Everyday Stuff, Going deep with our kids, Parenting
Though I was never very athletically inclined myself, I love the potential found in sports to grow our kids both physically and emotionally. I firmly believe we can use sports to shape godly character in our kids. And I want to encourage other parents. In the hustle and bustle and sometimes the unavoidable burnout that can accompany the sports seasons, please don’t miss the opportunities to grow your child’s character in the process.
Winning may not be everything, but you can bet this mama is keeping score!
Everyday Stuff, Parenting
I am a firm believer in teaching our kids to use the power of choice whether it is with their attitude, their friends or their time management. Once they are “out in the world” we will not always be there to force, beg, and nag them to do the right thing, so I believe the earlier we begin to teach our kids that they have the power to make choices the sooner they will gain the confidence and ability to choose and choose wisely.
Going deep with our kids, Parenting
As a busy mom of two awesome kiddos, I am constantly praying for what I call “creative parenting” ideas. I want to impart the power of God’s truths to my “babies” in practical, easy to grasp ways which they can immediately apply to their everyday lives.
One of the ways the Lord has answered (and continues to answer) this prayer for me is by giving me catchy, simple phrases which I then teach to the kids. Then, through much repetition, these sayings become so ingrained in our lives that the kids will often remind me of them before they even cross my mind.
So my baby girl is wrapping up her first semester of 3rd grade and swiftly closing the gap between my shoulder and the top of her head! I have been ready to put the brakes on her for a couple years now! She is at that wonderful yet tender age where she often finds herself in limbo between incredibly mature and just wanting to be a kid.
One minute we are engaging in deep conversation, and the next she is in a princess dress insisting her little brother take her to the ball. Of course, not every moment is so precious… (more…)