About Me

 


Hi everyone! My name is Aimee. I'm an educational diagnostician, former 6th grade math teacher, a wife to my husband, John, a mom to my 3 year old little boy and our newest addition, a baby girl with special needs, but more than anything I am driven by my faith. I am new to the world of blogging and I have to admit, I am probably not the best writer. However, I think that what I have to share with people might overcome that. I'm all about living a healthy, faith-filled life and balancing being a full-time teacher and mom. I hope to post about my career with Shaklee, my crock-pot freezer cooking adventures, and my adventures with my nearly two-year old little boy. I am very excited to begin this new adventure!


Okay, so why follow me on Six Cents?
  1. Great ideas on feeding your family healthy meals efficiently.  I am all about efficiency!  I hate to waste time!
  2. Share in my experiences as a working mom with two kids, one of whom has special needs.
  3. Ideas on living a greener life.  I am all about taking care of my family's health.  I help give you ideas on how to do this in the most efficient, cost-effective way.
  4. Discovering how to balance life as mom and life as an employee or business owner.  It's so important to learn how to balance!
  5. Most importantly, to enjoy yourself!  I hope that you enjoy the things I post make you think and aspire to greater things.

About the title, Six Cents. My mother's maiden name was Penny Nickel. Her nickname in school was Six Cents for obvious reasons. My mom was so incredibly special and I know I was lucky to have her as long as I did. Unfortunately, it just wasn't long enough. In September of 2009 she was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. I couldn't believe it. She never smoked, she ate well, exercised. She did all the right things. Since her diagnosis I have done a lot of research and learned that the food we eat, the water we drink and the products we use all tend to have some sort of cancer-causing agent in them. We decided to change our plans and start a family sooner than we had originally planned. Caden came along ten months after my mom's diagnosis. Talk about God's timing!!!



My mom lost her battle at the young age of 57, just two and half short years after her diagnosis. We are so thankful for the time she had with our precious baby boy. We feel that she hung on as long as she did because of him and because I needed her to help me figure out the mom thing. After she passed I decided that I wanted to go as green as I could. More organic food, filtered water, and better household products. I can't stand the thought of leaving my family at the young age of 57. I want to do everything in my power to avoid that. I know I will miss my mom every day. I know she would be proud of what I am doing and how I am taking care of my family.  I lost my mom May 2, 2012 to lung cancer. I miss her everyday.  That was it for me. I decided I wanted something different and I started using Shaklee products.  If you are interested in learning more, please e-mail me at jaseaberry@gmail.com.

13 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tribute to your mom by living better and keeping the faith alive in your home. I'm so sorry about your loss. Wow! 57 is way too young to go. My husband's mom died at 54 and just a week ago he said he has lived as long as his mom. He will be 55 in July. He eats better than I do and I'm trying to catch up with him.

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    1. It's so scary isn't it. We have to do all we can to enjoy life now!

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  2. I have tears in my eyes reading this story because it's so similar to mine. My mother passed away in 2009 from breast cancer that metastisized into her bones and brain. She was only 54, and I was 23. I didn't get nearly enough time on earth with her, and still think about her every day. My husband (fiancée at that time) knew she wouldn't be around for too long when she was diagnosed in 2006 so we decided to have a baby before we were married so she could be a grandmother. We had our daughter in 2007, married in November 2008, and she passed August 2009. I strongly believe she held on for as long as she did to experience as much as she could in that short amount of time. I enjoyed reading your blog before, but now I feel such a special connection to you that I will enjoy it even more. Xo

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    1. Aww, Christine, it is so nice to know that someone else has lived this nightmare too. I know I've gotten so many blessing from what happened, but you're right, we didn't get nearly enough time with our moms. So many days I want to call her to tell her something my little one accomplished, or call her to vent about my day, or just call her to say hi. I'm so glad you shared your story with me!

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    2. I have not lost my mom but all of you have touch my heart, I have had breast cancer twice, and now am trying to do everything I can to eat healthy but it is not working, so I will be following this blog everyday and trying to apply it to our lives as well, and please know ladies that you are all on my prayers list now. Blessings to you all..Kim

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  3. What a lovely tribute. My father passed at 59 when I was just 22 in September of 2009. He had throat cancer and he also never smoked a day in his life! My husband and I had infertility for a few years so my son was born a couple of years after he passed, unfortunately...(unfortunate that he missed seeing his grandpa, not that he was born :) My baby is the light of my life!) This small post has inspired me to research and eat better as well. Thank you!

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  4. I am so tickled by her name and touched by the legacy she has left. Bless you.

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  5. Hi Aimee, I came across your blog on Pinterest and was looking for crockpot recipes! I was so thrilled though as I read through your blog about taking on a greener life and the story about your mother, it all is quite inspiring! I just added you to my favorites bar and I am about to go out and shop for your 10 meal recipe in 3 hours! Thanks for blogging, some of us out there are a bit clueless on where to start with cooking, leading a better life, and kiddies (not there yet but close)! Have a great day!

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  6. I have just happened upon your blog via Pinterest. How very sad to lose your mother at such a young age!! I am looking forward to following your post's. Hope all is well!

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  7. Aimee, thank you for sharing your story and your heart. My mother was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in May of 2011. She never smoked. In July, after her diagnosis, she had a major stroke that left her completely paralyzed on her left side. For four months, I tried to care for her in our home (as well as teach Kindergarten!). She could never be alone and had to be dressed, bathed, taken to the bathroom, etc. She has now been in a care home for one year. The physical and emotional impact on me and my family was too much to keep her at home. I spend a lot of time visiting her, so your freezer crock-pot recipes will be a great help! We were excited to just celebrate my mom's 70th birthday in November! I don't understand why all of this happened, but I do not that God gets me through each day! Bless you!

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  8. hi mrs.seaberry its emma i miss you alot and hope you have having fun at home.i hope you have fun with your baby.i am sorry about your mom.i have had a a very close family member die of lung canser also.she didn't know she had it until she had asked my uncle menton for a hug.as they were huging her lungs filled with blood and she passed in his arms.i just wanted you to know that you are not alone.oh bye the way when your baby comes could you send me pictures at pinkhater01@yahoo.com.

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