Families

My Son Is Afraid of Me! Let Me Tell You Why All Children Should Be Fearful of Their Parents.

August 16, 2016 // 6 Comments

Now that I have your attention I will explain to you exactly what I mean. No I do not abuse my child and he does not shake at the sight of me.  In fact my son and I are very close.  But we are no so close that he will use profanity in front of me, disrespect me, or try to raise up on me.  Granted children are children and they are going to do stuff wrong.  But the fear that my son has for me helps minimize the wrongness that he does.  Because he knows that we he does wrong that there are going to be consequences. The easy way that I can explain healthy fear is in a Christian way. If you [...]

My Son Is the Future Inventor of The Iron Man Suit. A lesson In Believing and How The Impossible Can Be Made Possible.

June 28, 2016 // 10 Comments

If you ask my son what he wants to be when he grows up, he will say he wants to be the creator of the Iron Man suit. He has been saying this for as long as I can remember and my response has always been the same “Son you cannot make an Iron Man suit because that is impossible.” I said it so much to him, that my son just stopped telling me about his Iron Man suit aspirations. Then one day as I was sitting thinking about all the things I wanted to be and how people told me it was impossible, I started to feel bad.  I thought about how someone probably told the Wright brothers that they [...]

I gave my First Grader the Sex Talk and Why You Should Give Your Kids the Sex Talk Sooner Rather than Later

June 24, 2016 // 9 Comments

My son and I have a very close relationship. It is my perception that kids understand more than you think.  I was honest with my son about his father who for a lack of a better word is not a father (click here to read my blog on that). And I was honest to my son regarding the sex talk. As parents you may or may not be dreading the sex talk. The sex talk typically consist of Where do babies come from? What is sex? And if you have a little boy like I do. Why does my penis stand straight up when I am looking at the cheerleaders dance on TV? As a single mom who has a little boy I want to be as [...]

Spending Time With Family and How To Make More Time To Do It

May 9, 2016 // 9 Comments

 Spending Time With Family and How To Make More Time To Do It Today is Day 8 of the Single Christian Woman’s Challenge If you want to look at th e whole month click here for the original post from the blog Barn Princess. Today’s Challenge is: Day 8: Make Time for Family Call your parents, your grandparents, your siblings. Volunteer to babysit. Support “their thing”: a blog, a business, an art project, a piano recital. Plan a family reunion. Host a family dinner.  I decided to focus this blog on spending time with family. As a single mother I know firsthand how hard it is to make [...]

The Perfect Mom Doesn’t Exist. How To Deal With Mom Guilt

November 13, 2015 // 2 Comments

What makes a good mother?  No matter if you are a single mom, working mom, or a stay at home mom; many mother experience mom guilt over not being perfect.  I think you would be surprised at how many people strive to be the perfect mother and when they do not fit this picture perfect image in their head, they experience mom guilt. Thinking that they child is going to somehow be defective because they do not do everything by the book. But what is by the book anyway, because every mother has their own idea of how raising children can go and in motherhood if things do not go according to your [...]