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MWAHM: Managing Your Stress Level

As you may remember, I recently partnered up with Making Work at Home Work as a blogger.


Expanding and Contracting: Managing Your Stress Level
By Mary M. Byers

My work is seasonal. I make about 30% of my income for the entire year in one month! That's
the good news. The bad news is that it can be stressful getting through such a busy time. That's
where the concept of "Expanding and Contracting" comes in.
Expanding and contracting requires making a conscious decision regarding how big your life
view is going to be at any given time. For example, I once had a speaking engagement in my
home town. Since my mother lived there, I decided to take my children along so they could
spend some time with grandma.
Several weeks before the engagement, my world view was still large. I could look at the
calendar for the entire month, make plans for later in the summer, and keep an active “To
Do” list for the week. As the engagement approached, however, I narrowed my focus to
getting my presentati…

Summer Break Reading Challenge

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Welcome to my Summer Break Reading Challenge post!I'm Pattie the book addict...and here's my summer list.1. Tutu Deadly by Natalie M. Roberts
2. Tapped Out by Natalie M. Roberts
3. Pointe and Shoot by Natalie M. Roberts
4. So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore (finish)
5. Writing Jane Austen by Elizabeth Aston
6. Beguiled by Deeanne Gist & J. Mark Bertrand
7. Put On Your Crown by Queen Latifah (for review)
8. Miss Match by Erynn Mangum
9. Rematch by Erynn Mangum
10. Match Point by Erynn MangumObviously I have a couple of trilogies I'm working on finishing! :)Bonus: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Life in Defiance Blog Tour

Once again I must apologize for not posting in time. Unexpected life events conspired against my better intentions.
I highly recommend Mary's entire Defiance series. The books make so much more sense with each other as companions.
To see my review of Life in Defiance, click here.

Important links:
link to Life in Defiance on Amazon
Mary’s website.
Once again, thanks to Zondervan for my review copy.

SRT 2010 Wrap-Up

Original Goals:

*Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs (finish) *Plain Jayne by Hillary Manton Lodge (finish) *As Young As We Feel by Melody Carlson *Love Mercy by Lisa Samson and Ty Samson *Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence (finish for April book club) *Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (May book club, a reread for me) *A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin **finish THE BIBLE** and go through magazines
Actual Accomplishments:So...here's what I did finish.*Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs *Plain Jayne by Hillary Manton Lodge *As Young As We Feel by Melody Carlson *Love Mercy by Lisa Samson and Ty Samson *Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence (finish for April book club) I give up! Jon Spence has made my beloved Jane boring. I can't stand it. *Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen *A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin
I sorted magazines and have one small stack of "Military Spouse" to reread and save resources from.
I did not finish the Bible...yet. I had to give up on Becoming Jane …