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4 Steps to Creating a Family Mission and Why Your Family Needs One

4 Steps to Creating a Family Mission and Why Your Family Needs One

  Quite a few years ago my friend told me about their “Family Mission” I had never heard of this concept before and I was truly interested in what it entailed So she showed it to me and I LOVED it … Read More

Guest Post: The Not So Magical Life of a Stay at Home Mama

Guest Post: The Not So Magical Life of a Stay at Home Mama

I remember the day my first son was born  I held him and instantly knew that I needed to be a stay home mama  I had planned on going back to work, just part time My boss was more than … Read More

6 Lies that Moms Believe

6 Lies that Moms Believe

Are you gullible Do you tend to believe most of the things that people tell you How about the lies that you tell yourself Are you falling for those lies too   It’s no lie, we are our own worst … Read More

Our 2017-2018 Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Our 2017-2018 Homeschool Curriculum Choices

  Tomorrow we will be starting our second full year of homeschooling People are constantly asking me what curriculum I use for my kids, so I thought I’d share it here I’ve been up to my eyes in books the … Read More

Guest Post: Choosing to Be More Than Just a Stepmom

Guest Post: Choosing to Be More Than Just a Stepmom

I was not raised by step-parents, nor am I or my husband a stepparent, so I really do not know much about this topic BUT I can say that I have many friends and family members who CAN relate to … Read More

The War Against Pornography

The War Against Pornography

  Mama’s what I’m about to share pulls at my heartstrings and forms knots in my stomach  I feel I must share it because chances are, this exact same issue will come up in your home You could be like … Read More

I’m Going to Be Selfish For 21 Days…

I’m Going to Be Selfish For 21 Days…

For 21 days I am going to focus on me and my needs  I am going to take care of me! I am going to take breaks, exercise, sleep in or wake up before everyone else, meditate, enjoy my favorite … Read More

Guest Post: 16 Ways One Couple Paid Off $33,000 in Debt

Guest Post: 16 Ways One Couple Paid Off $33,000 in Debt

  Are you ready for some good, but simple tips on how you can pay off debt In today’s guest post, Holly from MrsSavvySaver shares 16 ways she and her husband paid off $33,00 worth of debt!! Now, that’s a … Read More

What I Learned from Taking a 48-Hour Digital Detox

What I Learned from Taking a 48-Hour Digital Detox

This past weekend our family went camping with my husband’s family  The location was one where there was no cell reception at all and I’ll be honest, I was so excited for it I don’t know about you, but at … Read More

Guest Post: Tips for Working Out When You “Have No Time”

Guest Post: Tips for Working Out When You “Have No Time”

Oh boy  I have to admit, this blog post by Tiffany hit me  I am constantly using the excuse that I just don’t have time to work out Between kids, homeschool, work and everything else that I try to keep … Read More

When God Asks You to Do Something That You Don’t Want to Do

When God Asks You to Do Something That You Don’t Want to Do

Almost two years ago, I was out of state for a work meeting, when I received a phone call from my husband  He was trying to get our kids off to school, but one of our children wouldn’t go This child … Read More

Guest Post: Priceless People

Guest Post: Priceless People

I love the topic that Wrae has chosen to write about  It’s all about having people in your corner  People who will support you when times are tough, but also when times are going great  We, especially as women, need … Read More

Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award

Last week I was thrilled to find out that I was nominated by Jattu for the Blogger Recognition Award  I want to take a moment to thank her for recognizing my blog and the work I do here To say … Read More

5 Books that Ignited My Personal Development Journey

5 Books that Ignited My Personal Development Journey

  5 years ago I embarked on a new journey… I was stepping into the land of personal development and I’ll be honest, I knew NOTHING about this land I knew that I had goals, I knew that I was … Read More

Guest Post: 10 Games to Play With Your Kids on Rainy Days

Guest Post: 10 Games to Play With Your Kids on Rainy Days

When Gayle and I were collaborating and discussing a good topic for the guest blog post today, I loved her idea of sharing things we can do with our kids on rainy days I’m in Arizona, where monsoon season is … Read More

Celebrating in Small Town U.S.A.

Celebrating in Small Town U.S.A.

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where … Read More

5 Facts of Having 5 Kids Before You Are 30

5 Facts of Having 5 Kids Before You Are 30

Yes, you’ve read the title right  I can state these facts because I had 5 kids before I turned 30 years old  If you’re reading this, you could be one of those people who stop me and ask me questions … Read More

One Simple Step to Finding More Joy

One Simple Step to Finding More Joy

A few weeks ago I sat on the front porch and held my baby as we watched the older kids play with water on the trampoline It immediately brought back memories of my cousin Rikki and I as we enjoyed … Read More

20 Facts About Me

20 Facts About Me

“Real Life Real Mom” is a new blog, so I thought that I’d help you all get to know me a little more, by sharing 20 random facts about me So, here goes nothing 1 I have lived in only … Read More

The Thief in Your Life

The Thief in Your Life

The kids were all tucked in bed My hubby and I were in our room, talking about our day I excitedly told him about how well our two oldest boys were doing in homeschool  They were understanding what was being … Read More

Hello World!

Hello World!

   Hi, everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog!  My name is Charlsye (CHAR-L-SEE) and I have been married to my awesome hubby, Jerry, for nearly 13 years now I am a mentor, public speaker and homeschooling mom to 5 … Read More