Life In The Slow Lane

I don’t feel this overwhelming sense of “not doing enough” with the time I have anymore. We are together all day long, with nowhere to be. So we can read and pray together in the mornings, talk about God “as we lie down”, and “as we walk along the road” - bringing him where ever we go. We can go for a hike and just wander, not aware at all of what time it is......

What Happened When We Gave Our Children Only Three Presents For Christmas

My memories of Christmas as a child consist of eggnog, Christmas Eve at my Memere's and waking up to a living room filled with presents. Literally almost the whole room, filled! I would say my mom's love language is definitely gifts. She has always been a gift giver and in turn, when I had children … Continue reading What Happened When We Gave Our Children Only Three Presents For Christmas

Thoughtfully Praising Our Children, And Replacing The Phrase “Good job”

Praise is an important part of parenting. Our children need encouragement from us of course, but what is the purpose of praising our children? The purpose of praise is to encourage children to continue in specific positive behaviors that produce positive outcomes. We are not focusing solely on the outcome, we are focusing on the positive … Continue reading Thoughtfully Praising Our Children, And Replacing The Phrase “Good job”