Mindset of a Mompreneur

Taking Control of Your Thoughts I think and talk a lot about mindset because I absolutely believe in the power of setting our thoughts on what is good.  When I was going through my years of extreme anxiety, this is one of the key factors that brought me out of it -...

Write Through the Bible: Genesis 2:1-7

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The Path to a Joyful Life

A Vicious Cycle In celebration of Valentines' Day, I want to share a bit about my life with you to give you an idea of the journey I've been on in this last decade.  The journey has taken me from one extreme of unhappiness, debilitating anxiety, and dark moments of...

Weekly Meal Plan: February 12-17

What's on the menu? Last week's meal plan I shared with you went over well in our house, and we stuck to it other than switching out a roast chicken for the baked ham on Saturday.  I did flip flop a couple of the days, but we ended up having the...

Benefits of Working at Home

Working from home has been my dream for years, ever since I was pregnant with our first daughter over 20 years ago.  I finally realized this dream when I started doing medical transcription from home in 2010.  It wasn’t until I was months into this job that I finally...

Banish the Winter Blues with Essential Oils

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Your Mindset is Your Superpower

If we were having tea in my kitchen with my beautiful Pioneer Woman teapot and mugs, and I asked you honestly how strong you are feeling at this moment, how would you answer?  If you were having a moment of joy, love, and faith, you probably would say you feel strong....

Weekly Meal Plan

It's a Busy Week I'll admit that meal planning is sporadic for me.  I've always kept a well-stocked pantry that I build meals out of, and since I'm at home full-time, it's easier for me to wing the meal prep.  But I still manage to have those days where it's 5:00 p.m....

My Mompreneur Journey: Becoming a Virtual Assistant

Looking for something better Two years ago this month I started researching home business ideas, looking for something that fit my capabilities and something that would hold my interest for hopefully many years.  Oh, and it also had to be flexible enough to allow my...

Write Through the Bible Series: Genesis 1:27-31

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Write Through the Bible Series: Genesis 1:1-5

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The Loneliness Epidemic: How To Recognize And Fight It

As we go into December, most of our thoughts and energy are focused on the upcoming Christmas holiday, shopping, decorating, baking, wrapping gifts, planning travel and special dinners and parties.  While it is certainly a festive time of year, it is also...

Pantry Tour!

I'm very excited to showcase my new pantry setup, as I love a good pantry and food storage system, and this is the biggest space I've ever had to work with so I'm on cloud 9! My favorite things about having this amazing pantry space: It saves me a LOT of...

Life With Anxiety And How I Overcome It Every Day

The Struggle Is Real I have struggled with anxiety my entire life.  I am 39 years old.  When I was a child, I lived in fear my mother would leave one day and not come back. I feared she would die without me – not fearing she would die, but that she would die without...

How I Made $45k In My First Year As A Virtual Assistant

The Journey Begins Two years ago I was working as an independent contractor doing medical transcription from home.  I had been doing medical transcription for about 8 years, with the last 6 being from home.  This was a huge blessing for our family because it allowed...

Meet Jenny!

Welcome to The Blackberry Patch! I’m Jenny Raith, proprietor of TBP, and I am so pleased you popped over to our site so I can share a little about myself and this joyful space. Read more here!

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