Recognize this picture? Well, I know most of you probably don’t recognize my family, per se, but recognize what’s going on here? This was taken several years ago, but I love it because it shows us as a REAL family. Toddler tantrum, tired baby, and me with my stay-at-home mom clothes, disheveled hair and “I’m really trying to make it through this picture” smile on. This is life. And sometimes (well, probably several times a day at my house) parenting looks something like this.
Periodically I hit these places as a parent where I feel like I jumped the tracks, you know? I’m tired and I’m directionless. At the end of the day I think, “What on earth am I doing?” It’s those times that I need some inspiration. So maybe you’re not like me. And, that’s cool. But…
If you are feeling the need for a little vision for why we’re doing this job…
If you’re needing a boost to fight a particular parenting sin…
If you’re wanting to grow as a parent, both spiritually and practically…
Then, here are some parenting posts that I hope will encourage us both.
4 Mistakes I’ve Already Made as a Parent – A reflection from the first few years of parenting that I would do differently next time around (and have with my 3rd child for the most part.)
On the Job Meditations for Moms – Here’s the only way I’ve learned to get God’s perspective during those stretches of parenting life when I don’t have time to read my Bible.
I Declare War On… – How I’m fighting against my impatience with my little ones.
Parenting 001 – This article is an honest, humble look at Kevin DeYoung’s own parenting, his parents’ parenting, and a mild indictment on all of us (including him) who make Christian parenting too complicated.
Prayers for Parents
Practical Ideas and Strategies
Parenting Book Reviews
A Praying Life by Paul Miller
Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovich
Spiritual Parenting by Michelle Anthony