We all need comfort to fall back on. Us adults also need to rekindle our own sense of adventure. Who is better equipped to guide us out of our comfort zone than our children?
How do I go about disciplining smaller kids in my house? If you ask my mom and sisters, they will tell you that I don't. That's not really my fault, though!
We rarely feed the entire flock at restaurants; the cost is prohibitive, seating is tricky, and then there's the stress of iffy manners from the kids.
We needed to get on the same page by sitting down together as a family in order to stabilize our Domestic Church.
I used to have daydreams: you know, the perfectly happy family. Now I have "daymemes".
Not to stir up old family drama or anything, but hand me a spoon... Think about a time you were disciplined when you were your child's age. How do you wish your parents would have handled the situation? How can you discipline better?
I realize I’m preaching to the choir, and I want to give you credit for making the effort to grow as a parent. Just the fact that you are open to “better parenting” skills speaks volumes for your commitment to personal growth. I wish all of those who are called to provide for the young felt the
Filling out school registration forms is monotonous, gives me writer's cramp, and is incredibly time consuming. I streamline the process with pre-printed shipping labels.
The key to staying in "good shape" is fitting healthy habits into your lifestyle. The trouble is, my "lifestyle" is in the habit of murdering my healthy habits.
I'm trying to convince my daughter to break-up with her boyfriend for the summer. I have good reasons!
Part 3 of 3: Third Trimester of my Sixth non-picture-perfect Pregnancy.
Part 2 of 3. An honest accounting of the second trimester of my sixth pregnancy.
Part 1 of 3. The very honest accounting of the first trimester of my sixth pregnancy.
Now that smart phones store credit card/ reward card information, business contacts, as well as photos, I have extra slots in my wallet for my children's "Birth Stats".
I would love to watch my boys play in high school games someday... but for now, unorganized sports is as good as it gets.
Don't be afraid to enlist the creative help your kids can offer... well, be a little afraid.
And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
The problem came down to a lack of both 'benevolent leadership' and 'internal locus of control'.
By the time we hit the half-way mark, I'm not sure if I'm getting a refill of grace or if I'm using up all of my patience trying to keep my two smaller kids moderately quiet and still.
In these beautiful moments, I felt as if I was as close to seeing the face of God as I would ever be in this life.