I recently accepted a full-time job and the first question I got from people when they heard the news was “Are you going to stop blogging?” My response was a resounding “NO!” Continue reading
This phrase came to me while I was folding clothes today. Odd, yes, I agree. But hear me out for a minute. Continue reading
I first met Christine Marrin on Facebook. Her posts moved me so much that I decided I wanted to talk with her live. Within minutes of our conversation, I knew I’d met a kindred spirit who held the same beliefs about parenting and who I felt an instant connection. I’m happy to share my blog with her today. Enjoy! Continue reading
Purposeful Parenting Tip: You and your child were created uniquely and perfectly. Don’t waste your time trying to be like someone else.
“It’s perfect!” “It’s just what I wanted!” Those are the words we want to hear after we give a friend or loved one a gift. We spend a lot of time picking out something we know they will enjoy and love. We would never think to give a gift that wasn’t ideally matched to the person we’re giving it to, right? So then why do we discount our own gifts which have been perfectly chosen for us? Continue reading
Purposeful Parent Tip: Children learn by what they see you DO, not what you SAY. Actions speak louder than words.
I’m going out on a limb today with a message that’s been resonating with me for a few days now that I’m compelled to share. We often read about what parents need to do to make their children successful. Getting good grades in school and being involved in sports or other activities that they love are only two of the many ways that we can set our children up to lead fruitful and productive lives. I’m here to tell you how to do the opposite. Continue reading
Purposeful Parent Tip: There’s more to Christmas than presents. Share the Christmas story with your children.
The shopping is done. The dinner is being prepared. The gifts have been exchanged. Take a deep breath – it’s Christmas Day! For weeks you have been getting ready for this day and it is here. How will you spend it? Who will share this day with you? What memories will you create? Continue reading