Video is a great way to capture those special times. It can be helpful in those stressful times.
Have you ever had one of those days when you needed a reminder of why you had kids? It sounds bad to say it, but it happens. Parenting is hard, tiring, unforgiving and often unappreciated work. If anyone tells you different ask them what they are selling! I was reminded of this yesterday while reading Allison’s blog, “O My Family”. She recently put up a post about grieving motherhood as she thought it would be. It is really quite insightful
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Kids will not learn how to wisely manage money on their own, we must be willing to teach them. (Image: jeancliclac)
If you have found yourself here via CPF then allow me to give you a warm welcome! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and say hi. There were many reasons I started to blog. Several are explained on the About page. One of my primary reasons was the inspiration I received by reading Bob Lotich’s blog, Christian Personal Finance. Today, Bob has encouraged me again by posting an article I wrote on how to teach our
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It is hard to play a group sport without a team. Parenting is similar. (Image: Saskia Massink)
Have you ever considered parenting as a group sport? Maybe you should! I am convinced that this parents vs. kids mentality we have in our current culture is not exactly how it was intended to be. Let’s look at this in a little more detail. We will start with a short jaunt through history.
Many, many moons ago families were identified by clans. This meant that you, your siblings, your cousins, and on down the line lived in relativity close proximity
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There are times when kids will be kids. How we react can help them grow! (Image: Dean Studios
Every once and a while my wife and I get frustrated because our son acts like a three year-old. Oddly enough, he is. So why does this surprise us? That my friend is a very good question. Yet for some reason we still look a little shocked when he comes in the room with marker all over his face. Yes, that is him to the right there. He wanted to be a clown so he drew clown lips on his
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It was a morning like every other. Our kids had slept in and woken up happy. They all said good morning and use their manners while sharing the bathroom and getting ready for breakfast. As the morning progressed Kasia, our infant, smiled and laughed while the two older kids played together with their mega blogs. They were building towers and taking turns knocking them down as various types of natural disasters. On the couch beside them my wife, Kim, enjoyed a decaffeinated mocha latte while thumbing through her latest Midwest Living magazine. Then of course,
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I read a post the other day from a mother who was upset at all the toys her kids had. Actually I think most of the frustration was aimed at her mother-in-law for buying all the toys. Regardless, the problem was more toys than house; a problem that I, and probably most parents, can relate to. It is true, we feel like there is a parental obligation to hang on to toys until they are broken or out grown. By out grown I mean we keep that plastic fire truck with the cheesy siren
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Welcome to RandomActsOfParenting. I have spent quite a while thinking of what to post for my inaugural post. My mind raced between some of my favorite resources for parents, several of which have greatly improved my life, and the latest humorous escapade tackled by my oldest. After a long thought, okay, several long thoughts, I decided a quick introduction was in order first. Sure, there is an about page here on the blog, but seriously, who actually reads those. An introduction allows me to focus in on the purpose of this blog and
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