Parenting : 7 Posts

Parenting

Look at those faces! 😆 all that squishy stuff! The other day our two oldest daughters led the 4 younger kids in making fresh pumpkin purée. They all worked together to carved, seed, pressure cook (for only 6 min! These machines are genius!), prepare it for the freezer, and they even cleaned up! It was so messy

Of Fish and Joy

Sometimes you reel in so many big juicy fish, that your skills amaze even you. And sometimes all you catch is your shoe…..while it’s still attached to your foot. Mama said there’d be days like this…..and days like that. We can’t control all the things, but we CAN control how we react to them. Emotions

Life On The Fringe

I think often when we step out and follow a divine call or purpose, we feel like we’re suddenly outsiders. . And we see that as a negative. . But what we don’t realize is that living on the fringe of society puts us in a unique position to influence the world around us. .

The Model Parent

Ever had those weeks where everything seems harder? This week, all my “go to’s” were “no go’s”, and all my attempts at brightening my mood, fell flat. Every part of me has felt on edge- even my hair seemed to vibrate with my annoyance! The tiniest of frailties in others set me off as if

Mama Drama

“STOP! There’s an easier way……” which was the gaping wide gate a few feet over, hidden by a tree.😆 Doing stuff the hard way comes natural but learning from our own and other’s mistakes takes work! It’s called being teachable or coachable- something we are constantly working on in our family. It means NOT shutting

I’m Choosing Joy!

Mama, I’m choosing joy”, he said as he climbed into the front seat and laid his head on my shoulder. When he didn’t feel like helping with something today, he was given the maturing opportunity to sulk or to choose joy. But no matter what, he wasn’t getting out of his responsibility- in other words

Family Rhythm

Some days our family rhythm is like that of a well-oiled machine. Things just click: everyone is in a good mood, being loving, helpful, focused, and quick to respond to correction. And then there are those days that feel like someone smashed that well-oiled machine to smithereens. Tempers flair, attitudes are bad, and no one