Snow Days/Heat Days

In Children, Parenting by Dawn MarieLeave a Comment

I have the type of job that when the weather gets icy, I can usually work from home. It turns into a very productive day, because I’m not interrupted by others and can get a lot accomplished. It’s also a time that I can throw dinner on, throw in a load of laundry and make sure my son is on-task for the day. Snow days are a time that my son and I can use this time to catch up on conversation. It is nice to see him talk about his hopes and dreams. Listening and directing is the best part of being a parent. I love to hear about what he loves and what he wants to do with his life. Instead of looking at snow days as an …

Goal Setting

In Empowerment, Parenting by Dawn MarieLeave a Comment

I’ve always liked the start of a New Year! It’s like starting over, starting fresh, starting anew like you’ve never made a mistake. We have the opportunity to right any of those things that are limiting us and the relationships in our circle or projects we’ve been meaning to get done but haven’t yet. Let me encourage you to not let another year slip by without getting some of those projects completed. Every year I make a list of things I will accomplish going into the New Year. The list is very, very long. I set myself up to fail. Why do I do this? Because even if I only get three-quarters of it completed, I have accomplished tons of goals. I often hear people say, “I don’t make New …

Experts, Opinions and Advice

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Over the years there have been many books published on how to parent successfully. The experts have changed, the message has change, and even the kids have changed! Although I’m sure the “experts” all feel they were right with their tips, techniques and knowledge, they couldn’t all have been right, and some, in my opinion, were down right wrong. From Spock to Dobson, you’ll have a variety to choose. If you’re like me, you find much of parenting is trial and error. If you’re not relying on your relationship with God before you were a parent, you’ll find there are times when you have nothing else, and out of sheer desperation, you’ll find yourself in prayer for wisdom on how to handle the current dilemma of the day! TIP OF …