Family Life, Uncategorized

Going Back to Work as a Mom

At first I resisted going back to work "for the man" as I called it. I wanted nothing to do with corporate America, a boss hovering over me and a schedule that was not my own. Once I actually started working, I was a bit disturbed at how different the environment was from what I knew (home life with 3 kids and my husband, and my church family of nearly 10 years). However, when you're in any environment long enough, you begin to adapt (survival 101).

Budgetting, Family Life

How to Save Money and Live on One Income

The economy isn’t what it used to be, friends. 20 some years ago it was completely acceptable and attainable for families to get by in a one income household. Nowadays, we see moms dropping off their newborns to daycare, relatives homes, leaving them with dad who just got off third shift work himself, and hustling… Continue reading How to Save Money and Live on One Income

Family Life

Is it Possible to Live Humble AND Dream Big?

A conflict of interest it would seem, to live a humble life yet have big dreams/goals. From a biblical standpoint, we are to be humble servants, emulating Christ and being very modest about our own esteem. From a worldly standpoint, we should be proud of our accomplishments, after all we did it, right? So how do we live this dignified and quiet life, pleasing to the Lord yet chase after our aspirations and accomplish something bigger than ourselves – especially when that big dream involves finances or being in the spotlight?

Family Life

Learn from your Failures

Perhaps instead of dismissing past mistakes/failures, we should study them and learn from them. How can we use that failed attempt, or mistake to our advantage in the present and/or future? Maybe we don’t need to change what we are aiming for, just how we are aiming? Strategy is key in both business and life. Without a strategy, would a single historical war have ended in victory? Without a strategy, we are shooting aimlessly

Family Life

Just Jump! – Especially if You’re Afraid

On any given day, I have at least 5 great ideas before my feet hit the floor in the morning. My brain gears are constantly turning, and they slow down for nothing. My problem lies therein, ideas come to me so quickly sometimes that I can’t grab a hold of them before they fade away into the morning fog, or take a backseat to my desire to run towards the smell wafting from my coffee pot...

blogging, Family Life

Find Your Why

It gives you a fresh gust of wind when things seem hopeless, and picks you up when life inevitably knocks you down, countless times. Your Why is your purpose in life, what you strive for. It makes you who you are and makes what you do evident to those around you. Your Why keeps you aiming for the goal. It's the belief that what you're doing is bigger than you, and it's the very legacy that will live on long after you.