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It’s All About You




Today I’m speaking to you, moms. Directly to you. Do Not Pass “Go”. Do Not (sadly) Collect $200.

But, hopefully, you will gain so much more!

Saying "It's all about you" may be a little simplistic, mom, but honestly, we DO need to take better care of ourselves than we might, no? This post leads to not one but  TWO encouraging messages to help moms practice better self-care.

I have the privilege today to be appearing on not one, but two different blogs owned by ladies of whom I think the world. They are allowing me to share some encouraging words of wisdom with their readers…and I would like to share them (both my words and my friends) with you!

Honestly, I can’t tell you specifically how I discovered either of them. But I do know that I wouldn’t have had it not been for the writing and blogging I’ve been doing over the past 8 years. They have both been a blessing to me in more ways than I could describe, and I’m so grateful that they allow me to speak on “their space.”


A Little R&R

Rosilind Jukic hails from the NW USA, but she and her family are currently missionaries in Croatia – how cool is that?! On A Little R&R she writes “to encourage, motivate, and inspire women to live their lives to the Glory of God” , and I’ve been blessed by much of the content she shares.  Lovely lady inside and out!

From Couch to Knees is Harder Than You Think describes a personal prayer challenge that I’m working through this month. Rosilind also has her own prayer challenge available, as well as a video Bible study you should check out, and other practical and useful tools to deepen your faith.

This month I’ve been working through a personal prayer challenge. I say “work” because it’s, well, been work, but not in the sense you may be thinking. Actually, to be quite honest, it’s really brought me to my knees…

…literally.

A friend of mine challenged me to commit to a month of prayer on my knees. And so this past month, and you may laugh at this (just please don’t judge), it’s been exactly that: quite the challenge!

Read the rest here… (just click, it’ll open up in a new tab…)


 

Visit Theresa Cennicola and the International Mompreneur Network!

The Christian Mompreneur Network

Theresa Cennicola runs The Christian Mompreneur Network, where she “empowers women to prosper in wisdom and grace.” If you’re a work-at-home mom (which, honestly, we all are, right?!), I’d encourage you to get to know her. She’s on a “mission to encourage and equip moms to experience the blessings of running a business while raising a family.”

In today’s post on her site, I talk about some simple self-care ideas. You know, now that school and fall schedules have started up again, it’s super easy (at least it is for me) to forget about, well, myself, and what I need to stay healthy, well-rested, and ready to meet everyone’s needs.  How To Be More Successful At Self-Care is that nudge that you need from a good friend, the nudge that isn’t supposed to make you feel guilty, but that reminds you, in love, that you matter!

Homeschool moms are a funny bunch.

The impression that many non-homeschoolers have of us is that we’re home all day, blissfully and smoothly overseeing our children’s education, and perhaps popping in a load of laundry or two while the house stays kept up (because, after all, we are home all day, right?).

Non-homeschoolers who know us (i.e. family and close friends) imagine our days as a frantic whirlwind of activity, chauffeuring kids around from morning to night, then burning the midnight oil to finish academic assignments (and perhaps household chores) that might not have gotten accomplished amid the hustle and bustle of the day.

Somewhere in the middle is about right – except I’d add one particular issue to the mix.

Read the rest here… (ditto here)


So that’s it for today! Self-care starts with our souls and spirits and extends outward. Please don’t get so busy this year that you forget about taking care of yourself…

And also, I hope you like my friends as much as I do. Thank you so much for taking a moment and visiting them…

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We love comments, too! So if you’d like to leave one and you don’t know what to say, answer this: What’s your favorite “mom self-care” tip, tool or treat? We’re always on the hunt for a new idea!

 

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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