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October Freebies for Starting with Young Living

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Our family has been loving the essential oils we started using in July. I had been hearing my friends talk about using their oils to promote health for months and months, but it took a sudden jolt and an emergency room visit before I became convinced!

Once we started using them, we have never once looked back! We rely on them daily. In fact, I went out of town over the weekend and forgot to take my oils with me, and boy, were my sinuses regretting that move!

October YL promo
If you are like I was and you have been hearing about how awesome essential oils are for boosting healthy immune systems, and you’re thinking about how we are heading right into the time of year when healthy immune systems are critical, then do I have a great offer for you!

Young Living Premium Starter Kit

For the month of October ONLY, I am offering all new Young Living members who sign up for the Premium Starter Kit the following:

  • a keychain oil carrying case, which comes with 8 vials and lids
  • the 485 page Essential Oils Pocket Reference, which lists the uses and cautions for every essential oil in the Young Living arsenal
  • access to a private Facebook group with 1000+ members who love our essential oils. This is the perfect place to ask questions, give testimonies, and get support from oil users, including me. I check out this group daily!

Not only will you be getting 11 of the most common oils and oil blends, the home diffuser (which I LOVE), 2 packets of Ningxia Red, and 8 sample packets of oils to carry in your purse or give away, you will also receive the free gifts in my October promo directly from me!

Be sure to read about how I was convinced to join Young Living myself, after months of hearing my friends rave about their essential oils.

There has never been a better time to join Young Living, so what are you waiting for? Join today!

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Homeschool Moms’ Retreat – January 2015

Homeschool Moms' Winter Summit

I just returned from a wonderful weekend retreat with women who are passionate about glorifying God in our homeschooling and blessing other homeschooling moms.

We were busy, under the direction of the amazing Roxanne Parks, planning her baby for the last 7 years, The Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit.

Homeschool Moms' Winter Summit

Over the course of the weekend, we hashed out speakers, door prizes, breakout sessions, praise and worship, and the all important FOOD.

And we are ready to bless the socks off homeschool moms come January 2015!

You can read more about last year’s Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit here, you can register for the upcoming Summit here (early bird registration is only $79!), and below is a li’l video of what we were up to over the weekend.

I would love to see you in January at The Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit. Word on the street is I will be speaking at the Texas event! 

Homeschool Moms' Retreat

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Train Up a Child eBook Bundle

How to Manage Your Mouth for Kids {eBook}

My ebook “How to Manage Your Mouth – FOR KIDS, A 30 Day Wholesome Talk Challenge” is included in the Bundle of the Week, THIS WEEK ONLY.

You can get my ebook (regular price $4.99), plus 4 others, on the topic of training up a child for only $7.40 THIS WEEK ONLY!

Sign up for Bundle of the Week here to get the “train up a child” bundle.

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Country Fried Okra Recipe

Country Fried Okra Recipe

We recently were gifted 2 large gallon size freezer bags full of fresh from the garden okra! So, of course, I took it straight home and we had our favorite dinner!

fried okra

Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with country gravy, fried okra, and black-eyed peas!

Here’s how we make our country fried okra.

Country Fried Okra Recipe

1. Combine corn meal, flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.

2. Chop the okra into thin slices.

3. Toss the chopped okra in the corn meal and flour mixture.

4. Heat the bacon grease or oil to medium high in your grandma’s iron skillet.

5. Sift the okra out of the corn meal mixture that remains in the bottom of the bowl.

6. Fry okra in batches until golden brown.

7. Place on paper towels when taken out of the grease.

8. Salt to taste.

9. Serve with fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Black-eyed peas optional.

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Learning From Parenting Mistakes – When You Suspect Lying

This post is part of a series on parenting mistakes I have made. I am sharing those here in hopes that some of you may be encouraged that you are not alone in making mistakes and also to hopefully keep you from making these same mistakes.

Parenting Mistakes

One of the mistakes I regret the most happened when I strongly suspecting one of my children was lying. The thing is, I had no way of proving it, just a very strong suspicion. Here’s what happened:

Just after my son had been playing alone in the backyard, I noticed that the concrete bird bath had been toppled over and broken into pieces. I immediately suspected that he had something to do with it, so I called him into my room and questioned him about it.

He immediately and confidently, too confidently, I thought, said that he didn’t do it.

I felt certain that he had done it and was lying to keep out of trouble. After all he had just been out there, and everyone else was playing elsewhere. Who else could have done it? It had to be him. Circumstantial evidence was supporting my suspicions.

I went over all the above details and told him I knew he was lying and he had better confess. He stuck to his story and I stuck to my guns.

After a very lengthy session of “You are lying” and “No, I’m not,” he finally confessed, although very grudgingly.

Years later, through many bitter tears he told me I had actually coerced him into lying. He had not really done it, but in order to stop my torturous accusations, he lied and told me he had. (We together concluded our large dog must have done it.)

Can you imagine my horror and shame? My own son could not trust me to protect him. From ME.

It took time and many tearful apologies from me to heal the wounds and mistrust that I caused him through my accusations.

Because of that incident and the damage done, my policy now is that unless I can prove a misdeed with conclusive evidence beyond a shadow of a doubt, I do not accuse.

I will ask for a confession, and I pray aloud for the guilty party to be racked with so much guilt that they will confess and repent.

Recently, we had an issue of unauthorized cutting of the baby’s hair. I knew she couldn’t have done it herself, because a big gap was neatly cut in the back. No one would admit doing it, but the baby repeatedly placed the blame on a certain sister. I was pretty sure the baby was right, but since I never got a confession, I did not accuse.

But every night during bedtime prayers, I asked God to lead the guilty party to confess and repent. She never did, and I have had to let it go. It is so important to me to never repeat the situation I put my son through, that I am willing to let a crime go unpunished, rather than falsely accuse a child ever again.

I hope to never repeat the awful mistake I made years ago, and I pray I won’t make other mistakes that have lasting effects like that one.

The thing is, now I have enough years of parenting experience that I know mistakes are inevitable. It’s the humility we have about those mistakes that can be a teachable moment for our children.

Of course, we don’t want to make mistakes, but when they happen, we can learn, along with our children, about the power of forgiveness and God’s amazing grace.

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Facebook Party and Giveaways

YL Facebook Party

 

I’m hosting a Facebook party tonight with lots of information about the 11 essential oils included in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. Join the party here.

I’ll also be giving away some prizes!

Essential Oils Pocket Referenc

Of course, everyone who signs up with Young Living through my link will get one of these 485 page pocket reference, which lists the uses for every oil Young Living sells.

essential oil keychain case

I also have several of these oil case keychains to give away! They come with 8 vials and places to store them.

There will be a special prize for the person who “brings” the most guests, so invite your friends who are interested in learning about essential oils!

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