Spring Break

My Spring Break has been anything but fun-

Kids arguing, and fighting, not getting chores done-

Threats of groundings and essays too-

Only bring dirty looks, or “Mom, I don’t like you!”-

Rooms torn apart to bag old things up-

Only makes bigger messes for me-

I’d rather drink something in my cup-

By the end of the day-

After all is said and done-

Today will only be a memory-

in years to come.


Posted by on March 28, 2012 in poem


Welcome to Rachel’s Words (formerly known as “Crocheting Cures Mental Illness”)

Hello Readers!

I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday! Me? I am typing instead of sleeping! It is 1:45 am and I could not wait to tell you all that I am back! I took too much time off and I am ready to get started on this writing journey. So stick around, and I will try and post something new every day, or at least that is my goal!

Happy Sunday!


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Posted by on February 24, 2013 in Uncategorized


Hello, Do I Have Any Readers Left?

I never thought I’d neglect my blog for as long as I have. I’m not even sure if anyone is going to be reading this or not. So what is going on in your lives? Me? I’m still working on building my business. That’s about it. I’m busy being a mom to my 3 kids when they’re not in school, busy with life in general. I don’t take enough time with my family and friends. To let loose and just be myself, not a mom, or a wife, just me. I don’t know if that makes sense to anyone but once you’ve been a mom and wife as long as I have, you tend to lose yourself. I’m tired of living paycheck to paycheck but at least I’m trying to do something about that. I need to get out on days when it’s not so muggy and hot and go for a walk. I don’t exercise like I should so I’m unhappy with myself. So my dear readers, I’m committing to change the things in my life that make me unhappy. Anyway, these are things I’ve been thinking about. Have a great holiday weekend everyone! I’d like to thank everyone that has fought for my freedom.


Posted by on May 26, 2012 in Uncategorized


Hello Readers

I like to pop in here and say hi and thank everyone for following my blog! I don’t know about you all but I’ve been BUSY! I feel like my work never ends! I babysit a beautiful one year old boy every morning between 5:30 AM and 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. I get my children off to school then the rest of my day is full with the baby, my part-time online business, and then the kids are home again. I made one serious mistake though.

I have been trying to be healthier, use all natural products in my home, take vitamins, but the thing I should’ve never done was go off of my depression medication. I thought to myself that if I’m living better, I should be feeling better therefore, no medication! WRONG! I was fine for the first part of the week last week then when it came to the middle to the end of the week, I felt like crying at any moment. I went to my kids school to check my daughter out for her doctor appointment and when I told them her name, I almost went into breakdown mode like I lost a loved one or something. So, my husband lovingly told me I needed to go back on my medication because he kept feeling like he did something wrong.

My online business keeps me busy. I love the chance to be home when I’m not babysitting and spend time with my kids versus working outside of the home. They don’t call it work at home for nothing though. It’s WORK at home. It has great perks though. I learn about all these wonderful all natural products that are safe to use around my kids and pet.

That’s about all that’s going on in my life. How about yours? Have there been any big changes? Anything you have to look forward to?

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Posted by on April 30, 2012 in Thoughts


NaPoWrimo April 19, 2012 Day 19/30

Great ideas!


Thursday April 19th, 2012 NaPoWriMo Day 19

Day 19!!!

Wow. Still writing a poem every day? Most days? Re-start if you stopped… start today and write a poem a day….
Perfectionism kills creativity. Agonizing over every word, every sentence screeches the process to a halt.
Yes, edit, revise. But no one is perfect… not even YOU and your writing ain’t perfect neither! –CJJ

For career writers consistency counts, You get there by writing each and every day. Some write a few words a day, some 500 to 1,000 or more. Some days, writing a poem a day even with prompts… even with prompts I’m making up is tough to do. I want my poems to be better than they are. Always. I don’t really like showing brand new poems that haven’t rested a few weeks or months and been revised several times but I gave myself permission a long…

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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Uncategorized


Poetry Tips

Thanks for the tips!!!

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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Uncategorized



My 50th like! Thank you all for this milestone. I’m sorry I don’t post that often but I appreciate the support!

Hello my fellow readers,

How is life in your neck of the woods? Are you like me where days run together? You’re so busy you just want to shout, “CALGON, TAKE ME AWAY!?”

Well, I shout it sometimes even if nobody else wants to admit it 🙂 There have been a couple deaths recently that remind me that life is short! Hug your loved ones and tell them how much they mean to you. You never know how much time either of you have. These weren’t deaths in my family but they still make me stop and appreciate the love I have around me.

I haven’t crocheted in forever! I miss it but I’m trying to read up on all the material that’s out there for my at home business. I’m shocked and saddened by all the toxins that are in our everyday household items! I want to be educated so I can educate and lead everyone in the right direction. If anyone wants to learn more you can join me in a free webcast so you can learn too!

I’ve been so TIRED lately, Like I’m not getting enough sleep, then I take my prescription to help me sleep but then I feel sleepier when I wake up. Does that make any sense? (It did in my head until I typed it 🙂

I’m getting a package tomorrow!!! WOOHOO! I can’t wait to see all the products that are going to replace my household poisons! I ordered some vitamins too and I will be so, so, happy if I finally have energy for the first time in my life!!!

When you poke my son’s belly he makes the “WOOHOO” sound like the pillsbury dough boy!

I started reading a good book by Kim Edwards, titled, “The Memory Keepers Daughter.” So far it’s really good but I’m only on the 3rd chapter.

I can’t keep up with all my social networks, Pinterest, Facebook, WordPress…I need more time and energy to do all that I’m supposed to so I can have a little “ME” time!!!

Well, I guess it’s time to go to beddy bye land. (What?! I’m a mom so I talk like one of my kids! So What?!?) 😀


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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Thoughts


Don’t worry, I’m alive!!!

Hello fellow readers!

How has everyone been doing? Me? I’ve been a busy, busy, lady! I just started a new job and I haven’t quite figured out how to make time for everything! I’ve missed reading and following all of you! I need to organize my chaotic life!

I was wondering, how many people out there want to work from home? I work for an at home company and all you need is a computer, internet, and know how to talk to people 🙂 I think everyone here qualifies!!! 🙂 Here are some perks to the job besides staying at home; safer, healthier environment, residual income, better health, and well, money! 85% of the job is online, and 15% is phone calls.  I love what I do and if anyone is interested, all I need is an email to reach you at and a phone number. This is legit! So, what do you have to lose? There are free webcasts scheduled for all times during the week and help along the way to help you reach your goals and achieve your dreams!

By the way, I’d like to thank Virginia @ poetaofficium who  nominated me for awards. I’d love to follow through with the rules for it but I’m limited on time. I do apologize!!!

Have a great day all!

Rachel 🙂

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Posted by on April 17, 2012 in Uncategorized