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Blessing Not Stressing - Happy Parenting

Sep 14, 2017

Finding the Silver Lining in Activities

Youth activities can be all-consuming.  Whether it is a sport, academic, or other pursuits, their calendars fill up quickly.  This has the opportunity to value doing over being.  However, it does not have to be that way.  The time spent in these activities can build relationships...


Sep 12, 2017

Use Comparison to Find Blessings

It is common for us to compare our lives to others in a negative way.  Thus, Facebook is a painful site for many.  They see happy doing great things.  Meanwhile, their life is dull, boring, and full of stress.  This does not need to be the case.  When you look at how much better...


Sep 10, 2017

Audio is Important in Capturing Memories

We all have cameras on us almost all of the time.  Thanks to modern technology, our phones are a great way to capture and even document our lives.  I have seen this with my ever-growing number of family pictures.  Every year we add more year over year and pile up the memories....


Sep 7, 2017

Perfection is the Enemy, but Easily Thwarted

Many of us spend a good deal of time pursuing perfection of some sort.  We try to look perfect, have a perfect yard, or hit a hole-in-one.  There is nothing wrong with perfection as a goal, but it can keep us from pursuing other, more meaningful, things.  This is important to...


Sep 5, 2017

We Can All Use a Mentor

It seems like mentors are more popular among adults than children.  However, a good mentor can provide your child an avenue for learning they otherwise would miss.  We want to raise them right and teach them all we know, but sometimes ours is not the right voice.  A trusted mentor can get through...