Friday, July 31, 2009

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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Sunday, July 26, 2009


I have done some serious reflecting over the past few days. Recently some medical issues have arisen which gave me a scare. The outcome however, is that I am going to get busy on creating a new, happy, healthy me!

I invite you to join me on this journey, write your thoughts, success, failures, and more in the comments... Research has shown that groups that focus on a life change are better able to achieve it because of support. So, let's support each other....

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Life change? What does that mean, really? It's not just weight loss, or a new wardrobe, it is revamping from the inside out. That can not be achieved over night, and if you try too much at one time, you set yourself up for failure... So, let's take baby steps!

The first thing I have done is list my goals- so, think.. What are the things that really impact your happiness and life? Is it finances? health? appearance? personality issues? Family problems? If there were 5 things that would give you total happiness, what would they be?

For me I have broke down the goals into the following:

1. Improve my health
2. Weight loss (I weigh 165 today)
3. Get my finances under control
4. Really get my home business off the ground so someday I can give up the 9-5 corporate world
5. Spend more Quality time with my family

So, in taking baby steps I am going to make 1 or 2 small changes this week...

Improving my health and weight loss are intertwined, so I may be able to kill two birds with one stone (as they say)! So, question yourself, what behaviors do you engage in that impact your health and cause you to gain weight?

For me, I eat fast food for lunch everyday! Yes, everyday! That also impacts my finances- at 7.00 a lunch / 35.00 a week- Wow! So, that is change one, starting this week- No fast food for lunch!

Obviously we are going to fall at times, that is ok! Pick yourself up, start again. No one changes completely the first time around. Let's help each other!

So, what is your first step? Tell me about it and let's help each other try!

Another aspect that impairs my health, weight, etc. is my total LACK of exercise! Can't that come in a pill? I hate to sweat, I hate to exercise, and I really have no time! But, if I am going to change my life, I need to make time. Exercise is supposedly great for depression and stress- so, let's give it a go. This week I will try to walk at least 3 times! (how's that for a baby steP?) My little boy loves to take walks, and I love to hike in the woods and explore. We can do this together, and maybe it won't seem like exercise? I hope not!

Now, there are things I am going to avoid so as to not beat myself up! I am not going to weigh every day. I am not going to call this a diet. I am not going to keep reviewing my goals, instead I am just going to focus on these baby steps for this week!

So, tell me what your goals will be this week? What are your baby steps? I really hope we can share and help one another through these changes....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Patience vs. Ambition Where is the line drawn?

I read a fantastic blog today that questioned readers to think about patience, and when is patience too much? The writer was referring to patience in your business, your family, and in relationships. I really thought about this, and the writer had some really in depth views. I wanted to share my personal vision of patience, and ask all of you to really dive into yourself and think about it also... Sometimes we get so busy with the realities of life, we don't stop and appreciate the life we are scurrying so hard to create! I have included the link at the bottom from the original blog post on this topic. I encourage to read it and truly examine yourself. You will be given the opportunity to join the social network when you attempt to comment on the original blog- Sign up! It's a great network, lots of interesting opportunities, and you can never have too many friends, right? On the questionnaire tell them Mommy Tyme (Valerie Poling) Referred you! I have included a social network link to the left, also!


There is a reason why patience is referred to as a virtue and not a characteristic. Patience is a quality most people do not have, unfortunately. In the hustle and bustle world of this generation, too many people are seeking immediate gratification and not willing to wait for the true pay off. Relationships are victims of the same pitfall... Everyone wants the "dream" yesterday, but realistically, once that ideal achievement is met, what comes next?
People always want the greener side, or the life they don't have. Thus the root of all evil, envy, emerges. How many people can truthfully say they are happy with what they have and where they are in life? Very few. That isn't because they are suffering or struggling, for most it is because they want more... Another sign of evil, gluttony!
The ability to wait patiently for the rewards of life IS a virtue. The ability to enjoy your moment, enjoy your family, your friends, your home, and your life right here and right now is a skill that requires reflection. You must be able to look at your past, see how far you have traveled, and appreciate the road you took. Not just easy paths, but the ones that helped to build your attributes, your characteristics, and your empathy.
However, appreciating your moment does not mean you stop and stand still. It is human nature to need challenge and to strive to be better. So, the real challenge is to continue down your road, looking for opportunities that will lead you down different paths, and to put your best foot forward to reach the next crossroad. But, remember to take in the view as you go....

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Friday, July 17, 2009

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Friday, July 17, 2009
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Submitting to local searches

Here is a great article to help you with submitting your information, sites and more to search's on the internet!

The Importance of Local Search

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Multiply Mega Sale!

Here is a deal for my Multiply friends Only! You won't see this offered anywhere else! Just email me prior to purchase at any of the stores listed, and you STEAL the DEAL!

From now until July 30th, Multiply users and friends get a buy one get one free offer at Mommy Tyme Bath and gifts (the only exclusions are scarves and jewelry)! however, gift baskets, sale items, etc. are all included! Just drop me a line prior to purchase, tell me you saw the deal on Multiply- and you will receive an adjusted invoice!

Not ready to buy? That's ok, too! Just send me a note, and let's link as friends. This will keep you updated on all future sales, new items, and more!

Not sure what to choose? How about a sampler? I offer 3 free soap samples for FREE to new customers! These are random samples, but give you the chance to check out new soaps, new blends, and more! You only pay for shipping! Freebies are listed on my Bonanzle at :

See these other great deals:

Kitchen Scrubby set-

Great for pots, pans, kitchen cleaning. Made from durable cotton blend. Machine wash/flat dry! Use over and over again.

The perfect ruffled scarflette! Soft, and thick! Great accessory from the casual workplace to a night on the town! perfect with all wardrobes! The only limitations are your fashion and personal style! Check this one out at

Don't forget the super 3 for 5.00 Bath bar sale for the Month of July only! Perfect for you to try new blends, new fragrances, and more. These are 2-4 ounce bars in a variety of scents! You choose! Made with organic, high grade ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, lanolin and much much more! Each is a unique blend you can only get at Mommy Tyme! Tagged and boxed, perfect for giving to someone you love! See this deal at

Sweet and sensual Patchouli! 3.5 ounces in a beautiful victorian mold. Did you know patchouli is a known aphrodisiac?

Kudzu! If you haven't tried it, you have to! This invasive floral was imported into the southern states. It is taking over, but so beautiful and fragrant! Here is a great way to use it! Powerful floral but fruity scent! Try it today!

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