Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Excitement has begun for me after finding this in the egg cartons over the weekend. If you look closely, you'll see two adorable broccoli sprouts in the photo,however there are actually three sprouts,but I couldn't get all the sprouts in the picture. The sprouts actually took 8 days to emerge,and I'm ready to get these bad boys ready for the garden. Now, I'm still waiting for the onions to sprout;I'm not exactly sure how long it'll take for the onions to emerge,hopefully this coming weekend I'll see some sprouts. Tomorrow I'll post the pictures of what my onion carton looks like...until then....happy seed starting everyone!
Monday, January 19, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
These are just a few of my thoughts about my garden space as I come into the new gardening season, I wonder not only about what to grow for the season, but I wonder about my soil. What are you thinking about as you enter a new gardening season?
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
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|Spinach You are well accomplished in your field and are sufficiently secure and proud of your individuality. You think about alleviating the pain and sufferings of mankind. You wish that people who waste their time talking about Joel Stein raised their voices and acted against the banes of our society such as, illiteracy, hunger, poverty, war, torture, which are prevalent even after so much advancement in science and technology|
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As a person, who is a wife, mother of five and a former child care provider, I know I love taking care of people, watching them grow and helping to just plain educate when I can, and today besides committing myself to this blog, I want to commit myself to fulfill my dream of becoming a Doula.
I've spent many years being a committed wife, mother,and child care provider-- now I fee the time is right to step out and do something new. I haven't been a child care provider in 4 years;I decided to step away from a particular client(hated to do it,but it needed to be done),and thought I'd take a break to expand on my hobbies (which I did), and to spend more time with my kids. Believe it or not, just because you're running an at home business doesn't mean that you're going to be at every soccer game, Girl Scouts group meetings or just taking your kids to that Friday night $1 movie that all of y'all planned on seeing. Well, maybe some people who work from home could, but when I was a child care provider, there were some after school activities and organizations that my children couldn't participate in because a client would be late or needed extended hours for whatever reasons at the last minute.
So, as you can see, things can get pretty unpredictable in that line of work at times, and when you have your own children who want to do after school stuff and can't because I'm making money.....and my client is relying on me for child care, then sometimes your kids can't do certain thing, so when I had to part ways with a client,I decided to focus on supporting the activities my children wanted to do.
My kids got involved with the scouting,soccer, chorus, a running group and many other clubs, and I also found myself being able to attend a lot more field trips. I've always been involved with their education and tried to participate at the school as much as I could;however, not having the responsibility of another person's child on my shoulders while I'm trying to be fully engaged with my child's passions and hobbies has been a relief for me over these past 4 years.
Now that my children are older: one a freshman in college,two in high school(freshman and sophomore), a 7th grader, and a 5th grader, I think it's time for me to make a commitment to myself to finally try something a little bit different(work wise),that will combine my passions of working with young families, being frugal,health and green living all together. So today, I make a commitment to work towards becoming a birth and postpartum doula.
I want to help empower women about birth and their bodies(and be that support, if they don't have any), and I'd love to help my clients settle in as new parents to one child or help them through the process of moving from one child to two. I want to help show a young family how they can live off of one income (if they so choose);I would love to teach a new mom how to wrap her baby, how to keep her breast from becoming engorged, and how to eat healthy without breaking the bank.
At the start of the New Year, I didn't make any New Year's Resolutions because sometimes I don't do them at all and other times I start it, but don't finish it through the year.So, here I am today ready to say, I SELF COMMIT! I commit to my career goals in the future and I commit to this blog, agreenhaven.blogspot.com.
What will you be committing to this year and why?