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Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's show time

I got an update from Real Families, Real Answers. The show will start airing this week on ByuTV. Which is Dish Network channel 9403 or DirectTV channel 374. It is also available streaming on the web at

The schedule is as follows:
Tue 9/23 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm Episode 1 Strengthening Families, part 1
Tue 9/30 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm Episode 2 Strengthening Families, part 2
Tue 10/7 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm Episode 3 Protecting Family Time
Tue 10/14 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm Episode 4 Managing Our Emotions
Tue 10/21 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm Episode 5 Keeping a Marriage Strong, part 1
Tue 10/28 9:30 pm Episode 6 Keeping a Marriage Strong, part 2
Tue 11/4 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm Episode 7 Effective Parenting
Tue 11/11 8: 00 pm and 9:30 pm Episode 8 Parenting Teens
Tue 11/18 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm Episode 9 Family Finances
Tue 11/25 9:30 pm Episode 10 Strengthening Blended Families
Tue 12/2 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm Episode 11 Successful Single Parenting
Tue 12/9 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm Episode 12 Avoiding and Overcoming Pornography
Tue 12/16 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm Episode 13 Family Crucibles

We are featured in episode 13, Family Crucibles. Please try to watch this show and please pray that families will find the support and information they need to be successful in this crazy world. Here the promotional video.

Friday, September 12, 2008

The new civil rights movement

God doesn't make mistakes. EVERY person has a purpose whether or not they know it or live up to it. I am so excited at the prospect of one of us(Special mommies) making it to the White house. I pray that God's will be done for this election and for all the critical issues the country is facing at this time. Please take the time to check out this article about Trig Palin, Sarah Palin's 5th child. I was going to vote for McCain before he announced his choice for VP, but now I am actually excited about the prospect of voting now. I will not agree on all the issues with the McCain/Palin camp, but this is one I can honestly say I support because I am also a "Bulldog with lipstick." I have fought tooth and nail for a better life for my kids and I hope that the administration of the country regardless of outcome of the election will join that fight. Those who face challenges deserve a life that is cherished, honored and respected. They deserve to have free will and dignity, not to be incarcerated because the Government funds institutions but not community supports.

Monday, September 1, 2008

I just got busier

I got a part time job to make ends meet. I am taking care of 3 little kids in the afternoons at their house. I saw an ad in the Buy Sell Bulletin asking for someone to watch children in their home and called. I interviewed and she chose me as soon as she talked to me. The children have some minor special needs and she was very cautious about a sitter for them. She said I was a perfect fit for them because of my experience as a mommy to special kiddos. I started last Monday. I am working from 2-5:30 on most days. The 2 younger kids are 1 year old preemie twins and the older is a 5 year old kindergartner. He gets off the bus at around 4:00. I take J.D. with me and then William comes to get him when he gets off work. If he was to work overtime I would pack up the babies and go get Sean and Katy off the bus and head back over well before it is time to get the other little boy off the bus. I prepare for dinner ahead of time so I can just throw something together when I get home and so far everything is running pretty smoothly.