I have not been sharing much in this space because I’ve been working on my writing beyond online and we are finishing up our school year. Recently Jessica Bowman of the Bohemian Bowmans and Parenting Wild Things asked me to share my faithful parenting story. It’s about being gentle. After almost a decade of being a mom and 34 years of being a daughter this is what I’m learning….
Excerpt….Your children desperately need you to NOT be a poser. Getting real about how you parent is the first step to living a life of love. So let’s pop that pretentious bubble for one moment: the truth is that sometimes it feels like I have been more of an expert at the “trickle down” parenting effect then being known as the “gentle mother.”
You can find that first post here….. My “trickle down parenting” story.
Excerpt…..“I want to woo my kids. I want to lavish extravagant love on their hearts. I have no desire to squash them, yet my reactions in fatigue, anger, haste, impatience or whatever does not come close to lavish love. It is undisciplined parenting to rant and rave, or be a Grabby Gus. You cannot expect to raise children who are self-controlled and gentle when you are not. Are your children mirroring with one another what you do to them? That can be a painful question to answer.”
You can find the final part to here…. some tips that have helped me to create a gentle home.
I had been working on a gift for mothers, but decided I’d try to make it a gift for everyone so be watching my FB page for that…