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Start em While They’re Young!! – Part 1

Some people (sometimes I would think most people in our society but I want to stay real and as positive as possible here) think that it’s irresponsible to have many children. I do understand the mindset behind this…”we are in an over population crisis! People are starving all over the world!…People use and wast so much energy in our country…There are landfills popping up everywhere..” and on and on it goes. I’m not saying these points are not valid, they certainly are! However I do not believe that the solution to these problems is making sure our communities have 1.5 children. I personally have seen landfills grow and even took a class in engineering school to learn how to design one to fill MORE garbage. I personally had a grandfather that said the meanest things about me wanting a large family. But here’s the thing, there is power in patiently educating without shoving points down people’s throats.

I do believe that we need to do better. Better in taking care of what has been given to us and being grateful for this earth that we live on. We need to show our kids that these are gifts given to us and to be good stewards of them. What will happen if I shove my believes into them without patiently teaching the HEART of the issue? They’ll flee from it all.

There are so many things that I am personally learning and I’m seeing how much grace I need in this as well. (Like when I’m just too lazy to rinse out the 12th yogurt container so that it can be recycled).

One thing I want to talk about today is instilling responsibility in my kids and teaching them that they need to take part in helping diligently and cheerfully. If I do everything for them, they will grow up believing that things should come to them on a silver platter. First they learn at home so that they can go out in society and apply it there.

Every morning my children are expected to do two chores laid out for them. We have a chore chart on the refrigerator that changes every season. I’m not saying that this is easy. Goodness there are many mornings that I want to run far far away from teaching this chore thing!

Along with these chores, my kids are learning about healthy living and how we keep our home safe from chemicals. They are able to do just about every task because we use Norwex and I don’t need to worry about toxic junk getting on their hands or being consumed.

 

Using Norwex in my home has effected my kids in ways that I don’t always realize. The other day I was trying to get some supplies together to do a craft with the kids. When I asked them if we had any paper towels, my 5 yr old responded by saying “what on earth is a paper towel??! It sounds like a towel made out of paper and that’s weird”. These simple things can have huge impacts for our world and communities. We can all take part in educating in some way!

Join for Free with the Try it, Share it Kit

It’s back! Norwex is giving you the opportunity to join their company as a consultant for free (just $9.99 shipping). The Try it, Share it kit is valued at $74.45 and does not have the typical $2000 sales quota in the first 90 days to earn the kit for free. Seriously, no strings attached.

Try-It-Share-It-USSelecting this kit will allow you to try the products, receive a 35% discount like any other consultant, and give you the opportunity to start an at home business if you choose.

Or, you always have the option of choose the standard kit with the superior mop, and additional product enhancements just for September. This is is free with a sale quota of $2000 in first 90 days (SOO doable, that’s about 3-4 parties in 3 months!).

Check out the  September Kit Enhancement.

You have options. I am here to help you choose the best fit for you. I love supporting and helping people with their business however it fits into their lives. Contact me with your questions or if you know which kit is best for you, signup here.

A Story about a Rooster

Back in March, my husband surprised me with 6 baby chicks. He set up a lovely place for them in our garage until they were ready for the great outdoors. We have a fenced in backyard along with some woods and a creek and we talked about trying to raise some hens in hopes that they would help with the Virginia ticks. Maybe they would even clean up some dog poop piles (crossing our fingers big time on that one) and having an egg or two would be a present from heaven. Anyway, the chicks grew up quickly, revealing their genders. Our yard would have 5 hens and 1 rooster! Perfect!

The kids named the chickens and learned the responsibility of taking care of some farmish animals. The rooster was blessed with the name “Gobbles”. It was fun to hear him learn his “gobble crow” as he grew into an adult rooster. Life was good for our backyard chickens.

One evening I heard our doorbell ring and ring from the shower. I ignored it, thinking it was my boys playing with the doorbell.  When it didn’t stop, I answered the door to find a sheriff standing there and a county animal control truck in the driveway. “Do you have chickens?”…”We got a complaint about a rooster”…”You can’t have a rooster here…”.  Goodness, he gave us TWO days to “take care” of our rooster problem.

After some hemming and hawing with my farmer-at-heart husband, we decided to teach our children to appreciate where our food comes from. I watched as Caleb chopped Gobble’s head off and it was emotional. It wasn’t easy but I’m so glad I experienced that. I appreciate where my food comes from more than I did before and I hope my children do as well.

Backyard farming

I think we should be intensional about teaching our kids these lessons. Our food doesn’t magically show up on our plates. Someone somewhere sacrificed to fill our tummies and how beneficial it is to learn where our food is coming from!

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What are some ways that you are teaching your kids about food and where it comes from?

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The Boston Green Fest 2016

Boston green fest

Oh New England! You need more Norwex! Here we are; getting the word out to you guys about how to reduce the chemicals in your home. My mom is here joining me because she also shares the Norwex mission to “Improve the quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in our homes”. This is a family mission of mine and I pray that more people catch this and agree to be on board because we need help.

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Lets get Growing!

As I travel to and fro throughout the state of Virginia with my Norwex leader, I am blown away by how much growth potential we have in Norwex. We are ground floor folks. When sharing these products with people and offering parties to future hostesses, I LOVE that I can stand behind a product that is a NEED. A product that will save people time, cash, and improve their health.

When I started my Norwex journey, I had NO idea what the potential was for this business. I honestly failed to even view it as a business! My mindset soon changed when my engineering income was replaced, providing so much freedom for my family. This business is a gift that so many are looking for and I love training people to achieve their goals! Are you looking for a flexible scheduled job to replace $500, $1000, $6000/month?

America, we have a lot of work to do. You need these products. Friends don’t let friends clean with toxic chemicals!

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