Merry Meet Lords and Ladies!
My name is Sabrina. I want to take just a few moments to introduce myself to you all! I know that when making friends online sometimes it's hard by looking at a profile to tell what they are really about. So, I like to remedy that issue...
Anyways, I am a young mom (26) of 2 little boys. And I am very happily married to a wonderful and supportive Husband Jason. My oldest son Alexander Charles is 3 and my lil one Hunter Lee just turned 2 in July. They are the best of friends and the worst of enemies all rolled in to one. Because they are so close in age things can get to be a little tough at times but it does make things nice at times as well.
I am currently staying home with them full time. Although, I do work from home, so I do still have a decent income. In fact I have 3 businesses that I work full time from home and I honestly can't say I would have it any other way.
I own my own home based business with Ameriplan
that I usually work about 3-5 hours a day. Ameriplan is the nations leading non-insurance health and dental benefits program but we also offer benefits for Identity theft, Financial, Legal and even a great discount program for your everyday shopping.
I also have 2 other businesses that I work very very part time! TeaPoria
. With TeaPoria I sell loose teas, goodies like cakes and brownies and even tea table settings that are just beautiful! I just wish I had more tables so I could have a reason to buy more of them! lol! And with GreenSmoke I actually started out as a customer and decided to join as a business owner because I loved the products. GreenSmoke offers tobacco and smoke free cigarettes. There is no smell, no smoke, and the best part is you can smoke them anywhere, even in non-smoking areas! Plus, they usually cost up to 75% less than regular cigarettes so they help to save your lungs and your bank account! lol
I also own and operate a new website and social network called Sabrina's Closet
. We just launched on September 14th, 2009. So we are still rather new, but our site is very different from most others. Our entire purpose is to help women like me to earn, save, share and spend their money smarter and from home. Members will gain access to a bi-monthly newsletter that will contain specials, sales and even exclusive deals. The site itself has over 15 (and growing) home based businesses as well as a list of home based JOBS, coupon sites, freebie sites, charities, links, shopping and more. In fact next month (Oct. 09) we will be launching our new Sabrina's Closet online Mall and Arcade! So there really is something for everyone there!
My main goal with Sabrina's Closet and all my businesses is to help others find a company that will work for them and their families. I know how hard it can be to navigate the WAH world and it seems as if everyone is just out to get your money. But I don't think that's what it should be about. Working from home is a great blessing and one that I think everyone should at least look in to if they do or plan to have a family. So, I aim to help everyone find a business that works for them! I have created a group here and on other social networks as well as Sabrina's Closet that has that exact goal. I would be ever so blessed if you would join my group and help me to do just that. I found that we all either need the services and products that home based businesses offer or could use an additional part or full time income. My group here is Work At Home Pagans
, I would be pleased to have you join us!
I am a very passionate woman. What I believe in I believe in with my whole heart, and if I dislike something I am very active in causing change! That's just the way I am. I know most people are very turned off by passion but I just can't imagine living any other way.
The first of my major life passions is Religious Tolerance. I am one of those people that firmly believes each and every person on earth deserves the right to find their own path. As an Eclectic Pagan Witch, I do not pull my beliefs from any one source and don't think that anyone should try to conform themselves to fit in to a religion they don't belong in. Religion is something that is born from with in us, not something we should have to force upon ourselves. So the idea of forcing any religious beliefs on another is simply sickening to me!
Because of this fact I do my absolute best to help to educate others of paths beyond theirs. I truly believe that only through Education can we really begin to understand one another and true love and piece can begin to form. I am in the process of building a Pagan Education Website and Networking site that I hope to launch Samhain '09. In the mean time I am the owner of a great many Religious Tolerance Groups on existing social networks such as CafeMom, MySpace and here... I would feel a great honor if you would join me in my group, End Religious Intolerance and Ignorance
I am also very passionate about Vaccine Education. I have two very healthy and vaccine free children. I know this is a subject that many parents disagree with, however, I am a firm believer that if a parent does their own research on the subject there is no way they can deny the dangers of vaccines outweigh the benefits in most cases. And again, as with all my great passions - I have a group! Choosing Not To Vaccinate
which is a safe, bash free place for anyone interested to come and learn the truth about vaccines without the fear of being put down for their questions or beliefs!
I myself have been a victim of vaccine injury and today I suffer with a chronic pain condition called Fibromyalgia as well as Chronic Fatigue and an inner ear condition called Labyrinthitis. I wish my mother had had more access to vaccine education programs when I was a child. Conditions like mine are very common and while there is proof on top of proof that many of these conditions can be directly linked to childhood vaccines the medical communities are slow to take notice.
My goal is to help to educate the every day parent without the aid of the medical community. Because unfortunately it's up to us as the patients and parents to know what is going on and in todays world you just can't trust the doctors any more. Please don't see me as being judgmental to those that do vaccinate, I'm not. I feel that we all need to do what we feel is right for us and for our family. But I also understand that most parents either don't know to look in to the subject or don't know they have a choice in the matter. I want vaccine education to be something that is readily available and even recommended to parents so that they can make an informed choice.
My other huge passion is simply doing what I can to help others. In addition to my work with my businesses, Sabrina's Closet and other WAH groups I am a big fan of charity. My family and I have found a number of charities that we give to on a regular basis, and I feel everyone should. Donations do not need to be much, even a few dollars here and there really do make a great difference. In fact I am a huge fan of Free Rice
, which is a charity that doesn't require you to do any more than play a game... You have fun and help feed the hungry all at once... So worth it! We also give to a number of other charities. Some of our favorites are Dollar4Life
, Heifer International
and Childs Play
. All of which are making great strides in their own areas and are worth more than the few dollars we can spare each month. Find these and other Charities on Sabrina's Closet's Be Giving Page
I have, as you can see, a LOT going on in my life. But I love to grab a snack and cuddle up in bed with a good book or something to watch too. I'm a big tea and cookies girl! lol!
I am a big lover of books! But I have to say that most of what I read is true. I love religious texts and books, as well as true crime. I want to learn everything about everything so sitting down and reading a great educational book is just want the doctor ordered some days. I am a huge fan of the “Idiots Guides” and the “Dummies” series especially those based on religious, mythological, metaphysical or some ancient historical subjects... The “Everything” line is good as well!
On occasion and with a good reference I will read fiction, but it's a rarity! And even when I do, I am a big fan of the classics. I have read Susan Kay's Phantom and Phillip Margolin's Gone But Not Forgotten so many times the covers are falling apart. Luckily my copy of Mary Higgins Clark's Where are the Children and Leroux's The Phantom Of The Opera are hard back... Otherwise I would have to buy new ones at least yearly.
As for movies and TV... I love documentaries on those same subjects as mentioned before... Yes. I loved school! But I also love to watch dramas... I'm not to much of a comedy fan but I love anything that really connects to me on a human level. I am a very proud owner of the entire Charmed and Buffy Series on DVD and will eventually would like to add the X-Files and Unsolved Mysteries Complete Box sets to that list. And when the History Channel finally releases The Clash of the Gods, it will be on my shelf as well! But I also get in to “girly” drams from time to time as well. I am a huge All My Children fan and never miss it! Desperate Housewives and Law & Order: SVU are on that shameful list of my favorite useless television programing as well... Some of my favorite movies are The Mysts of Avalon, Labyrinth, The Craft, Merlin, Rose Red and Stigmata...
Music is an area where my Bi-Polar Disorder starts to kick in. I couldn't tell you what my favorite type is. I love most of it. Everything from New Age to Gangsta Rap to Soft Rock... Really it all depends on my mood. I am a HUGE fan of Michael Jackson (RIP), Cher, Madonna, Reba and Aerosmith.
Musical Theater is one of my true weaknesses. I have actually been known to make the 6 – 8 hour drive to Canada just for a show. I have easily seen over 40 musicals! My all time favorite is The Phantom Of The Opera. I have seen it over a dozen times – not counting the movies! And have seen other versions many times as well!
Okay, I am running short on things to say and you are most likely tired of reading! So, I would like to invite you to just check out some of my sites and see what you think. I will do my best to keep everyone posted as to when my new sites launch and how things are going! Thanks so much for reading! If you have any more questions for me please just let me know. I don't believe in secrets so there is nothing I won't share!
Talk to you soon!
Sabrina M Bowen