Baby Fever {Will We Have More Kids?}

I think I will be 70 years old and still have baby fever.

It’s just a part of who I am.

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When I was a little girl, most of my fellow classmates dreamed of being; doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc., while the only desire in my heart was to be a mom. I used to proclaim I was going to have 13 children.

As I grew older that number of desired children slightly changed from 13 to 6.

After having my 5th child, I told everyone that we were done. That was it, no more kids. But I really only said that because I knew that’s what everyone wanted to hear. People today don’t seem to like big families.

Truth be told, I don’t know if we are done adding to our family. I will tell you that sometimes when we are all together hanging out, I will all of a sudden get this feeling like someone is missing. I then start counting the children, only to see that all 5 of them are there, but yet this missing feeling still lingers inside me. My husband believes that feeling comes from the baby that we lost.

Who knows what God has in store for us for the future. I would absolutely love to have another baby, but if that doesn’t happen I know i’m incredibly blessed with the kids I have been given.

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Current Health Journey

Hi Guys!

At the beginning of the month, I shared my goal of losing 10 pounds this month with you all. Well, today I thought I would share how i’m going about doing that, in case you are also interested in losing weight/getting healthy/etc…

current health journey

First i’ll start with my workout schedule.

I’m currently working out 5 times a week, with my two off days being Wednesday and Sunday. For my work outs this month, I am running on the treadmill for 1 mile. My goal is to slowly work my way up to 2 miles, however that probably won’t happen until next month. I’m just not there yet.

I’m also getting over 10,000 steps every day, workout day or not.

Now for my diet.

I’m trying to stay away from: Chocolate, Candy, Soda, Bread, Rice, Pasta, and Ice Cream.

For the first part of the month I’ve been just doing my own thing, no real diet plan other than avoid those foods i just previously mentioned.

Starting today i’m going to be doing the Beachbody meal plan for a 1,200 calorie diet.

I used that meal plan last time I was focused on losing weight and I believe it really did the trick. I just adjust the meal plan to my liking for example; I don’t do the Beachbody shake they recommend, and I also don’t use the portion fix containers.

Here is the meal plan:

Breakfast (M/W/F): Veggie Egg Muffins on Whole Grain English Muffin with Orange Slices

Breakfast (T/Th): Sweet Potato Veggie Hash with Turkey Sausage with Red Grapes

Shakeology Snack (DAILY): Vanilla Chia Shakeology Smoothie **I don’t do this**

PM Snack (DAILY): Apple with Peanut Butter

Lunch (M/W/F): Cilantro Lime Shredded Chicken with Black Eyed Pea Salad

Lunch (T/Th): Avocado Chicken Salad on Toasted Whole Grain Bread

Dinner (M/W/F): Roasted Pepper Tuna Melt

Dinner (T/Th): Roasted Chicken over Wilted Spinach Salad

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The meal plan covers Monday-Friday, so on the weekends I just do meals that are similar to these meals. If you are interested in this meal plan, the recipes/shopping list are on their website.

That’s how i’m going about getting healthier/losing weight/getting fit/etc. Now for my results so far, I’ve lost 7 pounds!!! With my total goal being 10 pounds this month, i feel like 7 pounds so far is a great start!!

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Are you on your own health journey? I’d love to hear what you are doing, and how it is going.

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December Favorites 2018

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing some of my favorite things from December 2018.

december favorites 2018

Water & Cranberries – I’ve been adding a couple cranberries to my water lately and i’m loving it. It gives it just a slight sweet taste, which helps me drink more.

 

Perfectly Posh Lotion – This is the only lotion that doesn’t sting when i apply it to my dry cracked hands. Plus the smell of Posh Boss is amazing. (*No, I do not sell their products, just sharing what i like.*)

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Olay Face Moisturizer – My skin has been so dry because of the winter weather, that i am so glad i found this product. I just started using it so i can’t give a full review yet, but the times i have used it, i sure to feel a difference.

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Jesus Calling For Christmas – This book is very well written and the pictures are breathtakingly beautiful. I really liked how short each message was, because i was so busy last month that it was nice i could just get a minute or two here to read each message.

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Bernat Super Chunky Yarn – I’ve been working on making each of my children a blanket, and i am really loving the super chunky yarn. Right now i’m using a Sea Foam Print on a blanket for Lincoln.

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WOW Hits 2019 – I switched over to Christian music almost a year ago. We got this CD for Christmas and i really do love every song on it.

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DAVIDsTEA – We did the 24 Tea Advent Calendar and found some really yummy teas. The Candy Cane Crush was probably my favorite out of them all.

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That’s it, i hope you enjoyed hearing about some of my favorite things. I’d love to hear what some of your favorite things are right now.

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Goals For January 2019

Hi Guys!

Instead of doing a blog post about all my goals for the year, i thought i would share each month my goals for that month, because they can change.

There are some big goals like “get down to my goal weight this year”, which doesn’t change monthly, but most of my goals this year will change each month.

So without further ado, here are my goals for January 2019…

january 2019 goals

  1. Read 4 books – My major book reading goal this year is to read 50 books, so for January i want to read at least 4.
  2. Lose 10 pounds – Almost 2 years ago now, i lost a lot of weight, but unfortunately i gained all of it back and then some. So for January i hope to lose at least 10 pounds!
  3. Buy only 1 coffee from a coffee shop – I’ve gotten so used to every time i leave the house i buy myself a cup of coffee, i want to put a stop to that. So this month i have challenged myself to only buy myself 1 cup a coffee from a coffee shop this month.
  4. Go on at least 3 field trips – We have been slacking in the field trip department, so i really want to start making them a priority.
  5. Get at least 10,000 steps each day – This shouldn’t be too hard of a goal, as i usually get 10,000 – 12,000 steps every day, but i want to start being more intentional with my steps because next month my goal will be even higher.
  6. Drink at least 4 bottles of water each day – When the weather gets colder i find it harder to drink water, so i’m really pushing myself to drink lots of water each day.
  7. Workout 5 times a week – This can be hard for me, because if i’m getting 10,000+ steps every day i can convince myself that i have moved enough so working out isn’t necessary, when it really is.
  8. Put my phone down more and be present with my family – I wouldn’t say i am obsessed with my phone, but i can get lost in mindless scrolling versus being present with my family. This goal isn’t specifically for January, but for the whole year.

That’s it, those are my goals for this month. I’d love to hear your goals.

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January Reading List

Hi Guys!

I’m back today with our January reading list!

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Here are all the books we have planned to read this month…

Samuel (13 years old/ 8th grade)

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The Prince Warriors – This is a 4 book set, we just bought the first book to see if he will like it.

Dasean (10 years old/ 5th grade)

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The Green Ember – His brother read it back in October, so he is wanting to read it as well.

Karina (7 years old/ 2nd grade)

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Boxcar Children book 2 (Surprise Island)

Cruz (4 years old/ Preschool)

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Sneezy The Snowman

Veronica (Me!)

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Dance, Stand, Run: The God-Inspired Moves Of a Woman On Holy Ground – I’m not sure if i shared this book before, i really wanted to read it last year, but never got around to doing so.

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Mothering From Scratch

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Rush of Heaven

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The Orphan Keeper

 

That’s everything we have planned to read this month. What book(s) are you reading?

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Happy New Year!

Hi Guys!

I hope 2019 is off to a great start for you!

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We had a really great Christmas and New Year, just enjoying the time together as a family. Right now we are still on a little break from school until Monday, which i am so ready to get back to a somewhat normal routine.

A little update on what’s coming up on the blog…

  • With every new year, comes new goals i set for myself for that year, so i plan on sharing all those goals in a different blog post, coming soon.

 

  • Tomorrow i will have our January reading list up on the blog.

 

  • Last year i did some favorites posts (January favorites, February favorites, etc.) and i thought that was fun, so i’m bring it back again this year! I’ll be sharing my December favorites next week.

 

  • Other things i will be sharing this month include; Winter themed learning, baby fever, menu planning, morning routine, and more!

 

That’s all i really wanted to say, i was hoping to get this post up Tuesday, but life happened instead.

I hope you all are doing well, and be sure to let me know what your goals/resolutions/intentions/etc. are for 2019, i’d love to hear them.

Take care,

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2019 Planner {Free Printable}

Hi Guys!

As promised i’m back today with my 2019 planner!! If you saw my 2019 blog planner and you liked it, but you are not a blogger, then this 2019 planner is for you…

2019 Planner

This planner has almost 100 pages!!!

It includes:

  • Monthly pages
  • Weekly pages
  • Monthly menu plan pages
  • and more!

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Once again i just printed it out on regular copy paper and then used my Fellowes Binding Machine to bind it all together.

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Now it’s ready to use! Super easy! Once again, if you don’t have a binding machine you could use a 3-ring binder, or anything else you want. It’s very customizable.

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You can download my 2019 planner HERE!!!

Happy planning!

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