parenting priorities

We Take Our Kids to Funerals – Foster Parents Article

We took our kids to a funeral recently. I was getting ready to explain to them how funerals typically go, until I realized they’ve actually been to quite a few funerals already. And every time we take them, I think about how much easier it would be if we left them at home. It is hard work to bring kids to a solemn service of undetermined length. The normal behaviors of kids– boisterous laughter, games of tag, loud questions– these…

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The 5 Sweet Words Your Athlete Needs You to Say – Foster Parents Article

I am not an athlete. I do not run unless someone is chasing me. But God has given me athletic children and I am learning what it means to be a good soccer mom/gymnastics mom/cross country mom, etc. I think the most important lesson I’m learning is that there are very few things it’s acceptable to say to your athlete after a disappointing performance. This lesson was reinforced to me this last week when my son didn’t do as well…

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A Mom’s Summer Out-of-Office Message | – Foster Parents Article

Hello! Thank you for attempting to contact me via social media/text/phone/making eye-contact/etc. My brain is currently out of the office for the summer. I would love to respond to your request for my attention, but I am unavailable. I am probably helping dress a child who just came out of the bathroom with their racerback swimsuit on backwards. Or I may be making making a meal. . . again. . . all the time. . . every day. . .…

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