If you aren’t following Kristen Welch on social media, I would encourage you to start. Her blog, We Are That Family, is informative, inspiring, and worth your time. She is a Christian wife, mom, and author. I enjoyed reading both of her books, and was honored to be able to read her latest book, Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, before its release today, January 26, 2016. Before reading the book, I assumed it was written to help parents teach their children how to look at life from an outward, self-less perspective. It does that, in an easy to read, honest and transparent format. What I didn’t expect was the conviction that I felt as I examined my own heart as I was reading. Without laying a guilt trip on it’s readers, Kristen gently helps the reader examine their goals, world view, and expectations. I HIGHLY recommend that everyone purchase this book. I plan on using it for a book club which will meet at my home each month in 2016. You can read more revie
I have been sharing tips for moms of young children from a mom of older children on Periscope. These are tips I wish that I would have known when my children were younger. You can catch ALL of the tips on replays here Here is a list of of 8 ways that I shared to help moms discipline their children with grace: Look for the the positive in each of your children, EVERY DAY , and affirm them. Don’t manipulate your children. Examples of manipulating, “I’ll tell your daddy about that if you do that one more time, and he will be really mad.” or “If you do that again, you will never ___________.” As a mom, choose joy. Choose to be joyful. 1 Thes. 5:16-18 Try as hard as you can to NOT show favoritism. Don’t use anger to force obedience. Understand that raising young children is a very important and exhausting chapter of our lives, but it is JUST that, a chapter. It is not our forever. Be consistent. Don’t look the other way. We need to be a role m
What happens when a Jewish girl from Philadelphia falls in love with and marries a Christian hog farmer from a small rural town 85 miles from her home? Well, in my case, I became a Christian, but struggled to be the loving wife and joyful mother to my 4 young sons. This blog was born in order to share one tip a day that I learned, that could now help other moms learn to handle life with patience, grace and joy!
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