Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: open(/home/content/05/2930005/tmp/sess_kpqbl4k0aeaffnr4s3re61mg52, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in /home/content/05/2930005/html/inspirational_parenting/wp-content/plugins/tdo-mini-forms/include/tdomf-hacks.php on line 89
Positive Parenting | Inspirational Parenting - Part 2

Potty Talk

I believe it is important my kids talk about their body parts with the proper vernacular. So if you are offended by the word Penis don’t keep reading! I don’t however encourage them to speak about their body parts like they are a seperate part of their body that can think for its self. « Continue reading »

1 person likes this post.
Share

Grateful for April

Spring brings little friends to fill our backyard while we big people mostly do the yard chores that usher in the new season.  As winter reluctantly gives way to spring around here, things get hopping outside.  OUTSIDE!  Yay!  Sun and wind and smiles (and the house stays cleaner because they are outside!) “Whatcha doin?” they cry, and pitch in with echoes of laughter, collecting the winter debris and playing in the dirt. « Continue reading »

Be the first to like.
Share

March Comes in like a Lion

I started off my day feeling a bit sorry for myself. All of my little ones were down with colds and it had finally caught up to me.  There was an impending snow storm to contend with, which translates in my home to Daddy leaving for days on end to plow the snow, and Mommy, in my admittedly defeated mood, to hold down the fort.  Oh, I know better.  I know to be the encourager, to fill my husband before he leaves, but the human in me jumps to the loneliness conclusion, even before the first flake hits the ground.  I find myself down in the dumps and far from being the Mama that needs to keep the home fires burning. « Continue reading »

Be the first to like.
Share

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking…

A message every adult should read because children
are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

 When you thought I wasn't looking.

When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one. « Continue reading »

18 people like this post.
Share

HAPPINESSISNOWHERE

I am reading the book, “Happiness Now” by Robert Holden.  He facilitates workshops on happiness and one of the exercises that he does is he puts up a slide that says HAPPINESSISNOWHERE” on the board and asks everyone to tell what they see.  « Continue reading »

Be the first to like.
Share

Being a Small Part of Adoption

Every social work job I’ve done has had a profound effect on me personally, and I don’t see how it couldn’t for every other social worker.  I’ve seen people of all walks of life and I really learn the meaning of “love one another” that Christ teaches us first hand.  You have to love the people you are trying to “help them help themselves” and better their lives. « Continue reading »

1 person likes this post.
Share

The small and simple pleasure of motherhood.

Yesterday was a rough day with 3 little ones.  I was one tired mom with an independent 2 year old who wouldn’t cooperate all day and a 5 year old and 8 year old who fought all afternoon.  « Continue reading »

Be the first to like.
Share

Parenting Lessons from a Suffering Child: Introduction.

Parenting Lessons From a Suffering Child: Introduction.

This blog series includes parenting lessons my wife and I received from our 2-year-old daughter who suffered serious medical issues resulting in more than a years worth of surgeries and other traumas.  The road we trod together was painful and life shattering but in the end, we were all changed for good!  « Continue reading »

2 people like this post.
Share

Warning: Unknown: open(/home/content/05/2930005/tmp/sess_kpqbl4k0aeaffnr4s3re61mg52, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct () in Unknown on line 0