Parenthood is not for the weak. But God has entrusted me with these precious lives, so I will continue to search for that balance of rest and being the present Mom I am called to be.
Sometimes I don’t like being a Parent
We have to choose every day which kind of parent we are going to be. Do you want to be your child’s friend, or do you want to plant seeds of good, solid character at their core? Are you going to choose the hard path, or the fun one?
So this Valentine’s Day, celebrate the gift of love and that special someone in your life. Get dressed up, buy a fun card, and go on a date. Just remember to not place so many expectations on that one night. He may not buy you a card or get you flowers. Is it really that big of a deal?
Such mundane tasks seem just that some days. Mundane. Ordinary. Another pile of dirty laundry to wash, another load of dishes to throw in the dishwasher, another diaper changed, another meal cooked...
“Why in the world is he going through this? Has he been too sheltered? Am I not giving him enough attention at home?”
New Year, New Word
Which word is going to represent this new year for your family? We are all in this together, so let’s all show the ways that we are going to make 2018 a better year for our families and our communities.
Find your own way of creating memories with your families. Create the moments, and store up those treasures in your heart. These are the moments that we will remember after our kids are gone.
Kids and Work
I find myself constantly asking myself, “How can I do everything as a mom, and do it well?” Unfortunately, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is impossible to do everything well.
Haircuts and Other Tedious Tasks
Each of us moms and dads have to figure out which environments invite our kids to be vulnerable. We have to find those safe spaces and claim them as our own. We only get a short amount of time to speak into their precious lives, and I don’t want to look back and see that I missed it.