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Just two weeks ago, my oldest son turned nine years old!  Next month, my husband and I will have been married for 10 years!  10 YEARS!  What a big summer we are having this year!

The night before Jackson’s birthday, I was sitting on the couch crocheting while my husband watched television.  As if I had just walked into a brick wall, the realization that Jackson was turning nine really hit me.  I mean nine…that’s half of 18.  That means I’m half way done raising him.  I know that raising a child doesn’t end completely at the age of 18, but I am half way done with the time God has given me to mold him and shape him into the man he will become.  My timeline for instilling morals and teaching him how to keep a home, treat a woman and be a friend is half done.  That was an uncomfortable, unsettling feeling.  Yes, I shed tears that night.  I couldn’t believe we were to that point.  I swear I had just given birth to him.  This realization made me stop and analyze what I still have left to teach him and how I was going to get there.

One thing that has been on my mind and heart since he was born was my desire to raise my kids in home education.  We brought Jackson home after his first grade year because he was increasingly board and the teacher just had too many kids to teach.  I wanted more for him than he could get from the setting he was in at the school he was attending.  The first day of his second grade year was spent around our kitchen table.

That same year, I was running my in-home childcare (4 kids), was pregnant and transporting our youngest at the time to preschool in the public school system.  We were able to get speech help for him there which was a HUGE blessing!  At semester, my husband felt like Jackson should go back into the public school system because I had SOOooo much on my plate and was about to have a newborn to take care of.  I was so heartbroken.  I cried for months but kept the faith that one day, I’d be given the chance to bring him back home, and, God Willing, Gage (our middle son) too.

This past winter during Jackson’s 3rd grade year, he began to have social issues with kids at school.  Bullies are a HUGE problem these days and unfortunately my son fell victim to their harsh words and ways.  So much so he wanted to “go to sleep and never wake up.”  He BEGGED to come back home to homeschool again. As a work from home mother, I wanted to pull him right away and resume home education.  My husband encouraged me to allow him to finish out the year and to get help for the issues he was having.  He is so smart.  Through the next several months we learned that he had depression issues but those were from undiagnosed ADD.  Well that makes sense!  It also explains why he was so bored in 1st grade and why he had such a hard time paying attention long enough to get any homework done throughout the years.

We had begun to look into home education again just in case we, as a family, felt like it would be a good fit for our family for 4th grade.  With what I experienced the day before his birthday and my longtime desire to educate my kids myself, I have come to realize that I need to step up my Miche game.  We have fees and curriculum to purchase  before August should we decide to bring him back home.

That’s where YOU come in!

I need 4 people to host shows in July in order to be able to meet my goal of providing for my son’s education.  We all want what’s best for our kids.  For me and my son, home education is what I feel like is best for him.  Please help me do that!

Comment below if you would be interested in hosting a home/online/catalog/skype show.  I’d be happy to get that set up for you as soon as possible.  Our July shells will be announced tomorrow and you could be the first one to get your new shells and accessories for FREE!

Thanks for your help.  Thanks for your support!

LOOK! Extra hostess rewards for July!! Earn an extra $20-40 in free product!

Cheers,

Andrea

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If I know what a mother wants, it’s to be recognized as special and appreciated. On Mother’s Day, true, but every other day in between.  Read below to see how you can give her a gift this May 13th that will last for years to come and continually remind her that you love her and remember her every day of the year.

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Women of every age want to feel beautiful.  As we get older though, we start to second guess our ability to keep up with styles and trends. We begin to wonder if we are starting to look like that older lady in church or at the grocery store whom we used to think as kids dressed herself in the dark before leaving the house.  With Miche, she can stay in style without having to try.

Below are just a few ways you can know for sure you will be in style at every turn.

  • Our designers keep a hawk eye on the runways in Paris and New York.  You can be sure that the design and color styles and trends on the runways will be reflected onto our shells and accessories.
  • Miche releases new designs MONTHLY!
  • Each shell and accessory is a available on a limited supply basis.  What’s that mean? Everything you see in the catalogue is current and up-to-date.
  • Our products are affordable.  New shells can be purchased often and even put on wishlists for your birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day or just because.

As always, if you have questions or need help picking out the PERFECT handbag or accessories, just drop a comment below.

Cheers!



{March 31, 2012}   Zoe needs our help!

URGENT! Zoe needs our help!

As a mother of three, ages 8, 6 and 13 months, I can only image the way Kelsie Bernstein must feel right now. Her daughter, Zoe, was in a car accident and the outlook is uncertain according to doctors.  She is in a coma right now and has two skull fractures.  My brother-in-law posted this on Facebook today:

HELP! SOMETHING WORTH SHARING. This is my friend Kelsie and her daughter Zoe. Zoe suffered severe head trauma in a car accident and is still in a coma like state, she has 2 skull fractures and some bruising of her brain. We won’t know extent of the damage until she is more awake. This is your normal everyday little girl, and this could happen to any of us. Please pray for her, share this, and if you would like to do more Zoe has an account at Wells Fargo in her name account # (ask me) , we also have PayPal set up under the email Kbernstein2123@gmail.com for all of our non local friends and family.

There are 4 ways you can help.  Two are listed in the Facebook post above.  The other two are listed below:

Scentsy:
All you have to do is visit Brian’s website and shop until you drop. 25% of the sales will go to Zoe’s fund.  You can also friend Brian’s Facebook Page to get updates on the fundraiser and promotions.

Miche:
Visit my online store and shop under Zoe’s Fundraiser link by clicking here.  All orders will earn the family 10%  However, Miche has four shells that reflect her name and they are on sale!  Should you decide to purchase a Zoe Shell, I will give 12% on that product.  If you purchase a base with one of those shells, I’ll give them 12% on that too!  Below are the Zoe Shells:

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ALSO if you would like to book a Skype, online or virtual show show in Zoe’s honor, I’d gladly give 10% of your show sales to her fund also!

PLEASE REMEMBER: When ordering from either Scentsy or my Miche website, please be sure to select the option to have your order shipped directly to you.  This way Kelsie doesn’t have to take the time to divide the orders out and mail/deliver them.  She has so much on her plate right now.  Before checking out, make sure that your order is attached to her show.  You should be given the option to attach the order to their show at any time.  Just select Zoe’s Fundraiser if you didn’t follow the direct link.

Thank you very very much.  If you are unable to support this family by way of donation or purchase through one of the options above, please pray for them.  Pray for Kelsie’s heart as I can’t imagine what she’s going through right now.  Pray for Zoe’s healing.  Pray that God does a miracle in her body and heals her, leaving the doctors speechless.  Pray for the hospital staff in charge of her care…that they get plenty of sleep before their shift and work diligently and carefully when around her.

If you wouldn’t mind, could you please share the word?  Post to twitter, facebook, link to your blog, tell your friends, family, church members.  If this was your little girl, you could only hope and pray others would take the time to do this for you. Thanks for caring so much!

Cheers,

Andrea Warren



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