“But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 19:14 (NLV)) Being a parent entails many responsibilities. We know that we are to provide them the basic physical necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. And we… Continue reading Don’t Hinder the Little Children
Life is busy. Life can become chaotic. Too much busyness can cause stress. Stress is not healthy for your mental, emotional, physical, or your spiritual health. How do you unwind? Run? Eat? Pray? Read? Talk to somebody? Sleep? Even in trying to unwind you are still doing something. How often do you sit still?… Continue reading Turn down the volume on your life
Back in the day one of my favorite songs was “Welcome to the Jungle” by GUNS N’ ROSES. The song was playing in my head this morning as I was laughing about the start to my day. 4:20 am.: My dear husband’s alarm goes off for work. 4:40: He puts on his Carthartt jumpsuit to go… Continue reading Welcome to the jungle
These days I look at my delightful thirteen year old daughter and realize how much she has matured and grown into a beautiful young lady. Long gone are the days when she used to have me carry her around and play dolls with her. Of course, she still plays with Barbies on occasion and on… Continue reading How to engage your child in meaningful conversation: 15 unique questions to ask your child
MOM! MOM! MOM! Kid #1 “Mom, mom, mommy” Kid #3 interrupting kid #1, “MOM!” Kid #6 “Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy” (interrupting all the others) Me:” Quit mommying me to death.” Kid #1 “Mom?” Me: “I changed my name. I will no longer answer to anything you previously called me” Kids: “To what? Mommy, mom, mother,… Continue reading Mom, mom, mommy, mother?
By nature I am not a happy-go-lucky person. At times I can be a rather pessimistic gal, with a mixture of cynicism and sarcasm it makes for interesting thoughts in my head at times. However, I am never without joy or hope. Joy is not happiness. Happiness is fleeting, a positive response or feeling to… Continue reading Hope and joy
“Daddy wuv’s me”….said my two year old daughter as she sighed contentedly in my arms. This baby girl’s entire world is her Daddy. Of course, she loves me, too, but not in the way a little girl should love her Daddy. She feels secure in his arms. She giggles when he throws her up… Continue reading A father’s love
Nobody tells you that once you become a mother you lose all sense of privacy and noise becomes part of the equation, the more children you have the potential for more noise increases. My hearing has been dulled. What did you just say? I cannot hear you! No, seriously I cannot hear you its too… Continue reading Peace and quiet!?!
I tell my children “no” frequently. I say no to playing on electronics, grabbing junk food, and staying up late. What I have gotten in return are children that play outside, enjoying eating fruit, and are well rested in the morning. I send them to school when they say they are ‘sick’. Yeah, I know… Continue reading A few reasons why I may be considered a mean mom…..