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Hello, Friend! I’m Morgan Reece, Christian wife, homeschool mom, author, and unexpected advocate for creatives on Etsy and Merch By Amazon. So glad you stopped by! I value your time, so here’s a quick intro to what you’ll find on this site:

Mindsets and Methods for Joy in the Messy Middle

This site is my personal blog, dedicated to encouraging, inspiring, and supporting moms in the messy middle of life.

In 2016, during a very dark time, God led me to write and publish a tribute to my mother. The first version is still live on Amazon (mainly as proof that I’m not pulling your leg), but a much better second edition is in the works. That’s because, as I wrote about what mom “did right,” I began seeing changes in myself, and finding hope not only for my family life but for me. I truly believe Mom’s book will restore sanity and renew hope for many overworked, exhausted, defeated moms.

This blog is the natural result of how God has been changing me and breathing LIFE into me as I’m learning to ditch perfectionism and embrace the messy middle.

While the next few months will be focused on getting the book out into the world, I’ll also be building a library of resources for you here to condense the most important lessons I’ve learned in 23 years as a nutrition-obsessed, homeschooling mother of six.

Letter of Protest Training

My other passion project is focused on ending frivolous trademarks in the print-on-demand industry. For most of 2018, I worked (with many others) to learn the USPTO Letter of Protest system. It’s a free tool to fight frivolous trademarks. Check out TheTrademarkCanary.com to learn more.

Also To Come: Making Money From Home

My journey into the Merch/IP infringement world and the Letter of Protest system led me to gobs of creative ways to take my business to the next level while making money from home. I plan to deposit most of that information here before it leaks out of my head. Anything that is strictly trademarks-related will be on my Trademarks blog.

Books, Music, and ASL

It’s a royal pain having my former creative efforts scattered around the Internet. I’ll be moving everything else here as well. The projects include:

  • a memoir/tribute to my mom;
  • Children’s book;
  • original Christian music;
  • 10-week beginner course in American Sign Language;
  • everything I’m learning about self-publishing, print on demand, website set-up and security, blogging, personal development, and, well, leaning into who God created me to be.

Encouragement and Support

This website is also my opportunity to minister to your needs, whether that means supporting your side hustle, encouraging your relationships, reminding you to take care of yourself, or helping you believe God is good and He loves you, all the time.

I’ll be posting resources and ideas to help you: 

  • Find a Side Hustle
  • Stay Happily Married
  • Raise Successful Kids
  • Practice Self Care
  • Be Inspired and Motivated to Create a Joyful Life!

A Welcoming Place For All

I find a lot of inspiration and motivation in the Bible and in family-friendly podcasts, videos, and books. Hey, don’t get nervous about the Bible, okay? You don’t have to be a clone of me to be welcome here; you don’t even have to believe in God. There was a time I wasn’t all that certain He even existed, so if that’s where you are right now, it’s okay. I hope you’ll stick around and not be offended if I talk about Jesus once in a while — He loves us so much!

And if you only want help with the “secular stuff” like trademarks and making money from home, well, that’s fine too. 

You may think you’ve stumbled across this page by accident, but I don’t believe that for a minute. Because even if we’ve never met in person, I know God loves you, and He wants me to remind you just now. 

Let’s Stay in Touch

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