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Work-at-home mom: take a deep breath and Do Life Different as you allow these devotions for work-at-home moms to fill the vacuum of your needy heart in the chaos of your busy world.
 
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About Naomi Fata, Mom CourageBlogger

Naomi Fata is a small business owner, operating a sewing business, Love Stitches by Naomi, out of her home. She is passionate about encouraging other moms who are looking for home based employment. Naomi is also the author of Beyond Head Knowledge; Knowing Christ who Satisfies our Hearts. In all things, whether through writing, business or homemaking, her vision is that God’s love would shine through. She is married with three children, and will begin her homeschooling journey in the fall of 2015 as her oldest begins kindergarten. You can connect with Naomi at her blog, facebook, and twitter.

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Apr
25

Take Control of Your Thoughts

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From the time, we wake up in the morning till we go to bed at night, thoughts are coursing through our minds. Not just one thought but many. In fact, according to Dr. Leaf we can think 4 to 7 things are the same time. One day last year I remember feeling gloomy all day. […]

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Apr
04

Serving God in Daily Life

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My days are busy. I’m sure yours our as well. At times I can feel discouraged, like I’m not doing enough to serve God. Serving God is not a lofty calling but simply has to do with loving people as Jesus loved them. Jesus loved people. He connected with them. It is His desire that […]

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Mar
22

Permission to Grieve

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This past January my grandfather passed away. He was older and I knew over the past few years he had been showing his age, though he still seemed spry for 87.  The day before Christmas Eve we received the phone call that he was very ill and in the hospital. Something about the gravity of […]

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Feb
02

The Guilt of a Work at Home Mom

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Especially as women I find we are more susceptible to false guilt than men. How often do you find these words coming out of your mouth “I feel guilty….”? “I feel guilty for not spending enough time with my kids” “I feel guilty for losing my temper.” “I feel guilty for not having a better […]

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Jan
17

Seek God’s Peace

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With the New Year at hand we think in terms of goals of what we would like to accomplish in the coming 12 months. Maybe weight loss, traveling, a mission opportunity or something else. Frequently New Year’s resolutions focus on building our businesses, becoming better moms, getting physically fit or reading through the Bible in […]

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Dec
05

Christmas Stress or Christmas Less

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The Christmas season is almost upon us. Every year it catches me by surprise a little. I love Christmas cookies, lights, parties, and the celebration of His birth, but I think we all struggle with the busyness of it. The activities seem to be endless. One thing I have been working on over the past […]

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Nov
04

Relying on God or Technology

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This is one situation but it happens so often that when there is a difficulty with technology I spend hours in frustration trying to fix it. I’m sure you have all been there, whether it is an app you use for business, a website crawl error for sales, or a missed message on your voicemail […]

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Oct
20

Do you look at your business activities in terms of strengths and weaknesses?

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Our natural tendency is to see our flaws – talk about them – expound on them – belittle ourselves and compare ourselves to others. We look at someone else and greatly admire their abilities but fail to see what they admire in is because we have taken out strengths for granted. This turns to negative […]

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Sep
29

Building a Healthy Mind

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Most would agree that we need to be spiritually, physically and emotionally healthy to live our lives to the fullest extent. How do you build health physically? You work out and watch your diet right? Some of us have health tendencies or weaknesses that come to us through our family line so we have to […]

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Aug
29

Discipline the mind

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If you are like me, sometimes you think about 10 different things at once. At the breakfast table I find myself thinking through my work projects, the kids school work, the dishwasher that isn’t unloaded yet, the laundry that needs to be carried downstairs, and then I recall the email I didn’t respond to from […]

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Aug
16

I Own a Business. My Business doesn’t Own Me

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Owning a business is a challenge in many respects. This encompasses the boundaries we put around it so that it doesn’t run our lives. I have written several posts lately about cultivating boundaries and priorities to develop healthy work habits. This summer I have had to continually reestablish these boundaries. One thing I have been […]

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Aug
04

Facing our Feelings

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As I mentioned in my previous article Establishing Boundaries and Priorities, it has been a work in progress for me to begin to sort through ways I need to change my time and structure to work better for the benefit of my own sanity and for our family. I set a tentative schedule in place […]

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Jul
12

Establishing Boundaries and Priorities

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Recently I have been noticing that I need to reevaluate my boundaries and priorities with business and life in general. Too often I think that I have them figured out and am set to go for life, so I was blessed by what Joyce Meyer (from Joyce Meyer Ministries) said when someone asked her how […]

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Jun
14

How do we run?

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Always running. My mom tells me that since I was a girl I have woken up everyday ready to go 100 miles an hour. Focused. Driven. Feeling the need to accomplish. To move forward. To run through each day. Success from the world’s point of view is based on how much we accomplish. Vast accomplishments […]

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May
25

Blurred Priorities

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1. God 2. Family 3. Work You have probably heard this priority list before. It makes sense. God first. Family second. Work third. But how do we practically apply it? If we view work as ministry, and as a means to supply financially for our families, then the God, family, work priority starts to get […]

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May
10

A Busy Soul

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Activities and opportunities seem to constantly be available to us. A dinner party with colleges, extracurricular activities for the kids, volunteers needed for a benefit fundraiser, a new class at the gym guaranteed to help us lose those few extra pounds, a new venture to grow your business. These all seem good. They all are […]

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May
04

Don’t Focus on the What-Ifs

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Have you started off with great plans for what you can do? Perhaps you have a ideal image in your mind that looks something like this Run a business, Have children, Work from home, Volunteer at church, Have regular date nights with your husband I started off this work from home journey with all of […]

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Apr
20

Setting realistic Expectations

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How many miles long is your to-do list for today? When I look at the big picture of all that I would like to see done in the next few months I simply get overwhelmed. Evaluating and ordering homeschool curriculum for next year. Endless work projects Planning time for vacations Cleaning the house Learning how […]

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Mar
29

Why read the Bible?

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As women who long for Christ to be glorified in our lives Bible reading is probably part of our daily and weekly lives. It is one of those things deeply impressed on every believer soon after they come to Christ. For me a daily quiet time has been a part of each morning since I […]

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Mar
17

Two Masters

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As working moms we have a full schedule –usually full of ‘good’ things. Since we work from home we have a greater ability to determine the use of our time than the rest of the working population. There are certain things that have to be done but other things that may not be as necessary […]

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