Relationships

How Busy Women Juggle A Business and Young Kids

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The Grind of a Woman Juggling Business and Young Kids       Having a business and young kids is no small feat.  There is a system that enables every entrepreneurial mom with young children to juggle a business and the responsibilities in a home.  The enactment of the system is very delicate and requires flexibility and attention to detail, but if you have a desire to perform in your community and in your home as a businesswoman, this article is for you.   In my opinion, some of the most productive, organized, and resilient people in the world are…
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Do These Things When Your Marriage Is Heavily Seasoned With Brokenness

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Restoring Hope To Push Thru Seasons of Brokenness     Have you ever been to someone’s house and ate a meal that had WAY too much seasoning?  Maybe it was salt and it made you clench your jaws, or maybe it was spicy pepper and it sent you to the bathroom.  The bottom line is too much seasoning is uncomfortable.   Often times when you hear people discuss marriage, they discuss solutions to marriage problems.  The reality is that not every problem will have a solution on this side of Heaven.  We are imperfect people and we commit to a…
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Creating Healthy Boundaries in Marriage and Business

Marriage and Business Boundaries     There are many different couples.  Some never achieve their potential because they cannot overcome the friction associated with placing comfortable boundaries between marriage and business.     Aquila and Priscilla   Aquila and Priscilla were business partners spoken of in the New Testament. The Bible tells us they were in the tentmaking business and they were in ministry together.  Most couples idolize the strategy they used.  We understand it as a couple who does everything together, and we attempt to do it to the best of our understanding.  This strategy doesn’t work for everyone,…
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The Importance of Communicating Expectations in Marriage

Communicating Expectations in Marriage and Diffusing Confusion     First let me tell you why I’m writing this.  I have experienced firsthand, secondhand, and seen from afar the error of avoiding communication about expectations in marriage. I have been in more than one relationship where marriage boundaries have been tapped, so I speak from experience and observation.   Marriages are crushed because the expectations stay anonymous, and couples are “shooting in the dark”!   Have you ever tried to shoot a gun at a target you can’t see?  Have you ever tried to cook without a physical sense of awareness?  Have…
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What I do when I’m MAD at someone I love!

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5 Things You Can Do Before You Let Ugly Out, Or When Your Mad, And Need To Put Her Away     Disclaimer: I have used grammatical liberties in this text.  While writing this, I am being 100% real, and when doing so, I tend to dialogue with my own grammatical flavor.  Please, put your red editing pen away.  It will not be needed here.  Thanks in advance.  You can proceed to reading now…   I know maybe you don’t get THAT mad.  You may be thinking that I’m backslidden, but I don’t think I am.  I still read my…
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How I got pregnant after 5+ years of waiting

How I got pregnant after 5+ years of waiting

  7 Things to do when you want to be pregnant   (Photo above: My husband and I at 35 weeks pregnant.  Three weeks before giving birth to my baby girl!)   I’m writing this to encourage the women who are waiting to conceive.  Not every woman will lay with her husband for the first time and become pregnant.  Some will not conceive after the second, third, or even one-hundredth time having sex!  I was one of the women who laid with my husband for years and did not get pregnant.     When you look around and see other…
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How I got my 2-MONTH baby to sleep all night!

Parenting Tip: How I got my TWO MONTH baby to sleep thru the night!

Gettin’ These Babies To Sleep So We Can Rest!     (Photo above: My baby girl, Sela Domena!!!)     When babies don’t sleep thru the night, it can be SO stressful!  We all know as parents that when you have a newborn, you are sacrificing your peaceful sleep schedule.  Typically, people will ask you, “How’s the baby sleeping?”, or they simply give you this genuinely sad stare and try to encourage you saying something along the lines of, “I know the days of losing your sleep are hard but keep your head up”.     With my firstborn, I…
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