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Many moms don’t have a support network they can rely on as they strive to grow and raise amazing kids. And even those who do, find it difficult to coordinate schedules to get together. I’ve read your blogs, I’ve received your emails and been so encouraged by your comments. You are all incredibly encouraging and […]

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What A Grammy Winning Millionaire Can Teach You About Motherhood

I can be a “wee” bit obsessive about music. I love music. You may have noticed that from the music giveaways and my occasional lyric references. Ok…Maybe a Lot Obsessive Every now and then, I get in a serious rut with an artist or song. Let’s see, I owned every single tape Amy Grant recorded […]

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Purposeful Motherhood: How To Use Your Mission Statement

A mission statement is worthless. A mission statement is worthless unless it is seen and used….often. So how do you “use” a mission statement? 1. Post Your Mission Statement Where You’ll See It Often Make sure you post it in one or multiple places where you’ll see it throughout the day and week. I have […]

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Purposeful Motherhood: How To Create A Mission Statement

Today we’re going to create a mission statement. Yay! I highly encourage you to set aside some time to work on this from beginning to end. It will require some focus, thought and prayer. But don’t worry about making it perfect, just get a good rough draft. You can tweak it and refine it in […]

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Purposeful Motherhood: Why Moms Need Mission Statements

Mission statements are for Fortune 500 companies. They’re for women who close deals, carry briefcases and wear their hair in something other than a ponytail. I’m a mom. I change diapers, watch Sesame Street and listen to the “Choo choo Song” seven thousand times a day. Why do I need a Mission Statement? Isn’t that […]

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Squash Your Morning Excuses: A Purpose Greater Than Comfort

CRASH!!! Searing pain. A badly twisted ankle. Now I must run on it. I must jump. I must come down hard on that ankle. The pain will send me to the floor. But I do it anyway. Why? If I said, “Just because.” You’d call me insane. If I said, “Olympic gold medal.” You’d call […]

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The Value of Faithfulness

(I’lI continue the Squash Your Morning Excuses series soon, but I just wanted to share a quick encouragement with you about the value of faithfulness. If you’re struggling during your time with God in the morning, feeling groggy or unfocused, be encouraged that it will get easier and that there is value even in sleepy […]

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Squash The Morning Excuses: Excuse #1 – I’m Too Tired

(I just have to say, I’m blown away by all of you who took the time to introduce yourselves here. Please know I’ve been praying and will be praying for each of you. I hope you’ll take a minute and pray for each other as well.) Getting up early doesn’t need to mean that we […]

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The Key To An Effective Routine: Create The Habit

Welcome to the “Maximize Your Mornings” series here at Inspired To Action. This series will run for two weeks (here is the Series Homepage). During that time we’ll cover some of the key elements of starting and continuing a great morning routine. I’m thrilled that you’re joining us and I hope it inspires you to […]

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Perfect Mothers vs. Balanced Mothers

I am a perfect mother. Oh? What? You didn’t know that? I’m surprised since I try so hard to broadcast that fact to everyone. That’s why I rush my kids out the door so we won’t be late. That’s why I spit on my hand and wipe their faces so that they won’t look messy. […]

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