Sunday, October 23, 2011

Become Sarah Conner?

Why home school? someone more articulate than I am can explain it.

Here Glenn Beck answers WHY it is important to bring our children home, and educate them on thier future. IF we don't do it... Who will?

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Seeing is NOT believing FEELING is believing!

Some of us were given one gift, others may have been given 4.

Open your gift, the one our Creator and Lord gave you. What is it? Do you have a gift of insight, patience, Love, wisdom, humility.

Use it.

Now . I mean literally, go out and find ways to use the gifts that your heavenly father has given you. It is a gift, and he intended it to not only bless your life, but bless others as well.

So find it.
Open it.
and use it.

Not using your gift is a sin, if you do not believe this, read the parable of the talents. Matthew 25:14-30

Fall weather

This beautiful fall weather is amazing.....

My daughter, Madi and I went on a long walk with the dog. Our great dane has been such a sweetie while we are traveling, you would not believe the change that has come over him. When he first came to our house he was jittery and nervous. (probably the onslaught of 6 kids at once ) and he really disliked being affectionate with us.

But he has really come around since being with us on the bus trip.

He acts like a little kid, he plays, chases, rolls around and wrestles with us. so much fun!

When I was a little girl i had a yellow lab, I named her Max. (yes, her.)

Max would play fight with me, and grab ahold of my arm gently and wrestle with me in the grass. She was so fun and playful, and I have missed that in the many little dogs we have had the past years.

But here I have my dream dog (wanted a Great Dane since I was 8) and he has been so playful!

on another note:
The kids put on a play for their grandfather.

Rubi put on dress-up clothes and Abi & Gracie were dressed as young boys.
The 'boys' attacked Rubi (the damsel in distress) and Zeke in his Batman cape came to her rescue. He was "Super-Jay" (grandpa Jay)

It was short but cute.

It has been relaxing and fun visiting Utah, we have reminisced and visited areas of my old stomping grounds, Took the kids by my old High School.

It has been a nice introspective trip.

I am amazed at the abundance in Utah, people are beautiful, the mountains are breathtaking, people here are so resourceful and entrepreneur-minded. It is exhilarating, and competitive, it is almost 100% opposite of my small little Missouri town.

Life is a slower pace, the people are like they are in Mayberry, old-fashioned & hard-working good people.

I like that we are small, and that we have room to grow, we all live on our parcel of land, and have plenty of room for the kids to roam.

I am reminded of the reasons why wemoved there in 2006. I am reminded of the values and lessons we longed to teach our children. Hard work, honesty, skills that will keep you comfortable in a crisis.

I love visiting Utah. I love seeing family, friends and my old home town.

But I sure love coming home.

Thank yout o my friends in Missouri, who have helped to make Rural NortWest Missouri...."Home"

Friday, October 21, 2011

Managing the Chaos

I have 6 kids.
4 Daughters (two are teens) and 2 sons (5 yrs & 2 yrs)

I LOVE parenting them, they are such a joy.

But it was not always so. OH NO, if you go back into the archives of this blog, you may find days of ranting, screaming and raving. Threats, and frustration uncooperative children, and a wreck of a home every single day.

I was at my whits end.

I cried daily, and I begged heavenly Father to take this burden from me. I seriously dreamed of sending the kids away to boarding school, to public school, to army camp....

I did not have a love for the daily tasks of being a mom, and I did not feel like I was helping to equip my children for success.

Then I met a literally, she has 25 kids, and she has such a sweet demeanor and her children were kind, obedient, and respectful.
I was so privileged to spend an entire 6 weeks with this amazing mom. I observed for the first couple of weeks, and finally got the nerve to start asking questions and finding out how she managed.

I shared the wisdom I learned from that on this post....

but I expanded on that knowledge by listening to This set of CD's and I have altered and forever changed how I saw mothering and parenting. I can honestly say my paradigm has changed and I feel LOVE and HONOR to parent these kids. I am IN LOVE WITH MY LIFE!

If you are struggling, please consider the changes that can come in your heart, and in your habits that will change how you view parenting and how you view running a household.
Take the time to listen to this CD and let me know what YOU learned from her advice and experience.

Love our Children

Women. Love your Children enough to follow your passions. Share with them you desires, goals and dreams.

The Lord is pleased with your choice to parent. He recognizes the sacrifice and has gifts and blessings according to this sacrifice.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth....

For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so too He loves the bow that is stable. Khalil Gibron

let others live small lives.
But not you
let others argue over small things
But not you
let others cry over small hurts.
But not you.
Let others leave their future in someones else's hands....

You will NEVER rise above the expectation you have for yourself. CHOOSE where you want to be. CHOSE who you want to be. TAKE ACTION
DO it Now.

SHOW love- Kisses, hold hands, reach out to them, show an interest in what they are doing.
SPEAK love- Use kind words, use gentle tones, allow them to express themselves and learn in a safe environment, where they know that no matter what mistakes they make, you will always accept, love and support them.
BE Love- When we forgive, and accept ourselves, in each imperfection, we are teaching our children (who idolize and adore us) that we know we are imperfect, but we love them perfectly.

*I AM NOT ADVERTISING to leave the home!*

I am simply saying that we as Mothers have a responsibility to love our children enough to take time to develop our own skills and knowledge.

and share it
and share it
and share it

Our children need to see the variety and possibility in life......through our eyes!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The POWER of Words

The Power of Words.
A secret word that unlocks the hidden strengths and talents in yourself and others.

I just finished reading a powerful book. All about words. The root of words, the strength of words, etymology. What a beautiful thing.

Aspire, Discovering your purpose through the power of words. by Kevin Hall

I will share with you some of the words, and their power.
Before this word is spoken the palms of the hands are pressed together, the head is bowed, and the hands touch the heart.
Namaste (pronounced nah-mah-STAY)
If you have practiced Yoga, you may have heard this word. Roughly translated it means'
“The divine light within me salutes the divine light within you,
I salute what you do best, I salute your natural gifts. I honor your uniqueness and your specialness.”

Pretty powerful huh?

So what do you think would happen if we spoke a single word with that much power, strength and energy to each person we greet?

Be who you are born to be.

Open your gifts AND USE THEM!

The cave that holds our greatest gifts also holds our biggest fear.

When we are around a true friend, we are free to be ourselves.

Are you a true friend?

The next word I want to share with you is called a secret word, it unlocks the potential inside each of us and gives us permission to Love.

This word is GENSHAI
(Pronounced Gen-SHY)>

This word means that you would never treat another person that would make them feel small.
Not yourself, not anyone.
Say this aloud with me:
1- I am Worthy.
2-I am capable.
3-I am deserving.
4-I forgive myself.
5-I trust myself.

When we choose to treat everyone as a unique and valuable person, we would never place ourselves above, nor below anyone. We are all on a path, and we have learned valuable and irreplaceable lessons along the way. Others are not smaller than ourselves, nor are we smaller than anyone else.

The last word I will share with you today is

this is an Aztec word that means exactly what you say... “All-in” it is what they would use when their were earthquakes, and emergencies implying that AT THIS MOMENT we are required to MOVE & ACT.
Immediately and without delay.

Move on something you felt moved to do, respond to the inspiration, insight and do it NOW.

When inspiration strikes it is meant to be acted upon IMMEDIATELY

Wednesday, October 19, 2011



This was the slight thrown at me as a child. It was said with such disdain and disappointment that I grew to believe it was a bad word. I derogatory title. I was a 'dreamer' I had my head in the clouds, I was not going to amount to anything, because I did not have any skills to match my imagination.

Today, after 30+ years of struggling, I have come to appreciate, that my imagination, is an asset. I feel pity for those who do not have one. I feel pity for people who do not have a dream, or they have convinced themselves that to dream is to be immature, or unrealistic.

I love to dream, and I thoroughly love cultivating a dream in others. When their eyes light up with hope, with the possibilities and with a smile. It is all worth it.

I may be a dreamer, but I am a HAPPY GIRL and I LOVE MY LIFE!

Do you have DREAM APATHY? Sign up and join others who are combating dream apathy daily on

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


When life gives you LEMONS What do you do?!

Make Lemon Meringue Pie...Why? Cause it is way more involved than Lemon-Aid...and Cause my Grandma Clara was the best Lemon Meringue pie maker. EVER.

So here is the real deal.

I am determined to practice what I preach! We drove out to Utah on a borrowed dime. I had the faith that I would learn new skills and meet new people that could direct me in my long term goals.


I have learned from the MASTERS. I have been energized and Invigorated. I feel like my zeal for life has grown Immensely!

ENTER Opposition!

We arrived and had pay-day. We survived the Month and Wes returned to Alaska for his work.
I attended a birth, and got busy learning and exploring many venues and skills I had never before attempted.

I made appointments and met in person with many whom consider to be Masters of their art.

We all packed and prepped for 2 days to go camping. My Wesley changed the alternator in the Bus, and we all merrily went along our path....we made it a whopping 45 miles...then

The Transmission Seized up in the bus!

HA !

Hilarious I KNOW!

And so we sat in the Harmon's Parking lot...and made phone calls, and checked out prices. We GULP have to come up with $1450 to have the Tranny Rebuilt.

It is about $450 more than is in any account. (secret is out)

So what do we do?

My Wesley offers to sell his Guns, Bows, and Canoe. (NOT AN OPTION)

And so we were able (with prayer and patience) to coax the bus back up the Provo Canyon, and in to Heber. When we arrived at our destination, the bus was SMOKING up a storm and the Transmission gave up the ghost.


Because we were headed out for a 2000 mile journey
we COULD have been 600 Miles from ANYTHING.
We COULD have just spent our last dollar on fuel.
We COULD have Been stranded for days waiting for family to drive to pick us up....

We are so Blessed. We have a WONDERFUL Grandma who makes us feel welcome and creates a space for all of us to sleep comfortably.

We are so BLESSED we have items in our ownership that we can sell off to pay for the expensive Transmission.

We are BLESSED we have plenty of food to eat, clothes to wear and a warm, fluffy down comforter to sleep with.

We have a BURNED Transmission, and an empty bank account, but we are BLESSED!

LEAD ON.....

Becoming a great leader.
What are the qualities of a great leader?

Leaders look to others first, they know that while they are capable of doing many things, they are also able to allow someone with a skill greater than their own to perform and excel.

Leaders Love their job.
Leaders Love their team.
They wake up with passion.
Work with all your heart.
They write down goals.
They serve.
They lift.
They do what needs to be done, regardless of the task.
They don't mind getting dirty.
They are humble.
They are approachable.
They discuss with their team to help everyone grow together.
They know what motivates them.

Who is a great leader? Gordon Morton Sr. said, “Watch what the masses do. And DON'T do it!”

Leaders can separate themselves, we can all strive to become better, and : “be willing to work like no one else will, so that one day we can Live like no one else can.”

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon

Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Lao Tzu

Monday, October 17, 2011


How? Use photos, quotes, messages written on your walls, speak out loud the desired results you are seeking. Make a dream board. Take a week, or two, and find pictures, in magazines, or print them off the internet, hang them up where you can look at them daily. Keep the Dream Alive. And you will find more purpose in your daily tasks.

Look for a cause, be apart of something BIGGER than you! Seek to help, lift, aid, support someone or something bigger than you. It may be your children, your grandchildren, a humanitarian cause, or a religion. Whatever it may be, incorporate it into your daily habits. Think beyond yourself. Look for opportunities to stretch, and serve.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bumps in the Road (aka LIFE is HARD)


Its not fair....LIFE is rough....Life is not fair.....Someone is always getting more than me.

Have you heard these antics before?

Have you said these before?

When you see an Olympic Athlete, do you ever hear them say

“ This workout is too hard. this workout is not fair. I have to work harder than the next person....”

NO! NEVER! And tell me why is that?!

NO pain NO gain. We become who we are meant to be through adversity.
Obstacles in life are the Salt & Pepper, the add variety, and flavor. I personally like myself a little Cajun Salt, or Jalapeno Slat... I like FLAVOR.

So when an obstacle arises, we can either sit back, and say...such is life... I give up.

Or we can LEARN, STRETCH, GROW and overcome! Think outside the box!

Realize that each and every struggle is a opportunity for growth, just as each and every workout brings an athlete closer to the goal of successful competitor, each and every life challenge is a workout to bring us closer to our goal, of being competent, successful, happy intelligent humanoids. :)

When you are living your passion, and following your mission, you will find zeal, excitement and joy in the journey, however in order to keep the 'sparks' alive in your daily struggles you must

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lift where you Stand.

7 Basic Relationship needs

1-Safety (Physical, Emotional, Spiritual)
4- Respect

When we have relationships we are communicating 100% of the time, whether it may be verbal, or non verbal, we communicate. We cannot NOT communicate. Every motion, gesture, look, breath and reaction is a communication.

It is in relationships that we are starved that we have problems in our relationships.
How do we become starved? Negative Emotion, Mis-Communication, Hopelessness, all of these lead to a STARVED relationship.

How to FEED a relationship?
1-Character, show character in all you do.
2-Communication, Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
3-Cooperation, we can't always have everything we want, it needs to be fair in all we do.
4-Change, Change what doesn't work, and fix yourself(your the only one who can change) .

If you feel like your relationships are not fulfilling, then evaluate what is lacking, and make the change in yourself. It is our obligation to build one-another up, and to create harmony and acceptance in every relationship.
ONLY YOU can fix YOU. And when you fix the problems you own, You have the capacity to lift others.

Lift where you stand. In your; Work, Family, Marriage and Community.

Friday, October 14, 2011


If you had just purchased your dream vehicle, and saved , dreamed and finally gotten the keys. What if It had taken you over 5 years to save up for this dream vehicle?
What kind of service would you provide for its upkeep? Would you research the most optimum fuel, lubricants, and treatments. Would you pay a premium for fuel, even drive across town to get the kind of fuel you knew was superior for its performance?

I know I would!

It is my belief that we have the most sophisticated machines on the planet (our Human bodies) it has the capacity to rejuvenate, grow, change, adapt and compensate for issues.
And yet we grab whatever is most convenient and accessible to put into our fuel tanks. We use cheap, sub-par fuel every single day, and then get upset when our bodies fail us. We have aches, pains, shortness of breath, headaches and stress. Our bodies age and need a tune-up. So where do we turn? Do we evaluate the fuel we have been using to run our machines? Do we research and study where the optimal fuel sources are?

We fall short of caring for these the finest machine on the is irreplaceable, it is the most high-tech and sophisticated, So why do we sell our selves short, and not care for our MOST AMAZING machines?

What are the #1 Health issues across the USA today?

The most common reasons for Dr.'s visits are the following;

Breast & Various Cancers
Sleep Disorders

What contributes to these issues in our daily lives?

Our diet and the toxins we are exposed to daily.

What can we do about it?
Use a holistic approach to your health, use diet, whole foods, fruits, vegetables, and seek out supplements that are supportive of this same concept. Read the labels, learn what is natural, learn what is sustainable, what is beneficial to our bodies. And then seek it out.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Feast your Mind

When you hear the saying "Feast your eyes" you know your going to get an artistic, or elaborate or even colorful event to witness, but what do you think of when it is Feast your MIND upon this!?

I have spent the last few days blissfully listening to a set of tele-seminars that are geared towards encouraging others and helping them to establish WHAT thier dream is and HOW powerful their mind, thoughts and words are.

I feel so privileged to be able to learn at the feet of such great men as Kevin Hall, Dave Blanchard, and Chad Hymas.

Beautiful, hard working, honest, encouraging men. I hope one day to be as full of hope and positiveness as they are.

Looking back on life, I have endured many things. One or the other trial has not made me into who I am.... it is a culmination of HOW I endure, and what i choose to put into my emotional bank account to draw on at a future date.

I have learned that we are all flawed beings on this earth, and although it may look like some people live a charmed life, It is foolish to think that WE are the only being suffering, or struggling.

How can YOU help to alleviate the suffering of another?
What can YOU offer to make someone else's day, life or outlook improved?

You can open a door, pick up litter, return your grocery cart, smile genuinely at a stranger, ask someone HOW they are doing, and then LISTEN to their response.

Rolanda Watts said, "We are not here to see through each other, we are here to See each other through."


I have never before been so happy with a company and its products than I am with XanGo.

I have met a group of like minded individuals whose greatest desire is to see others succeed. To build an enterprise based on building another persons' skills, confidence and abilities.
The desire to create a product that closely aligns with my beliefs, that a whole food is superior to pharmaceuticals. That using chemicals and additives (MSG etc) are not healthy for our bodies. The Dr.'s are drawn to holistic healing and Ayurvedic methods for a solution.

The flagship product is a juice made from Mangosteen juice the properties of this juice have been studied in over 50 medical journals and studies.
It is an anti-inflammatory and Xanthone rich qualities. (what are Xanthone's? I will share that another day)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Today is "Do-Over" Day

If not you....Who?
If not This....What?
If not Now...when?
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

For your entire life you have mapped out your end results. Don't believe me? You have made the decision to be exactly where you are. Right now. Today. It was not the results of circumstance, it is not
an accident. It is a choice.

So if you choose where you are.

Why can't you choose to be somewhere different.

Because of belief, or fear.

The economy? Is this our excuse? Nobody has the money or can afford to be in business for themselves in this economy?

This economy is the perfect time to start your own business. You are not dependent on the companies stability, or the boss's whims. You are responsible for your results.

You alone are accountable . And you rely on your own wits, your own intelligence, and your own rewards.
You set your schedule and you are In charge.

So I ask you again...What are you waiting for?

If a diet program has worked for a group of people, and yet you did not apply each of it's components properly , can you blame the diet, or do you blame the lack of following the program?

If you have seen that thousands of people have followed a program with success making well over 6 figures a year, living rich, satisfying lives with time to develop additional hobbies, skills and interests, then can you dispute that it is possible for you to follow the same steps and achieve the same results?

A pattern is something we use when we know the end desired results and do not have the skills to achieve that result with out assistance.

So seek out the pattern for the END REUSLT you desire...take the time dig deep, study the greats, (whomever that may be to YOU) And follow the pattern that leads to the Goal YOU have set.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

(Sneak-Peak into ME)

Sharing a piece of me...

I have decided to take a leap, to make myself vulnerable, Seeking the results of growth and opportunity.

I have spent allot of time on introspection. Figuring out who I am, what MY mission is and how to spend my time.

I never want to give the impression that my family does not come first.

I choose to stay home, I Choose to devote my time to my husband, and my wonderful children. I have devoted 100% of the last 15 years to training and raising my children. I am far from done, however I am at a stage in life that allows me some flexibility and freedom.

My kids perform marvelously the tasks required to keep a homeschooling family afloat. We have a well run system of chores and personal development. If I gave you the list of skills my kids' have, you would think I was bragging. So I will save you from sounding arrogant. But I do have to say this, I have some pretty amazing kids!

I have honed, sifted, and dug into my heart to figure out what exactly makes me tick... Where do I feel most fulfilled? When I am doing this.....I feel fire, energy and happiness.

I truly feel like the unique calling I have is to be an encourager.

I enjoy lifting people up and building others up so that they may fulfill their life mission. By working to resolve obstacles I am able to help others create a road map to their goals. I would like to refer to it as Success Coaching.
The more I visualize this the more I am convinced that this is where my path lies.
I do it with my kids, I do it with my friends and neighbors, and I enjoy helping to find, research and obliterate obstacles!

One on One counseling to help you achieve your dream.

Group coaching to encouraging you to Dare to Dream!

Building a team with XanGo encouraging others who have been afraid to dream, grow and allow them to see their dreams re-born.

What do I plan to do to achieve this?
I offer my services to you. If you have areas you feel like your confused or hesitant, contact me. IF you feel like you have a niggling in the back of your mind with an idea, Bring it to me and we will work on it together.

It is my hope that as we work together, we can

The Lord wants each of us to achieve our potential, he wants us to take the talents he has given us and multiply them, For HIS Glory,
The best way to glorify Him is through living our personal mission.

Follow your heart and obey His law. This will lead to True Peace.