New Agenda

I have recently discovered the world of car seat safety. A world, until now, I thought I was already a part of. I knew to rear face until two, make sure the straps are tight, chest clip on the chest. But I have learned so much more! (More to follow)

I didn’t start out knowing even those basic things. I look at some of the photos of our oldest four years ago in her car seat and cringe! It angers me that no one took the time to inform me of child passenger safety before my daughter was born. Don’t get me wrong- I’m not saying it is someone else’s job to teach new parents everything. In fact, I read every book, informational site, and watched every video I could get my hands on. But there was very little recommended or easy-to-find information on keeping kids safe in the car. That is my new mission- to inform others. If I can help save one life, it will be worth it. Here’s a link to an article on safekids.org that gives some basic, life-saving, child passenger safety tips. Be safe!

New Agenda

Turning Point

Tomorrow is my birthday. Not just any birthday either. It’s my 30th birthday. I’m crossing the line and not looking back. It’s just another year of wisdom, right? :/

DH has an early meeting in the morning, so my first goal is to get up in time to wave to him as he is pulling out of the driveway. Sounds easy enough. And getting up earlier will give me more time for devotions and to get things done which will give me a great sense of accomplishment and an extra boost of happy all day long. Remind me of that at 5:45 AM… on my birthday.

Turning Point

The Journey Starts Here…

Let’s start with the basics. I have an in-home daycare with six kids aged three and under. Two are my own. I even regularly take them out in public. That’s when I get lots of “I don’t know how you do it!” and “You’re crazy, woman!” and when I tell my ‘So, what did the kids do today?’ stories, (there’s lots of them, as you can imagine,) I have often heard, “You should write a blog.” So finally, I listened.

What really has motivated me to start is exactly that- the motivational factor. I struggle with motivation in everything. Motivation to get out of bed in a timely manner so I can make breakfast for my husband before he goes to work and even, ahem, shower; motivation to do the dishes/laundry/cleaning/insert chore here; motivation to exercise; but my biggest battle is with clutter.

Clutter…It’s not a new problem- I had a messy room in my apartment in college when the only one I had to clean up after was myself! So, as you can imagine, (or maybe you can’t, and in that case I envy you a little bit!) the problem has escalated to an ‘Ohmigosh, they’re going to think I’m a hoarder,’ every time the doorbell rings problem. To get rid of the clutter, I need accountability and motivation (other than company coming,) and this blog is the beginning of how I am going to change the way I do things.

Did I just say I’m going to change? Whoa, wait a minute, scratch that, I’m not ready for it yet. Change is too overwhelming. Baby steps. I’m going to start with baby steps. One thing at a time is what will make this secret life makeover a success.

So here’s the plan: set one, small, goal at a time and honestly write about my accomplishments and shortcomings with the end goal of a new motivated, clutter-free, Godly-living life. It makes me a little nervous just typing that. It is going to be a long road. It will be worth it.

This blog is for me. It will serve as personal motivation. As a scrapbook of sorts. And for the stray reader, maybe even a good laugh.

Okay, here we go…

The Journey Starts Here…