Parenting

Today was hard

I don’t know if it was the four day weekend, the extremely cold temperatures keeping us cooped up inside, or something else throwing off the normal groove of the house, but today was hard. 

The kids were riled up. Typical sibling squabbles escalated quickly, common house rules were ignored and even with reminders were still broken. Screams echoed around the house as the kids yelled harsh words at each other. No one listened the first time when directions were given. 

Today was hard. 

Last chance to get the Parenting Super Bundle for only $29.97!

Today is the final day of the Parenting Super Bundle sale! I’ve been yelling from the rooftops about this sale since Wednesday and I’m starting to go a little hoarse 😉 I’m not sure what else I could say to convince you how valuable this bundle is. Many of these resources aren’t available anymore outside the bundle and eight of the products are each worth the price of the bundle all by themselves. 

Paid vs. Unpaid Chores – and why we do both

It’s a topic that is debated quite frequently around the mom and family blogosphere. Some people are in the camp that doing chores and household tasks is part of being in the family and therefore don’t require compensation. Others believe school is a child’s “job” and household chores count as extra work. Then there are beliefs all over in between with every type of combination you could imagine. 

Conduct and Character

Have you ever been listening to a sermon and gotten knocked upside the head by the message? I hope so! Sometimes I listen to the sermon and while it’s great, it doesn’t penetrate deep. Other times? It’s like God took a 6×6 post (it can’t simply be a 2×4 for how hard I’ve been hit sometimes) and clobbered me so the message could sink in. But in a totally good way. Like it was exactly what has been on my heart but I couldn’t put into words.