Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Love Your Pet Day: Wordless Wednesday Link up + a Bundle Worth a Look!



Being a dog owner is The Best, I'm finding out,
 after all these years of wanting  pup!





How much do we love our sweetie pie??

Thank you Claire for hosting the pet link up!

AND...big news.....
Our productivity bundle is available today!!
I'm honored that my  e-planner is  included among the products offered!



Click over to UB and check out all the products!



Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web.

Until next time,

~Chris

     
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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Make More Margin: 75+ productivity tips << free ebook >>




If you could free up one to two hours per week, how would you spend them?
Relaxing with family?
Getting caught up on ( or launching ) your side hustle?
Focusing on household chores?

Seventy - five bloggers/ productivity gurus,
yesiree,  I'm on the list of contributing "smart bloggers.."
Pretty darn cool, huh? 
have gathered to pool hundreds of  tips,
tricks and ideas  on how we  "create" time in our days and 
Make More Margin!!


Click here to download the free ebook




AND...big news.....
Our productivity bundle will be available
on Feb 20th!!
I'm honored to have an e-planner included among the products offered!
I'll be back with more details but
until then, enjoy your free download: Make More Margin

Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web.

Until next time,

~Chris

     
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Friday, November 16, 2018

Simplify the season........





With over 20 products, there's a lot to love in the Catholic Mom Bundle
Even if you only need 2 or 3 resources, 
you'll save a bundle by buying the bundle! 







Tonight's the last night to buy these resources!

With life as crazy as it is right now, it’s such a gift to have all these 
resources at hand for my kids!
I’m also thankful for the cost savings; purchased separately, 
the cost would be almost $250 USD.......
Being able to have all these resources for just $25
 is a wonderful gift to my family, and might be one for yours, too.
Wishing you and your families a wonderful and blessed Advent season!


Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web.

Until next time,

~Chris

     
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Monday, November 12, 2018

Catholic Mom Bundle Advent 2018

Thanks for stopping in for a peek at this season's bundle! 
The resources and inspiration for moms: UNREAL!!! 


I'm honored to be a contributing author this time around!
🎉 WOOHOO 🎉
To be included among the talent and creativity of the
Catholic artisan business owner moms is a true honor.

This year, there are even MORE workbooks, printables, and eBooks  in the Catholic Mom Bundle  - Purchased separately, these 20 Catholic Resources would cost $246.

             But for five days we're offering the bundle for only $25!

This beautiful collection includes:
  • Christmas Countdown Activity by Saongjai
  • Be Yourself Journal Coloring Pages by Prayer Wine Chocolate
  • Grace Grows in the Trenches: 5 Minute Meditations for the Weary Catholic Mom (Plus Works of Mercy Advent Calendar and Until I Rest in You Mass Journal!) by Not So Formulaic
  • The Question Jar: Cultivating Connections in Catholic Families by Sweeping Up Joy
  • Girl Talk: Build Your Relationship by Journaling with Your Daughter by Someday Saints
  • 12 Days of Mercy by Prints of Mercy
  • Biblical Nature of Essential Oils by Aroma Rosary
  • Christmas Printables Pack by Trendzilly
  • Journey Through Advent: A Daily Devotional for the Catholic Military Woman by A Beautiful, Camouflaged, Mess Of A Life
  • Montessori Games to Play:  Advent Edition by Work And Play, Day By Day
  • Advent Table Runner and Placemat Patterns by Faith And Fabric
  • A Month for Your Marriage challenge cards by Surprised By Marriage
  • A Beauty-Full Advent: 24 Days of Beauty to Prepare for the Incarnation by Jill Simmons
  • An At Home Nativity Play by Catholic All Year
  • The Merciful Mama by Gathering Manna: Moment by Moment Spirituality for Moms
  • Our Lady of Sorrows: A Catholic Novena & Prayer Meditation Journal by Catholic Mommy Blogs
  • Advent Candle Embroidery Hoop Pattern by Happy Nest Home Goods
  • Printable Gift Tags by Mary With You
~~ Here's a "snap" of all the offerings so you can see what's included~~

And my contribution to the bundle which is not all liturgically  driven, but is absolutely momma   /  educator focused: 

  • I'm proud to offer this guidebook for moms/educators
  • who are seeking tangible guidance on dyslexia challenges!

                           Hurry, the sale ends Friday November 16th!

                                            So go ahead and get the scoop on the bundle!!

I'll be back with more updates and excerpts throughout the week! 

Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web.

Until next time,

~Chris

     
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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Busy For The Right Reasons


 My regular readers know I'm passionate about many topics,
some of which have become series here in my corner of the web.

Well, I’ve been busy working on my new fabulous product,


Teaching your Dyslexic Child which launches........
drumroll please: tomorrow!
I'm SOOOOOO excited!
Within, are discussions of~~
-myths associated with this specific learning disability-identification & diagnosis
-remedial strategies
-learning accommodations
- further advocacy.

My e-book is offered within the 2018 Catholic Mom Bundle,
an all-digital compilation, loaded with resources.

Let me tell you a little about this pretty nifty sale:

For 5 days only, 20 Catholic businesswomen have pooled together 
their best resources for moms. 
We have products for liturgical living, personal faith, 
emotional health, catechesis, creativity, family prayer, 
home organization, home management.
Some of the resources include printables, workbooks, eBooks, and email courses.

For a single price, you can get my ebook plus 19 Catholic products too!






The total value of this all-digital bundle is $246.
But since that’s a little out of reach for moms on a budget ( ! )
we want to offer it to you at a crazy low price: only $25.

The sale ends November 16th at midnight, so now is the time to buy.

There’s a 30-day guarantee if you have any problems.
But I seriously do not want you to miss this limited-time event.


I'll be back with more updates and excerpts throughout the week! 

Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web.

Until next time,

~Chris

     
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

introducing Max 🐾 #WW







Max joined our family this week....
it's about time!





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Until next time,

~Chris

     
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Friday, August 24, 2018

When loyalty becomes a weapon #FMF ~ Loyal

no editing  or overthinking...
Just  writing.

This week's prompt~~~~


loyal

.
She stayed loyal because she believed this time it's for real...
that he'd finally be the caring person she wanted and needed.......
and .....well, deserved.......
......and that they two can move forward as if all this,
this storm, this icing out,
 was just a temporary setback.
He created a mess in her head
and
worse, in their children
He did it proudly, without fear of harming them
   because he knew she was loyal........
he assumed...he took for granted this gift.
These lives he thought he'd always have to ruin and control....

Even as he stepped on their self confidence and twisted their self worth
He set a fire and watched it burn
Playing innocent victim, himself
 thinking they'd always be his supply...
not knowing she'd gather the strength to break free
Through prayer.

He thought her vows would keep her loyal to his indifference...
his offenses....
allowing him to be puppet master always.

He was wrong.

Steel chain with broken link, close-up


She found...to no one's surprise but his......  
that her loyalty blinded her to the difference between existing and living
.....between knowing the path and walking the path
....between possibility and peace

“A person's rightful due is to be treated 
as an object of love, not as an object for use.” 
Love and Responsibility  ~ authored by one of
my heroes ~ Pope St John Paul II


If these scenarios sound hauntingly familiar,
please consult this site
for more information and this site for practical help 

You can always always contact me.
This is a no -  judgement,
what-you-say-stays-here zone.
I mean it.
< Hugs. >


Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web.

Until next time,

~Chris

   
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Loved ~ Five Minute Friday 💜

no editing  or overthinking...
Just  writing.

This week's prompt~~~~

Loved

She loved without question and trusted without reservation.
She was open and honest.
She g-r-a-d-u-a-l-l-y though,  
slowly and without realizing, entered a coma.
Many years in.
She compromised, appeased, acquiesced,  honored her vows....
She lost herself.

Outwardly, she functioned daily, weekly...yearly.....
she met obligations....she birthed and raised their children.
Her loves..... damaged too.

Inwardly, she  almost died a slow  agonizing death, 
almost murdered by his poison.
His cruelty.
His silence.
His anger.
His rage.
Almost killed by an evil she couldn't see or comprehend.
The man she loved, who vowed to love her, honor her, protect her...
was the one she needed protection against.
She gathered the resolve..... she prayed......

Cross and cloudy sky

...she found courage on the other side of that fear and  that anxiety.
She awoke from that coma.
She took action.........and found relief.
....happiness.
....support.
...approval.

......Life.

..... She found Love

........She found normal



If these scenarios sound hauntingly familiar,
please consult this site
for more information and this site for tangible, practical help 

You can always always contact me.
This is a no -  judgement,
what-you-say-goes-no-where zone.
I mean it.
< Hugs. >


Thank you for spending some of your precious time today
here at my home on the web.

Until next time,

~Chris

   
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