Once you became a parent, there is no escape. Repeat — no escape.
Whether you think you are good enough, or not, whether you had good role models in your upbringing, or not, the moment your child took his first breath you became his teacher, instructor, coach, tutor, professor and trainer… all rolled into . . . → Read More: Oh To Be A Teacher….
Parenting is really a journey of learning good habits.
It’s not about reaching perfection.
It’s not about correcting past mistakes.
And it’s definitely not about projecting unfulfilled dreams upon children.
It’s about trekking through the mess of life with good habits in the hopes of raising children who will someday become adults that you are . . . → Read More: Got Habits? Are They Good Ones?
Taking a little reprieve from life’s busyness to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow mommy bloggers. Don’t we all need a break and a bit of fun every now and then?
See you on the other side!
There are not many parent celebrities today that I would want to model my parenting skills after. Any responsible and sane parent needs to run far, far away from taking advice coming from the likes of Britney Spears, Dina Lohan or Charlie Sheen. However I was impressed with the wisdom of actor and funny man . . . → Read More: Never Try To Make A Happy Child Happier
Telling stories awakens wonder and creates special occasions with our children, whether it’s bedtime, sitting around a campfire or merely a rainy day. As a teaching method, telling a story doesn’t require accuracy; it aims is to demonstrate a point, which makes it easier for children to understand and remember long afterwards.
When your son . . . → Read More: Two Wolves Inside Us – Which One Will Win?
My life completely, irrevocably changed forever the moment I became a mother. And I wouldn’t want it any other way. I was reminded of that recently when I ran across this poem that was buried in my file cabinet from our parenting class days. You may have seen this before but take the time to . . . → Read More: Before I Was A Mom
Every one of us has certain areas of our lives that are very precious to us. The more precious an item, the less inclined we are to share that area with anyone who we do not completely trust. If you had a watch or other fine jewelry that had been given to you by a . . . → Read More: Our Children’s Private World
Having become one flesh as God describes marriage in the book of Genesis, a father who does not love his own wife is the same as not loving himself. God intended marriage on earth be “until death do us part.” Ephesians 5:25 states this very clearly, “Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church.”
. . . → Read More: Father’s Duty: Exhibit Genuine Love For Your Wife
It is not by accident that when most couples get married, the wife assumes the last name of her husband. The exception to this rule is brief over the history of time. God ordained this way in the book of Genesis through the words, “the two shall become one flesh.” If the family is taking . . . → Read More: Father’s Duty: Building Your Family’s Identity
It seems like there are unintended consequences all around us these days.
We had a delightful time at a small-town parade about an hour outside of San Diego on the 4th of July. During the crowd “warm-up”, one woman in particular sung several patriotic songs including “God Bless America.” With public schools cutting music . . . → Read More: A Result of Unintended Consequences