“But I had NO choices!” #sidehustlin’ when it feels forced on you…

But I had NO choices, #sidehustling when it feels forced on you by health, money and kidsWhat do you do when your situation forces you to take up a side income job? What if you don’t have the time to plan it like you wanted or have the means to dream big? This is where we found ourselves at for the last few weeks…

See, the doctors call it uncontrolled, brittle, difficult, unpredictable, confusing and they feel sorry for me because I am trying so hard. I tell my husband it is tiring, exhausting, makes me feel lost, depressed and exhausted, it seems like a full time job. You can call it Type 1 Diabetes with super high risk pregnancy. The pregnancy has gone pretty well, up until 3 weeks ago. Now, at 7 months pregnant, I have had 2 hospital visits in the last 3 weeks, daily struggles to control my diabetes and am now only able to work about 2 days a week, if that much! And it is all due to having a chronic disease that doesn’t play by the rules. 

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Shaping Your Reputation

Attitude matters, don't be a victim

Everyone has something they want to be known by or to known for. It can be a personality trait, a health goal, how popular they are, the atmosphere they give off, or a career objective. If your objective, your deepest, truest goal, is your focus, you will began to aspire, to grow it to the point where people around you will see it and help you move toward your goal and your reputation will began to change too.

However…

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Let’s Talk Boundaries

Let's Talk Boundaries

Let’s Talk Boundaries – 3 ways to help you focus on your priorities!

As you may have noticed, I haven’t written a new blog post lately, I’m not sure, but it seems to be something to do with being pregnant. See, baby is convinced that writing is boring and being a world-class baby gymnast is better. Baby’s energy (and prego hormones!) is making this mommy tired and unable to write as fluently as before. So, let’s see if I (and baby!) can get some juices flowing and write about something that has been on my mind lately…

Sooooo… let’s talk about…

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How (And WHY) I Threw Out 4 Bags Of Clutter From My Kitchen…

How and Why I Threw Away 4 Trash Bags of Clutter From My Kitchen!

Minimalism In The Kitchen Brings Peace

How I managed to have this much clutter in my kitchen, I will never know. And I didn’t get through the dishes/utensils. What I worked through was the food cabinet, the spice cabinet, the tea cabinet, the coffee cup cabinet and the 3 cabinets that are basically kitchen junk cabinets. 4 bags of trash. 4 bags of wasted space. 4 bags of unneeded stuff. FOUR. BAGS.OF. TRASH… FROM. MY. KITCHEN. CABINETS. Continue reading

Heart Talk – Craving Daily Peace and Gratitude…

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Stress. Fatigue. Restlessness. Sickness. Fear. When I am feeling and dealing with these things, it is usually because I am not experiencing peace and gratitude in my life. Let’s talk about how I’m working on changing that.

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Finding Balance

Balanced and stress free

Let me explain my thoughts on balance

Somedays, I work long hours for extra money, and then the very next day, I get off work right on time, because I know my husband and I need a 2 hour car drive, so we can talk and reconnect. That’s called balance.

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A Minimalist Fridge… Stress-Free Living in the Kitchen.

A clean fridge means less stress

Simple, stress-free tips to help you find balance and enjoyment in cooking.

I always felt I should make elaborate meals. And then… I would get so stressed and upset when Henry wouldn’t eat them. I grew up eating 3 sit-down meals a day, 3 complete meals with protein, starch/carbohydrates and vegetables. Sometimes a dessert and fruit too. So, this is how I tried to handle food in our house for 2 years. HOWEVER, I stressed so much over how I ‘should’ be cooking that I HATED cooking. HATED the kitchen. HATED shopping for us. HATED planning meals. HATED anything to do with food. I was wasting time and energy AND money trying to keep up with the cooking and planning. Who is with me on this?

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5 Easy Ideas To Master A Healthy Lifestyle…

As a new direction for my blog, we are starting to talk about simplifying our lives. So, this week, in connection with a Facebook event I am doing, we are talking about ways to simplify our health. I am not a gym person, I get really intimidated by it! Seriously, like, curled up in a ball in the corner, completely overwhelmed by seeing so many gym enthusiast in one location. All I am trying to do is take little steps, and I don’t want to feel that my little efforts are not enough. Is anyone else like this or am I the only one? BUT, here’s the the thing – I do know that my health is important to decreasing stress and maintaining focus. So how do I keep a calm mindset about my health?

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“Is It Time For Spring De-cluttering Yet?”

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It is amazing to me how quickly we can accumulate STUFF. I mean – my husband and I don’t shop very often, I don’t remember the last time we bought anything besides groceries. So how is it that we have a full garage, an office, and every cabinet space in the house filled with stuff we haven’t used in over 6 months?? How is my purse filled with random trash that never got emptied out?
        As you can probably guess, I told my husband it was time to clean out this week, even if it isn’t quite spring time yet. Here are some things I have learned about clutter, my faith and cleaning out through this household purge I am going through right now.

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