If you are expecting this site to show a person whose house is spotless, with homemade meals and desert made from scratch on the table every night, the laundry always caught up, my kid always acting perfect and handmade gifts given for every holiday, then you’ve landed on the wrong site.

If you are NOT like the person mentioned above and you want to come hang out with someone who isn’t a Supermom either, then you’ve come to the right place.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

To All Moms & Who Wish to be Moms

Happy Mother's Day to all you lucky moms. To those of you who are still waiting to be moms and feel left out, please allow me to share with you my thoughts. 

Not that long ago I was a woman who did not fit in on Mother's Day.

I dreaded when that day rolled around.

I felt so excluded, so cheated. I would rather be alone on Christmas than to face Mother's Day.

See I had no mother, she died when I was young and I had no children, with no hope of ever having any.

You can't get much farther away from celebrating motherhood than that.

Then God answered a long given up on prayer. A prayer I stopped praying because I received no answer. I took God's silence to mean, "No." When really it was, "Wait".

My son is a complete miracle from God. And I thank God for my miracle every day of the week and twice on Sunday's.

So for all you moms out there, I wish you a Happy Mother's Day and I am so profoundly grateful to be celebrating with you.

But to those who hearts still break, either from the loss of a child or the loss of never having a child, I am weeping with you. I know how that feels and I wish and pray that each and every one of you has your prayer answered.

It may be of little comfort to read this, but I do know God has a special plan for all of us if we just let Him. If we just trust Him.

Maybe He will make you a mother someday. Whether it be one of your own or through fostering or adopting. He may even use you to help children through other means like teaching or volunteering or advocating for them - being a voice for them. I don't know. There may be other ways He wants to use you in the lives of children.

Just don't give up. 

Ask God to help you hear and wait for His message. Ask for His guidance in what to do and to not be afraid to follow what He is calling you to do.

I know there is a place out there for you. God has a place for every one.

Don't sit idly by. Go out there and get involved. There is a child somewhere who does not have a mother and is waiting for someone like you to fill the void. You are needed and wanted.

I taught children in the field I was experienced in and found great joy in helping children overcome fears and problems and watched them succeed. It helped me fill the void even if only a little.

Be the answer to someone else's prayer while you wait for your prayer to be answered. And God will answer yours in His time. This I know for sure.

Happy Mother's Day both today and in the future!


Saturday, May 11, 2013

"Do All Parents Love Their Children?"

I was asked a hard question this morning by my 5 year old: "Mama, do all parents love their children like you love me?"

I paused and thought for a moment whether to tell him the truth or a sweeter lie. I chose the truth.

I bent down and told him that no, unfortunately not every parent loves their children. That there are some bad people in the world, but there are more good people than bad and we must be a light to shine for others to follow.

Then I told him that I have always loved him and always will, no matter what.

Typical of little boys, he rolled his eyes and said, "I know" and walked away.

Telling the truth to our children may not be easy, but we must prepare them for the world outside of our homes and to show them the difference.

What hard questions have you been asked by your children?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Everyday Balance Sweepstakes

Everyday Balance Sweepstakes Begins Friday, May 10

May is Women’s Health Month! 
Help us celebrate and you could win one of three Everyday Balance kits.

Each kit includes the following Shaklee products:

•    Stress Relief Complex*
•    Sustained Release VitalMag®
•    B-Complex Vitamins
•    Iron Plus C Complex
•    Enfuselle® C+E Repair P.M.
•    Enfuselle® Instant Firming Serum
•    A complete Shaklee 180™ Lean & Healthy kit

The contest begins May 10, 2013 and ends May 24, 2013.  
To enter, go to the WIN tab on the Shaklee Corporation Facebook page or go to this URL: http://woobox.com/phgqzw.  
Please note: you cannot view this tab on a mobile phone, and you must have a Facebook account and Pinterest account to enter. 
Like the page (if you haven’t already), repin the Pin to Win! image on your Pinterest pinboard of choice and that’s it! Winners will receive an Everyday Balance Kit (Valued at $453.70). 
Share your sweepstakes entry on Facebook and receive two additional entries for each person who clicks on the link and enters! We'll give one more bonus entry to new fans of the Shaklee 180™ Facebook page. Go to www.facebook.com/shaklee180 and hit Like!

To learn more about these products got to: tobehealthy.myshaklee.com

The contest is open only to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry.  No purchase necessary to enter.  Void where prohibited.  Further rules are available on the Shaklee Corporation Facebook page WIN application.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

"You haven’t a moment of time to call your own..."

"You haven’t a moment of time to call your own, but you are privileged to use each moment as it passes by."
~ Forrest C. Shaklee, Sr. 

That's how it goes, being a mom. Scarcely a moment to call your own. You may be weary at times, but you know you wouldn't change a thing. Except for maybe a time out to go to the bathroom by yourself now and then. 

Remember Mom, to take care of yourself. You are the only one who can and they need you. We can help you find easy ways to get and stay healthy. 

Let us help you. You can read our wellness blog to learn ways to get you and your family healthy www.youtobehealthy.com

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May Newsletter

I believe that Spring has finally decided to come and stay awhile around here. Some of you may be getting that last blast of winter snow and others a lot of rain. We pray that you all stay safe and that nice weather blesses you all real soon.

May has always been a time of renewal, a time of freshness and a time to celebrate. Of course many of us turn our thoughts to planting and to Mom.

If you are thinking about getting your hands dirty this spring with planting, we can help. We have a wonderful product, Basic-H that is amazing in the garden and on the farms. Yes, I said Basic-H  the same thing we clean our floors and wash our dog in.

Basic-H is truly 1000 products in one. We can show you many ways how we get seeds and young plants off to a great start; how we control weeds without pesticides and control insects without dangerous insecticides – all with Basic-H.

If you want to learn more about using Basic-H in the garden, just contact us and we will be happy to let you know how we use it. Also be on the lookout for upcoming gardening articles on our site, To Be Healthy. We will also be highlighting these articles on Facebook and Twitter. So be sure to follow us if you use them.

Mothers are another highlight of May. We like to celebrate Mom and give her the much deserved recognition for all she does. We can help you in that area, too. With fantastic gifts designed to pamper Mom without breaking the bank, our Natural Skin Care line, Enfuselle can make Mom look and feel like the million dollars we all know she’s worth. So check it out and if you are unsure, contact us and we will be happy to help you make the right choice.

Also be on the lookout for articles to help women, actually everyone, feel better and improve their health. This month we will be highlighting women’s health on our website, To Be Healthy as well on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to pass the info on to the women in your life. Good health is a gift we can give ourselves and others that never wants to be returned.

We will also be advertising some great specials and giveaways. So be sure to bookmark our page and list us in your contacts so you don’t miss them!

Did you know we offer referral rewards? Don’t keep Shaklee a secret! We reward those who share with others with cash rebates off of orders. Many people take advantage of these rewards to help pay for their products. Don’t miss out! Contact us today to learn how you can earn rewards.

Below is a recap of some of the articles we published this past month. If you would like more information on a particular subject, have questions on a product or just need to discuss ways to help you improve your health, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to serve you.

I hope you all have a very special and wonderful Spring! Let us know how you are doing!

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