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Parenting. Is there ever an end to ways that we can grow and improve? That’s where a lot of my reading has been this week.
I would love to hear what you think, and see what you’ve had open on your desktop this week.
Here’s what I’ve been reading:
Thanksgiving Plan B… at Colombian Brewed One quote from this lovely post has stuck with me since I read it, and I’ve been finding opportunities to share it all over the place. “… my Plan B is not God’s second best for my life.” What a tremendous truth bullet! This blog is a delight to read. Megan, the author was my eldest’s Kindergarten teacher, and she has a sweet, sweet spirit and always turns my eyes to the King.
Hospitality: 3 Mistakes I’ve Made … at Two Hearts Desire I know I’ve made some of the mistakes she discusses. We all want guests to feel comfortable and at home when they visit—these tips are reminders we all need!
5 Ways I’m a “Bad Mom” Every Day … at Joyful Messes This is a light-hearted look at motherhood that we all can relate to. At the same time, though, there’s a lot of wisdom to be found here. These “bad mom” traits can actually be beneficial for our kids.
Teaching Kids Life Skills: Etiquette When Visiting Others’ Homes … at Education Possible We were just talking about this at my house, so it was quite a coincidence to stumble across this article. Whether you have young kids or teenagers, a reminder of expectations is good!
Speechless… … at Regie’s Blog I have enjoyed the few episodes I’ve seen of the new show, “Speechless” about a family with a special needs son. It’s funny! So I was especially intrigued to read this father’s view, who lives the reality of parenting a special needs child every day. And more than the show, a peek into their life.
How Letters to a Convict Changed my Life… at the Unabashed Life This story will encourage you to step out in faith to tackle what God calls you to, it will also touch you to see His love reaching out and making a difference.
Four Lies that Fuel Anxiety and Depression in Teens… at Focus on the Family I’d wager that more than a few older-than-teenagers struggle with some of these thought patterns, too. The article provides some valuable suggestions for parents to speak truth into their kids’ lives in these areas, and ways to do it so they will actually hear you.