Posted on Leave a comment

Life in your home!

Written January 2020 Updated 9/14/21

   Sometimes poor is a state of mind and other times we just don’t know how to manage our money and lives. How to say no!  We slide from one mess to another instead of taking time to focus on cleaning up one mess, before getting into another one.  Some families give the appearance, as do their children of being very wealthy, when they are living off credit cards, owe everyone, are scared to death of what the next day is going to bring.

Remind your children, grandchildren, stepchildren,  what they have to be grateful about such as:

A family that stays together, even when the going gets so tough.

A chance to pray! Reflect! Meditate.

A roof over their heads.  Utilities that are paid so you have heat in the winter, and are able to be cool in the summer.

A chance to save if you have a job.  Get a savings plan started so you will feel rich when you see how it has grown. It is called savings, savings, and savings.

Food on the table.

Pets and more pets and then more pets.

Clothing, maybe not the most expensive, but why would you want expensive anyway, in a couple of months you will have grown and need new outfits.

Friends who are allowed to come to your house.

Love from parents and grandparents .Love can be defined in many ways. Love may not be visable at all times but it is there.

Exercise, ride bicycles, help with laundry, keep the house clean  or work in the yard. Don’t forget to shovel the snow when it arrives. Don’t wait to be asked.

Journal about the above, what works and why it worked.

One day at a time!

Join my newsletter. Only do once a month right now. Hope to see you soon.

This blog contains affiliated links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you click on any one of my links and make a purchase, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

DISCLAIMER

Information found on this site related to Young Living Essential Oils , is meant for educational and informational purposes only. Not meant to cure, prevent or treat any disease.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Posted on Leave a comment

Caregiver

Care giver definition, a family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly or disabled person. Found this definition online . Short and sweet.

Do you find that you are the care giver in your family? If so it is prudent to remember to wear your extra hats when undertaking any extra curricular activities, such doctor appointments, surgeries, and other specific calendar dates. Children in the family puts another hat on the caregiver.

Whatever your responsibilities in your job, you have to recognize you signed on for them. Job can be defined in many ways. You may be single, married , divorced, a religious, a medical person yourself, and you have to decide what your role is going to be.

I just finished a blog on organization and how important organization is to what is going on in your life. As a care giver I find organization very helpful to what happens next in our lives. Then there are days when I could care less.

The following is a list that I have added to a caregiver’s role.

  • Clothes available for appointments
  • Laundry kept up
  • Meals planned ahead – That I do not do well
  • If you have a job be sure and check with your boss about times off and how you will make up the time.
  • Take time to relax.
  • When going to appointments be sure you have the paper work done and take a medication list with you. Take your insurance cards with you just in case.
  • When visiting a new physician be sure you have the names and telephone numbers of the other physicians involved in the care of the patient.

This blog contains affiliated links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you click on any one of my links and make a purchase, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

The above affiliate statement applies to any affiliate.

DISCLOSURE
This blog is a personal informational blog. It contains my opinions, does not reflect the opinion of any organization I am affiliated with. This blog does not contain professional advice, only suggestions, informational ideas and tips. If a readers relies on anything in this blog it is at their own risk. This blog may contain mistakes and errors. I reserve the right to change this blog and change my focus or content at any time.

Information found on this site related to Young Living Essential Oils , is meant for educational and informational purposes only. Not meant to cure, prevent or treat any disease.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Posted on Leave a comment

The big top! Come on in

Updated April 8, 2021

Come one and all. Look at all the goodies:

  • clothing for children
  • play clothing for children
  • sizes infant to size twelve
  • dress up for church, taking pictures, out to eat in a nice restaurant.
  • clothing for playing the sand
  • giving back to others

https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=223619&u=1880825&m=26770

HEADLINER UNDER THE BIG TOP FEATURING:

selectionsfrombarb.com for your viewing pleasure.

Amazon gift guides most written for the holidays, but gifts can be for anytime, birthdays holidays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day Memorial Day, or any day you want.

Young Living essential oils – Nice calming scents for everyone such as lemon, or lavender , Christmas scents, diffusers, bath lotions, soaps . Gift ideas for men, even those with their well manicured beards.

Meri Meri for entertaining anytime. Specialty ideas for children’s celebrations and parties.

https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1180219&u=1880825&m=79753

Budget blogs with a beginning budget form and an advanced budget form.

Health related physical and mental health blogs to help you think a bit

Blogs about families and much more.

HOPE YOU ENJOYED BARB’S MOMENT UNDER THE BIG TOP! COME, CLICK AND FOLLOW ME! MAKE A COMMENT! LIKE OR NOT. WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR OPINION.

This blog contains affiliated links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you click on any one of my links and make a purchase, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

The above affiliate statement applies to any affiliate.

DISCLOSURE
This blog is a personal informational blog. It contains my opinions, does not reflect the opinion of any organization I am affiliated with. This blog does not contain professional advice, only suggestions, informational ideas and tips. If a readers relies on anything in this blog it is at their own risk. This blog may contain mistakes and errors. I reserve the right to change this blog and change my focus or content at any time.

Information found on this site related to Young Living Essential Oils , is meant for educational and informational purposes only. Not meant to cure, prevent or treat any disease.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.
he

Want to join the Young Living Esential Oils adventure? Become a member here!

Looking for Young Living products for you and your home? Shop here!

Posted on Leave a comment

Your personal health! How are you doing with it.

Updated blog on health from 10/2018

This blog contains affiliated links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you click on any one of my links and make a purchase, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

The above affiliate statement applies to any affiliate.

As we start to emerge from our #social isolation of the last 7 weeks, some #fascinating thoughts are running through my head. Is your health better, worse or about the same? I am not talking just about your #physical health, but also about your #mental health. Have you picked up some #bad habits or are you pretty much on target with where you want to be?

Me, for instance I asked the doctor to give me 6 months and I would take off 10 lbs. I am pleased to announce that I have taken off #weight, 18 lbs but it has taken me 8 months. Here is the real struggle ahead – can I stay away from potato chips ? That is really challenge for me, because I have always loved my chips.

Here are some soul searching questions to pose to yourself. Just because you are a young adult, does not mean you are healthy. Maybe there are circumstances in your life no one is aware of, that consistently play havoc with your well being?

Do you take care of your #health on a regular basis?

Do you go in for your #preventive visits and listen to what your physician is telling you?

Are you reluctant to step on the scale at the #physician’s office? Do you need to go on a diet? A real diet that has daily limits, calorie counts, and helps you to understand what carbohydrates are, both the good & the bad. Why you need protein, fat etc.

Do you exercise? Even if it is walking short distances?

Are you open with your physician and share with her or him what is really bothering you?

Are you evasive about answering your physician when you are embarrassed by a personal question?

Are you in an abusive relationship and unsure what to do next? Do you know where to get professional help.

Do you know where to go to get answers that will help you? Are you willing to follow up with the suggestions your physician makes?

Do you brush your teeth?

Do you see your dentist on a regular basis for cleanings, x-rays and preventive maintenance?

Braces? Do you use your retainer as instructed by the orthodontist?

Think about those situations you find yourself in, regarding #mental and#physical health issues. Action is to be proactive and positive.

Find me on Pinterest at selectionsfrombarb.com.#social#isolation#physicalhealth#mentalhealth#badhabits#weight

DISCLOSURE
This blog is a personal informational blog. It contains my opinions, does not reflect the opinion of any organization I am affiliated with. This blog does not contain professional advice, only suggestions, informational ideas and tips. If a readers relies on anything in this blog it is at their own risk. This blog may contain mistakes and errors. I reserve the right to change this blog and change my focus or content at any time.

Information found on this site related to Young Living Essential Oils , is meant for educational and informational purposes only. Not meant to cure, prevent or treat any disease.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Want to join the Young Living Essential Oils adventure? Become a member here!

Looking for Young Living products for you and your home? Shop here!

Posted on Leave a comment

Senior’s, high school? or older population?

Looking for some nice, informational pins as they related to senior’s on Pinterest . I really need to be very specific in my wording as the site I was sent to was definitely for Senior’s. Those graduating from high school. That was wonderful, but my brain was on the senior population.

Browsing this category I came across 2 informational pins about seniors, the aging population. One was labeled ARE you over 65? and the other one was titled, Lung Disease? Cancer? Heart Disease? Over 65? Both were promoted by the AD Council and sent me to very nice, educational website called Coronavirus (COVID-19) CDC FEMA,

All in all my searching was not a waste of time. I learned two things always be very specific#thorough#expressive when looking for a topic . Also re-educated myself on what is going on in this very tricky time in our world.

I hope everyone is staying safe and following the guidelines laid out for all of us. Take care and God Bless.

Have to add a bit about my Essential Oils, Come back and visit again.

This blog contains affiliated links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you click on any one of my links and make a purchase, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

The above affiliate statement applies to any affiliate.

DISCLOSURE
This blog is a personal informational blog. It contains my opinions, does not reflect the opinion of any organization I am affiliated with. This blog does not contain professional advice, only suggestions, informational ideas and tips. If a readers relies on anything in this blog it is at their own risk. This blog may contain mistakes and errors. I reserve the right to change this blog and change my focus or content at any time.

Information found on this site related to Young Living Essential Oils , is meant for educational and informational purposes only. Not meant to cure, prevent or treat any disease.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Want to join the Young Living Essential Oils adventure? Become a member here!

Looking for Young Living products for you and your home? Shop here!

Posted on Leave a comment

Shingles, no I am not talking about roofing shingles!

Husband started complaining of pain in his arm and chest area and feeling very weak. His pain tolerance is good, so we all (family) became concerned. Took him to the emergency room on Friday night (2 weeks ago) and every test they did came back, ok. The physician thought maybe it could be cellulitis.

Cellulitis is a common and sometimes painful bacterial skin infection. It may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. The redness and swelling can spread quickly. It most often affects the skin of the lower legs, although the infection can occur anywhere on a person’s body or face. http://www.healthline.com>health>cellulitis.

We were sent home with husband on an antibiotic. The following Wednesday he was in such pain he could barely stand it and I noticed the start of a rash on his chest. We then went to our physician and he said you have SHINGLES!. Oh boy what a shock. First thing asked did you have the shingles vaccine? Yes he did, but it was the older vaccine, not the one they recommend now. Apparently the older vaccine was not as effective as the one currently being given.

Shingles -The virus that causes shingles, varicella zoster virus (VZV) can spread from a person with active shingles and cause chickenpox in someone who had never had chickenpox or received chickenpox vaccine.

VZV spreads through direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters.

Most people who develop shingles have only one episode during their lifetime. However, you can get the disease more than once.

A person with active shingles can spread the virus when the rash is in the blister-phase. You are not infectious before the blisters appear. Once the rash crusts, you are no longer infectious.

VZV from a person with shingles is less contagious than the virus from someone with chickenpox. The risk of spreading the virus is low if you cover the shingles rash.

To prevent spreading VZV to others:

  • Cover the rash.
  • Avoid touching or scratching the rash.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid contact with the following people until your rash crusts:
    • pregnant women who have never had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine;
    • premature or low birth weight infants; and
    • people with weakened immune systems, such as people receiving immunosuppressive medications or undergoing chemotherapy, organ transplant recipients, and people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
  • The information on shingles came from http://www.cdc.gov>shingles>about transmission
  • Content source: National Center for Immunization & Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases. Page last reviewed July 1, 2019.

The pain and itching are very very bad with shingles. On a scale of 1-10 as my husband says the pain itself is at least a 7 or higher. Most of the time higher. The itching on a scale of 1-10 is at least a 15. He has had a miserable couple of weeks so far. The rash is finally scabbing. He has done lots of resting, drinking fluids, taking pain medicine and an antiviral medication. Recovery can be slow and each case is different.

Check with your physician when you are getting near retirement age about the shingles vaccine. Educate yourself. Usually younger adults do not get shingles, but apparently that has been changing in the past few years.

This blog contains affiliated links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you click on any one of my links and make a purchase, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

The above affiliate statement applies to any affiliate.

DISCLOSURE
This blog is a personal informational blog. It contains my opinions, does not reflect the opinion of any organization I am affiliated with. This blog does not contain professional advice, only suggestions, informational ideas and tips. If a readers relies on anything in this blog it is at their own risk. This blog may contain mistakes and errors. I reserve the right to change this blog and change my focus or content at any time.

Information found on this site related to Young Living Essential Oils , is meant for educational and informational purposes only. Not meant to cure, prevent or treat any disease.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Want to join the Young Living Essential Oils adventure? Become a member here!

Looking for Young Living products for you and your home? Shop here!

Posted on Leave a comment

Exercise, a great way to begin to tone up.

We are almost a month and a half into the new year and hopefully still trying to work on good health goals for this coming year. We all say we are going to exercise and lose inches and weight . It is easy to talk about it but getting ready to start takes will power and lots of determination.

You need to have a plan you are going to follow written out so you will really begin. Think of the following things

  • What are the areas you want to tone up? Upper body? Flabby arms? Lower body? You don’t like the way your belly is starting to protrude. You want to start exercising but go at your pace.
  • The are so many exercise programs out there running around on the internet , at exercise places, on a treadmill and everyone is preaching learn yoga. If you would rather exercise by yourself, then do it.
  • Determine your own starting program.
  • It is up to you how you want to begin, the point is to begin. If you need to begin slowly than begin slowly, but map that plan out and fill in what you are going to do.
  • If you live where it is cold, very cold and you don’t even want to get outside, think about beginning by just walking around inside your home, Say you walk for 15 minutes the first week and increase how long you walk by 5 minutes each week.
  • Weigh yourself before you begin and then only weigh yourself once a week.
  • Drinks lots of water
  • Cut down on your portion sizes
  • Go outside as the weather gets nicer and start walking. You will already be toned up and ready to go.

What you doing are is getting ready to live a healthier life without traumatizing yourself. Plan, journal, start at your pace and be determined to give this a trial for at least 3 months.

I know you are just jumping up and down getting ready to begin.

This blog contains affiliated links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you click on any one of my links and make a purchase, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

The above affiliate statement applies to any affiliate.

DISCLOSURE
This blog is a personal informational blog. It contains my opinions, does not reflect the opinion of any organization I am affiliated with. This blog does not contain professional advice, only suggestions, informational ideas and tips. If a readers relies on anything in this blog it is at their own risk. This blog may contain mistakes and errors. I reserve the right to change this blog and change my focus or content at any time.

Information found on this site related to Young Living Essential Oils , is meant for educational and informational purposes only. Not meant to cure, prevent or treat any disease.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Want to join the Young Living Essential Oils adventure? Become a member here!

Looking for Young Living products for you and your home? Shop here!

Posted on Leave a comment

Strength defined and how you can empower yourself to use it.

Definition of strength – The quality or state of being physically and mentally strong. The ability of an object or substance to stand against great power, pressure or force. Others word that define strength are toughness, muscularity, vigor, energy, mentally alert.

Strength is good if you learn to use it properly. Using it improperly can bring you much unhappiness. Even in a job interview you need to understand how to present your good strengths without sounding arrogant or full of yourself.

Strive for the following good strengths

Strength to live a good life. Short and Simple. No! It is an ongoing challenge each and every day.

Strength to be loyal to your family and friends.

Strength to care for others when all the physical and mental strength you have is needed.

Strength to raise your children, teenagers and young adults to become functioning, well rounded adults.

Strength to share your faith especially by setting a good example.

Strength to cope with the adversity, by learning from your mistakes and begin again.

Strength to prioritize, prioritize and then prioritize again.

Strength to get healthy and energized.

This blog contains affiliated links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you click on any one of my links and make a purchase, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

The above affiliate statement applies to any affiliate.

DISCLOSURE
This blog is a personal informational blog. It contains my opinions, does not reflect the opinion of any organization I am affiliated with. This blog does not contain professional advice, only suggestions, informational ideas and tips. If a readers relies on anything in this blog it is at their own risk. This blog may contain mistakes and errors. I reserve the right to change this blog and change my focus or content at any time.

Information found on this site related to Young Living Essential Oils , is meant for educational and informational purposes only. Not meant to cure, prevent or treat any disease.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Want to join the Young Living Essential Oils adventure? Become a member here!

Looking for Young Living products for you and your home? Shop here!