I was recently inspired by Christian movie company Pure Flix, to discuss an experience that I would like to share with a loved one, so they might better know how to handle it if they were ever faced with something similar. These experiences are often referred to as “teachable moments” or valuable lessons. So here…… Continue reading Unpaired Socks, Teachable Moments and Pure Flix
Exhausted? Feeling stretched, even overwhelmed? Does it seem that everyone looks to you to get things done? When we refuse to let go of control, we are like a queen at the centre of our universe where everything depends on us. Trust me, it is more about our attitude than the real activities we perform.…… Continue reading King or Queen of the Universe? Quit.
Sometimes as a parent I think that I am doing what is right Instead I damage my kids despite the best of intentions. Love really has blinded m try to protect instead control, betraying trust. Control, an ugly word, worse that hate; it steals another’s sense of self, undermines confidence, stunts growth, kills the individual’s spirit…… Continue reading The Opposite of Love is Not Hate
A major pitfall facing all parents is the tendency to control and not guide our children. When my family was still young, and I had only seven kids, ranging in age from twelve to newborn, I earnestly tried to raise them right. Yet all my effort was actually hindering their development—my anxiety and controlling nature… Continue reading Are You an Octopus Parent?
As every mother knows, a newborn takes at least eight hours a day to nurse, burp, rock and comfort, bath, change clothes and change diapers. Then a mother must washall those diapers, clothes, receiving blankets, sheets and baby blankets as well as their clothes which tend to get covered in vomit, and other nasty surprises. The… Continue reading Thriving When Stress Reduces Life to The Basics
a broken paradigm Holding a crumbling paradigm together is an exercise in futility One of my inner images which describes my struggle to surrender control is of a wagon wheel. This wheel is suspended over a deep chasm, My large family of 10 is on the rim of a wagon wheel hovering over this…… Continue reading On the Edge and Broken
Daily Prompt: On the Edge by michelle w. on August 19, 2013 We all have things as need to do to keep an even keel — blogging, exercising, reading, cooking. What’s yours? One of my inner images is of a chasm. My family is on the rim of a wagon wheel hovering over this chasm, while…… Continue reading On the Edge and Broken