Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thank you Janice Smart!!!


I am so happy with my real estate agent!! I just had to put a review up for her. At every point in our transaction she has been the epitome of honesty. While looking for homes Janice honestly expressed any concerns she may have about each property. When making an offer Janice made sure to do everything correctly and quickly, she wanted to make sure we were the first offer in. Janice runs circles around my selling agent and mortgage lender making sure everything is handled correctly. When the seller sent us a long contract to sign Janice personally read through every bit of it to make sure we were not getting into problems with it. She then answered every one of our questions about the contracts with experience. When the selling agent messed up and did not give the inspector the correct information, Janice was right there, she spent several hours of her time making sure she solved the problem. Janice has years of extensive experience including experience in short sells and foreclosures, which became vital for us as we bought our foreclosed home. My husband is so impressed by Janice that he wanted to see if he could suggest her as a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider, but it looks like that is not something we can recommend her for from our end. They best way I can think of to say thank you to Janice is tell everyone how great she is!

Janice Smart
The Smart Choice
http://www.janicesmart.com/

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Creating Brings Joy

Thanks Brandi for your great post I am Creative. Below I have posted from the talk Happiness, Your Heritage by Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Which is one of my favorite talks, and I am glad to be reminded about the joy that comes from creating....

The Work of Creation

The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.

Everyone can create. You don’t need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty.

Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty—and I am not talking about the process of cleaning the rooms of your teenage children.

You might say, “I’m not the creative type. When I sing, I’m always half a tone above or below the note. I cannot draw a line without a ruler. And the only practical use for my homemade bread is as a paperweight or as a doorstop.”

If that is how you feel, think again, and remember that you are spirit daughters of the most creative Being in the universe. Isn’t it remarkable to think that your very spirits are fashioned by an endlessly creative and eternally compassionate God? Think about it—your spirit body is a masterpiece, created with a beauty, function, and capacity beyond imagination.

But to what end were we created? We were created with the express purpose and potential of experiencing a fulness of joy.4 Our birthright—and the purpose of our great voyage on this earth—is to seek and experience eternal happiness. One of the ways we find this is by creating things.

If you are a mother, you participate with God in His work of creation—not only by providing physical bodies for your children but also by teaching and nurturing them. If you are not a mother now, the creative talents you develop will prepare you for that day, in this life or the next.

You may think you don’t have talents, but that is a false assumption, for we all have talents and gifts, every one of us.5 The bounds of creativity extend far beyond the limits of a canvas or a sheet of paper and do not require a brush, a pen, or the keys of a piano. Creation means bringing into existence something that did not exist before—colorful gardens, harmonious homes, family memories, flowing laughter.

What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you. Don’t let the voice of critics paralyze you—whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside.

If you still feel incapable of creating, start small. Try to see how many smiles you can create, write a letter of appreciation, learn a new skill, identify a space and beautify it.

Nearly a century and a half ago, President Brigham Young spoke to the Saints of his day. “There is a great work for the Saints to do,” he said. “Progress, and improve upon and make beautiful everything around you. Cultivate the earth, and cultivate your minds. Build cities, adorn your habitations, make gardens, orchards, and vineyards, and render the earth so pleasant that when you look upon your labors you may do so with pleasure, and that angels may delight to come and visit your beautiful locations. In the mean time continually seek to adorn your minds with all the graces of the Spirit of Christ.”6

The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit, the greater your capacity to create. That is your opportunity in this life and your destiny in the life to come. Sisters, trust and rely on the Spirit. As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Homeschooling Again

Working part time at home dramatically cut into our homeschooling time. For a while there I was keeping the household running and not finding as much time for homeschool as I wanted. I kept waiting for the time when I was excited about homeschool and all I wanted to do was homeschool with my children, and it kept not happening. That is a standard pattern for our life. We get excited about homeschooling and all the kids and I end up doing for a while is homeschooling day in and day out. Then as time goes buy we homeschool a little bit less and a little bit less as other focuses take up some of our time, and finally we are busy and fitting homeschool in the cracks. Then one day we wake up and realise that we have been missing homeschool and start planning our next homeschool attack. In short order we are back on top homeschooling at the drop of the hat every chance we can get. Which describes our family right now.


Friday, July 3, 2009

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Friday, June 26, 2009

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Banks Made the Matrix

We are in The Matrix, The Matrix made by the international banks. They power their greed by feeding off of our money. Through engineered economic booms and busts they scoop off our money stealing it right out from under our noses.

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." Thomas Jefferson

We don't need no thought control. Through bank owned media institutions they control our thoughts just like in the Matrix. Nothing that challenges The Matrix is allowed to be reported on by the establishment News. Even worse yet, Public Compulsory Schooling teaches what to think, instead of how to think. Through public school we are taught to be yes men, to stand in line, to follow orders. Essential tools needed if The Matrix is going to control masses of people. Public Compulsory Education was a necessary requirement to pave the way for Hitler.

Read A Wrinkle in Time to see the conditioning I am speaking of, the thought control of the masses.

Man can not serve two masters. When children spend so much time in school who becomes their master? The government, the establishmen, not their God fearing, values oriented parents. The Matrix is raising our nations children. Break out of The Matrix, think for your self.

In two hours homeschoolers cover more than the Public School does in a day. With one on one time children learn wonderfully quick.

Public school controls our nations home life by sending home ever more demanding after school homework. Why do you think they send homework home? Two reasons, to fill our home time with their busy work so we do not spend it creating family ties, and teaching moral values. And because they know our home is more effective in training and teaching the children than they are. If we actually are the people teaching our children through homework, then what are our children doing while they are at school?

Our nations children are being Socially Engineered. No I do not want my children socalised in The Matrix. I want children who learn how to think, rather than be conditioned what to do, like Pavlovs dogs.

Jeanine

Monday, May 25, 2009

Childloss

Something dies inside of a mother when her children die, her unborn children die, or her opportunities to have children die. Maybe it could also be said that something dies inside of a woman when her opportunity to have children die.

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD:
and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man;
so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:
Psalm 127:3-5 (KJV)
Fear of Death

I just did a survey on Facebook "How well do you know Jeanine" in this survey one of my challenge questions was "What am I the most scared of?" The answer was "My children dying" It was interesting to see the answers, every woman that has had a miscarriage or child loss, got this one correct. Every mother who has not experienced child loss got it wrong. Loosing children changes something, something very dramatic in us. A prominent woman I know, and look up to, seems to walk through life with a ting of sadness behind every experience. It hurts me to see it, but the sadness there is the unquenchable kind, that no one can take away, the loss of a young newborn baby. Ah, women it hurts me to discuss, but those of us who have lost a child knows what happens afterwards, the gut wrenching chaos.

Every moment, every decision, every last moment, or first moment, every breath the child took, or did not take, are combed over with a comb finer then an outsider can understand. What are we looking for? Answers. We are trying to comprehend what this means, the loss of an innocent, the loss of a whole entire life, an whole entire undefined potential. We want to know, why did my child die? The very word child is foreign to the word death, the two do not go together. And sadly, we do spend so much time on this last one, we wonder what did I do wrong, what could I do differently.

The loss of a Pearl of Innocent Potential

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. --John Donne"
Fading, fading, and it is gone. That potential life is gone. Many outsiders may not have even been aware that innocent Pearl of Life existed before it lost its opportunity. The outside eyes that did not discern the Pearl also missed the essential change that overtook the mother at finding the Pearl. Like a strong sweeping change of the seasons, that Pearl of Life caused an unseen transformation in the mother. Looking towards that Pearl the mother sees farther, clearer, and more resound the future, its potential, its path. The mother instinctively knows her whole future is now changed because of this Pearl. She reviews her old plans and rewrites in her new existence, that of being a mother. With that careful detail, that mothers are known for, she evaluates what this change means in the next second, the next minute, hour, day, week, month, year, two years, ten years, twenty years, lifetime. And there it is, woven deep throughout her soul, the change, the lifetime of change that one innocent Pearl brought to her.

Why such a dramatic change for such a little Pearl? Because of its nature, it was a piece of the Divine, with divine potential. The mother quickly learns and finds her mission. Her mission is to take this one little Pearl of potential and help it grow into something divine. When I garden and a seed or a bulb is lost I miss the potential the seed had inside of it. But how more significant is the loss of a Pearl with a divine nature. We search, we want to know, where is that Pearl now? It was transferred, to some new potential, some new existence, that we barely fathom and strain to understand. Up there in the elusive clouds of heaven that Pearl of potential is now a spirit, a spirit with spiritual potential, being cared for and loved by angles. In this we can find peace. Sometimes we may pray that the angles will take care of this little spirit. Sometimes we may send messages up in prayer that we miss the spirit, and are thinking of it. Sometimes we may even find our selves crying out to heaven because we wanted to know this spirit ourselves, we wanted to raise the spirit ourselves, rather then have it be cared for by the angels. And then we feel the calming peace of our Lord telling us that this spirit is in his care, this spirit is in heaven, and we remember that heaven is... well heaven, though unfathomable, heaven.

What did I do wrong?

We start the all inclusive search. We review every detail. Looking for answers, we look to see if we need to learn something from this hard lesson, if something learned might help us prevent this from happening again. If we made a mistake we need to ask Gods help to fix. At some point, if not held in check, we take a turn from a healing path of review to a confusing path of responsibility. If only I had done this, if only I had done that, if only.... We feel responsible and guilty for every little thing that we did not do perfectly. We make our selves believe that if only we had been more perfect we could have prevented such a loss. Maybe we try to conceive again and run through a check list of how to be perfect, checking them off in hopes that a better performance will make a better outcome. But then if we experience loss again we only see more or new flaws with that new loss, and can run through a cycle of perfectionism, blame, and guilt. We can come up with a hundred things we did wrong, and hundred things we could have done better, and trying again compounds the list.

Regrets

A young lady I know helped to care for a high medical needs baby. I know that she devoted allot of love and attention, time and care to this fragile baby. Eventually this baby scummed to his mortal body and passed away. She sorrowed greatly for a moment shortly before this babies death where she became frustrated with this baby. It has been said that a loss is more bitter when you have regrets, and harder to get over. When death is figured into the calculation small imperfections in ourselves can seem so much more intolerable. We wish we could go back and change our actions, repair the past.

The Judgement of God
"Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.” —Daniel 5:27
....It was a short conversation I had with Monica that day, a conversation in passing. But what she said that day changed me... She gave a simple rebuttal to one of the most common phrases we hear after a loss. "It must have been meant to be." These words of faith are meant to be comforting to the mother, but so often are not. "Meant to be?" we scream inside "how could such a tragic loss be meant to be?" Monica said that through much prayer and heartache she found a different answer from God. She found that our mortal bodies are weak and frail, that creating life is very complicated, and that the weakness of mortality, of her body has stopped the Lord from blessing her as he would want. He did not plan for her to loose these children, he did not plan for her to have a difficult time conceiving. This was not meant to be, this was an unfortunate consequence of having a mortal and imperfect body.

Meaning well an outsider wants a simple answer, and wants to lend comfort and help. "This must have been meant to be" is such a pretty faith filled package for someone disconnected from the loss. They do not think this statement through to the obvious conclusions and do not mean any offense by it. But there it hangs in the air, like a judgement from God, "This must have been meant to be." Maybe because it is about such a sensitive subject, maybe because we hear it so often, from almost everyone who learns of our loss, for what ever reason... We flip this statement over and over in our minds, looking for those answers, trying to see if this statement does in fact hold the answer it is expected to give.

These are the answers we find in that statement. God meant for this baby to only live for a short time. Which may make us ask why did God mean for this baby to get the short end of the stick. God meant for you to loose this baby. If the miscarriages, or infertility persists then this statement burns in even further... It becomes. God does not mean for you to have children. or God does not mean for you to have any more children. Either way, to an outsider, recovering from these conclusions simply requires faith, faith in the Lord and his plan for us. For the mother this judgement means so much more. In the LDS community with the highest degree of glory involving creating more spiritual children, this statement can be like barring the very glory of heaven from us. In a crazy world where unwed, teenage or drug addicted women have children we may cry to the Lord asking "why would you choose them and not me?"

I find so much more truth in Monica's understanding. This was not meant to be, this was an unfortunate consequence of having a mortal and imperfect body. From there it is easier to build faith in the fact that...
“all things work together for good to them that love God.” (Rom. 8:28)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Best Swine Flu Resources I have found.

The best resource I have found one swine flu is the article Natural Antivirals.  This article is quoted in full text at the bottom of this post
Of all the Maps available to track Swine Flu this on is the best.. Swine Flu Map - Tracking the H1N1 virus
Google search engine trends might be able to track Swine Flu trends.  Look at Google Flu Trends.
I purchased this book a while ago.  It is an all inclusive book that gives great advice on How to Beat the Bird Flu by Truth Publishing.  I figured allot of it applies to the Swine Flu
Antiviral herbal combinations recomended by How to Beat the Bird Flu, in order of recomendation.
  1. Supre ViraGon at BaselineNutritionals.com
  2. Illumination By Amazon Herb
  3. Protector 2000 from DragonHerbs.com
Individual Antiviral Herbs recomended by How to Beat the Bird Flu.
  1. Astragalus*
  2. St. John's Wort*
  3. Licorice
  4. Lemon Balm
  5. Green Tea*
  6. Grape fruit seed extract
  7. Olive leaves
  8. Calendula
  9. Cats Claw or Una de Gato*
*Astragalus, St. John's Wort, Green Tea, Cats Claw or Una de Gato  Are all in bold because they have a double recomendation to be useful against the Swine Flu from both the HTBTBF book and the below listed article.
Based on the article posted below I have changed the recomendations of this book just a little bit. Listed below are my changes and why.
Sambucol is strongly recomended by the HTBTBF book.  But according to the article listed below  Elderberry juice is to be AVOIDED
 because it increases productionof cytokines TNF-a and IL-6.  ...Cytokines are compounds produced by the body s immune system that attack and remove foreign bodies. The problem is that when a foreign body is immune to certain cytokines, the body sees that its immune response is not working and tries even harder, which can lead to what is called a cytokine storm, where the body becomes flooded with these compounds and they eventually destroy the body itself.
Echinacea was removed from the recomended herbs because the article says below it should be AVOIDED also.
Increases production of cytokines TNF-a
and IL-6. Although it is often used for normal flu, research
shows that it may increase the chance of cytokine storms for
H5N1.

Spirulina  is to be AVOIDED  because it...
increases production of cytokine TNF-a.
Chocolate and Honey and Bananas are also foods that should be AVOIDED.
Dairy Products of course should always be AVOIDED when one has a cold or flu.
Home Health Gazette Blog
Natural Antivirals
Submitted by Health Gazette on Thu, 2006-05-11 08:55.
Alternative Medicine


Regular readers know that I have no time for the nonsense
relating to imagined bird-flu pandemics. However. I regarded
the following item of sufficient novelty to be of some
interest. You may judge its merits for yourself.

Research suggests certain natural foods may be as effective
against virus H5N1 as commercial antivirals.

(PRWEB) May 10, 2006 -- A Biology teacher from Australia,
named Stephen Jones, has done extensive research into the
H5N1 virus and compiled a list of natural foods that are
effective against it and listed others that are detrimental.

The list may come as a surprise to many people since foods
such as spirulina and echinacea are listed as detrimental.
This strange occurrence is largely due to the fact that the
virus is immune to 2 cytokines that the body produces (TNF-a
and IL-6). Cytokines are compounds produced by the body s
immune system that attack and remove foreign bodies. The
problem is that when a foreign body is immune to certain
cytokines, the body sees that its immune response is not
working and tries even harder, which can lead to what is
called a cytokine storm, where the body becomes flooded with
these compounds and they eventually destroy the body itself.
Foods such as Echinacea actually stimulate the production of
these specific cytokines; hence consuming it is not a good
idea if one suspects they may have the virus.

During the 1918 Spanish Flu many healthy young people died
from cytokine storms due to their immune systems
overreacting. Consuming foods which suppress the production
of cytokines TNF-a and IL-6 and enhance the production of
the ones that actually are effective against the virus will
aid the patient greatly.

Other foods that create mucous in the respiratory tract,
such as bananas, are also listed as detrimental due to the
fact that the predominant breeding ground of the virus is
the respiratory tract and another way in which a patient may
suffer is due to the body's over production of mucous in
this area.

Folk Medicines and Herbs to use and avoid with Bird Flu

Below is a list of foods that are said to contain
substances that are natural antivirals, immune boosters or
they decrease cytokines TNF-a and IL-6.

Alternative medications that are most likely to help us
during a severe pandemic:

Garlic (allicin) - Very effective antiviral. Best if fresh
(raw) and crushed. Must be consumed within 1 hour of
crushing. Dosage is initially 2 to 3 cloves per day but
later reduce until no body odour occurs. No toxic effects
noted. (Pubmed PMID 9049657)

Vitamin C - Boosts the immune system and is an antiviral by
blocking the enzyme neuraminadase. Viruses need
neuraminadase to reproduce. There are anecdotal stories of
people taking large amounts of Vitamin C (children )
surviving the Spanish Flu. Research shows that it may reduce
the production of cytokines TNF-a and IL-6. A study on 470
people involved giving the test group 1000 mg hourly for 6
hours and then 1000 mg 3 times daily after reporting flu
symptoms. Symptoms decreased by 85%. (Pubmed PMID 10543583,
634178, 16169205, 12876306)

Green Tea (possible Tamiflu/Relenza alternative)- Very
effective antiviral. Also decreases the production of the
cytokine (catechins) TNF-a. Inhibits neuraminidase. May have
antiviral activity that is equal to other antivirals such as
Tamiflu. (Pubmed PMID 16137775)

St Johns Wort (Hypericum) - Very effective antiviral. Also
decreases the production of the cytokine IL-6. Hypericum is
an extract from St John s Wort. There have been some very
successful field trials in commercial flocks infected with
H5N1 in Vietnam. (Pubmed PMID 7857513, 11518071, 11362353,
7857513, 11518071)

Vitamin E - Immune booster. Also decreases the production
of the cytokine TNF-a. (Pubmed PMID 155882360, 10929076)
Experiments involved using mice. Very suitable for immune
compromised people, especially the elderly. Effects enhanced
when taken with Vitamin C.

Apple Juice - Antiviral. Fresh apple juice including the
pulp and skin has greater antiviral activity than heated
commercial apple juice. More research is needed.
Effectiveness on H5N1 is unknown. (Pubmed PMID 32832,
12452634)

Resveratrol - Antiviral. In addition to inhibiting
neuraminidase, Resveratrol also sends a message to cells to
stop manufacturing viruses. This is a proven antiviral found
naturally in red wine, peanuts, mulberries, Japanese
Knotwood root (richest source), raisins and red grapes.
Resveratrol supplements are relatively inexpensive, are more
stable than wine and is available in liquid form for
absorption in the mouth. No toxic effects noted. (Pubmed
PMID 1583880, 12817628, 15985724)

Scuttellaria (Skullcap) - Antiviral. A herb used as a tea.
It has no side effects and is also a mild tranquilliser.
Research suggests neuraminidase, which is a substance needed
by the H5N1 virus to reproduce, may be inhibited.

Cranberry Juice - Early research shows that it may be an
antiviral, making viruses less able to invade or multiply.
Effectiveness on H5N1 is unknown. (Pubmed PMID15781126)

Cat s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) - Decreases the production
of the cytokine TNF-a. Also boosts immune system. The number
of white blood cells was significantly increased during
treatment. No toxicity was noted.
(
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=search&DB=pubmed)
Active constituents can be found in the leaves, bark, vine,
and roots. Water extraction from bark used. Children and
pregnant women are to avoid. Has a potentially damaging
effect on the DNA of proliferating cells. (cancers,
foetuses, growing children)

Curcumin (Tumeric Spice) - Decreases the production of the
cytokine TNF-a. This is the yellow compound in turmeric
spice. Research shows that this may be very good for
preventing a cytokine storm although this is not proven.
Must be taken with food or gastritis or peptic ulcers may
occur. Pregnant women and feeding mothers should avoid this.
The medicinal properties of curcurnin cannot be utilised
when used alone due to rapid metabolism in the liver and
intestinal wall. When combined with Piperine found in black
pepper the absorption is increased with no adverse effects.
Obtainable from health stores in tablets, liquid, capsules
already combined with piperine. Dosage is 500mg to 4000mg
daily.

Astragalus root (Astragali Radix) - Boosts immune system.
(Pubmed PMID15588652)

Tea tree Steam Inhalation - Reduces the cytokine TNF-a. Add
2 drops of tea tree oil in a bowl of steaming water. Cover
head with a towel and inhale for 5 to 10 minutes. Relieves
congestion and fights infection. Its effectiveness is
unknown. (Pubmed PMID 11131302)

The following substances may be best to avoid during a H5N1
pandemic

Elderberry juice (Sambucal) - AVOID - Increases production
of cytokines TNF-a and IL-6. This substance is very
effective against the common flu but may not be desirable
for the H5N1 virus. Increases in these cytokines may trigger
a lethal cytokine storm. (Isr Med Journal2002 Nov;4:944-6)

Micro Algae (Chlorella and Spirulina) - AVOID - Increases
production of cytokine TNF-a. (Pubmed PMID 11731916)

Honey - AVOID - Increases production of cytokines TNF-a and
IL-6. (Pubmed PMID12824009)

Chocolate - AVOID - Increases production of cytokines TNF-a
and IL-6. (Pubmed PMID 12885154, PMID 10917928)

Echinacea - AVOID - Increases production of cytokines TNF-a
and IL-6. Although it is often used for normal flu, research
shows that it may increase the chance of cytokine storms for
H5N1. (Pubmed PMID 15556647, 9568541)

Kimchi - AVOID - Increases production of cytokines TNF-a
and IL-6. (Pubmed PMID15630182)

Dairy products & Bananas - AVOID - These foods increase
mucous production.

References:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/ (search using Pubmed ID
number listed after each food)

Monday, April 20, 2009

"How does the internet effect our lives?" on Mormon Mommy Blogs

Hello I recently read this article on 3 Reasons Moms Are Addicted to the Internet. Needless to say I had a million thoughts while I was reading it.

Remembering back to my first baby.... I remember the cultural shock of becoming a SAHM and the learning curve as I learned through trial and error how to fulfill my new roll. I remember when I first joined a support group for women and mothers online. It did almost overtake my life as I drank in the refreshing new support it gave to my life, but over time it found its place into my life in a balanced manner. Since that time I have been in many support groups, hosted many support groups, and started quite a few blogs, not to mention Face Book and Twitter. So is it true? Is the Internet an addiction? I have been turning this over in my mind.

The Internet is a tool I think... After reading that article I went and sat down in my front room and spent time with my kids. But a few hours later when I needed to pay bills, where did I go? Back to the Internet. Later that day when I had an unanswerable question, where did I go? to Google. Now today as I am filling in time between calls as I WAH where do I go? MMB's....

Overall the Internet has been a wonderful tool to my life. Does using a tool allot because it works quantify an addiction? I am thinking no. But like all things there needs to be balance in all things...

I would love to hear what you think.
Jeanine


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Hello I am Jeanine. I have been a SAHM for 9 years and a WAHM mom for 7 months. Our family is running like a gazelle Dave Ramsey style in order to pay out of debt, this is why I have started to WAH. My DH also took on a 2nd job. Life around here has gotten a little bit crazy, but I do hope I will someday feel like I have adjusted to the new lifestyle.  

On WAHM

A strange thing happened when I started working at home... I seemed to suddenly have more respect from people in general. Funny how working for a pay check is more of a quantifiable success that others can see, and increases you in their estimation over and above "just" being a SAHM. I am glad to have the added respect, it is refreshing. 

Strange thing is, my kids were better taken care of and more attended to when I did not work. Over all I do feel I accomplished more when I was "just" a SAHM then I do now that I am also juggling WAHM. But that is a nuance an "outsider" would not get. 

Now in life I am trying to learn this new juggling act, prioritise, and learn how to succeed at both being a SAHM and a WAHM.  

On Food Storage

I love whole foods and food storage. I have heard some say that it is an antiquated idea, and have dismissed it my talking about how the presidency has changed many times what they recommend a family to store and how much. I could not disagree more.

Food storage has many benefits, it is more healthy and less expensive just to mention a few. As I wonder about the political climate and future of our country I find these words to be true. "If you are prepared ye shall not fear.

On Getting out of Debt

I have always considered SAHM and Homeschooling to be like an overtime job, so now our family is making the adjustment to both parents working a 2nd job. The most challenging factor is to control spending. As our family works harder we seem to have larger needs, food for example, our food expense has gone up allot since we took on more work. We have to be careful to no "eat away all the profits" literally.

On Homeschooling

Hello I have four children, three lovely girls, one busy boy, ages 9-3. I have always homeschooled from the beginning. When my oldest was young I found it was a joy to homeschool her through preschool. As kindergarten approached I decided I did not want to send her away and miss out on all the fun. Thus our homeschool started. I have an eclectic approach. I love the classics approach and do the majority of my homeschooling through classics, with a focus on the development of character through the ages TJE style. I have tried k-12 but found it to be too cumbersome for more then one child. I like Charllote Mason's focus on hands on, art, and nature. The best way I have ever motivated my children to practice spelling and writing is through making art and cards for family members and friends. We largely homeschool on interest based education in unschooling fashion and this is wonderful for me. With this simple approach we play through homeschooling always on the adventure of learning new things, which works great for my kids that are in core and love of learning phase.

Thanks for reading, 
Jeanine

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Great big group at Tax Day Tea Party in UT.

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Tax day tea party SLC UT

Tax day tea party SLC UT 2100 South Redwood Rd. Huge turn out.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Banks Made The Matrix

We are in The Matrix, The Matrix made by the international banks. They power their greed by feeding off of our money. Through engineered economic booms and busts they scoop off our money stealing it right out from under our noses.

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." Thomas Jefferson

We don't need no thought control. Through bank owned media institutions they control our thoughts just like in the Matrix. Nothing that challenges The Matrix is allowed to be reported on by the establishment News. Even worse yet, Public Compulsory Schooling teaches what to think, instead of how to think. Through public school we are taught to be yes men, to stand in line, to follow orders. Essential tools needed if The Matrix is going to control masses of people. Public Compulsory Education was a necessary requirement to pave the way for Hitler.

Read A Wrinkle in Time to see the conditioning I am speaking of, the thought control of the masses.

Man can not serve two masters.  When children spend so much time in school who becomes their master?  The government, the establishmen, not their God fearing, values oriented parents.  The Matrix is raising our nations children.  Break out of The Matrix, think for your self. 

In two hours homeschoolers cover more then the Public School does in a day.  With one on one time children learn wonderfully quick. 

Public school controls our nations home life by sending home ever more demanding after school homework. Why do you think they send homework home? Two reasons, to fill our home time with their busy work so we do not spend it creating family ties, and teaching moral values. And because they know our home is more effective in training and teaching the children then they are. If we actually are the people teaching our children through homework, then what are our children doing while they are at school? 

Our nations  children are being Socially Engineered. No I do not want my children socalised in The Matrix. I want children who learn how to think, rather then be conditioned what to do, like Pavlovs dogs.

Jeanine

The Banks Made the Matrix

We are in The Matrix, The Matrix made by the international banks. They power their greed by feeding off of our money. Through engineered economic booms and busts they scoop off our money stealing it right out from under our noses.

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." Thomas Jefferson

We don't need no thought control. Through bank owned media institutions they control our thoughts just like in the Matrix. Nothing that challenges The Matrix is allowed to be reported on by the establishment News. Even worse yet, Public Compulsory Schooling teaches what to think, instead of how to think. Through public school we are taught to be yes men, to stand in line, to follow orders. Essential tools needed if The Matrix is going to control masses of people. Public Compulsory Education was a necessary requirement to pave the way for Hitler.

Read A Wrinkle in Time to see the conditioning I am speaking of, the thought control of the masses.

Man can not serve two masters.  When children spend so much time in school who becomes their master?  The government, the establishmen, not their God fearing, values oriented parents.  The Matrix is raising our nations children.  Break out of The Matrix, think for your self. 

In two hours homeschoolers cover more then the Public School does in a day.  With one on one time children learn wonderfully quick. 

Public school controls our nations home life by sending home ever more demanding after school homework. Why do you think they send homework home? Two reasons, to fill our home time with their busy work so we do not spend it creating family ties, and teaching moral values. And because they know our home is more effective in training and teaching the children then they are. If we actually are the people teaching our children through homework, then what are our children doing while they are at school? 

Our nations  children are being Socially Engineered. No I do not want my children socalised in The Matrix. I want children who learn how to think, rather then be conditioned what to do, like Pavlovs dogs.

Jeanine

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin 1802

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."

Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin 1802

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VOTE: Glenn Beck asks What do you want fixed?


New Poll: The Top 20 Out of 50
Posted by the912project on April 7, 2009 ·

We gave you a wish list of 50 items you wanted to see become part of the fabric in your lifetime. Now we have drilled down to the top 20 of those 50 (not in any particular order). Please pick only 5 itmes from this revised list so that we can get an accurate read on what matter most to you.

We’ll give you the results and allow you to comment when we have your answers.

The Top 20 Out Of 50

  • FIX ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, ENFORCE THE IMMIGRATION LAWS
  • FAIR TAX 
  • CONSTITUTION AS REQUIRED READING IN ALL SCHOOLS
  • REBALANCE EDUCATION SYSTEM – REMOVE SOCIALISM
  • EARMARKS REMOVED FROM ALL SPENDING BILLS
  • NO PORK
  • DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW, DRILL OFTEN
  • END THE DEATH TAX AND ALL DOUBLE TAXATION
  • ENGLISH AS A NATIONAL LANGUAGE
  • PAY RAISES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS NOT AUTOMATIC
  • LET FAILING COMPANIES FAIL, NO MORE BAILOUTS
  • WELFARE REFORM – LIMITS TO TIME AND AMOUNT OF BENEFITS
  • LOWER CORPORATE TAXES TO BRING BUSINESS BACK
  • LAWS WRITTEN IN LANGUAGE THAT WE ALL CAN UNDERSTAND
  • NO LIFETIME BENEFITS FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS
  • TERM LIMITS FOR ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS
  • NO GOVT HEALTHCARE. PUBLIC HOUSING IS A GREAT EXAMPLE
  • NO VOTES, NO PAY… MAKE CONGRESSMEN SHOW UP
  • SECURE THE BORDERS, ASAP
  • ALL SENATORS/CONGRESSMEN MUST CERTIFY THAT THEY ACTUALLY READ BILL BEFORE VOTING ON IT
Now go Vote and tell Glenn Beck what you want fixed.

Man Detained for Supporting Ron Paul, and Campaign for Liberty

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Modern Militia Movement-Missouri MIAC Strategic Report 20Feb09

Reality Report with Gary Franchi - March 20, 2009



The Modern Militia Movement-Missouri MIAC Strategic Report 20Feb09

The Modern Militia Movement-Missouri MIAC Strategic Report 20Feb09 The Modern Militia Movement-Missouri MIAC Strategic Report 20Feb09 guyrazer This Strategic Report lists those who support Ron Paul as terrorists....Really!! It does!!

5000 Year Leap Study Guide

American Government & US Constitution: Part 1
Curriculum Guide, 
Textbook, 
6 DVD's
$49.9

Have you ever read a book which literally changed the course of your thinking and your life? That is the nature of this course which uses The 5000 Year Leap as the text.

It is a study of the United States Constitution from a principle based approach. You will learn where the founding Fathers got their ideas for sound government and how a return to these ideas can solve our nations problems today.

This course contains:

a text book (The 5000 Year Leap)
a curriculum guide
suggested course requirements and grading standards
teaching objective for each lesson
reading assignments
quizzes
examinations
lesson presentations on six DVD's.

Once a student has a working knowledge of the only correct and proven principles for freedom, prosperity, and peace, then other history classes can be taught from a whole different perspective. American History becomes a study of how the United States, throughout its 200 plus years, has either supported the principles of liberty and prospered or violated these principles and suffered.

Can any other knowledge be more helpful to the rising generation in America today? America desperately needs better and stronger leaders. We need leaders who know correct answers and will step forward and make a positive diference in this world.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Dwarf Fruit Tree Plans

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hypertufa

I found this in my garden searches and was curious...

Hypertufa is a cementatious mix that differs from regular concrete in that it has no rocks in it, only sand and peat moss. The peat moss or other organic component(s), makes it lighter, more porous, and more like real stone looks. We use it to make all sorts of pots, planters, troughs, fountains, sculptures etc


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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Books featured on Glenn Beck's Shows

5000 Year Leap: The 28 Great Ideas that Changed the World
by W. Cleon Skousen

The Real George Washington
by Jay A. Parry

The Survivor’s Club
by Ben Sherwood 

New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America
by Burton W. Folsom 

Meltdown
By Thomas Woods 

 The Three Deceivers
by Richard M. Eyre 

Liberal Fascism
by Jonah Goldberg

The Last Patriot
by Brad Thor

Embryo: A Defense of Human Life
by Robert P. George, Christopher Tollefsen

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900
by Andrew Roberts

While Europe Slept
by Bruce Bawer

The Forgotten Man: A History of the Great Depression
by Amity Shlaes

Winners never Cheat: Everyday Values We Learned as Children (But May Have Forgotten)
by Jon M. Huntsman

The Wednesday Letters
by Jason Wright

Terror at Beslan: A Russian Tragedy with Lessons for America’s Schools
by John Giduck

Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse
by Peter Schiff

America Alone
by Mark Steyn

Lone Survivor
by Marcus Luttrell

Friday, March 13, 2009

Glenn Beck's 9-12 program


Even though Jeff and I are both working extra jobs to get out of debt Dave Ramsey style, we were able to find the time for Glenns big We Surround Them Debut. We went to the meetup at Noah's in South Jordan. The Noah's reception center was a lovely location, the place was packed. Doors opened at 2 for sitting, we showed up about ten minuets after 2pm and all the seats in the main room were already full. Thankfully they had overflow rooms. Jeff walked up the outside of the main room and talked to people intill he found us two seats, two rows from the front. In addition to providing a nice location free cookies, water and books were provided.

The show opened with Glen Beck back stage at his studio. At one point he was so over come he started to cry and joked that he was becoming a televangelist.

I was impressed when Glenn said we were Meetup.com largest meetup. Also they purchased the largest server possible, and still shut it down immediately with all the traffic trying to get to the912project.com . The 9-12 Project is still shut down now.

The suspense was continued when Glen said he was working on two different projects he wanted to show us on 9/12/09. Then he challenged us to show him what we could do between now and then also.

Glenn Beck recommended two books. The 5000 Year Leap and The Real George Washington. Jeff has read the 5000 year leap, and loved it. He has been telling many people to read it, and one of them even challenged our Steak President to read it. Everything I have heard Jeff say about the book is wonderful.

We decided we host a Republic reading group to read these important books, starting with The 5000 year leap, then The real George Washington, then going on from there.

I agree that we need to educate ourselves first, then act. That acting on fear without conviction and understanding only makes the problem worse. Glenn said the government is so messed up that it will take 100 years to clear it up. That is a long time. But what else are we to do? Do we fight the never ending battle, or stand in the socialist line with our heads down?

Glen asked us if we are willing to do what is right even if it means it will be hard and we loose everything for it in order to establish freedom for our children. Yes, I am willing to do that.

Glenn had a special guest who had discussed survivors, the best survivors had two important things, faith in God and a community. If you are disconnected from community you are divided week and conquered. It is just like the 9-12 snake, Unite or Die.

Afterwards at home I showed my children the We The People photo mosaic of the We Surround Them photos. They were pretty impressed by that. Then I showed them the 9-12 snake, and read to them the principals and values. Out of the mouth of babes... it all just made sense to them.

I am glad to have my faith renewed. I have been reading and watching our march to socialism for years, and have written and called my representatives and the white house many times. But it all started to seem to loose its point, and seemed ineffective. It is nice to see the community surrounding The 9-12 Program and know I am not alone. I am thankful for the strength in numbers and the community of like minded people who care about the principals of the Founding Fathers.

Jeanine

The Nine Principles

1. America is good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

12 Values
Honesty
Reverence
Hope
Thrift
Humility
Charity
Sincerity
Moderation
Hard Work
Courage
Personal Responsibility
Gratitude

You Are Not Alone

If you agree with at least seven of those principles, then you are not alone. Please send a digital version of your picture to: wesurroundthem@foxnews.comand then stay tuned to the radio and television shows over the coming weeks to see how we intend to pull back the curtain.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Stumbling Blocks

"The great Restoration removes stumbling blocks which prevent our seeing “things as they really are, and … things as they really will be” (Jacob 4:13; see also 1 Ne. 14:1). When stumbling blocks are removed, we see the purposes of life clearly. We see ourselves differently, clearly, and correctly."

From, The Wondrous RestorationBy Elder Neal A. Maxwell Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Jacob 4:13
  13 Behold, my brethren, he that prophesieth, let him prophesy to the understanding of men; for the aSpirit speaketh the btruth and lieth not. Wherefore, it speaketh of things as they really care, and of things as they really will be; wherefore, these things are manifested unto us dplainly, for the salvation of our souls. But behold, we are not witnesses alone in these things; for God also espake them unto prophets of old.

1 Nephi 14:1
And it shall come to pass, that if the aGentiles shall hearken unto the Lamb of God in that day that he shall manifest himself unto them in word, and also in bpower, in very deed, unto the ctakingaway of their dstumbling blocks—

In a recent blog post My thoughts on Stumbeling Blocks I try to understand what stumbeling blocks are.  My husband just gave me a second preisthood blessing where he told me my stumbeling block had been removed.  Two blessings in a row (almost a year apart) with almost the same wording in it.  What a wonderful blessing I thought at first.  But all the things in my life that were dificult did not get any easier after the first blessing.  After the second blessing I worried that I was doing something persionally wrong, because I still struggle with all the same flaws.  This is a new nugget of truth on what stumbeling blocks might mean.  I think I understand the blessing a bit better now.

The Bible sits on the pulpit of hundreds of different religious sects. The Book of Mormon, the record of Joseph, verifies and clarifies the Bible. It removes stumbling blocks, it restores many plain and precious things. We testify that when used together, the Bible and the Book of Mormon confound false doctrines, lay down contentions, and establish peace. (See 2 Ne. 3:12.)

from, A New Witness for Christ, By President Ezra Taft Benson Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

This is the sacrifice we have to learn to offer. Nobody will ever be able to understand or even to accept principles of truth unless he or she, to some degree, has developed a painful awareness of the dimensions of self-honesty. Without the capability to recognize truth, we will not be really free: we will be slaves to habits or prejudices heavily covered with excuses. But learning to become aware of the depth of the dimensions of truth will make us free. We cannot remove a stumbling block unless we see it first. We cannot grow unless we know what is holding us back.

From, University for Eternal Life, by Elder F. Enzio BuscheOf the First Quorum of the Seventy

As President Benson approached his ninetieth year, a mild heart attack and other health problems were taking a toll on his physical strength. But his energy in his prophetic role seemed to grow even stronger. In one landmark general conference address, he urged members to overcome pride with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. “Pride is the universal sin, the great vice,” he said, “Pride is the great stumbling block to Zion.” (See Ensign, May 1989, pages 4–7.)

from, President Ezra Taft Benson By Jan U. Pinborough

Jeanine

Monday, March 2, 2009

Eternal Perspective

President Ezra Taft Benson said “in the eternal perspective, children—not possessions, not position, not prestige—are our greatest jewels.”

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

This is how we will loose our freedom... I believe

Genesis 44:13-26

13 And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.

14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.

15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.

16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.

17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.

18 When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:

19 Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.

20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's.

21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.

22 Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.

23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.

24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.

25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.

26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.