Work At Home Mom and Life

Just an average mom working at home with teenage daughters, husband, and 3 dogs. I'll be writing about the past, present and future, my interests, things I love and things that make me crazy, you just never know! Every day is an interesting day, good or bad, we all learn something and I love to learn!!

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I am a work at home mom with tons if interests, married with 2 teenage daughters, dogs (labs and a chihuahua), I live in the country and there is not enough hours in my day to do all that I want to do!!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

GOOD THINGS TO KNOW!!!!!! <-----------

First of all, we had a great time. It was a great meeting and it was fun to meet other new and older business builders. One couple has only been with Mela for 5 months now and they are already Senior Directors!!!!!!!! Kelly and Scott even shared thier paychecks with us, and thier last paycheck for one month was 13,472.00. FOR ONE MONTH!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND GUESS WHAT????? Take TOTAL advantage of getting that additional line in your top generation. Doug Dicke (page 12 of your LIA) has 16 TOP LINE people in his first generation.

Another thing that was good to hear....and funny..... They were introducing the new people that just joined up with Mela. Doug asked this one young gentleman how he became part of Melaleuca. He looked at Doug and said "I sold you a new pair of shoes and you gave me your business card." lol

This was alot of fun, casual, huge group of very nice people and I talked to many different people about how they work thier business (including Kelly) and even people that just got started. I learned several things and these launches are something that you want to take advantage of when they are in your area!!

I also want you all to know.............. I took Austin with me (my hubby). He was up front holding the microphone at one point for Doug. Glad he could be of help. lol Anyway............ Austin is going to go through the in-home training. He told me yesterday............. "You line them up, and I'll do all the presentations!" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HOW COOL IS THAT ???????????????????

We learned the importance of in-homes. You guys...... if you have an in-home and invite 6, 8 or more people..... do you realize how many enrollments that could be at one time?????????????????

Doug Dicke said, he enrolled, had an in-home, became a Director and still couldn't even pronounce the name Melaleuca!

The new products are already up at the Melaleuca website!!!
Excellent products to enhance your health and help with your heart and cholesterol.
New calcium chews with the fructose compound for those preventing or fighting osteoporosis.
New beautiful spring colors of eye shadow from Nicole Millers skin care line.
New facial mask from the skin care line as well and Doug's wife said that it is awesome and doesn't make you feel like you have cement on your face. lol

Check them out!!!!

Bobby McCauhey (the one that had those 7 babies) 8 years ago. She was interviewed and told us about how the vitality vitamins helped with her pregnauncy. She was to eat 4000 calories a day to be able to keep those babies healthy. Having to eat that much made her rather sick. She started taking these vitamins and they helped her food supply and she did not have to consume that much food after all. Diane Sawyer is the one that done the story on her when the babies were born, not to mention the rest of the country. At the end, all 8 children yelled "THANK YOU MELALEUCA!!!!!!"

This business IS all about the products. Take advantage of these wonderful products for your own family and also share them with others that have not become a part of this wonderful company, yet!!!!! Remember, we are the FASTEST growing company in North America and we are also in 10 other countries, soon 11. This is not by accident or because we the business builders like to talk...... its because, Melaleuca IS an international wellness and licensed pharmacutical company that has the BEST to offer!

As I always say...... MAKE EACH DAY COUNT!

Friday, January 06, 2006

READ ON...............

Formaldehyde is a highly toxic substance. It is a known cancer-causing agent. It damages the neurological connectors in the body. It is an irritant to the eyes, nose, throat and lungs and may cause:

skin reactions
ear infections
headaches
depression
asthma
joint pain
dizziness
mental confusion
nausea
disorientation
phlebitis
fatigue
vomiting
sleep disturbances
laryngitis

One in five people are sensitive to formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is commonly found in:
drugs
mouthwash
hairspray
cosmetics
cleaning products
perfumes
waxes
hair setting lotions
shampoo
air fresheners
fungicides
fingernail polish
floor polishes
dry cleaning solvents
toothpaste
laundry spray starch
antiperspirants
just to name a few

DO YOU STILL WANT TO USE PRODUCTS IN YOUR HOME THAT CONTAIN FORMALDEHYDE?

Due to the increase in toxic buildup in our bodies, including the toxic buildup of formaldehyde, dead bodies are not decomposing as fast as they used to.

Bodies now start to decompose within 7 to 10 days after death.
During the Vietnam War, Vietnamese bodies started to decompose within 24 to 48 hours.
However, Americans didn't start to decompose for 4 to 5 days.
Twice as much formaldehyde was needed to embalm a person 20 years ago as compared
to today.




How many of these names would you have recognized as formaldehyde?
Formalin
Methanal
Methyl Aldehyde
Methylene Oxide
Oxymethylene
Bfv*
Fannoform*
Formol*
Fyde*
Karsan*
Methaldehyde
Formalith*
Methylene Glycol
Ivalon*
Oxomethane
Formalin 40
Formalin
Formic Aldehyde
Hoch
Paraform
Lysoform*
Morbocid
Trioxane
Polyoxmethylene
* denotes trade name

The following products are just a few that are so toxic that they should be disposed of in a toxic waste dump [Source: Water Pollution Control Federation]:
floor care products
furniture polish
window cleaners
bug spray
nail polish remover

Warning labels on containers refer only to toxic hazards from ingestion. However, only 10% of health problems from chemicals are caused by ingestion; 90% are caused by the inhalation of vapors and absorption of particles.

Government regulations require that only the most EXTREMELY toxic substances must contain a warning label. Labels that say the following should be removed from your house immediately:

"Do not induce vomiting"
"Corrosive - rinse from skin immediately"
"Harmful or fatal if swallowed"
"Call physician immediately"
"Warning!" (may mean that as little as 1 teaspoon of product can harm or kill adult)
"Danger!" (means that as little as 5 drops can harm or kill an adult)


SCARY INFO HERE!!!

Here’s WHY thousands of people every month are SWITCHING STORES…
and why our mission with Melaleuca is so important !
Environmental Protection Agencystudies have shown that indoor air pollutants are3 to 70 times higher than outdoors.
The following information came from a conference call with Kay Heizer, Director of “Healthy Choices” (a non-profit organization comprised of doctors, nurses, environmental scientists and educators committed to teaching the public about the hazards of chemicals in our home and how we can avoid or minimize the risks): :
Ø 50% of all illness is due to poor indoor air quality [Source: 1989 State of Massachusetts Study]
ØSince 1950, at least 70,000 new chemical compounds have been invented and dispersed into our environment. Only a fraction of these have been tested for human toxicity. We are, by default, conducting a massive clinical toxicology trial, and our children and their children are the experimental animals.
[Source: Herbert L. Needleman, M.D., Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., Raising Children Toxic Free]
Ø150 chemicals found in the home are connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders.[Source: Consumer Protection Agency (CPA)]
ØThe United States of America Federal Code of Regulations exempts manufacturers from full labeling of products if used for personal, family or household care.[Source USA FCR: Section 1910.1200C, Title 29, Section 1500.82 2Q1A]
Ø3 groups of people are primarily affected by indoor chemical concentrations because they spend more time indoors and their immune systems are weaker. The 3 groups are:
·Infants and toddlers
·Chronically ill
·Elderly
[Source: 1988 EPA, 5-year study]
ØIn 1901, cancer was rare: 1 out of 8,000. Since the Industrial Revolution, the cancer rate today has risen to 1 in 3 and by the year 2002, it will be 1 in 2.[Source: The American Cancer Society]
ØThe top 12 cancer-causing products (called the “Dirty Dozen”) in the average home include the following:
·Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder w/Talc
·Crest Tartar Control Toothpaste
·VO5 Hair Conditioner
·Clairol Nice-n-Easy Hair Color
·Ajax Cleanser
·Lysol Disinfectant
[Source: The National Cancer Prevention Coalition]
ØLiquid dish soap is the leading cause of poisonings in the home for children under the age of six (over 2.1 million accidental poisonings per year). Most brands of liquid dish soap contain formaldehyde and ammonia.
ØOf the chemicals found in personal care products:
·884 are toxic
·146 cause tumors
·218 cause reproductive complications
·778 cause acute toxicity
·314 cause biological mutations
·376 cause skin and eye irritations
[Source: United States House of Representatives Report, 1989]
ØThe State of California recently passed legislation requiring a 45% reduction in the amount of toxins found in:
·Hairspray aerosols
·Furniture polish
·Window cleaners
·Air fresheners
·Shaving cream
·Laundry detergents
·Nail polish remover
·Insect repellent
·Hair styling gel and mousse
[Source: Healthy Homes in a Toxic World]
ØOut of 2,435 pesticide poisonings in a one-year period, over 40% were due to exposure to disinfectants and similar cleaning products in the home.[Source: State of California Study]
ØJust by reducing (not eliminating) environmental carcinogens alone, we would save at least 50,000 lives taken by cancer annually.[Source: Dr. Lee Davis, former advisor to the Secretary of Health]
ØMost laundry detergent contains a form of NTA. NTA is a substance we may reasonably anticipate to be a carcinogen.
[Source: The Merck Index]
ØHousehold bleaches which claim to disinfect are classified as pesticides under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. Inadvertently mixing bleach with other cleaners that contain ammonia produces a toxic chloramines gas. These toxic gases can cause coughing, loss of voice, a feeling of burning or suffocation, and even death.
[Source: Guide to Hazardous Products Around the Home, Household Hazardous Waste Project, 1989]
ØWomen who work in the home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women who work outside of the home.
[Source: 17- year EPA study]
Ø150 chemicals found in the home have been connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders.
[Source: The Consumer Protection Agency)
ØAs more toxic chemicals have been introduced to our everyday environment in greater amounts over the last 20 to 30 years, the level of toxins stored in adipose tissues (fat cells) of our bodies have risen. Bioaccumulation studies have shown that some toxins store in our bodies for life. Greater and greater amounts are being stored at younger ages. One study showed that in the fat of 100% of the people tested was 1,4-Dichlorobenzene, a chemical found in most household deodorizers and room fresheners.
ØDiseases that used to occur later in life are now appearing at younger ages. Diseases that used to be rare are more frequent. For example
·There has been a 28% increase in childhood cancer since the addition of pesticides into household products.·There is an increased risk for leukemia in children where parents have used pesticides in the home or garden before the child’s birth.[Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute]
ØSome products release contaminants into the air right away, others do so gradually over a period of time. Some stay in the air up to a year. These contaminants, found in many household and personal care products can cause dizziness, nausea, allergic reactions, eye/skin/respiratory tract irritations and some cause cancer.[American Lung Association]
ØAsthma was once a very rare disease. Now the condition is extremely common – the asthma rate has tripled in the last 20 years with nearly 30 million Americans currently afflicted.[Source: Consumer Federation of America, 1997]
ØIn one decade, there has been a 42% increase in asthma (29% for men, 82% for women). The higher rate for women is believed to be due to women’s longer exposure times to household chemicals. [Source: Center for Disease Control]
ØChildhood asthma has increased by more than 40% since 1980.
[Source: Environmental Health Perspectives, June 1997; 105 (6)]
ØAsthma death in children and young people increased by a dramatic 118% between 1980 and 1993.[Source: Environmental Health Threats to Children, Environmental Protection Agency 175-F-96-001, September 1996]
ØThe average child visits the doctor 23 times in the 1st 4 years of life, with the most common complaint being respiratory ailment.[Source: National Center for Health Statistics, 1997]
ØAttention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in adults and children is also rising – in 1993, 4.5 million children took the drug Ritalin so they could sit still long enough to learn. By 1998, 11.4 million children were being drugged with this powerful Class-2 narcotic.[Source: Your Children and Ritalin, The Detroit news (March 8. 1998)]
ØEven small doses of neurotoxins, which would be harmless to an adult, can alter a child’s nervous system development. [Source: Environmental Health Perspectives 106 Supplement 3:787-794 (June 1998)]
ØDeveloping cells in children’s bodies are more susceptible to damage than adult cells that have completed development, especially for the central nervous system. During the development of a child, from conception through adolescence, there are particular windows of vulnerability to environmental hazards. Most disturbing – until a child is approximately 13 months of age, they are virtually no ability to fight the biological and neurological effects of toxic chemicals.[Source: Herbert L. Needleman, M.D., Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., Raising Children Toxic Free]
ØToday, children have chemical exposures from birth that their parents didn’t have until they were adults. Because children are exposed to toxics at an earlier age than adults, they have more time to develop environmentally triggered diseases, with long latency periods, such as cancer.
[Source: Environmental Policy and Children’s Health, Future of Children, Summer/Fall 1995; 5(2): 34-52]
ØFormaldehyde is a highly toxic substance. It is a known cancer-causing agent. It damages the neurological connectors in the body. It is an irritant to the eyes, nose, throat and lungs and may cause:
·skin reactions
·ear infections
·headaches
·depression
·asthma
·joint pain
·dizziness
·mental confusion
·nausea
·disorientation
·phlebitis
·fatigue
·vomiting
·sleep disturbances
·laryngitis
ØOne in five people are sensitive to formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is commonly found in:
·drugs
·mouthwash
·hairspray
·cosmetics
·cleaning products
·perfumes
·waxes
·hair setting lotions
·shampoo
·air fresheners
·fungicides
·fingernail polish
·floor polishes
·dry cleaning solvents
·toothpaste
·laundry spray starch
·antiperspirants
·… just to name a few
DO YOU STILL WANT TO USE PRODUCTS IN YOUR HOME THAT CONTAIN FORMALDEHYDE?
ØDue to the increase in toxic buildup in our bodies, including the toxic buildup of formaldehyde, dead bodies are not decomposing as fast as they used to.
·Bodies now start to decompose within 7 to 10 days after death.
·During the Vietnam War, Vietnamese bodies started to decompose within 24 to 48 hours. However, Americans didn’t start to decompose for 4 to 5 days.
·Twice as much formaldehyde was needed to embalm a person 20 years ago compared to today.
How many of these names would you have recognized as formaldehyde?
·Formalin
·Methanal
·Methyl Aldehyde
·Methylene Oxide
·Oxymethylene
·Bfv*
·Fannoform*
·Formol*
·Fyde*
·Karsan*
·Methaldehyde
·Formalith*
·Methylene Glycol
·Ivalon*
·Oxomethane
·Formalin 40
·Formalin
·Formic Aldehyde
·Hoch
·Paraform
·Lysoform*
·Morbocid
·Trioxane
·Polyoxmethylene
* denotes trade name
ØThe following products are just a few that are so toxic that they should be disposed of in a toxic waste dump:
·floor care products
·furniture polish
·window cleaners
·bug spray
·nail polish remover
[Source: Water Pollution Control Federation]
ØWarning labels on containers refer only to toxic hazards from ingestion; however, only 10% of health problems from chemicals are caused by ingestion. 90% are caused by the inhalation of vapors and absorption of particles.
ØGovernment regulations require that only the most EXTREMELY toxic substances must contain a warning label. Labels that say the following should be removed from your house immediately:
·“Do not induce vomiting”
·“Corrosive – rinse from skin immediately”
·“Harmful or fatal if swallowed”
·“Call physician immediately”
·“Warning!” (may mean that as little as 1 teaspoon of product can harm or kill adult)
·“Danger!” (means that as little as 5 drops can harm or kill an adult)
ØPhenol is an extremely caustic chemical that burns the skin. Absorption of phenol through the lungs or skin can cause:
·central nervous system damage
·pneumonia
·respiratory tract infection
·heart-rate irregularities
·skin irritation
·kidney and liver damage
·numbness
·vomiting
·and can be fatal
ØPhenol is a very common chemical and is regularly found in the following common products:
·air fresheners
·aftershave
·bronchial mists
·chloroseptic throat spray
·deodorants
·feminine powders & sprays
·hair spray
·decongestants
·mouthwash
·aspirin
·solvents
·acne medications
·antiseptics
·calamine lotions
·cleaning products
·detergents
·furniture polish
·hair setting lotions
·lice shampoo
·polishes
·cold capsules
·all-purpose cleaners
·aerosol disinfectants
·anti-itching lotions
·carnex
·cosmetics
·disinfectant cleaners
·hand lotions
·lip balms
·sunscreen and lotions
·insecticides
·cough syrups
·… just to name a few
DO YOU STILL WANT TO USE PRODUCTS IN YOUR HOME THAT CONTAIN PHENOL?
Additional Research Links:
Here is a list of several research sites regarding toxins and chemicals in the home. This is by far not the extent of what is available on this important subject. This is a drop in the bucket, but enough to show us why we all need safer healthier products in our homes everyday!!

http://www.chemed.org/index.php%3FPHPSESSID%3D4980c6feae025c7e14176e241984dc60 - Chemical Education Foundation

http://www.childenvironment.org

Kids and Chemicals with Bill Moyers:
http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript117_full.html
They also gave a website where you can check on the environment in your area by putting in your zipcode...visit http://www.scorecard.org

Community Groups call on Massachusetts Governor to Regulate Toxic Chemicals in Consumer ProductsPlease visit this page of the Breast Cancer Fund's website...and more. Melaleuca is so far ahead in offering the public what it needs, deserves and is now beginning to demand... http://www.breastcancerfund.org/site/pp.asp?c=kwKXLdPaE&b=275727&msource=enews

Toxin Brew News Clip:http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/media/cleaners_rm_030311.html

http://www.rmbarry.com

http://www.chem-tox.com/cancerchildren/default.htm
www.checnet.org

http://www.msnbc.com/news/547348.asp#BODY


You have to take care of YOU!!!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

>>>Click Here For More Info About Working From Home<<<

I am with The Four Point Group and we work along side an international wellness company.
If you are interested in doing something either part time or full time, we have an orientation call that explains everything that it is that we do and what we dont do, some credentials, history, how we get paid, etc....... what I do is set up an appointment, I call you, and 3-way you in to our orientation call and you listen to all the details, then when the call is over, you and I speak privately and go over any questions that you may have.

Ready to make a change????????

Do You Have a Loaded Gun Under Your Sink?

Do You have a loaded gun under your Kitchen sink?

Cleaning products are some of the most dangerous substances in your home.


Today, the average home today contains more chemicals than were found in a typical chemistry lab at the turn of the century. The Consumer Safety Commission has determined that cleaning products are some of the most dangerous substances in your home.

Lets start in your kitchen and bathroom. Look under the sinks where you keep your cleaning and personal care supplies. In most homes, we find Window cleaner, Bleach, Laundry and Dish soap, Dishwasher soap, Shampoo, Air Freshener, Mouthwash. These products are lethal poisons which can kill or seriously injure your child.

Would you keep a loaded gun under your sink? Of course not! But, these products can be just as deadly.

Where do you keep your cleaning and personal care products? Do you keep them locked or up, and out of reach of children. If you do, good!

Think about this, would you feel comfortable keeping a loaded gun there? Would you bet your child´s life that he or she could never get to that gun? A staggering statistic remains, more children under 4 die of accidental poisonings at home than are accidentally killed with guns at home.

You may not be aware that there are products on the market that are effective, much safer, and more economical than grocery store brands. The fact is, using safer household products, you would no longer be taking unnecessary chances with your child.


You can replace all these toxic products with SAFE and BETTER products:


Lysol
Dish soap
Dishwasher Detergent
Spic and Span, Mr Clean, etc.
409, Fantastic, etc.
Ajax, Comet, etc.
Laundry detergent, Spot removers
Bleach,
Fabric Softeners and Dryer Sheets
Anti- Wrinkle spray
Starch,
Scrubbing Bubbles
Bug Spray
Shampoos, Conditioners, Hair Spray, Hair Gels, etc.
Soaps, Shaving creams, Lotions
Deodorants and Anti-Perspirants
Cosmetics and Skin Care
all First Aid and Over The Counter Medicine cabinet items

And many others inside your home!!

Are you ready to put a safety lock on your loaded "gun"?? Contact me...




Got Goals?





I have many goals this year. One is to work my business a whole lot harder then I did last year. Last year, I was just starting out, had alot to learn and now I need to stay focused and aplly all that I know how to do in order to get where I want to be. I love working from home, I love being at home and this oppurtunity is everything that a person could want and more. So, I need to be sure to balance my business and my life to work out better in all aspects.

I also need to weed out the things that lay heavy on my mind or the things that get in my way.

My main goal is to build my business strong and help the others that want to do the same. I also want to reach my status level at least by June. That would be completely awesome! One thing that I have learned is that I need to make myself a schedule. Instead of just winging everything and doing things 'whenever', I need to actually make myself some sort of a schedule as if I was in school or something. That way I can accomplish more things in a better, easier way. I think one of the hardest things about working at home is that your chores are all around you and you have a tendency to feel guilty if those things are not getting done. Then when I'm doing things around the house, I feel like I should be working. So, I need to find as much of a balance as I can, yet it doesn't always work that way because of the type of work that I do.

Someday................... I'll have it all together.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Consumer Alert !!!!!!

CONSUMER ALERT
The main focus of our business is educating others about the dangers of toxic chemicals that are in many common household products. We talk not only about the obvious risk of accidental poisoning, but also about how scientific research is now starting to link toxic household chemicals to all kinds of chronic diseases and disorders in children and adults, including ADD/ADHD, behavioral problems, neurological disorders, fertility problems, allergies, asthma and cancer just to name a few. Many of the products in your home probably contain preservatives that are known or suspected carcinogens. Of course the manufacturers aren't going to tell you this.
** The most popular baby shampoo, (JOHNSON & JOHNSON'S) on the market isn't going to tell you that their baby shampoo contains two known carcinogens, quaternium-15 which releases formaldehyde, and FD&C red #40. ** The makers of Tide and Cheer aren't going to tell you that their detergents contain six known carcinogens and have been shown to cause asthma attacks (sodium sulfate). ** Dove's Beauty Bar contains quaternium and BHT, another known carcinogen.
** Fantastic and 409 contain Butyl Cellosolve which is a neurotoxin that is easily absorbed through the skin and can damage the nervous system. Children are especially vulnerable to these chemicals.
The company we are with manufactures and markets their own exclusive, exceptional, cost effective products that are not only safer and less toxic for our families, but also don't contain harsh chemicals that pollute the environment. The primary ingredient in 80% of their more than 300 products is from the melaleuca alternifolia tree (pharmaceutical grade of tea tree oil)......it's really some amazing stuff!! If you're familiar with tea tree oil, you know that it is significant because of its seven amazing properties....it's a natural antiseptic, natural fungicide, penetrating, soothing, natural solvent, aromatic and non-caustic. It replaces other chemicals found in your household products such as bleach, formaldehyde, phosphates, lye, phenols, and ammonia.
Our company's products include...... ~ personal care items ~ dental care, soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, sunscreen, kid's line, men's line, a new bath and body line, and much more ~ a non-toxic line of household cleaning products including laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, glass cleaner, furniture polish, tub and tile cleaner, and much, much more ~ vitamins, herbal supplements, meal replacement and activity bars, fiber bars ~ over-the-counter pharmacy including cold, allergy and sinus medication, ibuprofen, antacid, ointments, first-aid gel, kids' acetaminophen, and more ~ Nicole Miller skincare (anti-aging) and cosmetics ~ Products you already need and use everyday.
Here's an opportunity to replace all your current products with safer, healthier, less expensive products that come with a 100% money-back guarantee if you're not completely satisfied with any product.....you won't find that at your local retail store. Shop wholesale vs. retail, non-toxic vs. toxic, and take 5 minutes to order each month and have the products delivered to your doorstep!! Over 500,000 families have made the same decision. Why? ~ products guaranteed to work better ~ products contain no cancer-causing chemicals or environmental toxins ~ products cost less per use than paying retail in the stores....offering over 300 necessity products that your family uses on a continual basis.
You are already someone else's customer, so there's no new money! We offer you SAFE and ECONOMICAL alternatives. There is also a business side if you are interested in earning an income from home.
Please contact:
Dawn Blake, Director
dawnb818@yahoo.com

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