24: resistance.

(Sticks and boys: So much potential!) Romans 5:3-5 "And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who … Continue reading 24: resistance.

22: toddler training

My biggest struggle these days has been how to get the toddler to mind when I tell him not to hit the baby. Yes, hitting the baby is a thing. Hopefully we'll have a breakthrough soon, but it is my new sticking point/reason for losing my temper. Understandably so, but it still leaves you feel … Continue reading 22: toddler training

7: choose the high road

"When emotional reactions replace mindfulness, you're on the low road and it is very unlikely that you will be able to maintain nurturing communication and connection with your child." - Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell , Parenting from the Inside Out Another problem I've encountered in my parenting is anger. I never really realized how … Continue reading 7: choose the high road

1: buckling down to parenting intentionally.

(I started writing this series back in the middle of July. So we'll start there.) Let's be honest. I'm lazy when it comes to teaching and training my baby. I would rather sit and read a book than enforce rules and teach that precious person he needs to obey me. I've been lazy. I've been … Continue reading 1: buckling down to parenting intentionally.

Quotes and links – june

I can't believe it is July already! Here are some quotes to start the month, some wonderful posts to read, and a hilarious video for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy :) ~~~~~~~~~~ YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE THAT YOU’RE MAKING, THE LIVES YOU’RE TOUCHING, THE JOY YOU’RE BRINGING. BUT IT’S THERE. IT’S REAL. … Continue reading Quotes and links – june