When to Let the Addict Go - Part 2
But, this is for them to do, not for you to try and fix. Quit wasting the energy God gave you on someone who doesn’t want to change their life. They need to be ready. None of us can ever tell an addict or substance abuser to be ready.
When to Let the Addict Go
I was tired and exhausted from trying to keep up. I was tired of the life he kept wanting to live. He would say the most degrading things to me.
Spring Break: No Vacation Required
So even though I have friends on the beach, cruise ships, and in the mountains of Colorado, I have two things this Spring Break that they don’t… a clean house and kids that appreciate their fun time more than they did before.
Some people call it dreariness, the winter blues, or mom brain, but I call it depression. If you’re feeling like you’re at the end of your rope today, you're not alone!
To Idolize or Prioritize?
My kids aren’t perfect, and I’m not a perfect parent, but when I stopped idolizing my children they became decent human beings. When I stopped making them the center of my world, they stopped believing that they were the most important person in the world.
I cannot wait to see what their futures hold, to watch them explore different interests and hobbies...This is what makes me okay with closing the door on those baby days and embracing the change of new seasons.
First Time Mom vs. Not
Isn’t it unreal how the enemy uses our self-doubt to steal away the joy of motherhood? Now that I have been into this “mom thing” for just over 8 years, I have learned that some things matter and some just don’t.
Some days you may follow a structured program and some days you are just happy with brushing your teeth and using the bathroom alone! Let’s all work on finding a routine and stick it out together.
The Worst and Best Parts of Having Kids
It’s so hard to watch. It’s so hard to see my kids struggle with the same things that I do. But, because they react to things in the ways that are modeled to them, I also get to see the best parts of myself in them.