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Starting the Year Off with Excitement!!

Starting the Year Off with Excitement!!

Hi friends!

Happy 2014! I hope you had a great holiday season and are now pumped up and ready for achieving some serious awesomeness in the coming year. I know I'm hoping to do the same.

To start my year off on the right foot and with EXCITEMENT (squeal!!) I'm very happy to announce I reached a major goal I'd set for myself in 2013 - launch RosannCunningham.com.

It's here. It's ready. And it's LIVE!!! {Sorry, I just couldn't wait another day to share it with you!}

In celebration of the launch of my new site, I have some fantastic giveaways I'll be sharing over the next four or five days. They begin on January 3rd. Don't miss out!! Also, I'm giving away a special free gift to everyone who hops over and subscribes. Yay!!

Fresh blog posts are scheduled to start publishing over there as soon as the launch week giveaways have come to a close.

Topics I'll be writing about at RosannCunningham.com in the coming year are:

  • Christ-Centered Marriage
  • Christian Motherhood
  • ...

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Just an update…

Just an update…

 

Hi friends!

I wanted to take a minute and give you an update on the happenings with my new website, RosannCunningham.com.

Some things you need to know are:

RosannCunningham.com will launch January 2nd, 2014.

If you are currently subscribed to ChristianSuperMom.com you will need to resubscribe at the new site in order to continue receiving my posts via email. (Sorry. I know it's a pain.)

I have a free gift I'll be giving away to all email subscribers so be sure to watch my announcements in social media for when the option to subscribe becomes available.

Speaking of social media, the best way to stay in the loop is to hop over to my new Facebook page and give it a LIKE.

I think that's all for now. Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement as I make this exciting transition. Things are coming along nicely over there (behind that coming soon page) and I can't wait to share it with you!!

I pray you're ...

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The Secret to Being a More Productive and Confident Woman

The Secret to Being a More Productive and Confident Woman

"Wow! Look at you, all dressed up with makeup and your hair fixed!!"

It was the next-morning greeting I received from the ladies at a recent women's retreat I participated in.

As I poured some orange juice and glanced around the kitchen, I noticed I was indeed the only one in the rustic cabin filled with twelve women, who had gotten dressed, fixed her hair, and put on makeup. Not that it was a bad thing that the others hadn't done that yet! I guess I was just surprised to see I was the only one who had.

Given that we were on a "restful" (and I use quotes because we were actually quite active a good chunk of the time, as we hiked and went for a run later on) get-away, I should have felt okay rolling out of bed, wiggling into a pair of jeans, brushing my teeth, throwing my hair back in a classic ponytail and calling it a day. I certainly didn't need to impress anyone. Seems the other women had the right idea.

But what ...

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Celebrating Christmas eBook Bundle Full of Traditions, Gift Ideas, Recipes, and More!

Celebrating Christmas eBook Bundle Full of Traditions, Gift Ideas, Recipes, and More!

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This bundle offers a collection of ebooks to help you celebrate a simple Christmas with traditional activities, homemade gifts, healthy recipes and a devotional for the advent season. Save more than 75% as you rediscover and focus on the true meaning of Christmas!

But hurry because it’s only available for 24 hours, starting Monday, 12/2 at 8 a.m. ET.

This collection includes:

Pioneering Today: A Homemade Christmas by Melissa K Norris In Pioneering Today: A Homemade Christmas, Melissa offers inspiration for getting back to the true meaning of Christmas, tips for homemade baked goods when you’re stretched for time, tutorials for homemade, affordable gifts people will use and like, and ideas for giving the gift of yourself to your loved ones with special planned activities. With over 36 recipes, homemade gift and decor ideas, she shows you how to experience a simple Christmas with the joy it was meant to have.

Holiday Mixes: Gifts in a Jar by ...

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Published in Faith, Family Fun

Christmas Planning Resources

Christmas Planning Resources

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Christmas is just 23 days away! But don’t worry: this bundle includes everything you need to simplify your plans and get organized early so that you can avoid the stress of the holidays. You’ll find daily planning tips and printables, recipes, handmade gift tutorials and more at almost 75% off!

But hurry because it’s only available for 24 hours, starting Monday, 12/2 at 8 a.m. ET.

This collection includes:

Get yours today!

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for the Grandparents

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Grandparents

With Christmas right around the corner, I thought it would be helpful to some of you if I offer some gift ideas here and there.

I've always had fun gift planning for my parents and my husband's parents. This year, sadly, will be much different for our family, as my husband's parents both passed away over the last 14 months. Things will certainly be quiet without their presence here on Christmas day. Thankfully, we still have my parents to shop for and spend time with.

Here are some old and new ideas we've had brewing that perhaps would be perfect for the grandparents in your life too.

Paint Your Own Pottery

Do a web search or check your local Yellow Pages for a Paint-Your-Own-Pottery studio in your area. When we lived in California, we would take our daughters to the local Color Me Mine pottery store and let them pick out their own piece of pottery to paint as a gift for grandma and grandpa.

My Father-in-law used to enjoy hiding quarters in his ears when my daughter wasn't paying attention. ...

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Published in Family Fun, Homemaking

Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Daughter

Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Daughter

I have three daughters. They are 25, 8, and 5.

This list is based on gifts I've either given one of them recently or plan to give in the near future. Hopefully some of these ideas will be helpful or inspiring as you determine the perfect gift for your daughter.

*note: there are affiliate links in this post.

Gift Ideas for Your Daughter Age 3-6

 

A totally cute sound machine to help her sleep: Cloud b Sleep On the Go Travel Sound Machine. My daughters both had this adorable little guy by the bedside to help them drift off to sleep each night when they were younger. We referred to him as "Lamby."

Because sometimes she wants to be the teacher: Pretend & Play School Set. This has been one of our most used play sets! It's seriously cute and such a hit with little girls.

Every little girl loves to listen to music and feel like she's a big girl: Apple iPod Shuffle.

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30 Days of Christmas Fun

30 Days of Christmas Fun

 

Tis the season to be jolly!

Here are 30 Days of Christmas Fun you can enjoy with your loved ones:

1.  Bake Christmas cookies together.

Some of our favorites are homemade frosted cut-out sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread man cookies, snicker doodles, and peanut butter blossoms.

2.  Deck the Halls.

Have a family Christmas decorating party. I love looking at the ornaments and decorating the tree with our daughters. We turn on the Christmas music, enjoy hot chocolate and talk about the significance of the ornaments as they come out of the storage container.

3.  Go sledding!

Grab the sled and go find a fun sledding hill in your neighborhood, or better yet, do an online search for local tubing hot spots. There's one in our area we will definitely be trying out this Christmas season.

4.  Build a Snowman.

Actually, build a Snow Family. Don't forget the carrot noses, buttons for the eyes, some twigs for arms and a few scarfs and hats. Don't forget to take a picture. If you get plenty of snow early enough ...

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The Blog Post in Which You Leave a Comment Saying “You’re Doing What?! That’s Fantastic!!”

The Blog Post in Which You Leave a Comment Saying “You’re Doing What?! That’s Fantastic!!”

I know, I know. Totally corny headline. But I really needed to grab your attention so you don't miss this HUGE announcement.

I'm just going to get straight to the point, if that's alright. Sort of like ripping a bandaid off quickly, so it doesn't hurt.

The first week of January 2014 (possibly earlier, but I doubt it), ChristianSuperMom.com and UnEmployedFaith.com will be going away.

...but wait!! Don't click away in frustration yet. There's more to this announcement. 

Ever since I started my intentionally focused walk with God He's been pushing me out of my comfort zone left and right, and I've grown so much from it.

I still sit in absolute awe over what He's done with my passion for writing. First a blog, then a book, then another blog, then another book, then another book, and another in the works, and more ideas brewing...

What's even crazier is that He's given me a platform or as some in the blogosphere like to call it - a tribe - and He continues to add to it!

For quite ...

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Published in Announcements, Writing

3 Ways to Reignite Sexual Passion in a Financially Stressed-Out Marriage

3 Ways to Reignite Sexual Passion in a Financially Stressed-Out Marriage

Few things can extinguish the flame of sexual passion in a marriage quite like money troubles.

My husband and I have definitely been financially stressed-out during different seasons of our marriage, but the most difficult time was after he had been laid off from his white collar job and due to the failing economy, wasn't able to find work for three years.

Yes, you read that right. Three years out of work. 

To add to our stress, we left our home and the city life to relocate clear across the country to small town, America. While this move ultimately was a huge blessing for our family, in the midst of our hardship it was definitely a major lifestyle adjustment.

With a lifestyle adjustment (particularly one where money is suddenly nonexistent) comes a lot of overwhelming and often negative emotions.

Fear ~ Doubt ~ Anger ~ Resentment

How in the world can a couple keep the passion in their marriage alive with all of those hardcore destructive feelings? Well, with God's help, my husband and I figured it out!

...and I'm going ...

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Published in Announcements, Marriage