Children’s Mucinex® Multi-Symptom Cold

I just received a sample of Children’s Mucinex (actually, it was a full sized bottle!) from Smiley360 and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Ella has been complaining her nose was stuffy and she’s had a cough along with some ear pain (which we attributed to the sinus issues) and after giving her this medicine her cough is gone and she her nose has been running (she can breath!) along with her telling me her ears feel better. Absolutely recommend trying Children’s Mucinex if your child is having sinus or cold symptoms/issues. It really works-and fast!

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Emergen-C® Vitamin Supplement Drink Mix

I just tried Emergen-C for free – order a free sample and have a healthy day!    I got mine courtesy of Smiley360 and love the Pink Lemonade flavor. All help you start your day right and taste great!

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Over My Head

I am so over my head here. Whole house over haul, medical appointments for E.W., home schooling Els, catching up our budget, and running a home business. Recently, only one or two of these things are happening at a time and the rest are being ignored. I really need to get on top of it all-but where to start?

Recently I have gone on a mission to find out how we can fix our budget. On this search I found that there are also resources out there to budget our time. I have yet to choose a program to use, but I think that in order to do all the things I want to do and enjoy my family, it is really important to learn how to budget my time. That includes work, play, housework, school, and hobbies. Right now, I barely have time to do anything-and it has nothing to do with time itself, but the use of said time. Something has to give, something has to change. Everyone is losing in this situation.

Despite my efforts, the house is a train wreck, my kids feel ignored (and that hurts the most!), my business is suffering, things are being forgotten, goals are not being met… I know I can’t be the only person dealing with this-but it definitely feels that way. My inability to focus on any one things is affecting every area of life-including socially. I’m irritable, to myself, and can’t hold a normal conversation that holds any weight. I’m planning a trip to my doctor-we need to figure something out.

I hope and pray combining a new budget on my time, and some answers on why I can’t seem to handle more than one goal in a day, that things will go from off kilter to balanced. Not only do I deserve some balance in life, but my family and friends do too. I feel so overwhelmed, so over my head.

This is my rant. It is now over and tomorrow, I am voting for a better more organized year. This is the year “Sinking” turns to  “Swimming” and great things get done! Feel free to follow my journey-and comment or tell me about your journey!

God Bless,

Sarah

 

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Worry Wart

So it is becoming entirely obvious that when it comes to my kids, I’m a worry wart. (and, irrationally protective-if there even is such a thing) This worry is keeping me up tonight. Now I know nothing bad is happening to the kids-they are all snug in bed sleeping. But I’m worrying about how they are growing up, if we are doing the right things, and what is going to happen at E.W.’s tests next week, such as what the outcome will be, or what we’ll do after finding out.

I love my babies to no end and I hate seeing any of them suffer. It is so disheartening on days when E.W. can’t process his feelings or tell us what he wants. And after a day like today, I should be snug in bed sleeping, not sitting here worried about his future. But I can’t help myself.

We already have an idea of what we are going to be told-and to be honest, it isn’t a huge surprise. After a year of trying to get the tests even scheduled, it’s a reality we should be used to. One day things are absolutely normal, the next my little boy has left the building left behind by a screaming child with no ability (or little) to process the world around him. The longer we go without help, the worse it gets. (at least so it seems) I guess, we have our own issues processing the situation we are in.

Being able to share it here has lessened the weight of it all, even just a little. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to share it with our friends and family, but it isn’t the easiest thing to bring up or talk about. We tend to keep our lives personal, not sharing with just anyone. Here, even if you know me, I feel like I’m talking to strangers-it feels like less pressure. I don’t want the whole world (well, rather our little world) knowing we are struggling with E.W. He is my little angel and has the biggest heart. He doesn’t deserve to deal with the things he is, and I hope and pray he gets the help he needs. But until then, I stick to blogging about it, preferring to share it with people (mostly) I don’t know until we have answers or a diagnosis.

It isn’t long now-just a short six days before he has his first set of tests done. Eight until the last are done. It seems like a decade-not a week. It has felt like years, not just a year since I talked to his doctor about what was going on. A year of fighting the school system to get him tested. That last one blows me away because this year they pushed it through without a hitch..

I guess I worry too much, I feel it isn’t enough. But worry isn’t going to get up at 5 with the kids, and since it is now after two, I should probably attempt this thing we all call sleep. Or this mama may just may wake up as Mommy2Tired. Thanks for reading through my rant/vent–your support means the world to me.

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God Bless!

Sarah

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Time Management 101

Time Budgeting

If you’ve read Money Saving Mom® for any length of time, it’s likely you have heard Crystal talk about the envelope system for money management. The goal of the envelope system is to pre-determine where you will spend your money so as not to overextend yourself financially.

Earlier this year when Crystal and I discussed how to make her schedule more workable, I told her about a similar concept which I refer to as “envelopes of time.” They work the same way in that you pre-determine where you will spend your time so as not to overextend yourself commitmentally (is that a word?).

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How to Manage Time Like a Budget

The time you have each week to accomplish tasks and get results is limited. Which means you have a finite budget of hours — just like you have a finite budget of dollars. After reading this article, my hope is that you give your time budget the same discipline and respect (or more) that you give (or should give) to your financial budget.

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Fight for Financial Freedom: Insert Clever Title Here

Follow this man’s journey to pay off $40,000 in three years. Being close to that in debt (the debts being different in nature though) I find this blog encouraging. It is possible and there IS light at the end of the tunnel.

About the author: (by the author)

Just your average guy growing up in Canada and sharing my life lessons here on the internet. He is by no means a financial “expert” so please consult with a financial adviser before making any crazy financial decisions.

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Anyway, here we are in the month of May and I am beyond pleased with my results and efforts to kick my debt in the ball sack thus far, but I can see the real difference that making the minimum payment versus paying off my bills more aggressively. The numbers are speaking for themselves. My MasterCard is finally getting to a point where I am beginning to see the light and it’s finally under $10,000. When I started out in October of last year, my balance was a fracking $14,581.45. The last reaction I had when I mentioned that figure left the person shocked and I believe that they had to pick their jaw up off the floor. Although I was more than happy to report  to her that I had paid off a whopping $4,600 in the past 7 months and a total of 18.84% of my debt.
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52 Week Challenge

So here it is. The 52 Week Challenge. For research purposes, I am going to do this as a way to save for Christmas next year.

How it Works: Each week you save the amount of money for the number of the week. For example: Week 1-$1 or Week 36-$36. Below is a chart to follow. In a later post I will post ways to remember what week you are on and exceptions that can be made. (such as you know the next week you won’t have the money so you want to save it this week etc)

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As I take this journey I will record my opinions on how it does or doesn’t work, pros and cons, ways to change it up, and many other thoughts and ideas.

I would like to note this is all based on opinion. If it doesn’t work for me or my family, that does not immediately mean it will not work for you and yours. I hope that you enjoy your journey into the 52 week challenge!

God Bless,

Sarah

 

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