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Gabby Mom Review–Lorrie’s MP3s

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.

Mrs. Lorrie Flem

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!

Now called Eternal Encouragement Magazine

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 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.


A Marriage Workout

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


father friday– @derekcummings77

Today is the final Friday in April. That means it’s our last dad for Autism Awareness Month. I have enjoyed having the dads add their perspective. I think it’s needed. So, I hope to have my husband or another dad share once a month in the future.

I surprised @derekcummings77 when I asked him if he’d like to finish off the month. He’s been a great re-tweeter on Twitter, so I thought he might like a chance to put a few words in. I am glad that even though I surprised him, he was still willing to write.

I caught him at a raw moment. A moment I can imagine, as I have many tear-filled moments of my own. However, I know it’s different. He has a different child, and he’s a dad.

Please take a moment to read what Derek has written. It’s very thought provoking.  Continue reading


Eternal Encouragement Magazine Review

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

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Encouraging Moments E-zine Review


This is one of my all-time favorite pictures of my boys and me. Aren’t they cute? Don’t I look like a happy homemaker with her two happy boys?

Fast-forward two years. I’m now a Gabby Mom, and I’m supposed to review products for Eternal Encouragement magazine. This month, I am excited to review Lorrie Flem’s FREE e-zine. I sit down at the computer, open my email, “Get off me! Mom, HE HIT ME!” *sigh* Go smooth over sibling issue.

Sit down at computer. Look at screen. I LOVE the design, so welcoming and peaceful! SCREAMING. *sigh* Rescue little brother.

Sit down in front of computer, nerves now frazzled, start reading about Drastic Discount Days and a special deal on a bundle that would help my mornings be calm. Oh, that sounds good! WATER SPILLED ALL OVER TABLE. *sigh* Clean up mess, try to be patient, sit down again.

Click “play” on Chick Flicks for Moms video and try to concentrate on Lorrie as she shares from her heart. “MOOOOMMMMM!” *sigh, sigh, sigh!* Decide to try again another day.

I am not kidding. That’s how this month’s review process started! Let’s just say that I was not feeling all sunny and happy like the picture of us at the zoo. Now you know I’m knee-deep into messy parenting just like the rest of you! Needless to say, it took me a few sittings to browse the e-zine and benefit fully.

Ironically, the e-zine’s tag line is “Our Moments Are Short and Sweet.” And they are. The publishers just weren’t including all the interruptions from my autistic son and his little brother! You truly can sit down for a short break and get some quick encouragement when you browse Lorrie’s Encouraging Moments E-zine. Plus, it’s FREE!

When I finally had quiet moments, I read a valuable reminder to pray for my husband and thus strengthen my marriage. There was even a 31-Day Plan included! Then I marvelled at another woman’s accomplishments as she shared how she helped her family by sticking to a budget. Finally, I found out what’s been going on at the Eternal Encouragement Facebook page!

If you’d like a 10-15 minute coffee break delivered to your email inbox each week, follow this link: . When you get there, you will see a spot on the right-hand side near the top that allows you to sign up for the FREE e-zine. Fill out the form, and, voila! Next Thursday you’ll have some encouragement waiting for you. I know I’m looking forward to it!

If you missed my first Gabby Mom review, click here to read about True Treasures!

Disclaimer: I am reviewing Encouraging Moments as an official member of The Gabby Moms blogging program for Eternal Encouragement magazine.  I did not receive compensation for this post and all opinions are solely my own.