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Women Living Well Review and Giveaway

Have you ever felt like every woman around you, every wife, every mother, has it 'all together'? I think that we have all felt that way at one time or another. In reality no one has it 'all together' but sometimes I think we try so hard to do this and as we try to balance it all, we find ourselves drowning and we lose sight of what is important and how to live well.

Voices. They come at us from every side. We listen to the voices on the iPad. The iPod. The iPhone.  But are we listening to the voice of the great I AM? Women Living Well by Courtney Joseph
Courtney Joseph has written, what I believe, are God inspired words in her book Women Living Well. We seem to find time to check out what is going on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or pin the latest fads onto our Pinterest boards, but do we put forward that same effort and interest in running to the living well and opening THE Book to find what our Heavenly Father has posted in His Word for us? That is where it starts and…

Depression Part XI: When the Fog Returns

At the end of April I wrote a post in regards to my Post Partum Depression entitled Coming Out of the Fog. I had a pretty good five months of virtual depression free living. Sure, I had to be careful not to take on too much or nothing at all sometimes, but I felt good. Sure, there were bad days, but who doesn't have bad days? The key was that there were more good days then bad days. I felt healthy. The fog was gone.

About a month ago I felt the fog returning. And two weeks ago I realized that I was having more bad days then good days. Not a good sign. I made a doctor's appointment but couldn't get on for a couple of weeks. It was a tough couple of weeks. I could manage my thoughts and keep positive, but my body was failing me. I had rapid heart palpitations with extreme chest pains. I wasn't sleeping at night. Not that this is unusal since our 16 month old still wakes an average of 5 times a night. Jason stepped up and said that I should start wearing ear plugs at nig…

Today I send my three year old off to college...

...or so it feels.I know, it’s only preschool, but it feels like it is the beginning of the ‘letting go’ part of being a Mama. I can’t believe my baby is going to school already. I always thought I’d have him at home until he was 5 years old and perhaps longer with the option of homeschooling, but sometimes things happen and your vision of what you thought would be, changes. So, I know it is going to be sooo good for him. Yet, I long to be there and protect him and guide him and keep him under my wing. BUT it’s going to be so good for him. Can you hear me convincing myself? Ha. But it's true! The things he will learn, academically and socially. I can’t give him all of that at home considering the additional challenges he needs to overcome with the Developmental Apraxia of Speech diagnosis. I feel that we are incredibly blessed that he is able to go to this preschool specializing in his specific needs.

At the same time, my Mama heart aches today as I hand his care over to someone…