Back to School
However you feel about the new school year, don’t feel guilty about it. If you miss your kids, celebrate that. And if you are glad to have the routine back (which is a much nicer way to say that you might be glad for them to be gone all day) then rejoice over that.
Adding Another Child
When we found out that I was pregnant with our third child, we were so excited. Yet, we wondered how our kids would react. Would they welcome this baby?
BE SURE TO LOVE ON YOUR LITTLE ONES NOW! Watching them turn into adults is part of the UNEXPECTED JOY of parenting.
Let’s Take Some Time for Ourselves
If loving my family means that I stop for a minute and just take care of me, then I argue with myself and avoid it and make up every excuse for why I shouldn’t do that. But it shouldn’t be that way. How do we love people if we are running on an empty tank?
Flexibility and Surrender
I don’t want to teach my children that the most important thing to me is what I accomplished each day. I want them to see that I wasn’t always so rigid that I could make cleaning spilt juice a “fun” learning moment.
I’m Having a Moment
It was okay that I was having moments, but I needed to learn how to take a mommy timeout to calm down.
Parenting as a Team
As I began to trust him more and empower him to lead as I knew he could, I began to find freedom. I began to see it was good for my kids to be disciplined differently.
We were preparing for a crazy schedule and sleep depravation, when THE UNEXPECTED HAPPENED – AGAIN!
Little Baby- Big Room
Frequent phone calls and frequent trips to the hospital were exhausting, but we wanted to do EVERYTHING POSSIBLE to provide for the safety and well being of our child!