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......
Last year at about this time we had Sam's one year photos done and unfortunately Mitchell wasn't able to be there with us. So we knew we wanted to do another shoot this year and I am SO glad we did. My childhood friend does our photos and I just love how she captures our … Continue reading Our 2019 Family Photos
You should be proud of yourself! Our children need to know that we are proud of them, but there confidence cannot reside only in our opinion of them. Helping them to feel proud of themselves for accomplishing something will build confidence. I see you worked really hard on this. Putting an emphasis on the effort … Continue reading 7 Phrases To Say To Your Children
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”
We are the first, and most influential authority that will be placed in our children’s lives. God chose YOU to be your child’s parent, you are the authority! If we are teaching them from a young age that obedience really isn’t required, at what age are we hoping that it will magically click for them?
As a mom of three I am always reading parenting books and using resources to plan how we will disciple and train our children in our daily lives. I am passionate and I believe in these resources, we frequently use these and the principles taught! Here are some of our favorite parenting resources (with the … Continue reading 12 Parenting Resources You Should Utilize