Some Encouragement for Your Week Ahead!
It’s a new week. Time to refresh and renew our mama hearts; for some inspiring and encouraging reads. Here are my favorites from last week…
(And if you have any encourage articles from your blog to share – scroll on down and add them to the link party below!)
My Favorite Mama Reads for This Week:
- In Defense of The Pinterest Parent – Amen! “As far as I’m concerned, if you told your kid you love them today, you’re already doing a great job. (Bonus points if you remembered to feed them at regular intervals.) But, please, stop telling me that I’m doing it wrong or making you feel bad because I’m having fun.”
- When You Worry Your Life is Too “Small” to Qualify for “Big” Ministry – YES! Your “ministry” is SO important, Mamas! “Don’t for a second succumb to the bald-faced lie whispered sneaky sneaky sometimes only inside of our own heads that ministry begins and ends with serious theology instead of Cheerios-encrusted carpets.”
- Advice Every New Mom Should Listen To – “‘Every child is unique. Each has special qualities, strengths, and weaknesses. Not all children develop in the same way. Comparing them to each other only sets up disappointment.'”
- Monthly Anchor Points: October – Love this concept of “anchors” for family stability! “When we work to become the author of own family life, we take on the authority to provide our spouse and children and ourselves stability. An effective way to do this is through the use of rhythm. If you have small children, it takes time to build a family rhythm that encompasses the year. If you are homeschooling older children and also have younger children not ready for formal learning, the cycle of the year through the seasons and through your religious year becomes the number one tool you have for family unity, for family identity, for stability.”
- How You See It Matters – “Teaching children about the world is not always black and white. When they encounter something new, taking a step back and observing them taking it in will tell you a lot about what they see.”
- Why I Hate the Word “Adopted” – Interesting perspective! “There is power in words and the concepts that we come to associate with them. Could it be that there is a correlation between the overuse of the word “adopted” and the ever increasing rates of adoption dissolution?”
Have Any Encouragement to Share?
What have you been reading lately? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!