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Potential homebuyers need to know about pros/cons of new mortgage credit score

3 Aug

Potential homebuyers need to know about pros/cons of new mortgage credit score.

Summer reads? It’s not too late!

11 Jul

Summer reads? It’s not too late!.

A Special Needs Child in the Family – 2

11 Jul

What your neighbors don’t know about your life

After weeks in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia which was about an hour’s drive from our home, no one could explain how or why my daughter survived. Doctors peered into her tiny isolette and shook their heads sadly, one after the other. In her protected environment my daughter was on display for all to view. There she received the utmost attention from the loving nurses with their gentle touch, acting upon their keen instincts and vast experience to nurture and care for our precious one. Through our interactions with them they passed along their vitality for their careers, and that always included sharing love, hope and encouragement whenever possible.  

There was no explanation for her ability to gain strength and continue to take breaths on her own. Sometimes I even saw a glimpse of “she lived even without my intervention” look in the eyes of the doctors in charge of her care. I’m sure it would have made more sense to some of her doctors if an operation or surgical procedure was what had saved her life. She was quite a puzzle, my little angel.

It was an absolute miracle that she had lived through childbirth to achieve three weeks of age.

My first attempt at breast-feeding took place in front of a large pane of glass overlooking the City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia. Now that was quite an experience—sensing that anyone looking in our direction from the tall buildings nearby and the buses driving past—could witness the intimate act of feeding my newborn child. Talk about stress! Thankfully, I knew in my “mother’s heart” that it was more important to focus on her needs than my embarrassment, and I toughed it out.

Experiences such as mine, and the challenges we overcame, brought about advances for countless new parents facing similar and even more difficult circumstances in the years that followed. My daughter’s birth took place long before hospitals had any idea how to deal with such a sick child, or how to interact with and educate the parents of such children as they embarked on an unknown journey. Each day brought a new reality, special delights we couldn’t have imagined, and an uncertain path that at times seemed treacherous…

Check back tomorrow to learn more about my Auburn Angel, and her affect upon the world!

All my best!

Betty Anne

SUNSET DREAM BOOKS

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A #SpecialNeedsChild in the Family

10 Jul

What your neighbors don’t know about your life

Hello to everyone reading this post. You’ve come to the place where truth is spoken and answers are sought. I want you to share in my journey, and feel free to share your journey with me.

I am the proud mother of a special-needs child, and my baby is now 32. I know—you’re thinking “she’s no baby”… But she’s my baby, and that she’ll always be!

Many years ago I enjoyed an absolutely wonderful pregnancy, marveling at each kick of my unborn child. Feeling my little one toss and turn, and specifically delighting in the activity that taking a bath brought about… Yes, pregnancy—a miracle of life.

Just a few weeks before my first child saw the light of day, I started to feel ill. My doctor attributed my uneasiness and discomfort to the fact that this was my first child and I was making something of nothing… He was so wrong!

Two weeks before my due date, I experienced such excruciating pain that I was unable to eat or sleep. No labor yet—it was foolish to go to the hospital, or so I was told. Thankfully I became so uncomfortable that I had to go to the hospital… and eight hours later—for the purpose of saving my life—the doctors performed a cesarean section just in time. They saved me, and my daughter… but the life to come was no easy journey.

Follow the journey here, and I’ll share what my neighbors didn’t know about my life, and may only be finding out now.

Maybe your life will have similarities to mine—or be something completely different!

Share your thoughts with me at bettyanne@sunsetdreambooks.com. Together we can spread the word that having a special needs child is an experience you would not generally request, but is a blessing to you and all those around you! Come along with me—and together we will enlighten the world!

All my best!

Betty Anne

SUNSET DREAM BOOKS

www.sunsetdreambooks.com

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Do you know where your next #paycheck is coming from?

9 Jul

Uncertainty creates #fear and #anxiety

After a short break from writing I really hope you’re doing well.  It’s great to be back. No, I didn’t spend the night in jail or even the weekend in Milan. If I had today’s blog would have been wild!

With the canvas of gloom and doom that surrounds us, I can sense that the majority of hard-working Americans are in a state of uncertainty. Not knowing what comes next is a stressful way to live!

If you have a job, you wonder for how long. Could this be the week you get laid off?

Maybe you’ve been #unemployed for a long time… If you don’t have a job, the uncertainty of whether or not you’ll find one that pays enough to cover your bills weighs on your mind every day.

With uncertainty comes fear—and lots of it!

Learn to control what you can in life, and calm any fears you have—one at a time.

What is the best way to put those fears out of your mind???  Learn what you can to improve your outlook and understanding of what is to come… 

Do you know enough about financial terms and situations to understand if you are in financial trouble? From my experience with colleagues and clients, probably not…

Take a great step toward learning those important facts and read:

BANKRUPTCY FROM A TO Z: THE PATH TO FINANCIAL HOPE AND FREEDOM

Find it on http://www.amazon.com, http://www.barnesandnoble.com and http://www.sunsetdreambooks.com

No other resource will guide you through the maze of financial problems like this one. It is written in a language you will understand—and will be the best handbook you could ever read!

If you or someone you know could benefit from a little direction and reliable information, email me directly at bettyanne@sunsetdreambooks.com. I’ll personally handle the order and see to it that you start the journey toward a fearless life immediately!

See you soon at www.sunsetdreambooks.com and www.facebook.com/SunsetDreamBooks

All my best!

Betty Anne

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Are You Marketing Your Book by the Numbers?

9 Jul

GREAT POST JEANETTE! Shared and Tweeted it! Are You Marketing Your Book by the Numbers?.

Top 5 personal finance FAQs answered…

6 Jul

Proof that books like mine are necessary… Top 5 personal finance FAQs answered….

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