Is It Just Me?

Lately I’ve been feeling very overwhelmed. I don’t know if there have been too many extra activities, work is started to continually doubt my own feelings. I compare myself to other people (never a good idea) and say, “If they can do it, why can’t I?” I think, “maybe there is something wrong with me”. For so long, I have been crippled by fear. Afraid of change (good or bad), afraid of the unknown, afraid of what people will think. My group video last night spoke about trusting yourself, and trusting God. If something doesn’t feel right, it’s not! My feelings are valid, more stressful than normal, or my priorities have changed.. But the other day I ‘snapped’. I felt like I was failing at everything, and the things that I felt were most important weren’t being accomplished. I needed change, and I couldn’t take it anymore. It took me a while to get to this point, because I and I should not ignore them. I don’t want to live in fear! Fear is the absence of faith, and I want to live faithfully.

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That’s What It’s All About

You put your left hand in, you put your left hand out, you put your left hand in, and you shake it all about.. Some days I wish the Hokey Pokey really WAS what it was all about, cuz I sure can turn myself around! Trying to remember why we’re here, what my ‘job‘ is as a parent (more specifically, a MOTHER), as a wife, and as a friend. In our society and crazy busy lives, it is sometimes lost in the shuffle.  In my rat race, sometimes I lose site of His greater purpose. I have to constantly remind myself, Love God, Love others.. Love God, Love others.  How do I do this correctly? I mean, I think I do! But, do I do it for the right reasons, or with the proper heart?

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The Time Has Come!

I recently began a weight loss journey with a group of some of my favorite women from church. It is an amazing program that helps you break your food addictions/habits, and transform yourself in the way God intended for YOU! It has been a GREAT experience for me, sharing and learning. We are not all the SAME person, and we ALL require different things. It is up to us to find out what those things are. With all the media and chaos nowadays, it is sometimes hard to figure out where to even START.

I have been able to take a deeper look at the choices I have been making, my current/future relationship with God, and the life I WANT to live. These first six weeks have been pretty tricky. It has REALLY been scary, eye-opening, and TOTALLY worth it!

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Keep-"Pin" In Check

When I started on Pinterest (you know, BEFORE it was an app on everyone‘s phone *wink* and you had to actually be INVITED *double wink*), I only used it to plan parties more efficiently with my friends.  Now everyone and their mother is on, which does make pinning a more fun adventure, and has opened a vast of new ideas & opportunities into my life.

But.. It did bring up a dilemma for me.

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Nap Whisperers

Alissa at creativewithkids.com posted this question recently in a Community Q&A article post:

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How do you keep a baby’s nap schedule when you’ve got multiple kids?

 

Moms Q and A - How do you coordinate nap schedules when you've got multiple kids?
Does anyone have any advice about coordinating schedules with multiple children? I have a preschooler and a baby and would love to to hear some different ideas about how to make our days work.   My biggest problem is that it is difficult to maintain the baby’s nap schedule.  Seems like it always gets delayed because we’re doing something with big brother. ~Leanna

Here was my response:

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