Monday Musings From A Tired Mom

You know that moment when you feel you have too much on your plate to handle? Your chest gets tight, you feel like you are going to bust, your hands begin to shake, your heart races….that’s been me the past few weeks, and I’m here to tell you, you aren’t alone!!

Getting overwhelmed happens to everyone, but when you are a parent of multiple kids, it’s even more common!! On Feb 28th, my husband had his appendix out in an emergency surgery. Four days later, he began running a high fever and was back in the hospital. Five days after that, the fever came back and relax was admitted to the hospital for four days!! Needless to say, I was stressed over him, but also having to do everything for everyone, all by myself!
Monday Musings From A Tired Mom
With 3 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, my job, a house, kid activities….the to do list kept pilling up on me!! My kids are ages 2-6 and while they don’t need diapers changed, they are too young to understand the serious situation or Mommy needing help.

I took a lot of deep breaths!
I did my devotional every morning!
I stopped and counted to 10 when I lost my cool!
I focused on the HAVE TO not the WANT TO!
I found shoulders to lean on and give advice.
I prayed a lot!
And most importantly, I reminded myself not to get upset as I was doing the best I could!!

One morning during all the chaos, my kids lunches didn’t make it into their lunch boxes…it was in the fridge and their lunch boxes were empty in their backpacks!! Not going to lie, I cried haha. I felt so bad my kids didn’t have lunch and I worried I didn’t notice it in time!! It was something that could happen at anytime but It happened while I was being a single parent so it felt like a failure to me! When I talked to the school, they said it happens DAILY!! Phew!! I felt so much better knowing I wasn’t the only mom to do that!

All Mom’s struggle at sometime! But we need to remember to not beat ourselves up! Feeling overwhelmed happens, instead finds ways to make things simpler! Handle what you have to, and leave the rest! Your kids won’t remember the pile of dishes, but they will remember that extra snuggle and book time.

 

And you Mom, go enjoy a glass of wine and a bubble bath because we need to take care of ourselves in order to care for our families!

Dana

Spring Shopping Catalog

As a work from home Mom, one of my goals is to help other women succeed! Many times you come across people who only care about their own success, and I am trying to change that! I truly believe that if we all work together, support each other, and believe in each other, then we can all succeed! If you have visited my page Work From Home Moms, or Mom Boss Networking, you see multiple chances a day for ALL women to share how they work from home.

Spring Shopping Catalog

Spring Shopping Catalog

Our Spring Shopping Catalog is a new great way to help women support each other! For a few years, we have done a Christmas Catalog, but after so many requests and great results, we decided to try doing one a few times a year! This way anytime you need to shop for a gift, or something for yourself, you can use this Spring Shopping Catalog and let your business support other women!!!

 

Please take a few minutes and view all these great businesses in our catalog. Feel free to share it with others. Remember, each time you support a small business owner, you have the chance to change their lives and their families!

Thank You!

Spring Catalog

Spring Shopping Catalog

 

Dana

The Amazing Airmoji

Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing a BRAND new product. I love new products as you get the first peek at them and can offer completely unbiased reviews. Especially when you have never heard of the product before!! This one….it’s good!! The company is called MojLife and their product I had the joy of reviewing is called the Airmoji….or as I call it, The Amazing Airmoji!!! It’s unlike anything I’ve seen before and truly will solve the problem so many people have…keeping your home smelling fresh!

The Amazing Airmoji

 

For most people, a fresh smelling home is key! But what to use??? Before having kids, I loved candles! But add in 3 kids and 2 cats and I’ve not used candles in YEARS!! Either my cat’s would The Amazing Airmojicatch on fire or my kids would catch my house on fire haha. Neither is a risk I want to take! I loved the smell of candles though. Especially being able to theme them with the seasons. Cinnamon was a favorite of mine at winter! Apple was huge during the summer, and vanilla any other time! It smelled so good in my home and you couldn’t tell I had kids and animals!

 

Next option for many people is using a fragrance spray or plug ins….but don’t do those!!! The ingredients in those items are HIHGLY toxic and linked to things like asthma, hormone disruption, allergies, cancer, migraines….just to name a few!!!

 

What people need is a safe way to have their home smelling fresh, that is also GOOD for your health. So what option does that leave you??? The Airmoji!!!

The Amazing Airmoji

It solves all the problems of candles and toxic fragrance sprays! It has no wick, no word to trip over, no liquids to spill, no batteries, no mess to dig out of it, safe for kids and pets!! And you can control it with your smartphone!! Did you catch that part??? Your PHONE controls the smell in your home!!! You can turn it on before you enter the home and arrive to a great smelling home!!

 

Another great perk, natural ingredients!! Many times when I use to use fragrance in my home (Before I learned how BAD it is!!) I would get a terrible headache…no such problem with the Airmoji!

 

You can choose from some amazing scents, or use their special essential oils!!! The choice is yours, and such a great option since essential oils have many great healing properties.  They have over 30 scents to chose from so truly something for everyone!!!

 

One of the many things I liked….you can get covers for your Airmoji to make it match your home décor!! They have many different stylish options and you would never know what it was!!

 

The Airmoji is a great product that I had the joy of reviewing, but one of the things that made it so enjoyable was the rep, Megan!! She sent detailed instructions on how to use the product, has a great youtube video that walks you through step by step, and was always happy to answer any questions!! That can make such a huge difference in your purchase experience! I highly recommend this product, and working with Megan!! (Go check out her YouTube Videos HERE)

 

The Business SideThe Amazing Airmoji

MojiLife is a direct sales company which means you buy the products from a representative, and they earn a commission from your order. You have 3 different starter kits to pick with. To start, you make 20% commission from sales. Representatives buy everything at retail, but get their discount back as that 20% commission, plus whatever anyone purchases from them. Once you hit $850 In sales, over your lifetime (no time limit), you start to receive 25% commission. As you advance in ranks & start adding to your team, you will start receiving monthly bonuses off of both you and your teams sales. They also offered incentive trips.

There is a $50 monthly requirement. You can meet that in customers sales or personal purchases.

The basic kit to join is just $85 and comes with all these GREAT items!

  • 1 AirMoji device
  • 2 Fragrances
  • Catalog
  • Distributor guide
  • Order forms (25 Pack)
  • Fragrance sample kit

This truly is a great business chance as it’s a brand new company!!!

Contact Megan Brown for more details on this company, the products, or how to do the business!

mojilife.megan@gmail.com

http://www.mojiproducts.com/meganbrown 

 

The Amazing Airmoji

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: I was provided with a free product in return for my honest review on the product and company. All thoughts, opinions, and views are my own, whether they are negative or positive. I reserve the right to turn down product reviews if I feel it would not benefit my audience or the owner of the product.

Dana

Save Money Working From Home

I am a big fan of saving money. I started living on my own before finishing high school so I learned a lot at an early age. Then when my husband and I got married, we alternated who worked and who went to school. For the entire time of our relationship, we’ve been a one income family. That meant I had to get very creative with money saving. When I finished college and was trying to decide if I could stay home or needed to return to work, I became great at writing out costs. Did you know…you actually SAVE money by working from home?!?!

Save Money Working From Home

Save Money Working From Home

Making money working from home is great, but something people don’t often realize is how much you save money by working at home too!!! Here are a few ways I am able to save money by working from home. Next time you go over your budget, think of these things and see if working from home might be a good option for you and your family!

 

5 Ways I Save Money Working From Homesave money working from home

  • No professional wardrobe or dry cleaning (average savings approx. $1200)
  • No spending money on gas to get to and from work each day (average savings, approx. $1500)
  • No having to pay for childcare (average savings with 3 kids, approx. $14,400)
  • Save money on food since I’m home to cook each meal (average savings approx. $875)
  • Tax Write Offs: If you have a home office, part of your mortgage, internet and utilities can be written off at tax time (average savings approx. $3,600)

 

Saving money is great, but having more TIME for my kids, family, and life is something that is truly priceless. Make a few cuts here and there if you can and see if working from home may be a better option for you and your family.

 

Need help finding a work from home job? Visit our Work From Home Directory!

Dana

10 Easy Dinners

You know that moment all Mom’s love. We get home, we are tired, we are cranky, and we are hungry. So we sit down on the couch and wait for dinner to be ready. And then we realize….we are the one’s who are supposed to be making dinner!! That ever happen to you?!? It happens to me all the time! My husband works crazy hours and is in school so dinner falls on me. And of course with 3 young kids, getting dinner, homework, baths, and snuggle time…it’s hard to accomplish all that!

10 Easy Dinners

We stick to a budget though so we don’t eat out often. I also follow a pretty strict diet due to my autoimmune disease so eating out for me is miserable haha. Instead, I’ve found tons of ways to make quick meals the whole family can enjoy (usually I make one or two small tweaks for my meals but it’s easy to do!). I’m also that mean Mom who makes ONE meal and if my kids don’t like it, we have a big bowl of fruit they can eat instead.

10 Easy Dinners

Here are some of the favorite recipes in my house….favorite by me because they are so easy to make and MOST of the family enjoys them!

 

10 Easy Dinners 

  1. Spaghetti! We use ground turkey in ours, along with whole wheat noodles. I also make my own sauce and add veggies to it like carrots, onions, and mushrooms. You can puree them and add to the sauce and your kids never know! I make a big batch of sauce in advance and keep it in the freezer for busy nights where we need a quick meal.
  2. Tacos! We make healthy tacos by using whole wheat tortillas, ground lean turkey, and fun veggies. My kids love adding tomatoes, black olives, lettuce, and sour cream on there tacos. You can also do them over some chips as an alternative.
  3. Breakfast for Dinner! This is a huge hit in my house. With trying to get kids to school early in the morning, we usually do a smoothie for breakfast. My kids love eggs and sausage though so we have it for dinner instead! I use egg whites, 2% cheese, and lean turkey sausage. We also do home made health pancakes, french toast or waffles and serve with a side of fruit. Easy and fun!
  4. BBQ Chicken! This meal is so easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients (I hate meals with 25 ingredients haha)
  5. Crock Pot Chicken! This one makes my house smell good all day long! Plus once I get home from picking up the kids, it’s ready to go!! We love having it with rice or baked potatoes.
  6. Bacon Ranch Chicken! My kids and my husband are big fans of ranch, so when I found a quick and easy ranch chicken…we had to give it a try! Now it’s a favorite!!
  7. Chili! I won’t lie, this is not a favorite of my kids unless we leave out the beans, then they will eat it haha. I love it because I can make a big batch and freeze it. I’m a huge fan of freezer items!
  8. Soup and Sandwich Night! My kids love a grilled cheese sandwich and I pair it up with some tomato soup for a great and quick dinner!! You can also do a salad if you kids will eat that…only 2 of mine will at this point but I love a salad!
  9. Fish and Fries! We buy a big bag of tilapia, toss some seasonings on it, and bake it in the oven with some fries. It’s so good all 3 of my kids ask for fish night and it requires very little prep work!
  10. Sausage and Noodles! Turkey sausage was something I found a few years back and it has become one of my favorite foods. Especially now since you can get them in so many flavors! We grill them, and have a side of whole wheat noodles topped with Parmesan cheese (YUMMY) and some green beans! One of my favorite easy meals my whole family enjoys.

10 Easy Dinners

Dana