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Skin Cancer Awareness

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Have to share this article about the different types of skin cancer, I read a lot of them but found this simple and easy to understand, with some nice pictures (that I always find super helpful ๐Ÿ˜‰) So Please read and consult your provider with ANY concerns.

“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with more cases diagnosed every year than all other cancers combined.”

It’s important, be aware and Take care of yourself!

Blessings, Christy

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Everything Rachel Hollis

Good evening! The sun was shining but I’m seeing that snow again…I am oh so ready for some warm temps, as I am sure many of you are!

I had a friend this winter suggest a new author to me and so I headed to the library, but later that day I knew I wanted this book in my collection! It was inspiring, to say the least! so I ordered from my Amazon Prime and couldn’t receive it fast enough!

If I had to choose 3 words to describe this book, they would be: honest, inspirational, and Funny!

She was so relatable but encouraging at the same time. I needed so much that was in this book-especially working on not comparing myself to others, being the BEST me! God only created one of me so I need to be the best me โค๏ธ not the best Dawn, Kelly, Candy, etc. etc. etc. but ME! Christy!

It also really made me think about my goals and why/how I can work on achieving them! I don’t know about you but having kids, job, marriage, etc. I kind of lost sight of my goals ๐Ÿ˜• so it felt good to focus on me and what I want for a little while ๐Ÿค”

Here are a few quotes from the book that really hit home for me:

  • “YOU, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are “
  • “Recognizing the lies we’ve come to accept about ourselves is the key to growing into a better version of ourselves”
  • “stop allowing your fear of getting it wrong to color every beautiful thing you’re doing right”

One other quick note about this book that I like, I love how she (Rachel Hollis) gives us what worked for her/how she met her goals, at the end of each chapter. it gives a realization and connection because then I really felt, “wow she’s really BEEN THERE!”

So anyways, I highly recommend picking this one up today! And here’s how:

They offer it for the Kindle, Audio, soft and hardcover. The pic below will bring you to the hardcover option for only $13. 29. If you have Prime and order today, you could be reading it by Wednesday night! But seriously, its a good buy!


” Stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be” Rachel Hollis

And get this! Her next book comes out TOMORROW! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅณ

I truly hope you enjoy and are blessed reading this book!

Blessings,

Christy

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Defending Life

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Tonight this was on Our local Christian radio and I was intrigued! Intrigued by the point of view that was shared but backed up by truth!

People who are pro-life believe that ALL humans, including the unborn, have a right to LIFE! Do you not believe that all humans have a right to life? A right to live?

Just putting a pebble in your shoe ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

For more information check out: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/pro-life

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Holidays-Missing Loved Ones

I have always loved Holidays! A day off of work to spend with family, is how we always spent our holidays! Usually eating, talking and laughing… a lot ๐Ÿคญ ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿคฃand just being together! I really gave a great family that we love to spend time with!

But since my dad passed away, I kind of dread a Holiday. Yes, I think of my dad everyday, talk to him everyday and a lot of times cry! But Holidays, is just a huge reminder that we have this piece missing. My mom comes and leaves alone, I’m not thinking about what food to make sure and have for dad, or what he’d like to drink… and the list goes on and on of the thoughts that run through my mind. And I just miss him more on days like today! Oh and Thanksgiving and Christmas, can I just skip this year?! And maybe next?! Please ๐Ÿ˜“

I know, I know , I can’t skip! That’s not fair to my kiddos and that is for sure, NOT what God wants of me! I always ask God for the strength and grace to get through this season because I need all the help I can get. But come on, it is Tough!

And I hear from many that it gets easier as time goes by but I have felt as the days and months go on without my dad, it’s been getting harder and harder! maybe more realization that he is not coming back? Not sure. But I miss him! I just miss him. ๐Ÿ˜ž

And then here comes my positive outlook and my hope; that I do truly believe That Gods got this! He is something that I can always count on to be there and I am blessed to have a Heavenly Father like that! But I’ll be honest, it’s hard some times to believe that! and I think that’s okay, because we all go through rough patches and maybe what WE want isn’t Gods plan. God has a plan and reasoning that my father passed away and yes, I am suffering through this grief. But man, look at Jesus and what he endured, but he still trusted his father and dying for you and me on the cross, was the ultimate sacrifice! But he trusted his Father and that is how I know God will take of us and I CAN make it through this!

Gods got this!! ( and that is what my earthly father always taught me as well!)

Miss you dad ๐Ÿ–ค

(Many ask why I use a black heart all the time, in reference, to my dad – and Black is the color for melanoma cancer awareness, that my dad passed away from)

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I’m Home!!! Iโ€™m finally Working from Home!!!

That’s right folks! I am finally working from home! I’m so happy! And so far, so good ๐Ÿ™ƒ

So I’ve learned a few things, my first couple days home:

  1. We did not put enough insulation in, I can hear EVERYTHING!
  2. I love to have a choice on having a window open! Awww… fresh air ๐ŸŒ…
  3. I always set my clothes out the night before, keep that routine otherwise you’ll be in you PJs all day….which is comfy but I don’t feel like I’m “ready” for the day with jammies on. (So I change my sweatpants ๐Ÿ˜)
  4. Make a schedule for your kids! My daughter was getting used to being in charge while I worked, but they always argued about what to do, so I found a few summer schedules online and used different pieces to create my own.
  • 5. When you’re day is done, it’s done! Turn everything off and shut down.
  • 6. Take breaks!
  • Shhh… sometimes my break involves a quick hug and kiss from kiddos ๐Ÿ™‚ a bonus working from home, you can do that ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  • **But one suggestion with this, use a timer. That way you and your kiddos know when the break is done and you have to head back.
  • 7. Have a dedicated space to work. I’m so thankful my hubby built an office for me! That way I feel like my work and home are in a way, still separate.
  • 8. Watch what you eat! I found myself all day grazing away in the cupboards ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
  • 9. Give yourself a break- there are some days that aren’t going to go smooth working from home, but you’ll figure it out. Just stay committed and you’ll figure it out.
  • 10. Stay Connected- right away it was hard for me to adjust not having others around greeting me in the morning and asking about my weekend. To help with that, I online chat with a few team members regularly and I have one day I go into the office ( and honestly that’s enough๐Ÿ˜‰). But really if you came from an office and are making that transfer to WAH, figure out a good way to stay connected. You’re still part of a team!
  • I am beyond blessed and thank God everyday, for this opportunity to work from home! He always has a plan and provides ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  • Hope you have a blessed day xoxo

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    Start the Day Right

    Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Psalm 150:6ย 

    Those who preach must preach Godโ€™s messages; those who serve must serve with the strength that God gives them, so that in all things praise may be given to God through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and power forever and ever. Amen.ย (1 Peter 4:11)

    God is wise and powerful! Praise him forever and ever.ย (Daniel 2:20)

     

    One of my Goals for this year has been to be better about doing devotions or being in Gods word everyday, so far I have not been doing too good with this ๐Ÿ™

    When I think of devotions, The first image that pops in my head, is a quiet, dimly lit bedroom, sitting on my bed, being nice and relaxed and being deep in Gods word …. awww being a mom this NEVER happens! So I’ve changed my expectations and have come to the conclusion “it doesn’t matter”! I truly believe that God doesn’t care where or when you are spending time with Him, it’s just that you ARE spending time with Him! Whether it’s praise, prayer or study, just do it!

    How am I implementing this in my life you ask:

    • right now with training at work, I have an extra long drive to work and I spend that time in prayer for my family and for their day(and mine)ย ahead of them.

    • Devotions at work – my mother gave me this devotional (shown below)ย about 5 years ago, for Working Women and it is really good! It is to the point, short and has a nice little prayer at the end – thanks mom ๐Ÿ™‚

    • but that’s all I am really doing right now…my hope is to do more “studying” of the Bible and I have this “Hope” devotional but I have not been able to start that yet…too close to the heart right now with my dad’s passing.

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    Working from home…still waiting ๐Ÿค”

    I took a new role for the company I work for about 2 months ago. This transfer had the opportunity to work from home and I have been super excited and anxious to be home more!

    However, I keep waiting with no real, set date, except middle of May to mid June, and I have been praying for it to happen earlier than that and every day I leave work, thinking and praying “maybe tomorrow” or “maybe by the end of the week”. And I am still waiting. And today, when I left work again with no idea when working from home will become real to me, I was discouraged! I keep thinking “why is God waiting?” “why not now?” and I’m totally frustrated! ๐Ÿ˜–

    Working from home, will help in a few different ways like; ease some of the pressure off my hubby to take the kids to and from school, being home for the kids when they get off the bus and if the babysitter isย sick or he wants to stay in his jammies a little longer (like everyday๐Ÿ˜), my little man, can hang out at home! I’m not saying it is going to solve everything, I did take a pay cut, so that’s something we need to figure out. And I know it can be stressful (different kind of stress) working from home. BUT…. I just want to be home!ย  Some days I wake up and HATE to leave! Not only my kiddos, but my house (yes, I know that sounds kind of weird) home just feels comfort and peace to me at this time in my life.

    So when will it happen… I don’t know! But it’s not up to me, it is God’s timing and I have to be okay with that. I have to TRUST and have FAITH that He knows what is best and I know, I KNOW He has His reasoning. His reasoning is what is best for me, He loves me and I am HIS CHILD! And really, it’s not easy, but it’s just work and it will be okay.

    It will be OKAY!!