Welcome to my home on the web! I’m so excited to have you here, and I’m especially looking forward to building a relationship with you through me sharing things that I do to keep my joy intact among all the daily mundane, the craziness of family and the challenges of being a stay at home mom that homeschools, and works from home.
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First and most important, I want to be sure you know my struggle with joy. It is real, and one that I have to protect on an ongoing basis.
I share my personal story of when I lost my joy in my early 30’s and how I got it back in my ebook Finding Joy in the Journey: Intentional Reflections of the Heart. In this book, I share the reflections that help me to safeguard it even today, in my mid-forties.
Everything I share on Joy in the Home is for my readers to find more joy in their own mundane, crazy and the challenges of life!
If you can relate to any of this, you will love it here:
“I’m a busy mom who often times forgets herself amidst the never-ending list of to-dos that desires to raise my children to be loving, hard-working people, while providing healthy, nutritious food for my family. My spouse is my calm to my crazy (okay, when he isn’t adding to the crazy) and my marriage is so important to me that I want to share tips with my friends of what is working and listen for tips to make even the hardest hurdles easy to jump over. My budget is limited, but the needs are ever present. I love to travel but only within my means. My home is my safe haven, and I desire to have it feel that way. Oh, and I homeschool!”
So, if you can relate to any of this (a perfect description of my life), then I want to encourage you to pour a warm cup of your favorite drink and linger for a while.
You may notice that I use a lot of mugs on my site, and that is because I want my readers to know that I’m writing to you like I’m sharing a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate with you and chatting, while sitting at my table, just like friends that I hope we become.
I’m so excited to be sharing more about my life that includes my home, family, the tremendous desire to get back into eating for health and nutrition, enjoying the world we live in through travel and our homeschooling journey of nearly 20 years.
It is funny how inspiration comes in different ways for different people.
You see, my Dad is fighting cancer for the second time. I took that pretty hard, and since then I knew I needed to do more for my own health challenges, but wanted to share the things I’m doing with you, my readers because cancer touches us all at some point or another, one way or another.
With the news of my Dad’s cancer coming back, and bigger than ever, I felt what could only be described as grief for two full days. I cried nearly all of those days.
I’m normally a positive person, but this shook me to my core. It was during the days that followed that I decided to put my mind where I always find comfort, the Bible and I wrote 31 Days of Journaling Through Cancer and presented the printed books to my parents, and siblings for a Christmas gift of hope.
It was a joy to see my family embrace this positive way of thinking, as we journey this trial together.
I’m in the preventative mindset now, and I’m working on both what goes into my body, as well as what stays in my mind.
Now, let me share the top 10 posts that my readers love the best, so perhaps you would as well:
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