Category «Parenting»

Questioning The Value of a Child

value of a child questions

  If you have more than two children, you’ve probably been asked, “Don’t you know what causes it?” If you have more than three, you probably heard it several times. If you dare to push the cultural norms with more than four children, you probably hear it ALL THE TIME as people question the value of …

Do You STILL Believe in Super Mom? How to Accept Grace as an Imperfect Christian Mom

Super Mom Grace

You gave up on the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and even Santa, but are you still holding on to your belief in Super Mom? Occasionally, somehow, I must perpetuate the Super Mom Myth. Maybe once in a while, on the outside, I look like I have it all together, like I know what I …

Slow and Steady – Running With Endurance on Five Minute Friday

slow progress

Today is Five Minute Friday, a challenge for bloggers to write for five minutes about a given topic. Today’s subject is slow, so here I am, typing fast for five minutes! Sometimes our progress in life seems so slow. My five-year-old, adopted 10 months ago from China, has been in speech therapy since September. She …

The Post I Hope My Social Worker Never Reads

Today is one of those days when I said to my husband, “No one in their right mind would ever allow us to bring another child into this family.” And for a little while, I meant it.

Everyday Joy on Five-Minute-Friday

The joy of the Lord is your [my] strength. Nehemiah 8:10 Some days joy is hard. I don’t want to get out of bed. Don’t want to cook breakfast. Don’t want to referee fighting children. Don’t want to do my own chores, much less try to get my children to do theirs. Some days I …

Love Can Be Sticky

Sticky Love Notes

  So many days I feel like the worst mother ever. My children complain about how unfairly they are being treated. I lose my temper and yell. The house is a disaster. We barely seem to survive the day. I get the feeling that they, too, think I am the worst mother ever. Then I …