Tag Archives: mothers

Jennifer Aniston Slammed for liberal views on parenting

10 Aug

I was actually a little shocked by her comments; however, I should not be surprised. She was saying fathers are not needed in raising a child.

I guess that is true when you have tons of money and nannies that can do everything for you.

Realistically, I would be insane without my husband. My girls adore him and my girls have a healthy self esteem because we are BOTH in their lives. I have a friend who is a single mom and her kids light up like light bulbs when their dad comes on the weekends. They are in tears when he has to go back home. I see how hard she has it and how much her kids do benefit from that relationship. I am  the person I am today because my dad was such a vital part of my life. I was totally devastated when he passed away.

I think people in Hollywood need to get their heads out of the clouds and get a good dose of reality before they shoot their mouths off with their unrealistic view of life. You don’t have to have a man to have a child but you may want to step into a real single moms shoes before you make comments such as these.

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American Girl Bistro

7 Jul

My oldest daughter loves the American Girl Magazine but was more interested in the animals than the dolls. However, I took my daughters along with a friend of mine and her daughters to the American Girl Bistro, and now they want one. It is cute. We did the tea time and craft for under $10 a person. The girls loved it.  We each got our own tea pot, sweets, finger sandwiches, fruit and muffins. We had a fun day and even my three year old had a blast. She did not want to give the loaner doll back. Maybe Santa will bring them one. I definitely recommend this for moms, grandmas and daughters to do together. It is really girly and a lot of warm memories in the making!

You want to give me two shots where?

8 Jan

I have been really sick with a double  ear infections and a sinus infection. After finishing the z-pac and steroid, I really could not see much improvement. I went back and the doctor asked if I wanted shots. I said, “YES”.  I am not a fan of needles but sometimes you got to kick this stuff out. I am tired of being sick and I am a wife and mother. I have so much I have to do including getting back into my exercise routine. I have lost 3 lbs and I am so excited. I feel so much healthier and I want this illness gone. I did not realize what I was saying, “yes” to. The nurse told me to drop my pants  part way and  bend over. “Oh great”, I thought. Now I have to get in the butt. Almost imediately my head started opening up and I started feeling better. The butt pain was worth it. Ok it is not really the butt more like the hip area but still. I feel better and I am supposed to take the new meds tomorrow. Thank you Lord for shots even if they hurt. The pain is worth it.

The Purpose of a woman

14 May

Lisa Bevere came and spoke at our church this past weekend and it was awesome. Our pastor wrote his thoughts on her message in his weekly e-note. This was really good! I hope you enjoy!

The Purpose of a Woman
It was such a blessing to have Lisa Bevere speak about God’s calling for women this last weekend, Mother’s Day weekend. Not surprisingly, her message was encouraging, challenging, and right on. Several of the points she made really stood out in my mind, so I’d like to highlight them here.

God created us, both men and women, for dominion, not domination. Dominion is when a person uses their influence to cause those under them to flourish. Domination is when a person forces their will upon another. While God intended us to exercise dominion, the fall twisted that purpose into a struggle for domination. But in Christ, we can recapture the truth. Men and women are not enemies, we’re allies – stronger together than we are separately. Male and female, exercising dominion together is what truly captures the image of God.

God created women, especially mothers, to fulfill a specific role in His kingdom – to create an environment in which the seeds He is planting can flourish. You are called to nurture – to be strong, to care and to give. Despite the time of difficulty that seems to be upon us, this is not the season to start hoarding and stop giving out of fear. It is the season for women to give. Remember, it is in the hard times that God’s people flourish…unless they fear.

So, women, if you will go forward, trusting God, you will have the opportunity in the next decade to address the problem of the widowed, the orphaned and the poor; to unite together and say, “That’s enough!” to social injustices. It’s time that the church be known for caring, not judging. That’s where the heart of a mother comes in.

Mothers, this ministry begins at home. You need to have the house everybody wants to come to, the marriage that everybody wants to have. Nurture your husband, nurture your home. Start by understanding that most men hear love through words of affirmation and affectionate touch. I’m sure you would agree that everybody deserves to be loved in the way they hear it. Realize that you are not called to train your husband and serve your kids, as is commonly thought in our culture, but to serve your husband and train your kids.

Let your kids see the love you share. Every child needs to know that mommy and daddy are in love, and that they, the children, are loved, looked for and watched out for. Nurture your children and the gift of God in them. Don’t use your strengths to point out your children’s weaknesses, but rather to identify and nurture their strengths. You always strengthen strengths to displace weaknesses. God is looking for an army of fathers and mothers to position their children to inherit God’s promises – not our fears.

If we are ever going to rise above the petty and destructive struggle for domination and exercise true dominion in this earth, both men and women need to understand that this is what God created women for. I want to challenge you, women, to pursue this calling whole-heartedly. And, I want to challenge you, men, to love and give of yourselves to your wives in this endeavor. Together, you will have a tremendous impact on your children, your communities and the world for Christ!

Abraham Lincoln Quote about Mothers

1 May

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.”
– quote Abraham Lincoln

She was the one to kiss away the hurt, scare away the monsters,
and chase away the doubt.
And that was just the beginning.
Moms do so much,
and ask for so little in return.