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Orlando, FL, United States
HI WELCOME TO MY BLOG! I am happily married to BOB. We have three great kids, Kirsten, Jim and Jonathan. Kirsten is married to Eric and they have a beautiful daughter Tess. So yes I'm a Grandma and it's GRAND. My kids say, "MOM'S CRUZEN NOW" because I partner with an AMAZING Wellness Company and coach others on how to successfully work from home. Want to join me? Visit my web: www.BeMomFirst.com. I look forward to getting to know YOU!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


·         Today, children are exposed to thousands of substances in the environment, most of which have never been tested for toxicity to children.
Source: Center for Children's Health and the Environment of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
To find out more go to: http://www.saferisbetter.com/ccruzen#start

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


"I challenge you to think of one act of genuine significance in the history of humankind that was performed by a lone human being (apart from the redemptive work of Christ on the cross). No matter what you name, you will find that a team of people was involved."  
John C. Maxwell

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Before I was a Mom…

I made and ate hot meals. ~ I had unstained clothing. ~ I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mom…

I slept as late as I wanted. ~ And never worried about how late I got into bed. ~ I brushed my hair and my teeth every day.

Before I was a Mom…

I cleaned my house each day. ~ I never tripped over toys or forgot words to lullabies.

Before I was a Mom…

I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. ~ I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was Mom…

I had never been puked on, pooped on, spat on, chewed on, peed on, or pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Mom…

I had complete control of my mind, my thoughts, my body, and my time. ~ I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom…

I never held down a screaming child, so that doctors could do tests, or give shots. ~ I never looked into teary eyes and cried. ~ I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. ~ I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom…

I never held a sleeping baby just because. ~ I didn’t want to put it down. ~ I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn’t stop the hurt. ~ I never knew that I could love someone so much. ~ I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom…

I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. ~ I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. ~ I didn’t know that bond between a mother and her child. ~ I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Mom…

I had never risen in the middle of the night. ~ Every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. ~ I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment, or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom!

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