So, Pokemon Go. Are you catching them all? I’m sure not, but to say it has my youngest enamoured would be an understatement. I wasn’t going to touch on it, but the more I read online, the more I shake my head. The first posts I read about it were fear based. Things like, did … Continue reading Pokemon Go + Parenting Wisdom
The longer I’ve parented the more grace I’ve learned to have. I wish so much I could have had it back when my kids were wee and I just needed them to listen so badly because I was tired. I wish I could have had more of it when their friends came over that I … Continue reading Parenting + Grace + Watchful Eyes of the World
I was watching a certain dancing show on tv the other day (not proud. guilty pleasure.) and when one of the contestants was asked about his scores his answer was so simple. “Dancing is hard,” he said. I loved that moment because it was someone just admitting the truth, for once. It was someone not … Continue reading Parenting is Hard.
I’ve only really been fishing once in my life. I remember watching my grandpa at the side of the river, his hands working the fishing pole expertly. When he would feel a tug on the line he would start to reel it in slowly and steadily and then he would stop and let the fish … Continue reading Why parenting teens is kind of like fishing.
I’m currently hiding in my bedroom with a stash of chocolate and the lights all out with the hopes that no one will hear the click of the keys or see the glow of the screen and find me. Why am I hiding? Where to start…. Maybe we should head back to earlier in the … Continue reading Parenting Teens: Finding the Humour Before We Lose our Minds
Just What You Need: More Internet Parenting Advice. (You’re Welcome) It only takes a few clicks of the fingers to find out how to be a better Mom. The internet says so. I know, because I just tried it. Here’s what I learned from the internet about being a better Mom. We should not … Continue reading Just What You Need: More Internet Parenting Advice
I was am a product of legalism. Movies were bad. Drinking was bad. You couldn’t possibly love Jesus and smoke. The list goes on… It wasn’t until just a few short years ago that I really understood what the gospel is. (I honestly would have said, “Matthew, Mark, Luke and John” if you had asked me.) … Continue reading Legalistic Parenting
I’m not one to be doling out parenting advice at all. Over the years we’ve, by the grace of the Lord alone, done a few things right but we’ve also made some monumental errors. No two kids are alike. No two families are alike. No two set of circumstances even come close to comparing. Personalities … Continue reading Teach Your Kids That Others Matter
There’s a social protocol heading into summer around these parts. We ask every person we meet the same questions. “Any plans for the summer?” Most summers I fumble with niceties around our personal answer to this question. Oh, we’re just sticking around here. I mean, it’s so nice in the summer why would you leave? … Continue reading Vacations Don’t Build Memories, People Do. (and people are everywhere!)
Early in his school years a teacher stated to my son that if he didn’t sit down on his chair, which he never did, she would take it away. He said, “Okay!” handed in his chair and continued to happily stand for the remainder of the year. In seventh grade he failed to tell me … Continue reading When School Isn’t Made For Your Kid