Posts in Family Life
Inspiring an Attitude of Gratitude

I have read Kristen Welch's blog We are THAT Family for years, and I've always appreciated her openness and honesty. So, when I discovered that she had a new book coming out, I knew I wanted to read it. Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World is an encouraging read — one that I really can't wait to read again. The book's official release is January 26 and I highly recommend it. It made me consider my own family's level of gratitude, so I thought I'd write down what I discovered in the hope of encouraging others. 

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Taking Back Father's Day

Whatever happened to "honor your father and mother?" Why does it seem that society has elevated motherhood and demoted fatherhood? Why do people crack jokes at and about fathers, while at the same time making mothers out to be saints? I especially love this post by Kristen called Fathers Are Not Idiots. Maybe it has something to do with the breakdown of the family unit, but quite frankly, I'm sick of it.

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A Last-Minute Valentine Party

I'm really not the type of woman that plans and executes fantastic parties. To be quite honest, I don't even throw huge birthday bashes for my children. I wish I could be that mom crafty enough to come up with Pinterest-worthy themes, decor, and food and invite myriads of children to come into my home and enjoy it all. But I'm not. I'm a last-minute, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of mom who copies ideas from the ones that others have already spent the time and creative energy to produce. And I'm so last-minute that I also tend to run into the store the night before a party and grab the pre-decorated, pre-baked, sugary treats that the store bakery sets out on a table specifically for all of those moms like me. And I'm totally cool with that

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