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Balanced Challenge: Refresh

Well! We're at the end of the Balanced Challenge, and it's time to reflect and figure out where to go from here. My favorite quote from today's chapter of Balanced is this: "A quest for balance leads to frustration and exhaustion. I never have a day when I achieve the perfect balance of work, family,… Continue reading Balanced Challenge: Refresh

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Balanced Challenge: Eight

Today's chapter of Balanced led to some pretty deep soul searching. Tricia shared her own list of eight life themes, and challenged us to write our own. "When you discover your life themes, you aren't limiting yourself. Instead you're understanding who God made you to be – and the purpose He designed for you." Looking… Continue reading Balanced Challenge: Eight

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Balanced Challenge: Inspiration and Relaxation

One of the things that struck me the most about today's chapter of Balanced, was being open to change. Quite simply, I do not like change. Not. One. Bit. That's why I loved this quote from Tricia: "Is change happening in your life right now? Yup, that's to be expected. Are you eager yet scared,… Continue reading Balanced Challenge: Inspiration and Relaxation

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Balanced Challenge: Make Today Amazing

Today's chapter of Balanced included a list of things to do to make today amazing. The challenge is for me to pick one and try it out. The one I picked was, "Relax in your favorite part of your house for ten minutes today and thank God for what He's provided." I always said that… Continue reading Balanced Challenge: Make Today Amazing

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Balanced Challenge: Do What You Can

Today's chapter of Balanced is good advice for everyone, not just work-at-home moms. It's got great tips for managing a busy schedule (instead of letting it manage you). My favorite advice from it is this: "'Just do what you can' is being creative in the moment with the time I've been given, and it's amazing… Continue reading Balanced Challenge: Do What You Can

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Balanced Challenge: Rank Those Priorities

I'm someone who needs a lot of "margin" in my life. Other people refer to that as white space in the schedule. However you put it, I just can't handle an overcrowded schedule. Today's chapter of Balanced made me really consider the things that I do have on my checklists. (Have I mentioned how much… Continue reading Balanced Challenge: Rank Those Priorities

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Balanced Challenge: Believing God

Today's chapter in Tricia Goyer's book, Balanced, gave me a lot to ponder. What has God called me to do? Is writing part of it? I'm really convinced that it is. I've been writing since I was a kid. Writing was how I thought something through, processed what had happened, and worked through how I… Continue reading Balanced Challenge: Believing God

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Balanced Challenge: Get Your Kids Involved

Today's chapter discusses how working at home benefits your kids, and how to get them involved in your work! My kids are already pretty involved in the review side of my work. (I do not get paid to write reviews, but since it is writing I still consider it part of my "job".) Most of… Continue reading Balanced Challenge: Get Your Kids Involved

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Balanced Challenge: Your Work

There are definite advantages to working from home, especially when you are a home educating mom! But the second chapter in Tricia's book, Balanced, touches on how being a work-at-home mom benefits your work. I'd never really thought of that before! I'm beginning to understand what she means with point 6: "Working at home helped… Continue reading Balanced Challenge: Your Work