Most parents go through something similar at one time or another. If you haven’t yet, don’t worry, your time is coming. What am I talking about? I am talking about when your kid does something frustrating but also is so cute that we take a step back and kind of chuckle through gritted teeth. That is what happened here recently. Honestly, happens quite frequently with my youngest. With his ADHD being so strong he does a lot of things before asking. Over the years he has gotten better about asking, but still has a way to go. So how do we as parents deal with these cute, yet frustrating, moments? Let me share with you, our recent story. Hayden was told it was […]
You may be one to homeschool year round but for us, when July comes around we are on a long summer pause from school work. We take the few short months of nice weather to enjoy the outdoors and family. The 4th of July is one day we try to slow down, and spend time with family. Over the years we have done a lot of different things to celebrate but no matter what we planned, everything revolved around spending time with those we love. In the end, that is what is most important, and learning to spend time with family is a lesson kids need to learn early on. Not all lessons need to be filled with textbooks, crafts, or stories. Showing […]
We have recently started a new series here on Faithfilled Chaos all about how we can be the best Wife, Mom, Teacher and Daughter of Christ we can be, by looking at 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a. Last time we talked about how Love is…Patient. Today we are going to dig into Kindness. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a NIV So what is kindness? Here is the definition […]
It is hard to believe that our little squirt is now a not so little 15! He is enjoying school, playing guitar and most importantly, to him, is studying to take his driver’s permit test. That alone should make any parent realize that time is flying by. How did that happen? How did he get so old, so quick? If you ask, my kids will tell you “God let me.” Something we have talked about every since they were little. I would say something like. “How did you get so cute?” and they would reply “God let me.” One of the treasured memories I have of all my 3 kids. So besides the obvious of him studying to drive, he now fits into my husband’s […]
Family upon family have gone through the separation of family, for job related reasons. For some it could be college or trainings, others the military, some business meetings. No matter the reason the separation seems so much harder to handle when kids are involved. For us, this separation known well ahead of time, and something we kind of choose. See my hubby had the opportunity to change jobs in the government. With his new job came the knowledge that he would have to go away for 5 weeks to Dallas for training. An awesome adventure for him, but for the rest of us staying at home, um not so much. Knowing that this new job would be better for our family was reason enough to […]
I should have known that it was going to be one of “those” kind of trips from the start. I was so unprepared. I had my menu app, shopping list with me but I forgot to add to it all the other things I needed to get. I was going to have to wing it. When we finally parked I only had one of my kids jump out of the car, the other pretended to be sleeping. Of course he would be the child sitting all the way in the back seat.
As a Homeschooling Mom with very busy, active kids, I do not have much time to menu plan. I have, in the past, sat down for hours putting a week’s worth of meal plans together. I would go through my cabinets to find out what we have, pull out our recipe books and pick which meals we could eat with what we have, write out a shopping list of what I would need to buy, pull out coupons to match and then finally go shopping. It really did take hours and hours, with most weeks at about 4 hours per week’s worth of groceries. I decided about a year ago, enough was enough. Something had to give.
Our life has been beyond crazy lately. Lots of stress and tension has filled our house, but this past Saturday we were able to take a break from it all and do something fun together. Believe it or not, our kiddos have never been ice skating before. Yeah, I know, we live in what seems like a frozen tundra about half of the year so how could we have not tried this before? Sometimes what is right under our nose is what is the most easily missed.
The kids get sick and then what? Lots of laundry, cleaning, disinfecting, snuggling, and oh yeah, what can we feed them? Every Mom goes through it and at some point, every Mom will ask it. Maybe you already know this, but for all you out there that don’t, I thought I would share some awesome advice I got when my kiddos were little. It is as simple as remembering B.R.A.T.
The strangest, coolest, most awesome experience happened to us, the boys and I, around mid December. Something that gave us learning and enjoyment, in the most unexpected way. We had not started school yet. In fact, I was still in my pjs and bathrobe, on my computer preparing for our school day. I hear from downstairs “Mom, come quick!”. I rush down the stairs to get the story quickly retold by two kids at once.