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Refusing to Raise Cookie Cutter Kids: Entitlement Attitude or Work Ethic?

By |August 10th, 2012|Blog, Core Christian Parenting Fundamentals|

In the previous post, which you can read here, we talked about how what we believe in regards to why and what we were created for impacts our parenting. Today I am going to share what we personally believe and how that impacts the way we parent. Disclaimer:  We are in the trenches and by no means have it all figured out!  We are not perfect parents, we screw up a TON! Our children aren't [...]

Refusing to Raise Cookie Cutter Kids Part 3

By |August 9th, 2012|Blog, Core Christian Parenting Fundamentals|

If you knew that you only had until your child was 16, 17, 18, or 19 (or even 25) years old to train them for life... what would you most focus on? Are you doing that? I am preaching to the choir here trust me. I am guilty of getting too busy, making my kids too busy that they don't have time to develop some of the character traits on my list.  What happens then?  [...]

Refusing to Raise Cookie Cutter Kids Part 2

By |August 8th, 2012|Blog, Core Christian Parenting Fundamentals|

What has inspired this post series on Refusing to Raise Cookie Cutter Kids? I have been thinking about the youth of today in general.  You hear about how the average child watches between 3-5 hours of television a day and know from experience how busy a child's life can be going from school to sports and from piano lessons to youth group. When you stop to think about a child's life for a moment... how [...]

Thistles~ Weed Em’ Out

By |July 12th, 2012|Blog, Core Christian Parenting Fundamentals, Gardening|

Thistles... those nasty, prickly, hard to weed noxious plants! Aren't they a terrible nuisance to the gardener? One thing about these thistles: you need to get them out when they are little!  If you wait to long to pull them... their roots grow deeper and their thorns grow bigger and more prolific. If you were to compare pulling say this weed:   to this weed: Boy, what a difference!  There is really no comparison! The [...]

Stop & Delight- Take a Photo

By |May 5th, 2012|Blog, Child Training, Core Christian Parenting Fundamentals|

We have been talking about Delighting in our Children as our {Core Christian Parenting Fundamentals} continues... today I want to simply talk about the concept of letting go of the to-dos so that you can be free to smile, laugh, cuddle, play a game, get on the floor, play hide n seek, sit and have hot cocoa and talk, or have a heart to heart with your child (children).  I think there are so many [...]

I confess~ Moments of Struggling to Delight as a Mama

By |May 3rd, 2012|Blog, Child Training, Core Christian Parenting Fundamentals, Parenting|

I have a confession to make.  I have not always "delighted" in my children.  To this day I have to remind myself and ask God to remind me to "delight" in them at times.  When I first became a mother, we were young newly weds... only married a year.  Though I loved Kelsey, I didn't think consciously about delighting in her.  I thought about making fun, happy memories with her and being a joy-filled mother.  [...]

Delighting in Ones Children~

By |May 2nd, 2012|Blog, Core Christian Parenting Fundamentals, Parenting|

To Delight: to gain a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; something that gives a great pleasure. When God made the world he took delight in his creation when "he saw that it was good" (Gen. 1-2). One of the Core essential tenants of our faith is to "delight" in the Lord.  Delight in His wonders, His works, His creation, in who He is.  I think the Lord is delighted Himself, when He sees [...]

Children~ Our Spiritual Thermometers!

By |April 16th, 2012|Blog, Child Training, Core Christian Parenting Fundamentals, Parenting|

Welcome to the 7th Part of our Core Christian Parenting Fundamentals Series!  I would encourage you to read the first 6 if you haven't had a chance yet! Today we are talking more about expectations and letting our children be our spiritual thermometers as parents.  Do the expectations our children feel and sense match up with what our heart desire really is for our kids? If we are preaching the scriptures and righteous living in [...]

Break the Cycle~Grandparents Choose to Leave a New Legacy~

By |March 5th, 2012|Blog, Leaving A Legacy|

Kid's are Smart- they know what real relationships are about! If you were to ask yourself- Do your Grandkids think you know them?  What would your response be? Kids are not dumb. They can see right through your facade, and they know when they are truly being loved and cared for. They know if you are faking it. Grandparents are to be a testimony to the little ones in the way they live out life, [...]

Grandchildren~ Are they a Picture in Your Wallet?

By |March 3rd, 2012|Blog, Leaving A Legacy|

Grandparents~ Let's ask some tough questions again~  How do you view your grandkids?  Are they a trophy to show off when they are "good?"  Or are you involved do you know your grandchild?  Really Know Them? They are a picture in the wallet, a birthday card every year, a little person that looks like her dad. The grand kids are fun to be around for a short amount of time, but that is all you [...]