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Monday, July 11, 2011

Motivational Monday Blog Hop! 07/11/11

Sorry that today's Motivational Monday blog hop is so late. I was busy working on my flower garden on Saturday, then my husband and I went fishing yesterday with another couple, and we got home really late. When I got home I was so tired and sore I just couldn't get myself on the computer.

This morning I slept through my alarm, and didn't wake up until my husband called me on the phone, then I was so stiff and in pain I could hardly move. I suffer from fibromyalgia, and have constant pain, but sometimes it's much worse when my muscles are really fatigued. Morning are always my slowest part of the day.

Anyways today I could really use some motivation, and I certainly always like to share motivation with others, so I am going to still do the hop even if it is late and run it longer that normal.

So here we go!

Everyone can use a little Motivation, especially on a Monday. So get on the Motivational Monday Blog Hop and share some Motivation with others. Plus it a great way to get new followers to your blog and to find some great blogs out there as well.



Motivational Mondays Blog Hop
 
Hosted By: What's On My Mind


The Rules for Motivational Mondays:

1. Not mandatory but please share a motivational, inspiration poem, quote, story, or video. What ever you think might bring some inspiration or motivation to others.
2. Add your blog to the list.
3. It would be great if you could grab the button & the link code to post on your blog.
4. Follow me your hostess above, then as many other blogs as you would like.
5. After you follow a new blog make sure you leave them a comment letting them know that you are now a follower so that they can follow you back, and please follow other
s back if they leave you a comment that they follow you. 


OK, NOW BEFORE YOU LINK UP AT THE BOTTOM, HERE IS SOME MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES AND A VIDEO FROM ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER JOHN MAXWELL.

 
“People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.” 

“If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone.”

“Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.”

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”


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OK now link up on the Monday Motivational Blog hop and have a great day!


















 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Follow Me Back Tuesday Blog Hop!

I am very honored to be asked to be a guest host for Follow Me Back Tuesday blog Hop this week. I hope you all link up, and find some really great blogs! I am looking forward to finding new blogs and having some new followers! Remember to leave a comment so i know to follow back!  

Enjoy a great day!
Jen McLennan
It’s everyone’s favorite day of the week again, Tuesday..
So that means it’s time to link up & follow for
Follow Me Back Tuesday
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How it Works

  • Follow all 3 Hosts & Guest Host's - Spots 1-5 leave a comment w/ a link to your blog so we can follow you back ( only leave a comment that you follow if you actually follow )
  • Snag our button & make a F.M.B.T. post.
  • After you post use that link to add your blog to the hop along with your blog name
( NO BLOG HOPs & GIVEAWAYS PLEASE ) These entries will be deleted.
  • Follow the blogs you like & Follow Back who follows you ( Remember to leave a comment so you can be followed back )
  • And most importantly - Have Fun and Come back and see us every Tuesday !!


Link up every Tuesday at 12:00 am est

Monday, July 4, 2011

My Two Youngest Have Left For A Month!

My two youngest children; Mariah (15) and Jack (12), left tonight on an airplane to Calgary, then on to Saskatoon to visit with their biological father (from my first marriage, My husband has raised them with me for the last seven years). They haven't seen him in well over a year, so I know they needed to go. They missed him a lot!

It was very hard to say good bye to them. I have never been away from them for so long. Plus I have never sent them on a plane all by them selves. I am sitting here so nervous that they will be alright and reach there safely. When they boarded the plane I kept praying for God to keep them safe. When the plane left all I could think about is that plane hold my whole life in there.


I realize that I am probably over reacting, kids travel by them selves all the time on planes, but I just can't help it. Until I get that phone call sometime around 1:00 am EST tonight, I just won't relax. I never knew that I could love anyone so much until I had children. They are everything to me.

I am going to miss them, so much while they are gone, so I plan to keep myself very busy with my work, and some over due projects that I need to get done around the house as well. Plus the alone time on weekends will give me and my hubby some great time to spend with each other. I really can't remember the last time we had even 24 hours with out any kids. Our soon to be 18 year old will be here, but between work and him seeing his friends, and girl friend he is never around much.

Here is the kids at the airport:
My beautiful Children Mariah & Jack

and there they are again!

The plane leaving the airport.

Praying that God keeps them safe, and brings them back to me!
Jen McLennan

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Motivational Monday Blog Hop! 07/04/11

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We had a wonderful long holiday Canada Day long weekend. We spent it at our trailer and had a surprise Birthday party for my step-father, he will be 65 on July 07th. We got the family together, including my sister and brother, which was a real surprise for him, because he just thought he was coming to visit us and have supper. It turned out great! But the best thing that happened this weekend was the birth of my beautiful granddaughter Zion. Her pictures are on the post before this one. 

Also I would like to wish all my American friends a Happy 4th of July!

Now it's time for the Motivational Monday Blog Hop!

Everyone can use a little Motivation, especially on a Monday. So get on the Motivational Monday Blog Hop and share some Motivation with others. Plus it a great way to get new followers to your blog and to find some great blogs out there as well.




Motivational Mondays Blog Hop
 
Hosted By: What's On My Mind


The Rules for Motivational Mondays:

1. Not mandatory but please share a motivational, inspiration poem, quote, story, or video. What ever you think might bring some inspiration or motivation to others.
2. Add your blog to the list.
3. It would be great if you could grab the button & the link code to post on your blog.
4. Follow me your hostess above, then as many other blogs as you would like.
5. After you follow a new blog make sure you leave them a comment letting them know that you are now a follower so that they can follow you back, and please follow others back if they leave you a comment that they follow you.


OK, NOW BEFORE YOU LINK UP AT THE BOTTOM, HERE IS A MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE THAT I WROTE AND WAS PUBLISHED LAST WEEK ON MotivateUs.com! ENJOY!!!!
" To be successful, you must love and believe in what you do! You must have belief in yourself! Anything is possible with belief!"Written in 2011 by Jennifer McLennan --- Canada
I truly think if you don't have belief in what you are doing and in yourself, there is no chance in success. But if you do have the belief, all things are possible!


OK now link up on the Monday Motivational Blog hop and have a great day!




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50% of all illness is due to poor indoor air quality (Source: 1989 State of Massachusetts Study)
AIR FRESHENERS: interfere with the ability to smell by coating nasal passages with an oily film, or by releasing a nerve deadening agent! Toxins in air fresheners include: Formaldehyde: highly toxic, known carcinogen. Phenol: can cause skin to burn, peel, and sweat. Can cause convulsions, coma, circulatory collapse and even DEATH!

LIQUID DISH-SOAPS: is the leading cause of poisonings in the home for children under the age of 6 (over 2.1 million accidental poisonings per year) (contains formaldehyde and ammonia in most brands) One Million poisonings in Canada each year are due to household cleaner ingestion. Some are fatal. The #1 cause of household poisoning is dish detergent. What kinds of chemicals are in those products? http://www.rense.com/general19/chemical.htm

AUTOMATIC DISHWASHING DETERGENTS: contain dry chlorine that is highly concentrated. #1 cause of child poisonings, according to poison control centers.

CHLORINE BLEACH: is a strong corrosive and can burn or irritate skin, eyes and the respiratory system. Can cause vomiting or coma if swallowed! WARNING! Never mix with ammonia as the fumes are very dangerous and can be DEADLY!

AMMONIA: is very volatile and damaging to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract!

FURNITURE POLISH: contains Petroleum Distillates, which are highly flammable and can cause lung and skin cancer!

DRAIN CLEANER: most drain cleaners contain lye, hydrochloric acid or trichloroethane, which are all very caustic. They burn the skin and eyes, and can cause liver and kidney damage.

OVEN CLEANER: contain lye, which is a strong caustic and irritant to skin and eyes. Can cause tissue damage if swallowed.

TOOTHPASTE: can contain a number of harmful ingredients, such as: ammonia, benzyl alcohol/sodium benzoate, colors, ethanol, flavours, fluoride, formaldehyde, mineral oil, plastic (PVP), saccharin. Formaldehyde, mineral oil, PVP, and saccharin are all classified as carcinogens or suspected carcinogen, as is fluoride, which has been banned in many European countries and is the subject of concern with regard to thyroid problems. In fact, as of April 1997, toothpaste is required to carry poison control information on the label as even a small amount can harm or kill a small child.

Occupational Safety & Health analyzed 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products. A personal care product is de-fined as anything we use to clean our bodies, or make ourselves look or smell good.
The results are as follows:
884 are toxic
146 cause tumours
218 cause reproductive complications
314 cause biological mutation
376 cause skin and eye irritations
778 caused acute toxicity

Over the last 20-30 years, as more toxic chemicals have been introduced in greater amounts, the level of toxins stored in adipose tissues (fat cells) of our bodies has risen. Bio-accumulation studies have shown that some toxins store in our bodies for life. Greater and greater amounts are being stored at younger ages. Diseases that used to occur later in life are now appearing at younger ages. Diseases that used to be rare are more frequent. For Example: There has been a 28% increase in childhood cancer since the addition of pesticides into household products. (Source: National Cancer Institute)

In one decade, there has been a 42% increase in asthma (29% for men; 82% for women-the higher rate for women is believed to be due to women's longer exposure times to household chemicals) (Source: Center for Disease Control)

Due to the increase in toxic build-up in our bodies, including the toxic build-up of formaldehyde, dead bodies are not decomposing as fast as they used to. (Source: National Institutes of Health)

There is an increased risk for leukemia in children where parents have used pesticides in the home or garden before the
child's birth (Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute)

Over 150 chemicals found in the average home have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological
abnormalities. (Source): Consumer Product Safety Commission

In most cases, however, you won't find much information on the label. There are no requirements of manufacturers to actually disclose what is in a product, and there is no regulation or enforcement. All of it falls under proprietary trade secret legislation.

Today, cancer is the leading cause of death for women ages 35-74. In 1901 cancer was considered a rare disease. Statistics show that only 1 out of 8000 people had cancer. TODAY, according to the American Cancer Society, 1 out of every 3 people has cancer. TODAY, 1 out of every 2 people has been touched by cancer. The fear of cancer is on every-one’s mind these days. So many forms of cancer and they all had to start somewhere . . .

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We have no choice but to breathe the air, eat the food, and drink the water; but we DO have a CHOICE of what we put on our skin and what products we have in our homes.

I know that I personally do not ever want to believe that I caused harm to my family, when I had the choice to change it. I’d love to help ensure a safer home for your family.

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www.WorkAtHomeMomJen.com

QUOTES TO LIVE BY!

"To be successful, you must love and believe in what you do! You must have belief in yourself! Anything is possible with belief!"
Written in 2011 by Jennifer McLennan (ME) --- Canada
I truly think if you don't have belief in what you are doing and in yourself, there is no chance in success. But if you do have the belief, all things are possible!

"Life's like a boom-a-rang. The more good you throw out, the more you receive in return." ~Josh S. Hinds

"Treat people how you want to be treated."~Unknown

"Honesty is always the best policy."~Unknown

"No act of kindness, know matter how small is ever wasted."~Unknown

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We should All start our day like this :)

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