Changes…did you notice?

Changes…did you notice?

So…after some researching I discovered my blog name, “A Heart Full”, was already taken not once, but several times over. In all honesty, it was kind of a common name and I should have known better. Although I love to write, I am not very good at naming things. So in the name of simplicity, I am keeping it short, sweet and unique. Welcome to my newly named blog, Raising The Reeps! It is only a name change, and better fitting as far as what I am writing about here. I am also going to begin a vlog!  It will also be called “Raising The Reeps.” YouTube is a great way to help promote an at-home business. As a new Beachbody coach and blogger, I want to spread my wings! I cannot say I am not nervous about it, but without trying I will never know my full potential!

Holy Week was quite eventful at our home. We were all struck down with a horribly unrelenting virus that still lingers today. I have four sick children at home. Only two were well enough for school today. I was sick on Easter Sunday, and could not function enough to participate in the wonderful activities we had planned. The children still dyed their eggs, but it was sheer willpower that got us through. 




I sincerely hope your Easter was a glorious one. I am rejoicing in this beautiful new season He has given us. The readings for today especially touched my heart:

Psalm 105

Give praise to the Lord,proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
    tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and his strength;

    seek his face always.

Isn’t this beautiful? Even in sickness and other times of turmoil in my life, there will always be a bible verse that can turn my day around. His strength sustains me, always. 

I want to thank you, readers, for sticking with me through these changes. Your support means so much to me. What do you think of the name change? Yay or nay? 


Making Things Simple

Making Things Simple

As unbelievable as it sounds, I can get overwhelmed. As a mom to six, I am constantly cleaning, driving, and worrying. Years ago, someone told me it would get easier as they got older, but I tell you, it’s not true! (You probably already know this.)  I have two teenagers in the house right now, and they are consumed with activities. I am not complaining. I want them to be involved in the community. However, their stress has a trickle-down effect. More activity=less cleaning time. I can easily fall behind in those mundane house-keeping tasks that cannot be put off.  

 {Laundry day…waaaah!!!}

The good thing about having a large family is that they can help out! I make sure we all pitch in. This teaches my daughters (and sons) to contribute and be responsible. Helping clean up another’s mess teaches service, and this is important to me. There is no greater reward than to see my child help someone out of the goodness of their own heart. 

As we progress through Holy Week, I feel close to God. I feel like he is calling me to make changes in my life. I want to simplfy the things in my life that have caused me to worry. This past weekend, we purged the upstairs bedrooms. It was an eye-opening experience. We threw away many broken toys and bagged up tons of clothes that no longer fit. Our parish is having a rummage sale in April, so this was the perfect time.  

 {This is just the tip of the iceberg, folks!}

Our parish had a Quilt Bingo yesterday. I had the privilege to help in the kitchen, which was hard to do because of all the delicious temptations surrounding me! 

 {My kitchen window view} 

We still have a lot of work to do on our spring cleaning / purging project. I want to make minimalism a part of our lives. This seems like a way to keep things simple for all of us. No more lost shoes, books, hair bows, etc. I am sure, however, we will still lose socks. 

Will you be doing spring cleaning anytime soon? Will you need help? Fear not! Have you heard of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle? It’s incredible! There are several ebooks included in the package. The bundle is filled with priceless information every homemaker needs. Follow this link for more information:

Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

I encourage you to simplify your life as much as possible so you may enjoy spring and summer with your family. Comment below with your purging ideas for spring! Happy Easter!