Archive | February 2016

From Label to Title

 

I think we need to change the way we catch up with one another as women.  The question comes, so what are you doing?  Well I’m a …fill in the blank.  How about we change this world to “what is your Title?”  We know we are God’s daughter first, who is also a mom, a sister, a wife, a secretary, a writer, a doctor etc.  I am amazed by how we feel less than each other based on what we do.  We are in this world to support, and encourage each other.   As I raise my 5 kids I want them to feel great about being a Christian and doing what God has called them to do; no matter what people’s opinions are.  Now I am not trying to hush the mouths of people, I just want to make sure  my kids can discern between opinions and facts.  To be honest I struggle with this myself.  This is where love and encouragement comes in.  God has called and gifted each one of us.  Yes our gifts can be similar but we all play a key part in this life and we all need to be encouraged to do what we are called to do.

Go today and everyday with the joy of the Lord and enjoy each day to the fullest.

Moving

 

Moving can be an exciting and stressful time.  As we pick a new place to buy or rent, do improvement, pack boxes we can forget the huge change that is coming for our kids.  They have questions like, “Will I get to take all my toys”, “Does our food go with us”, “What about our animals”, Can we take the microwave”?  All legitimate questions for a kid.  Make sure the kids are involved from the beginning.  Kids do better when they know what is going on.  I know it’s work to take them in and out of the car to look for house; I understand the extra time it takes packing boxes when they want to play with the stuff.  Let them pack a few of their own boxes and have them label it.  Moving can be very scary and traumatic for kids.  One thing I like to do is pick up a little gift, stuffed animal (Because we need more-Right?) for siblings walkie talkies; than the day we move into the new place I give the kids the gift.  My adult daughters still remember the walkie talkie phone I got them when they were 8 & 10 and they said that was so cool even though the move was an exciting one, it helped with the transition.  Good luck with all your adventures and may you be blessed by the roads you travel.