That's it! My prayer time does take a few minutes, but a bit of that is me getting distracted and refocussing. These simple prayers have been a huge gamer changer! You can see why, right? Because they're focussed on what I can control: Asking God to intervene on their behalf and asking Him to help ME see and BE the mom they uniquely need. By focussing on what I can control and allowing God to lead the way, I have a recipe for success. Apparently. I'm still reeling from Zach doing the dishes without being told.
Somewhere along the road, I apparently adopted the idea that being a married, adult woman with three kids meant I wasn't allowed to do things I like to do. I know that sounds crazy and younger me needed therapy. But I bent my will so hard for everyone else, I rarely did just what I wanted to do in my late 20s and earlier 30s.
If you haven't heard about self-care lately, then you've been living under a rock. And unless that rock is a heated stone for your massage, you're doing it wrong. Self-care is a trendy term and concept these days but it's a really simple concept: take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself, especially for women, … Continue reading The Responsibility of Self-Care
10 ways to encourage your child. Praise hard work. As in praise effort, not just success or natural ability. Tell them something you're grateful for about them. Express what you find unique about them.
I know you might just be over hearing about the Proverbs 31 woman. Hear me out really quick though. Not just because my 2nd favorite verse in the entire bible is from this passage, but because it's something that's come up a lot this week so I need to share. The Proverbs 31 woman had … Continue reading Fierce Faith Friday: P31 (again)
Some things get me really worked up. Like the government still telling people dairy is a necessary component of their diet. In this case, I'm worked up because I see confirmation of what I already know: moms are sad, lonely, stressed out and unhappy. I 100% feel it's my duty to change that in whatever … Continue reading Righteously angry for moms
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When we bubble our kids in so many rules, activities and safeguards, they aren't able to exercise their own decision making skills. That's a bummer because they're going to need those skills a lot as adults. They need the space away from our grasp to make their own decisions and grow their own character.
Laundry is the bane of every mother's existence, isn't it? It might be the bane of every adult's existence. Perhaps the most infuriating thing about laundry is that it's never done. Even as you fold and put away the last item from the dryer (because that happens so often), you still have dirty clothes--the ones … Continue reading The Magical solution to laundry
TWO years ago one of my awesome tribe members recommended an awesome book to me. When doing so, she summarized some of the key takeaways for me (how nice of her). One thing she impressed upon me was selecting a life verse for my kiddos. It was a quite a revelation to me. I'm always … Continue reading Applying the bible to your kiddos