When I was still a perfect parent--living under my parents' roof, wearing clothes they bought for me, talking on the phone (a landline!) they paid for; I swore I would never treat my children the way my parents treated me. I wouldn't keep my children from doing what they wanted, make them do chores, or tell them no. I would be different. I'd understand them, and treat them with "respect".
There are many reasons why I'm not a perfect mom, and why I won't hold out hope that someday I'll suddenly become that mother who 'does it all'. You know the kind of mother portrayed in Leave it to Beaver. Perfectly dressed, make-up on, and not a hair out of place. The house would always… Continue reading Why I’m Not a Perfect Mom
Honestly, the title of this post should have been "Trying Really Hard to Parent the Way God Would Want, but Failing Miserably Every Step of the Way". Unfortunately, that title was a little too long, and didn't really set the positive tone I'm trying to make a daily part of my life. There are many… Continue reading Parenting with the LORD