8 Rules of Marriage

 8 Rules for Marriage: After 15 years together, we have learned a few lessons… 

1. Learn new things together.

After 15 years, you can still learn new things about each other through new experiences.

Take a class, try a new sport, explore a new country!

2. Be flexible.

Things are not as black and white as you think. And plans are never set in stone – Being a parent will teach you that as well!

3. Most disappointments are due to having unmet expectations.

Go into situations with managed expectations.

This is key for holidays, birthdays, vacations  because things will never be like the movies… but they can be imperfectly perfect. read more

12 Week Baby Parker Update!

 12 WEEK UPDATE 

 I just got back from my appointment with my midwife – and I got to hear the baby’s heart beat for the first time!

EXCITING 

 

So the baby likes to move… and kick… A Lot  so that’s going to be more interesting as they grow and get stronger.

So I really have been feeling them for the past week! Crazy 

As for me… my health is good  but I’m still getting sick and dealing with nausea and food aversions. Some days are better than others 

I have to fill out a food journal before my next appointment and I hope I can add more than the 5 foods I’m able to eat now  (I wish I wasn’t joking )

 

This chocolate smoothie is what I’m able to get down most mornings. Thankfully its got great vitamins and minerals in it!

 

I told Adam I was already over pants so I went to Walmart for my Mother’s Day gift and bought some skirts and dresses 

 

I would appreciate any prayers if you could! 

 

If you want to learn more about my previous birth experiences, my girls birth stories are here and here! 🙂

 

P.S.  Amazon is running some really SWEET deals today! I put them on my special influencer list of you want to check them out  The Himalayan Salt Lamp is 

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Don’t Forget to Send Love to This Person on Valentine’s Day

As moms sometimes we send love to everyone else…

our kids

our husbands

our parents

our siblings

our neighbors

our mailman

 

But then we forget this one very important person….

 

Watch to Learn the Four Steps to Change That Today

 

 

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Book Club: Crash the Chatterbox (Hearing God’s Voice Above all Others)

One of the best parts of owning your own business is the personal development…

I fully believe that each year you can measure growth by the people you meet and the books you read. What is great is that as you are reading and improving your mindset, you are learning how to help others and reach your own goals too.

 

I had a few friends recommend reading Crash the Chatterbox  by Steven Furtick. I thought that it would be a great book for a “Video Book Club” and here we are!

 

This video covers the first section of the book:

What the Video Now

 

What are your thoughts?

Is it helpful to meditate on the Words of God to drown out the voices of fear and doubt?

 

If this was helpful, I would love if you would pass it on!

 

 

Check out the Second Video in this series Here

Your Healthy Back To School Guide!

Fall is my FAVORITE Time of Year!

Back to school is always exciting too, I always think of one of my favorite lines from “You’ve Got Mail” (even if I don’t live in New York!)

 

As summer days give way to fall, it’s back to school with busier schedules that can leave us with less sleep, less relaxing, and less sunshine and vitamin D. It’s no wonder your family can start to move a little slow, and even start getting sick!

Thankfully, I’ve got a simple healthy solution to help everyone stay happy and healthy in this busy time of year!

 

In my house, I am all about prevention – which just means to help our bodies fight before we even get sick! One of my secrets for this time of year is…. Defend.

 

DEFEND is a blend of several  powerful essential oils that works to put your immune system in the best possible shape. With a blend of rosemary, eucalyptus, zesty lemon, and the rich spiciness of cinnamon and clove it’s got what you need to give your system the boost it needs! (Plus, it smells like Christmas and holidays, so it is the perfect scent for your house too!)

 

 

 

Here’s some of my favorite ways to use it around the house and for back to school!

1 DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray:

In a 2oz glass spray bottle, mix 20 drops of Defend and distilled water and shake well. Simply use it for sanitizing surfaces around your home or at school!

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2 Diffuse with DEFEND:

Sleep is your body’s time to reset and reboot. This is the perfect time to use an Essential Oil Diffuser and diffuse while you sleep (both Defend and Chill are good for this!) This will help you wake refreshed and ready to face the day!

 

3 Cell Phone Clean Up:

Did you know your cell phone is one of the dirtiest things you touch every day? Spritz a microfiber cloth with Defend and wipe down your phone screen at the end of the day. Simple maintenance goes so far with keeping yourself healthy!

 

4 Don’t Be a Germ Sponge!

Speaking of germs, that kitchen sponge isn’t as clean as you might think. In fact, studies have found that your toilet brush might be cleaner! Do you want to wash dishes with that?! If you like to use a sponge in the kitchen, keep your essential oils nearby. Dropping 3 drops into the sponge and then rinse well with warm water will go a LONG way!
My husband says having the right oil around is like a personal defensive lineman that will keep our family going!

P.S. As a bonus, here’s a fall back to school blog roundup to help you get started with a BANG!

 

  • Natural DIY Lice Prevention Formula
  • How To Fight Back to School Stress Naturally
  • Fun little homeschool adventure with Madeline!
  • 4 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Immune System
  • A Balanced Lunch?
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    Essential Oils Gift Ideas For Men

    I can’t believe it’s already June! It’s time to think about Dads with Father’s Day coming up on June 18.

     

    If you are like me, you are a bit unsure of what to get for the Dad(s) in your life (my Dad and husband can be a little harder to buy for!). Even worse, you want to do something that’s useful but not going to negatively affect their health. That’s a lot of desires to balance! I’ve shared some ideas of how to use Essential Oils all around your house, but maybe that’s not the best fit for your man…

     

    But don’t worry! I’ve got you covered!

     

    Here are 3 Simple Essential Oil Based Gifts for the Dad in Your Life! read more

    Can you be Successful when you Have no Time?

    I talk with so many families (women and men) who are ready to make a change in their life – in their finances! but they “Have no Time.”

    Over the past three years, I have realized that everyone is given the same 24 hours each day – it is up to you to make the most of the time you have… plus, there are some tricks to help you win even when you are busy!

     

    Watch my video to learn if you can be successful even when you are busy:

     

    I know that when I started my own home based business, I was a stay at home mom of a three year old and 9 month old… and because we were living 1,000 miles away from our friends and family, I had very little help. What I learned during that time was that I could get a lot done if I focused. Some may call it a power hour (you can even break it up into 15 minutes throughout the day). read more

    How I became a “Work at Home” Mom

    When I was first married, I had no intention of being a stay at home or work at home mom, but when I became a mom… everything changed.

    Watch to listen to my story of how I became a work at home mom:

     

    I didn’t really know this was an option, because I never knew anyone who was a work at home mom making full time income. Now, I actually know quite a few women and many of my friends are work at home moms too.

     

    Do you want more info of how you can become a work at home mom too?

    Just send me a message, I would love to chat!

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    How to Reach your goals in 2017!

    I LOVE the time between Christmas and New Years!

    Everyone starts thinking about the new year about to start and they begin to DREAM again.

     

    Adam and I recorded this video to share some of our goals for 2017 and share some great tools on how you can have the BEST YEAR EVER for yourself and your business in 2017!

     

    Watch how we plan to reach our big goals this year and how you can too:

     

    What I love about a New Year is the chance for a restart… refocus… renewal of our goals!

     

    If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. 

     

    How do you set goals you can reach? 

     

    One key to reaching your long term goals is by taking smalls steps each day in the right direction. 

    If you want to run a marathon, you don’t run a full marathon on Day 1, you start by running a mile. 

     

    What helps me is a plan of action and achievable goals. I love using a planner that is focused on goal setting and keeping me on track with those small steps each day. The one I chose for 2017 is from Brilliant Business Moms (I’m not an affiliate, I just love this planner!) You can download free printables from their website before you buy your planner. We walked through the free printables in our video – but I highly recommend buying the full year planner to help you reach your goals in 2017.

     

    One thing to remember about big goals is that you will have to grow into the person who can achieve those goals, be prepared for a year of big transformation in 2017!!

     

    P.S. If you have big goals for 2017 that include improving your health or weight loss goals, paying off debt, increasing your giving, you may be interested in being a part of our team of families who are working together on reaching these goals. If you would like more information about being a part of that with us, CLICK HERE. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Why I support Home Based Businesses

    Can I be honest…

     

    Okay, thanks.

     

    I used to avoid buying from home based businesses (many of which were MLM’s as I would call them). I didn’t understand them… and what I was exposed to was lots and lots of really bad marketing that did more to turn me off than to get me interested.

     

    This is so bad… but I remember there was a product I was interested in… and I searched for a way to order it so I wouldn’t have to order it through an MLM company. I also have to add that I’m a huge introvert and honestly try to avoid going to any party lol read more