Wednesday Wow:Noah found favor!Not much sleep though

During my quest to read the entire Bible and I found the most wild story in Genesis 9 oah, a farmer, was the first to plant a vineyard. He drank from its wine, got drunk and passed out, naked in his tent. Ham, the father of Canaan, saw that his father was naked and told his two brothers who were outside the tent. Shem and Japheth took a cloak, held it between them from their shoulders, walked backwards and covered their father’s nakedness, keeping their faces turned away so they did not see their father’s exposed body.

So Noe (Noe is of Hebrew origin and means Noah. )he got drunk and naked in the privacy of his tent. It’s not what you expect of a great biblical hero, but it’s a very human reaction.

         I’m thinking our little Noah Elohim will fit right in with his new family!

Today is a very sleepy day for me. Noah will be just 3weeks tomorrow & he is now being a party dude of the sorts. So it seemed fitting to talk about him while he’s asleep. Although my dad always told me to sleep while the baby is sleeping. Smart man isn’t he?

 NOE. NOAH 

We all love the story about Noah. Those of us that were brought up in church from our childhood have heard the story of Noah a number of times in our lives. It has become a familiar story to us, most of us could tell from memory. And yet maybe it is that familiarity of the story that caused me to miss some very exciting facts about the story. Here are just a few more things I discovered this morning.

His father Lamech named him nûaḥ (the final ḥ is a more guttural sound than the English h), saying, “This same shall comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, which cometh from the ground which the LORD hath cursed.”[

His life of 950 years, exemplified obedience.

Hard to believe right????  Who’d knew. Here, do your own research like I did!  

Free coloring page about Noah’s Ark!

Noah’s Ark and the Flood

Noah’s Accomplishments:

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Have a great Wednesday ya’ll, I’m heading back to bed now- toodles!   -QC SuperMom

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Got Lemons? Good 4 you!

I love it when I’m out with my 5 sons and complete strangers infer that my oldest is my brother. We are not too far away in age but it does tell me that I’m doing a decent job keeping myself up! Sure I’m not the 19 yr old in college anymore BUT I know that I’m healthy from the inside out. …and if someone else notices it-AWESOME! My secret? Well I’ll share one of them. It’s LEMONS and WATER!  So affordable and effective.

In this post I’ve not only listed why everyone should try it , but also supplemental resources to assist you in getting started.  Who knows, one day you can look like Ms Ernestine Shepherd, 70 yr old bodybuilder. That’s  if you choose too of course The point is; it’s NEVER to late to begin.

Number 1
It balances pH–Lemon is an acidic food, but once metabolized, it becomes alkaline. I work very hard at keeping my body alkaline. Why?

To put it most simply, alkalies help keep the oxygen in our blood at a safe pH level, and this helps our body heal itself, assimilate nutrients and fight off unwanted sickness.

I have read of many people who have fought their cancer nutritionally by focusing on the body’s pH levels. K Carr, a local pal has halted tumors growing in her liver for over 7 years by focusing on nutrition, including alkalizing foods. I think that is crazy cool. Even a little crazy sexy cool!!

I regularly check the pH of my body using these little pH strips. I now know what foods –GREENS!–will keep my levels where they need to be. I also believe lemon water helps this process.

Number 2

It not only freshens your breath BUT- it keeps skin clear and glo

wing! I have noticed this. Hydration from drinking lemon water is great for moisturizing our skin from the inside out. Lemon also contains lots of Vitamin C, which helps with wrinkles and blemishes. (Ok, look what I found for you! 🙂 )

Number 3

It kick starts the digestive system–a big glass of lemon water is a great way to start the day. It encourages the liver to produce bile which in turn aids in digestion. It increases urination which helps purify

it. It also helps with heartburn and constipation. (Here’s more info on amazing health benefits of lemons I found online!)
Number 5Number 4
It helps with weight loss–I have read that keeping the body in an alkaline state helps people lose weight faster. Lemons are high in fiber pectin, which helps keep one full, longer. They also have a diuretic effect, which helps with water weight gain. (Here’s more info I found on weight loss with lemons)

It helps control the coffee habit–I will drink coffee on very rare occasions, but only if I have had my entire glass of lemon water.

…which brings me to bonus Number 6:It sizzles!  “Lemon Spritzer”–lemon +sparkling water+ice–is the perfect solution! (Here’s another great source of info that I had to share!)

I have found that if you add a little sex appeal to your daily water intake, you are much more likely to drink it down. Start by choosing a pretty vessel. Fill it up with fresh, filtered water. Slice up some citrus fruit (I used grapefruit that was too sour to eat and some lemon) and toss it in the water. Or, instead of citrus, try thin, cucumber slices. Go ahead and splash a few ice cubes into the mix so that the outside of the pitcher gets a little slick with perspiration.-KP 

Add on notes:

I use 1/2 lemon, add ice to a 24 ounce mason jar, and add water to the top.

I save the second half for a refreshing “Lemon Spritzer” (see #6) later in the day.

When I pour freshly squeezed lemon juice over ice, I get the same feeling one might get when popping the top of their pop can and fizz leaks out, Ahhh…. or maybe the same feeling of the champagne cork popping?  Ok..maybe not THAT good..

*Tip..use a straw to keep the acidic lemon off your teeth. (Remember, it is acidic until digested, then it turns alkaline)
Use glass straws. They are strong, durable, and GORGEOUS.

Tip: Drink your warm lemon water in coffee cups that has coffee or tea stains. The lemon water will help remove them.

Tip: Grind the used lemon rinds in your garbage disposal to help deodorize it.

Ok, I’ll close with a few questions:

1. What do you think of drinking lemon water, have you tried it?

2. Have you heard of the importance of pH levels in the body?  

3. If you drink lemon water first thing in the morning, how is it going for you?

So if a little lemon water can help I say do it!!! A.P.

Enjoy and give your liver a hug!

Now what says YOU?

-QC SuperMom

Friday Four: Confess Over Your Children

Speak the Word Over Your Children! 

One of the greatest gifts God has given me is my children. I have nine children—four girls (3 living) and five boys—and each of them are very special to me. I will admit, raising them has not been the easiest task, but it has by far been the single most rewarding experience of my life. Of all my roles, being a wife and mother are without a doubt two of my most enjoyable roles.
If you have children, you most certainly know how startling it can be to watch your children go from always wanting to be around you, to being independent and wanting to do their own thing. Many people find this transition hard to bear. If you are like me, you have probably found yourself wondering, why can’t they just go back to being babies: it was much easier then! However, whether we want to face it or not, our children eventually grow up. So instead of attempting to avoid the obvious, we should seize the time we have with them, and teach them the values they are going to need to be successful adults.

Parents, Speak Over Your Children

Parents are to prophesy to their children. This message speaks of the authority of the parents and is our responsibility to establish the identity and destiny of  your children. Much of the searching that takes place in society today is happening because children have not had parents to establish their identity and set their purpose in motion.

Whether you are a parent, a grandparent raising your grandchildren, or have plans of becoming a parent, take solace in knowing that grace and mercy covers and protects your children. If and when they do things you may not understand, do not curse them by speaking negatively about them; instead, release the Word over them. The Word will heal, protect, and cause them to be all they have ordained them to be.

The following are FOUR scriptural confessions that you can speak over your children – and as Isaiah 55:11 says – these words will not return to your empty, but will accomplish and achieve the purpose for which they are sent.

1.  Strong, Biblical Self-Esteem
Help my children develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are “God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (Ephesians 2:10)

2.Self-Control
Father, help my children not to be like many others around them, but let them be “alert and self-controlled” in all they do.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (1 Thessalonians 5:6)

3.My children will flee from all sexual immorality and impurity in thought, word or deed, and they will realize that their body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.                                                                                                                                                                                 (I Corithians 6:18-19)

4.My children are children in whom there is no blemish, but they are well favored. They are skillful in wisdom, cunning in knowledge, and understand science. They have the ability to stand in the King’s palace and teach others.                              ( Daniel 1:4  )

Example

The following is an example of a confession prayer I’d speak over my child, based on scripture (and largely copied, by memory, from what my own parents confessed over me):

God, we know that [child’s name] is a gift from You. She’s/He’s a treasure who brings joy to those who know her/him. [child’s name] loves You with all she/he is–she/he puts You first and holds tight to You. She’s/He’s a good friend–she /he loves people and they love her/him back. She/He knows Whose she/he is, a child of the King. She’s/He’s protected as she/he goes about her/his day because You give Your angels charge over her/him. You are her/his refuge and fortress. She/He has great peace and undisturbed composure. She/He can face this day with a smile on her/his  face, with no fear, because She/He trusts You and she/he knows she’s/he’s safe.

 [child’s name] chooses Life. She/He loves Wisdom. Everything her/his hand touches is blessed. She’s/He’s blessed wherever she/he goes–when she/he comes in and when she/he goes out. She/He honors her/his leaders and teachers, and she/he works diligently. She/He is the head and not the tail.

 God, you specially designed [ child’s name] before she was born, and we’re thankful that You have a big plan for her/his life. Today she/he walks in the destiny You’ve planned for her/him.

The tongue has the power of life and death. As parents, you have the power to speak life or death to your children and over your children. 

Wednesday wow: Cheap House Cleaning!

Housecleaners Too Expensive? Not If You Do It My Way

I have a cleaning crew that takes care of our home  for just $30 a week.  As anyone will tell you, that’s a steal by Charlotte, NC standards. I do sometimes have pangs about underpaying them. Until I remember they’re my children.

Our 2 girls, ages 12 & 13, pocket between $5 and $11.50 a week to keep our home tidy. Jobs range from the 50 cents you can earn for reading to their younger brothers to $2.00 for scrubbing the tub. The wages sound pretty puny when you break them down by job, but measured by the total time spent each week, the girls are beating minimum wage. And, more importantly, my husband and I match their earnings 100%, like an employer’s 401(k) incentive. So our 12-year-old is really earning $10 dollars a week, but half is being put straight into her bank account.

How many lessons have we covered in this strategy? Did you say 4? You did? Aren’t you a smart one. Okay friends I gotta go, see ya’ll on Friday Four!

Clean Up Time

I did a little research, I’m not a helicopter mom or an attached parent.  

The term, “attachment parenting”, was conceived by pediatrician William Sears and his wife Martha, to describe a highly responsive, attentive style of caring for a child. Attachment parenting promotes physical and emotional closeness between parent and child through what the Sears refer to as the “Baby Bs.”

Helicopter parenting describes parents who hover over their children and become too involved in their lives, including interfering in college or career decisions later in life. Take the quiz!

I’ve never really fitted into any one box. EVER! I’ve even found a web page for “Mama Types” on the playground. None of these title work for me. Go figure!  I do know this that we’re all trying to figure this parenting thing out as we go, making mistakes along the way,protecting , loving our children more than life itself and sometimes wanting to strangle them.  In short I’m a MOM and  this is my most important role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything.”

Wiping off titles:

I’m still trying to figure this one out. But I’m totally spiritual. Not Islamic, Buddha,  Judaism, Christian* or any other of those monotheistic religions. (although I love GOD and actively attend and love my Methodist church family, teach children’s church and even assist with putting on service programs, etc )  I do have a relationship with God? My relationship is MINE. MINE, I tell ya. I study the Bible, pray*, attempt to  live according to the teachings of the Bible, give tithes and offerings, and try my best each and every day to be a good example of a follower of Jesus Christ. I selflessly give myself to the work of the ministry.As a mom, it’s important to me to teach and model in a way that says  there is a greater power and that power is the source of every and all things.

A chicken’s prayer doesn’t affect a hawk.

As a mother and  professional you learn to protect. Protect what you say, do, eat, think -consume. REMEMBER THAT MOMS! Always think twice and react once.

One does not use a sword to kill a snail.

The point to all of this sharing is simple. I’m just Kelle. What I shared last week was true Kelle. It’s something that I would have (and did) share with my 12,13 & 14 year old daughters. (maybe not so much with my mom or pastor-out of respect of course,may  God continue to rest their souls) I felt that the 31+ year old woman that I allowed in my home, pot, circle and heart betrayed me by sleeping with my son. I felt that it was very undignified and used by blog as a platform to express myself. Which wasn’t the best route. It was the most read post I ever had……I see why there are talk shows in long running, but it wasn’t the best platform for my ever inspiring, product reviewing, mom inspiring,community building  business space.

I’ve learned over the years to express myself, to be honest, not to be afraid of rejection – the perfect people will always stick around.

You can’t do it alone, you need a team. Find the best people and let go of the rest!

Thanks to my FRIEND Shannon and Sista’  Tip for SPEAKING from a place of courage and wisdom. I couldnt believe the gall of that “woman”. Through all of my thunderstorm and flashes, they were the voices of calm, saying “Kelle- think about your wonderful brand!”  I hope that I didn’t shock anyone to the point that you couldn’t relate and ran the other way. I enjoy sharing my lessons in motherhood and this too will be added to my list of stories to laugh about when he is married with kids.

Looking forward to more incredible times of sharing,encouragement  and growth- Thanks For Joining Me!

“This is my most important role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything.”

Friday 4: Why Should U Know Who Your Teenager’s Friends Are

Why You Should Know Who Your Teenager’s Friends Are

You may very well know some of your teenager’s friends already because they grew up together. But, as they grow into their teen years, most lose some of those friends and gain new ones to take their place. You might be wondering, at this point, if it’s worth getting to know their new friends or not. The answer to that is simple. You should. This blog has been a work in processfor over 2 months. I think you’ll find some great info inside.

The reason is because you don’t know what kinds of influences these new friends could be bringing into your own child’s life. This is not to say that all new friends will cause your family trouble though. This is why learning a little about their friends, is so important.

Your teen’s moods may change dramatically in a short period of time. If so, you may be quick to judge the new friends; when they may not be the problem. If you don’t know them very well then you aren’t able to accurately determine the reason those changes have taken place within your child. If you get to know them at least a little, you might be able to figure out where these changes in your child’s moods are coming from.

Don’t automatically accuse your teen’s friends. If you put the blame on them, without knowing them, your child may rebel even harder. Those problems could escalate to ones that could be harmful to your child or your family. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind:

Don’t

Don’t jump on your teen and say, “You’ve changed so much since you made new friends. I think you should stop being friends with them.” Your teen is independent and quick to rebel. If she feels that you’re trying to control her life by telling her who she should be friends with; you’re only succeeding in pushing her away from you.

Do

Ask your teen if they want to invite their friends over to play video games or watch a movie or whatever. Show your child that you’re interested in getting to know who he/she hangs out with. By opening up yourself and your home to them, you’re showing your child that you’re not trying to control who their friends are; you just want to meet and greet.

Don’t

Don’t tell your teen that they will not see that new friend anymore and then expect that to work.

Do

If you know or suspect that the new friend will be a bad influence, then tell your teen that you don’t think it’s a good idea to hang out with them and then tell them why. Share what your thoughts and feelings are; what you’ve heard or seen. Your teen will ultimately have to come up with the decision to not hang out with them anymore- on their own. Forcing the issue will only cause them to want to see that person just to spite you.

Allowing your teen to bring their friends to your house serves another purpose as well. The new person can get to know you and your family. Your good habits and kind demeanor could rub off on them and they may not be as willing to go along on with any inappropriate activities that some of the other kids might want them to do.

Do what you can to discourage any relationships that you know to be unhealthy either because of drug or alcohol use. Again, don’t force it, but try to limit the amount of time they can spend together; or do whatever it takes to keep them apart. Just don’t try to control by flat out saying they can’t hang out with that person anymore, as it may back fire on you!

Getting to know your teen’s friends is important because you may be able to recognize a bad influence before they do. You might be able to determine that it may not be the new friend causing the mood changes in your child as well. It could be something else entirely, so you need to be able to know what’s going on in your child’s life to meet any troublesome challenges head on when they arise cause surly they will come!

Friday 4: He’s Here! Noah EloHim

Righteous one

Missed me?????  That fella above is the reason I haven’t been around last week or this week.  Between my 8th grader graduation and his arrival  this week got me  so swamped.  You wouldn’t believe it!

1. Have BTL  papers will clip, burn and scar!  Believe it or not the process is overwhelming! Watch the video -here. I asked to see mine after the procedure.  I did shiver a bit, but wanted to get back to my room because my sisters drove up from SC to see  our families newest edition.

2. Epidurals are your friend ! I’ve had 8 deliveries before this one. I have NEVER had any labor drugs other than Pitocin. (it’s used to get labor going for an induction)  I sat for weeks dilated over 3 cms, then 5 cm, then 7. Once the “real labor PAINS” kicked in….I threw up my red flag. Bring on the needle! Wanna see what happens?  I had my 19 yr old in there with me the entire time! After I got mine done, I coughed once and my son came rushing out to meet everyone!

3. What the heck was I thinking, allowing my husband to bring the other kids in my hospital room for that many hours? It’s like bringing my a raw egg to a  beach party. Why Kelle WHY????? Now what I should’ve done was just say NO and really enjoyed everything they offered! 

4.  Why haven’t my milk come in yet? I’m competing with Enfamil now? I have nursed 5 babies before him and never had this problem. As I watched the nurse feed my flesh and blood lab milk, I cried inside….Well not really. I figured that my ego will be checked at the nurses station But REALLY, why now? I got the answers here.

My Prayer to Noah:

Prayer:
May God grant you peace
in the midst of a storm
May God give you strength even
when youre forlorn
May you answer the door when
Jesus comes knocking
May wisdom guide you when
your mouth is talkin
May discretion protect you
and keep you pure
May you never stumble
or fall for a lure
May your heart remain humble
to the very end
May uprightness and truth
be what you defend
May the world not ensnare
or change who you are
May the light that’s within you
shine like the stars
May angels surround you
body, spirit, mind
May favor and peace be yours to find
May rejection and pain
never reach you
May your spirit grow bold
for what youre called to-

-QC SuperMom