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Category: Amber’s Stories

Why You Should Believe You Are WAY Above Average

Should we all accept that we are just average? I was in a class at college where my professor was trying to make a point that most people are just average and will live average lives, and thats ok. We don’t need to set ourselves up for disappointment by…

Going Unplugged For The Summer Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

Thinking about going unplugged for the summer? Ahhh, the summer days are here. Depending on what stage of life you are in and how many children you have that “Ahhh” is either hair pulling and strained or smiling and relaxed.  To aid ourselves in the latter “ahhh…

How being the “Worst Mom In The World” makes you a pretty good mom.

I know, I just did a post about the best mom in the world. I figured I needed to even things out and talk about what it takes to be the worst mom in the world.  Now, the good thing is… if your child has ever told you that…

Confessions of a Short Cut Mom

How Do You Do It All? I have to be a short cut mom. I have five busy kids, I work full-time from my home, I teach fitness classes, my husband travels every week for work,  we both serve at our church… I guess it might look like…

A Tribute to a Hippie, Mormon, Strong Willed, Free Spirit, Best Mom In the World, Mother of 13 Children

“Best Mom in the World” “One in a Million” Those phrases are thrown around a lot.  If you’ve ever wondered who has won the title of best mom in the world…  it has been bestowed upon me by my children in almost every…

10 Action Steps To Overcome Hurt And Depression

10 Action Steps To Overcome Hurt And Depression In my blog post about how you can Experience Greater Hope And Healing Than You Ever Thought Possible, I shared how I was able to overcome hurt and depression.  I listed 3 things to start with. #1 Believe healing is possible. #2…

Experience Greater Hope And Healing Than You Ever Thought Possible

I’ll admit I’ve flip-flopped between anxiety and peace as I’ve thought of writing this and I still don’t know if I’ll hit the “publish” button.  My peace comes from knowing that this may bring hope and healing…

“The Hiding Place,” How One Of The Best Books I’ve Ever Read Made Me Grateful For Trials

I love a good book, but a while ago I decided reading books was unhealthy for my family.  Maybe if I had the ability to read a book here and there and put it down at any necessary moment it would be a different story.  BUT, since the second I…

Answered Prayers On A Trip To Africa

When I signed up to be a Thrive Life consultant I had no idea of all the life changing experiences that would come my way.  When I was given the chance to go on a  humanitarian trip to Kenya, Africa with their charity, Thriving Nations, there was no question in…

Two Families, Two Needs Met By Each Other, Two Miracles

Sometimes I visualize God smiling down on us as He seemlessly moves His children into each other’s paths. “Oh, you need that? I have another child that can help you out.”  As he lovingly moves the puzzle piece into place. We need to be willing to…