giving children the benefit of the doubt |

Giving Children the Benefit of the Doubt

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Sunday Reflection 2 Comments

We’ve all been there. Someone has misunderstood our intentions or actions, and is really mad at us. It’s a really uncomfortable place to be.  We feel sad and angry and our willingness to listen to what the other person diminishes greatly. Now, if the person who’s upset with us is our employer, supervisor, or spouse – those feelings are compounded.  …

Enjoy TheFleeting Moments |

Enjoy the Fleeting Moments

Mommy Crusader Sunday Reflection 4 Comments

Lately, there have been a lot of events in the periphery of my life that have caused me to stop and think. I have a friend whose niece was diagnosed with cancer on Christmas Day. I have another friend whose home had an electrical fire. I know a family whose father lost his job just after Christmas. Not to mention …

Telling Your Stories to Your Children |

Telling Your Stories to Your Children

Mommy Crusader Sunday Reflection 4 Comments

My mother made a suggestion the other day that caught me off guard. And the more I thought about it, the more important it seemed. Believe it or not, I’ve never been a very good journal keeper. There was a two year period, before marriage and kids, where I was a faithful journal keeper. But other than that, my journaling has …

Unconditional love is a love that offers acceptance no matter the circumstances and something every child needs.

Unconditional Love

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Parents are in an interesting business. It’s our job to create relationships of trust with our children. Then, when they are facing life’s truly difficult situations, they will know they have support. Some of the key ingredients to building these relationships include unconditional love, clearly defined rules, consistent application of rules, and a deep understanding of each child. First of …

2014 Top 10 Posts |

Top 10 Posts

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This year, as the year is drawing to a close, I wanted to review and remember my top ten posts.  Now, I have only been blogging for about six months, so this isn’t even a year’s worth of posts. But in those six months I have learned a lot about what it takes to create blog posts. Some things I’ve learned include remembering …

Everyday Miracles |

Everyday Miracles

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In this week of Thankfulness, I think it’s only appropriate to spend a blog post on talking about some of the things my family is thankful for. Now, I know there has been a lot of thankfulness in the blogosphere this week, and I’m a huge fan of all those posts. Today, though, I want to focus more on the …

Play with them |

Play with Them

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Sunday Reflection 8 Comments

Let me set the scene. Child one is playing blocks, building a fantastic tower. Children two and three are working on various “art” projects at the table. Child four is reading her book. And the baby is sleeping. My chore list is short – only a couple of 15 minute jobs left. So, I choose to sit down in my …