at 400* for 30 mins Check it can be cooked for up to 45 mins depending on your oven. I like the top to be browned.
  • If the cheese has produced some grease on the top of your casserole you can lay a paper towel over it and dab it dry again. I prefer little to no grease it leaves the casserole too moist and oily.

Introvert or Extrovert?

Tea ~ Caramel Apple Rooibos

Have you ever thought about whether you are an introvert or an extrovert? Maybe you have even taken a test that tells you which you lean towards as well as other personality characteristics (I am an ISFJ, if you are curious, which are you??). Well, I am here to tell you that mine has changed in the last 5 years. In fact, Greg & I have pretty much swapped our introversion/extroversion, if you can believe it. Or, perhaps I have had a misunderstanding of what that even means or says about me.

I was once described as a “flaming extrovert” by our IV Regional Director, Paul; the very same man that hosted the ISU – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology party at his house that I would meet my future husband at nearly 9 years ago to the day. Oh…now I’ve got you asking, “What happened?!” Ok, I’ll tell you.

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Go to Bed with Rachel, Wake Up with Leah – Part 2

Tea ~ Jasmine Pearls

If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, I highly encourage that before I continue. So sorry to keep you in suspense for over 2 weeks! I suppose my posts could be like an end of the season cliffhanger for your favorite drama, but I don’t intend to do that to you every time.

When Greg & I got married over 5 years ago (we will have known each other for 9 years on November 4th. Man, time flies!), I knew what I was signing up for. I knew that I had to daily die to myself and my desires to have a career. If you are not yet married, you must know that you do sacrifice self for your marriage in whatever aspect that might be. It’s part of signing on the dotted line and sometimes takes a good amount of pride-swallowing to be obedient to it. You are no longer independent nor is independence a good quality to have. You must trust your spouse completely for it to work. I know that I am a trustworthy person, but how easy is it to know that about another person? Right now, I am trusting my husband to provide financially for our family completely. And also right now, Greg is trusting me to make sure our bills are paid on time and that I don’t go on shopping sprees and putting us into debt, hosting family and friends and corresponding with them on behalf of our family, keeping the house a place of sanctuary that we look forward to coming home to. We share bank accounts, a mortgage loan, car payment and numerous other things that we are both responsible for. We are transparent with one another. But at any point, one of us could make the decision to not be faithful to our vows. And then what? Our lives are so intertwined that I cannot imagine one of us without the other, even just logistically speaking with how our household functions. This is a one way street, a “can’t push a rope” situation.

I knew that I was signed up to potentially move a lot for at least the first two years of our marriage with his engineering training program that could rotate us to a new location every 3-5 months. But I was naive. I thought “Ok, just suck it up for 2 years. Then it’s your turn.” I was so wrong. 5 years into our marriage, God is revealing to me how wrongly “independent” I was trying to be. I would sometimes tell people what I would be doing if I were still single:  Playing professional volleyball abroad. Coaching at a Division 1 program at the collegiate level. Traveling. In ministry full time. Any of these things. I’m sure Greg has overheard me say these things and never once said anything about it. Nor has anyone else for that matter. Maybe he/they didn’t catch the sin in that, but I’ve recently been convicted of it. NEWSFLASH:  I’m NOT single. So why am I talking about something that is not and will never be? Hebrews 13:5 says “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 1 Thessalonians says “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I was not thankful in this circumstance, I was discontent and complaining. The idea of having a “career” was an idol to me. God knew and knows my heart and I am so thankful to be going through this trial to put this sin to death in my life (Colossians 3:5). Discontentment is such a broad subject and can range from saying or thinking about what you would be doing if you were still single or married, switching churches because they may not have the kind of music you like (but everything about it and what they teach is Biblical), the need to upgrade to the newest, latest & greatest technological advancement when there is nothing wrong with the one you have, concern over your looks or the name brand purse your friend has. Money and stuff in and of itself are not sinful, but the motive and intentions behind it or wanting it are. I’ll say this verse again:  “Keep your life free from love of money and be content with what you have.” This certainly applies to me and the love of a career that I have.

Let’s do this instead…”Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:12-17

Thankfulness is in there 3 times! If we are not content and thankful, then we are selfish and prideful. Saying we know better than our loving Father and Creator of the universe. Just talking about this puts a bad taste in my mouth. How offensive this is to God, let alone to my husband in not being thankful to him for his love for me and sacrifice for me. Who says he wants to get up and go to work everyday? As my own father would say, “a bad day fishing is still better than a great day at the office.” While that may be true, we still must trust our Lord in the situation He has put us in, that He knows what is best for us and not think we know better for ourselves. Because we don’t. And when we try to do it our own way and on our own strength, we get burned out and have meltdowns. Case & point in part 1 of this discussion.

Now that this sin has been brought to light, I am so much more grateful for the free time I do have. I’ve removed all money-earning from my life and stripped down those temptations to fill my time with work that I think will satisfy me. Even before I did that, the joy was gone from them and it was very clear that the only thing keeping me going was my need to please others. When we moved to Chicago a year ago, I had the opportunity to be completely free of any working obligations and start over in a new city. I HATED that idea! I was just starting to do well in Dallas and was getting really good at what I was doing. It didn’t seem fair that I didn’t get my turn for more than the blink of an eye. It was only a few months ago that God spoke to me one afternoon and told me that I wasn’t getting it. I was replacing Him with a career and that was why He kept pulling me out of all of these situations where I was doing well and/or removing the joy in them. God was giving me time to pursue Him. I get to pursue Him with my time. Not everyone has that opportunity and I was basically spitting on it like it wasn’t good enough for me. I can’t believe it took me 5 stubborn years to figure this out. I didn’t want to hear it. I sometimes wish that someone had just shaken me and said “How dare you!” because that’s what I think about it now.

But what I did sign up for 5 years ago was so worth it. I get to go through life with my best friend. I love how different we are because he is strong where I am weak and vice versa. When you sign up to get married, you also get accountability 24-7. BONUS! Your spouse will (or should) always be sharpening you to be more like Jesus. Be humble and thankful for that. They care enough about your walk with the Lord to bring it to your attention. And if it’s not a spiritual topic, it probably doesn’t matter much…so let it go and make allowances for each other’s faults and clothe yourself in tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience (Colossians 3:12-17). And above all, be thankful.

Darlin’ Listen : Sex Education

Tea ~ Satin Pear

What awkward part of the 6th grade health class did you forget? Until I read up when wanting to conceive, did I truly understand what on earth my body was doing naturally. Lets look at the bible and at science to see what is going on. After a few hours of research I stumbled upon this jewel! Hang in there through the information because I believe it is incredible truths.

Zola Levitt discovered an amazing correlation between Biblical (Jewish) Holy Days and the gestation of a human baby, from conception to birth. While preparing for writing a book for new parents, Zola contacted a gynecologist for some help in understanding gestation.

During that session, the gynecologist showed him a series of pictures, pointed to the first one (an egg and a sperm) and said, “On the fourteenth day of the first month, the egg appears.”

The statement struck a chord in his Jewish mind because that was the date of Passover. He remembered the roasted egg on his family table every Passover. Now, for the first time, he knew what it meant! Not wanting to lead the gynecologist off from the subject at hand, he didn’t say anything, but continued to listen.

The gynecologist continued: “The egg must be fertilized within 24 hours, or it will pass on.” This reminded Zola of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the seed or grain that “fell into the ground and died”in order to produce a harvest, the first fruits of which was presented to God.

Next, the gynecologist said, “Within two to six days, the fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall of the womb and begins to grow.” And, sure enough, the Jewish evangelist thought, “The Feast of First fruits is observed anywhere from two to six days after Passover!”

Next, he was shown a photo of an embryo showing arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, a head, eyes, etc. The caption said, “Fifty days.” The gynecologist continued, “Around the fiftieth day, the embryo takes on the form of a human being. Until then, we don’t know if we have a duck or a tadpole.” Zola thought, “That’s Pentecost!”

The next picture showed the embryo at seven months. The gynecologist said, “On the first day of the seventh month, the baby’s hearing is developed. For the first time, it can hear and distinguish sounds outside the womb.” Zola knew that was the date for the Jewish Festival of Trumpets.

The gynecologist continued, “On the tenth day of the seventh month, the hemoglobin of the blood changes from that of the mother, to a self-sustaining baby.” Zola thought, “That’s the Day of Atonement, when the blood was taken into the Holy of holies!”

Next, the gynecologist said, “On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, the lungs become fully developed. If born before then, the baby would have a hard time breathing.” And Zola thought, “That’s the festival of Tabernacles, a time of celebrating the Temple, home of the Shekinah glory or Spirit of God.” In the New Testament, the Greek term pneuma, normally translated as “breath,” is applied to the “Holy Spirit.”

Birth takes place on the tenth day of the ninth month. Eight days after birth, in Jewish families, a son is circumcised. Zola noted that the eight days of Hanukkah are celebrated right on schedule, nine months and ten days after Passover.

No human being could have understood the gestation period 3,500 years ago. The establishment of the Jewish Holy Days was given to Moses by Jehovah, Himself. Its correlation with the human gestation period is not only remarkable; it proves “Intelligent Design.” It proves the existence of an intelligence beyond this world. It proves that there is a Creator God that guides the affairs of man.

Correlation Website      Peter McArthur…..The Issachar Ministry

That being said I am going to try to explain science alone. From day one to day 28 what your body is doing.

Day 1-4 (Menstruation) is the shedding of the uterine lining (your period)

Day 5-13 (Proliferative) literal translation : a phase of wound healing,  also during which follicles in the ovary mature, some explanations will also include the menstruation phase to this making this phase last Day 1-13. But in my eyes wound “healing” isn’t going on when you’re bleeding.

Day 13-16 (Ovulation) a mature ovarian follicle ruptures and discharges an ovum (egg) [see in the top diagram]

Day 16-28 (Luteal) It begins with the formation of the corpus luteum (a vascular (somatic cell) biological cell forming the body of an organism. A temporary endocrine structure that is essential for a successful pregnancy which helps form the Lining and Membrane in the uterus by the release of hormones like progesterone, from what I understand your baby’s house for the duration of your pregnancy essentially) and ends in either pregnancy or luteolysis (disintegration of the corpus luteum.)

Day 27-28 (Ischemic) Corpus Luteum disintegrates, if you aren’t pregnant your body isn’t going to prepare a place for a child inside you anymore. Thus starting of your Menstrual cycle again.

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This is a calender to help you understand what I just explained but in terms of when your body can become pregnant for the visual learners.

I hope this is helpful for all to just have a nice learning lesson of what your body really does. It is truly a God designed system, it is also God given that we have children. I am going to close this post now, I know I could open up a can of worms and talk about more biblical truths that come along with pregnancy, loss and the history of childbearing but I feel like there is a different time for those truths to be revealed. For now dwell in this closing bible verses.

For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
A huge majority of my information was found on Wikipedia.com under hyperlinks derived from the Menstruation main page. 

Darlin’ Listen : A series of topics for Women to acknowledge the roles they are in.

Tea ~ Satin Pear

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I am a very new mom, sometimes that brings failure before success because I am still adapting to change “in the moment.” I feel like I am Mom who’s title includes PRN education. I have learned to be single, married, pregnant and a mom. I’ve gained a lot of new knowledge that I feel compassionate about since I became pregnant for the first time with our Daughter Elaine (D.O.B. 4/25/2012). I knew little about children and development yet I didn’t give up that my body would let me know what it needed and that my children’s bodies will allow them to tell me what they need. Like most other areas of my life, until it applies to me where I am, I don’t naturally desire to educate myself. I have learned about my body and what it really does every month. What are warning signs that something is wrong and common sense knowledge that has helped me succeed in my adjusted roles. As females I feel like we have 3 “roles.” In each of our roles we are constantly gaining knowledge. Learning is what keeps our minds sharp and not stagnant. Our roles include being a woman, wife, and mom. Please stay tuned over the next few months as I will try to share in my posts with you the following information…

As women who believe in Jesus Christ, our first obligation is Love. I believe God wants us to take care of and love our bodies. If we get to busy and we aren’t treating out bodies well, loving others will become taxing on our physical bodies. I want to cover a variety of topics including Sex Education a review of how God created our bodies to cycle, common types of Cancer in women and how to do a self breast examination, Diet and how I am a big advocate for portion control lastly, Hydration how important is water for women especially breastfeeding mommies.

As wives of earthly husbands or if single our heavenly spouse the Lord Jesus, our focus should be submissiveness and obedience. Without our normal To Do’s lists how do we switch gears in order to maintain an Authentic relationship with our Spouse. My posts will be focusing on Love and Respect, 4 Love Languages and the 30 Day Encourage your Spouse Challenge. If I still have the momentum I may add a fifth segment on My personal battles with disrespecting Pete, not loving on him in the way he is designed to receive love and my praise for the success I have had when participating in parts of the 30 Day Challenge.

As Mothers of angel babies and/or of any aged living child(ren), as SAHMs (stay at home moms) and Working moms how our life focus shifts and we becomes selfless, how we now naturally care for life. I want to emphasize the importance of Worshiping our Creator and not the Created (even if a creation’s life was short it is still easy to dwell on the loss of life, and just as easy we can dwell in our admiration for new living life.) I want to attempt a segment on Empathy and Gladness. I want to use the Bible as my main point of view for how we are to grieve and rejoice together always. And that there are seasons for both, dwelling in the land of one and not the other is not what we are called to do.

As Homeopathic/Organic caregivers and housekeepers, How to go green and feel good about Being a modern day Hippie.

Phase 2 As Mothers, as Pregnant women through being brand New Mommies to newborns I will attached Resources that have helped me not be as overwhelmed. You will probably be handed a textbook sized information guide What to expect when you’re Expecting, I would keep it on hand but don’t feel the need to read it cover to cover in order to be a great mom. Also, How to accept unsolicited advise from just about everyone around you and then choose the right path for you and your family.

As I said before,  Please stay tuned over the next few months as I will try to share in my posts with you my heart about being a Woman.