can i make a difference?

Nothing mourns my soul more than to think that I could possibly be wasting the life and breath God has given me.
And so I ask often, of myself, of the Lord….
“Am I worthy?  Can I make a difference?”
I think we as women, as moms, or as people simply trying to find meaning in our lives….
have all asked this question at one time or another.
I’d love it if you’d join me today over at Roo Mag where I share my journey through these questions, and the truth God has spoken into my life through it.
I pray He speaks truth into yours as well.
Hope to see you there!
© 2012 “Le Musings of Moi”
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when i’m not here, i’m there….

How on earth is time flying so fast?
Between a new baby nephew in my life and heart, LOTS of family visiting, and one of our cars finally breathing it’s last breath….life is becoming one big blur.
So, while I’m out negotiating car payments and entertaining guests, check out some of the other websites I’ve been contributing to lately.
When I’m not here, you can always find me there!
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First up, there’s my YouTube Channel.  
I am doing my best to keep up with videos, mostly beauty related, so check them out and let me know what you think.  
And if you have other ideas, pass them on!  
(coming up in the next few days is my April Favorites…beauty, books, and more!!)
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Then, Tuesday through Friday you can find me dishing my thoughts via video on the SheKnows Mommalogues.  
{only watch if you can stand my voice*. if you can’t, just read the post at the bottom of each video.  see, there are options!}
*some people are so KIND with their comments.  sigh.
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Also, there’s a new site launching called allParenting.com and right now there’s a fun article up that I wrote on the top Drugstore Makeup products for Moms.  
While you’re there browse around, it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite sites, and not just because I have an article up on it either! 
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And finally, there’s Candace Cameron’s online women’s magazine, RooMag.  
I’ll be contributing articles on matters of the heart….and I think my first will up later this week.  
But in the meantime, check out the website, because I know it will quickly become one of your favorites.

And trust, I’ll be back to regular schedule posts soon!  
By the way….HOW ARE YOU GUYS!
I miss you!!!

© 2012 “Le Musings of Moi”
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its what i wore on the mommalogues this week

Oh my word. Taking away the pacifier from Taylor was almost as painful as breastfeeding him. I love my son, but my goodness, he has a strong will.  And the first and many continuous nights after that, he made us pay for taking away what had kept him calm and happy every night at bedtime.  His beloved binki.  And if we hadn’t “sent them to the babies that needed them” (or what really happened was, we snipped and tossed them), I would have given in the first hour, just to have some peace!!! Thankfully, we stuck in there….but for those of you dealing with this….I’ll just pray for you.  How’s that?

 

 

 

 

 

what i’m wearing
jacket: apple bottom jeans (found at platos closet)
top: i.n.c., found at salvation army
nail polish: revlon colorstay in Wild Strawberry
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We most definitely come from a land of spanking. Only when we were little it was with a wooden spoon.  Yikes!  But, I found a way to avoid them….. we were always told to go wait in the bathroom until they were ready to come and give the spanking.  And then right when I’d hear my mom coming, I’d quickly sit on the toilet and pretend I was midst poop. That usually put it off a good 30 minutes sometimes, and then on my lucky days she’d end up forgetting and then I’d sneak out and continue on with my day. That said…. do we spank? Well, we have definitely tried, but it doesn’t always work.  Here’s why.

 

 

 

 

 

what i’m wearing
top: no brand, found at Salvation Army
headband: muchloveilly

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I tend to be a sensitive girl.  And perhaps that’s putting it mildly. Ha! (I can’t help it, it’s how God made me!) So, it probably wasn’t too surprising to those who knew me when I was hit pretty hard with postpartum depression after Taylor was born.  Only for a long time, I thought my emotions were more because he was the one with issues (can we say colic?!?)  Turns out, the apple doesn’t fall from the tree in our case. It was definitely a rough year until I finally admitted that what I was going through was beyond my control and I needed help….here’s a little more of my story.

 

 

 

 

 

what i’m wearing
top: ella moss, TJ Maxx

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We’ve definitely tried in the past to write down set family rules.  But in doing that, they would only stick for awhile and then usually we’d end up forgetting about most of them.  But recently, I found an incredible poster with a subway art kind of feel, that had basically all of our rules printed out in a really cool fun way.  I snatched that baby up, framed it, and now its front and center in the living room.  Now when one of us breaks a rule, the rule is, we have to go and read out loud which rule it was we broke.  (yes, that’s a lot of rules, I like it that way!) I’ll try to quickly go through them, so you get the gist of how we intend to run our home.

 

 

 

 

 

what i’m wearing
sweater: no tag, found at salvation army
headband: muchloveilly
family rules poster: alexander creative

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Have a great weekend you guys….and don’t forget to enter 31bits Jewelry Giveaway.
It’s a brand I stand behind because of all they do for the women of Uganda.

We’re expecting a BIG STORM here in SoCal, which really just means lots of rain.
So, in true SoCal style, we hunkering down and staying in all weekend.
I love it.

xoxo

© 2012 “Le Musings of Moi”
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i’ve been published! (UPDATED) *Another article*

I just signed up with Associated Content and am starting to write articles for their site. It’s nice because you get paid (not a whole lot) per view of your article. Not too bad. And it gets your writing exposed! You in?
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I just got my first two articles published. Check them out!
From now on, I will post the titles to these articles on the left side of my blog. Just in case you aren’t getting enough of my stuff on here. 😉 And also because mama needs a new pair of shoes! So, go click and support my habit!
© 2008 “Le Musings of Moi”
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© 2009 “Le Musings of Moi”
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