I’m a Millenial Mom

I found this picture on Facebook the other day and it got me thinking. 

How to be a parent in 2017: Make sure your children’s academic, emotional, psychological, mental, spiritual, physical, nutritional, and social needs are met while being careful not to over stimulate, under stimulate, improperly medicate, helicopter, or neglect them in a screen-free, processed foods-free, GMO-free, negative energy-free, plastic-free, body positive, socially conscious, egalitarian but also authoritative, nurturing but fostering of independence, gentle but not overally permissive, pesticide-free two-story, multilingual home, preferably in a cul-da-sac with a backyard and 1.5 siblingsspaced at least two years apart for proper development, also don’t forget the coconut oil. 

How to be a parent in literally every generation before ours: Feed them sometimes.

Being a mom is hard work. And everyone has an opinion on how to do it correctly. This post didn’t even touch on hot button issues like breastfeeding vs formula,  rear- facing car seats til age 5, cosleeping or letting them cry it out. 

How is a mom ever to feel like she is doing the right way of parenting? I know there are times I have felt like a total failure as a parent.  Then in a devotion I read this morning I saw this. 

If I get to the end of a long day and I’ve given each of my kids 12 hugs; I’m going to count that as an A+ Gold Star day! 

As parents in a world of information at our fingertips, we forget about the simplest things. Hugs. Giggles. Spending time together. So my advice to you fellow mom’s, just give your kids a hug. You are doing the most important job in the world and rocking it!

Leave a comment with your thoughts. 

Spontaneous Family Road Trip

Wow! What a fun weekend this was. Saturday morning after Joys t- ball game my dear husband said “let’s go to Rapid City! ” my first thought was he’s crazy. But what the heck! ┬áIt took us about 2 hours to pack up the van and hit the road. We brought along our tent. Our hope was to keep it as budget friendly as possible.

Day 1 – Lots of driving. A stop at Wall Drug was a necessity I thought. I was wrong. We ate dinner at Badlands Bar and Grille. Terrible choice. Food was bland, service was slow. They even lost the ticket that had the kids food on it so it twice as long to feed the kids. Never a good sign. We should have found a different restaurant when they said they didn’t have kids menus. I had wanted to go into the actually Wall Drug. But the restaurant took way too long and we needed to get to a campground.

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Contentment in my Role

This morning I attended Bible Study Fellowship. I am so glad I did. Because I had not really wanted to go. It was cold and rainy, Teddy slept poorly last night and I was just tired.  Well, with BSF they hand out green sheets that have tips for Godly parenting. I dont always read them. But today I was drawn to it. And it was all God.

“God has a plan for your child, and your parenting can help your son or daughter discover God’s goal for his or her life.” Some days it is hard to remember that my children have a plan that God has destined for them. That when they are out of the barbie and dinosaur stage they will be maturing into the people God wants them to be. 

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