Work Hard to Dream Big

Work Hard Dream Big Stay Focused

My journey with this blog Inspired Housewife has taken me on some wild rides and I have met some wonderful people because of it.  What started out as a way to put my son’s story online so I could easily give people a link, has grown into something that helps people daily.  I know my [...]

Gift of Life

Gift of Life

A few days ago on my personal Facebook timeline I shared something very personal.  I was at my computer and happened to look at the date and the time.  I realized it was the anniversary to my near death experience.  I always get a bit emotional on this day because I really feel I was [...]

One Big Family

One Big Family

This morning after a doctor’s appointment I sat four cars back from a red stop light.  It was pouring rain and there standing at the curb was this mom and a little girl.  They were holding hands, as the little girl shivered while crying.  She was soaked head to toe like a little drowned rat.   [...]

My P90X3 Journey

My P90X3 Journey

My entire life I have struggled with how my body looked.  I was never fat growing up, but I was also not thin.  You could say I was “thick.”  I remember vividly being 18 years old in a JC Penny’s changing room sobbing as I sat in the corner against the blue striped wall.  My [...]

Positivity in a Jar

Positivity in a Jar

I saw a photo floating around Facebook last week where people write down the positives in their lives and put them away in a mason canning jar.  These notes are then read at the end of the year.  I loved the idea, but I decided I wanted to do a “kid friendly” version. Teaching my [...]

My Journey Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness

Thank you all for your overwhelming support of my recently popular post on how to clean my truck’s upholstered seats.  Many of you e-mail me and ask why I have not posted in several months.  Others continually ask me to please come back and blog, because they love what I share.  Well, you asked for it [...]

35 Things About Me on My 35th Birthday!

35 Things About Me on My 35th Birthday!

Yep two birthdays right in a row.  I made sure last year to walk my baby out before it was the 6th of December because no mom should have to share her birthday, let alone their child.  I thought it might be fun to tell you 35 things about me, as a way to get [...]

My Precious Ayla Turns One

Ayla Turns One

My precious Ayla what a gift you are to your mommy and daddy.  To watch you grow from a small babe to a beautiful little girl toddling all around.  Your birth was peaceful and spiritual a moment in time that has forever transformed your mom.  Your smile lights up the room and your hair a [...]

Happy Thanksgiving – Memories, Food, and Laughter

Thanksgiving Thankful

Yesterday as I baked, played with my kids, and did our usual routines, I reminisced about past Thanksgivings.  I explained to my kids about Thanksgiving and how it became a holiday in our country.   I told them how much Thanksgiving meant to me and that it is my favorite holiday.  Growing up I spent nearly [...]

5 Minute Challenge: I AM ______?

5 Minute Challenge: I AM _________?

  Yesterday I read a blog post from You Know It Happens at Your House Too she and According to Mags challenged bloggers and anyone to take 5 minutes and write unedited, with no stops who you are.  I read hers and then several she shared on her Facebook wall and it hit me that [...]