OK, moms. You are reading this, and most likely no one else is reading over your shoulder. Time for a moment of evaluation. When your husband comes home from work–whether it’s in time for dinner, breakfast, or somewhere in between–do you stop to say “hello” and make him feel glad he’s home? How about the time your family spends together–are you surviving or thriving? (No one is listening to your mental answers, don’t worry.) Continue reading
Let’s get real. Most of you reading this are women. Among that set, most of you are moms (and if you’re not, you can still read on). What’s life really like?
Real women face messes. Real women love the ones who make the messes. Real women
yell raise their voices. Real women try to instill good character in their children. Real women have many roles. Real women often have too much to do. Real women face exhaustion.
This month’s Gabby Mom review for Eternal Encouragement magazine is Lorrie’s latest video product From Exhausted, Irritable, and Overwhelmed to An Energized and Fulfilled Woman of God. Continue reading
Are you overwhelmed by your household responsibilities? Ever been frustrated by your discipline system? Feel like you could use a rest?
Then have I got
help for you! Continue reading
It’s July. In most places, it’s hot. We’re tired. We want a break.
But at the back of our minds,
we know we need to keep going,
to keep pursuing what is important in life. Continue reading
There’s a GIVEAWAY at the end of this review, so make sure you read all the way down! I want one of my readers to win!
It’s that time again–Gabby Mom review time! Wow. Every time I review something by Lorrie I am impressed. (No, she did not pay me to say that.) You see, Lorrie has a desire inside her soul. One of her dreams is to help other women, women like you and me, honor God by serving their families. Lorrie wants to help us live according to what God has for each of our lives, not what He has for someone else, or what someone else has for us.
There I sat, listening to one of her downloadable MP3s, The Keys to a Queenly Castle, getting my toes stepped on right and left. You see, Lorrie knows that the Queen also needs to serve, just as Christ served his disciples and friends. Her focus was not on how everyone else can make me feel like a queen, but ways for me to act, serve, and teach, so that the castle runs smoothly and my sons will learn to be princes who look for the right kind of queen some day.
Lorrie walks through twelve different keys that we can use to unlock a happy castle. Numbers 2 and 3 particularly spoke to me–mistress of her home and raises her children–as these are things I’ve already been trying to work on. As I mentioned earlier, Lorrie was sure giving me lots to think about! It could have been overwhelming, but then Lorrie said some of the best words of all, empowering words, encouraging, you-can-do-it words! She said that I am irreplaceable! That’s right! She said no one else can take care of my husband and sons like I can. When you look at it like that, it gives you energy, importance, validation, and urgency!
Later I listened to Attitude Adjustments. Again, Lorrie packs lots of great thoughts into her talk, and challenges her listeners to action. She shares a list of 26 ways (one for each letter of the alphabet) for us to help ourselves change our attitude to a more pleasant frame of mind.
There are actually 22 MP3s available over at Eternal Encouragment’s site. There are many great topics, and guess what! Lorrie is going to choose a winner via random.org on June 18th to choose an MP3 they’d like!
Here’s how you enter: First, you go here and decide which of the 22 available MP3s you’d like to win. Then you go over to the Gabby Moms site and enter! Leave a comment with your name and email (I suggest leaving some space, like suzy AT yahoo DOT com to avoid spammers.). Also tell Lorrie which MP3 you’d like to win, and that you heard about her contest from Many Hats Mommy! Voila! You’re entered! The winner will be notified by email to the address left in her entry and have 48 hours to respond.
You will see these directions again over at the Gabby Moms site. Make sure you click on “comments” under the Facebook and Twitter icons and NOT “click here to enter”. The “click here to enter” is for Gabby Moms to leave their review links.
Now, it’s not hard to enter, and you could win some really encouraging stuff! So, please take a moment to go over and let Lorrie know Many Hats Mommy readers are paying attention and want to WIN! 🙂 Please? Okay, thanks! (No, there’s not a contest for the most readers who click over. I’m just like that.)
I reviewed these MP3s as part of the Gabby Moms program. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for my opinion.
When I opened the electronic file for this month’s Gabby Mom product review from Eternal Encouragement Magazine, I saw it was a bunch of ebooks on marriage, two back issues of the magazine, and some audio. “No sweat,” I thought. “I’ll get this knocked out quickly. Shouldn’t be too much to read.” With that, I closed the email and went on to the next item in my inbox.
You know what? I was wrong! Lorrie Flem, the publisher of the magazine, stuffed a whole marriage workshop into those ebooks and audio files–over 350 written pages and over two hours of listening! Whew! What a workout! Continue reading
Have you ever been in my shoes? I’ve been thinking about something for a while now. You know, the kind of thinking that is more than just in your brain. It’s in your heart, but you’re kind of scared to talk about it? If you talk about it, then it’s out there, acknowledged and waiting your response. You know it is ultimately good, but it requires change you’re not quite prepared for yet. Continue reading