Friday, October 21, 2011

Managing the Chaos

I have 6 kids.
4 Daughters (two are teens) and 2 sons (5 yrs & 2 yrs)

I LOVE parenting them, they are such a joy.

But it was not always so. OH NO, if you go back into the archives of this blog, you may find days of ranting, screaming and raving. Threats, and frustration uncooperative children, and a wreck of a home every single day.

I was at my whits end.

I cried daily, and I begged heavenly Father to take this burden from me. I seriously dreamed of sending the kids away to boarding school, to public school, to army camp....

I did not have a love for the daily tasks of being a mom, and I did not feel like I was helping to equip my children for success.

Then I met a literally, she has 25 kids, and she has such a sweet demeanor and her children were kind, obedient, and respectful.
I was so privileged to spend an entire 6 weeks with this amazing mom. I observed for the first couple of weeks, and finally got the nerve to start asking questions and finding out how she managed.

I shared the wisdom I learned from that on this post....

but I expanded on that knowledge by listening to This set of CD's and I have altered and forever changed how I saw mothering and parenting. I can honestly say my paradigm has changed and I feel LOVE and HONOR to parent these kids. I am IN LOVE WITH MY LIFE!

If you are struggling, please consider the changes that can come in your heart, and in your habits that will change how you view parenting and how you view running a household.
Take the time to listen to this CD and let me know what YOU learned from her advice and experience.

Love our Children

Women. Love your Children enough to follow your passions. Share with them you desires, goals and dreams.

The Lord is pleased with your choice to parent. He recognizes the sacrifice and has gifts and blessings according to this sacrifice.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth....

For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so too He loves the bow that is stable. Khalil Gibron

let others live small lives.
But not you
let others argue over small things
But not you
let others cry over small hurts.
But not you.
Let others leave their future in someones else's hands....

You will NEVER rise above the expectation you have for yourself. CHOOSE where you want to be. CHOSE who you want to be. TAKE ACTION
DO it Now.

SHOW love- Kisses, hold hands, reach out to them, show an interest in what they are doing.
SPEAK love- Use kind words, use gentle tones, allow them to express themselves and learn in a safe environment, where they know that no matter what mistakes they make, you will always accept, love and support them.
BE Love- When we forgive, and accept ourselves, in each imperfection, we are teaching our children (who idolize and adore us) that we know we are imperfect, but we love them perfectly.

*I AM NOT ADVERTISING to leave the home!*

I am simply saying that we as Mothers have a responsibility to love our children enough to take time to develop our own skills and knowledge.

and share it
and share it
and share it

Our children need to see the variety and possibility in life......through our eyes!