The Best Thing

Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” ~ Robert Tew

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” ~ Hebrews 11:1

Moms and their Teenagers (girls)

Emily’s Story, If tonight is any indication on what my life with be like with a teenaged female in this house, I AM OUT!!!! Commit me now! I am willing to admit I’m not capable!!!
My Teen – 😩Tears in constant motion for over an hour … talk of not going to school ANYMORE,how hard 3rd grade is so HARD (and “you would not understand because you aren’t in 3rd grade”), taking a shower is the worst thing ever, reading is stupid when you already know all the words, spaghetti is her least favorite food, Dax (our dog) is soooo annoying…
Emily – trying to explain the reason for teaching responsibility in 3rd grade makes no sense because she already knows all the rules, AND as she’s laying in my lap after (finally) stopping all the crying, comments on how annoying my stomach sounds (gurgling, I guess)… I. CAN’T EVEN. #imgonnaneedbackup
Emily – Status update:
She (my teen) decided to go to school today! 😂 If anybody has any questions about the dress code, she’s your gal! She knows ALL about the dress code and I clearly do not know the size of an inch. And if there is no lunch money on her account (as I have promised), I’ll be big TROUBLE!
Emily -I think I’m proud that I’m raising a strong independent woman…maybe??? 😳🙄Focus on the positive, right?
Disclaimer: Sarcasm is a great form of therapy. So, please know that I am, in fact, still in control of this little pistol (teenager) even when it appears I have lost total control! 💁🏼 And my overall goal is to make my children think I’m a little bit crazy and could lose my cool at any moment, and they just pray it doesn’t happen in a public or social setting that would embarrass them for the rest of their lives! Keeps them on their toes!
We are building CHARACTER! 😎 #characterbuilding #thiszoowecallparenting

God’s Dream For Your Life

Put the seed of your dream in the soil of your faith. So, when you plant it, God’s Dream for Your Life will Spring Forth.

1 Corinthians 3 (NIV)

6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. 7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8 The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.

 

 

Make the Most of It

Make the Most of It

When you figure out time is your life, you’ll make the most of it.

If you’re like me, you love to find great quotes! I collect them…. a phrase, a sentence, a specific set of words can change your view of life. Words change how you react to life.

As I read, I’m always on the lookout for a creatively joined placement of words … when perfectly placed increase your thought to a crescendo … of collected knowledge encompassing the entirety of life. I’m left in awe!

Every Single Day

Every Single Day

Parenting is a delicate balance of convincing your child they can do anything in life,

Simultaneously screaming “Don’t do that!” every three minutes.

You can help your child improve this executive function by building some working memory boosters into his daily life.
  • Work on visualization skills. …
  • Have your child teach you. …
  • Suggest games that use visual memory. …
  • Play cards. …
  • Encourage active reading. …
  • Chunk information into smaller bites. …
  • Make it multisensory.
Wrong Direction Then Do a “U e”

Wrong Direction Then Do a “U e”


No Matter How Far You have Traveled in the Wrong Direction, You Can ALWAYS Turn Around.” ~ TobyMac

Being lost is just a nuisance. There is no discovery unless we release the potential, because the potential is what reveals our values, our purpose, and it is part of the journey. So put on the backpack, grab the walking stick, partner with a trustworthy friend and get going.

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences. – Eleanor Roosevelt