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Posts by Jackie

Are You A Mean Girl??

Are you a mean girl and a bully to yourself, mom devotional, mom encouragement, overwhelmed moms

I heard God speak to me this morning and He asked, Are YOU a Mean Girl?? I see the shock on your face. I hear the gasp as your heart skips a beat and your mind races.  You don’t know whether to scream out, “NO, Lord! You know that I’m NOT!” or burst out crying…

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Baby Incoming: Preparing Your Life For The Big Arrival

Preparing for Baby Arrival

Two lines on a pregnancy test and life is changed forever. For most, finding out you’re expecting a baby is one of the most exciting and incredible feelings in the world- but that’s not the only emotion that will be running through you. Fear, doubt and anxiety will probably be right behind, even if your…

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10 Weeks to the Seattle Spartan Super!!

A Mom's Journey to the Spartan Trifecta, Fit at 40, Spartan Training, Spartan Races, Mom Life Optimized

  Yikes! 10 Weeks to go and this last week I have been quite excited and motivated. I have a workout plan and I’m ready to conquer it! Try the plan out yourself. I really am so excited I set this goal for myself this year. I’ve had a ton of fun researching what others…

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Create a Cleaning Schedule That Works For You

How to Make a Cleaning Schedule That Works For You

Keeping on top of the housework and cleaning can be never-ending and completely overwhelming, particularly if you are out at work all day and have a young family to deal with and leads to it being a chore we all hate. The way to get about it is by putting a plan into place.  …

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Health Concerns You Might Experience During or Post Pregnancy

health concerns during and after pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms, post pregnancy symptoms, mom life optimized

You may only be pregnant over a period of around nine months, but your body goes through an awful lot of changes during this time. So, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with different conditions and health concerns that could affect you during this time and in the period following giving birth. Here are…

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12 Weeks to the Seattle Spartan Super ~ A Mom’s Journey

a mom's journey to the spartan trifecta, mom life optimized, fit at 40, spartan race

On one hand 12 weeks seems like a long time away and then the panic sets in and I’m telling myself, “I am nowhere near ready for a Spartan Race, much less a Spartan Super!!”   It’s more of a stress test to create overall stronger people. Everyday life is full of difficult obstacles. How…

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Help Improve Your Child’s Social Life

Help Improve the Social Life Of Your Child

The social life your child has is a hugely important and central part of their well-being in their young life, and as such it is something that you should hope to encourage them in as best as you can. The more of a social life they have, the more able they will be to be…

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4 Things You Must Make Time For When You Are Expecting

4 Things You Must Make Time For When you are expecting

Finding out that you are expecting a baby is a big deal. Not only will you be experiencing joy, you’ll be wondering what the next nine months have in store for you and what childbirth has in store for you. It’s a time of rushing emotions and hormones and it’s also a time to sit…

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