Category Archives: Parenting

Parenting Tip-O-The Day: Remembering Instructions

This is a parenting tip-o-the day series!  One tip sprinkled throughout the year which can be applied right away.  Subscribe to Anchored In His Grace so that you don’t miss more from this series!

Please tell me my children aren’t the only ones with a hearing problem.  In particularly hearing my instructions.  We’ve talked before about a nice little trick to grab your child’s attention, but sometimes they just walk way and plain forget the instructions you just gave them.

This itty bitty tip is so simple, I’m tempted to say that you probably already use this; however, I’ve been surprised in the past to find many wonderful parents don’t even think about this tiny tip.

One single tip to help your child remember instructions! - Anchored In His Grace #parenting #kids

What’s this jewel of a tip that makes my life easier throughout the day?

It’s this simple Continue reading Parenting Tip-O-The Day: Remembering Instructions

Parenting Tip-O-The Day: Goals!

This is part of a parenting tip-o-the day series.  Throughout the year I’ll bring you a tip you can apply in your parenting right away!  I’d love to hear your thoughts on today’s tip; comment below and tell me what you think!  Be sure to subscribe to Anchored In His Grace so that you never miss another parenting tip-o-the day!

Parenting is tough.  Ok, well you already knew that.  But I’ll tell ya, if there’s one thing that drives me to parenting madness it’s teaching the same concept over, and over again.  It’s disciplining for the same behavior over, and over again.  It’s the training, and re-training…over and over again.

All this going back over the same concept, the same discipline issue, the same teaching, again and again sends me to wonder if I’m even doing this parenting thing right.

Am I doing any good?

Is what I’m doing working?

Do we have to have this conversation again today?

Friends, we’ve talked before Continue reading Parenting Tip-O-The Day: Goals!

Kissing Mommy Guilt Good-Bye

Ten years ago I was a new mom with a four-month old baby in my arms.  Like most new mothers I was overwhelmed with the sentiment that I had no idea what I was doing.  Knowing full well that I lacked the basic knowledge to care for a new baby, let alone be a good parent, I poured over magazine articles and books.

As I read I didn’t realize it but I created lists upon lists about what a good mommy does.  I kept mental notes on quality time with my baby, food choices, activities to provide, diapering choices, play date options, scheduling, flexibility, going out, staying in, and on and on the lists grew.

Toss in a few more babies within the next three years and one thing was for sure. Continue reading Kissing Mommy Guilt Good-Bye

Parenting Tip-O-The Day: Getting Their Attention

This is part of a parenting tip-o-the day series.  Throughout the year I’ll bring you a tip you can apply in your parenting right away.  I’d love to know your thoughts on today’s tip; comment below and tell me what you think!  Be sure to subscribe to Anchored In His Grace, so that you never miss another parenting tip-o-the day.

Today’s parenting tip-o-the day has everything to do with getting our children’s attention.  It’s a tip we all know is effective, and we’ve even used it from time to time.  However, it takes a bit of work, and lets face it, it’s easy to fall back into old habits.

Today’s tip is just a friendly reminder, Continue reading Parenting Tip-O-The Day: Getting Their Attention

Parenting Tip-O-The Day: Remember This One Thing

This is part of a parenting tip-o-the day series.  Throughout the year I’ll bring you a tip you can apply in your parenting right away.  I’d love to know your thoughts on today’s tip; comment below and tell me what you think!  Be sure to subscribe to Anchored In His Grace, so that you never miss another parenting tip-o-the day.

Last week I was bemoaning to my husband about how my day had completely unraveled; all my plans, just whisked away.  I didn’t stand a chance.  I spent far too much time on a task I didn’t plan to approach that day, and far too little time on many tasks that needed to be completed.

I tossed up my hands and wondered why I even bother. Continue reading Parenting Tip-O-The Day: Remember This One Thing

Teaching Children Financial Skills

Every parent I know wants their children to learn good money managing skills.  I’m not going to pretend that we have it all figured out, after all our children are still young.  However, I am going to share with you the many different methods we’re implementing in order to teach our children financial skills.

Awesome tips for teaching children financial skills! - Anchored In His Grace #parenting #moneymanagement

Give your children a system to collect their money.

We like these nifty little banks, in which my husband found by Mudpuppy.  (After much searching, the only one I could find Continue reading Teaching Children Financial Skills

When Motherhood Isn’t Joyful

You know, when it comes right down to it, I don’t consider myself a joyful mother.  Sometimes I feel anti-Christian just admitting that I don’t enjoy my children….all the time.  Am I the only one who has days when motherhood isn’t joyful?

It seems to me wherever I go, whomever I talk to, whatever I read, someone is proclaiming that we’re supposed to constantly enjoy our children…or at least enjoy this journey of motherhood.

So I feel guilty when I don’t.

What's a mom to do, when motherhood isn't joyful? - Anchored In His Grace #motherhood

In all honesty, I never wanted to have children in the first place.  The primary reason why I did start having children, was because I knew I’d regret it later in life.  So, when my husband and I had been married for four years, we were in a good place financially; I was young, and it just seemed logical to go ahead and start having children. Continue reading When Motherhood Isn’t Joyful

Conversations With Kids: Bible to Life

I hate to admit it, but even though I stay home with my children, I still have trouble talking with them.  I even have more trouble talking with them about biblical concepts.  However, I’ve experienced some conversations with kids that blow my mind.Easy tips to bring the Bible to life with your kids! - Anchored In His Grace #biblicalparenting

Any time I simply take the time to stop, and experience these conversations, I always walk away excited about what my children share with me.  I’m also excited with how engaged my children become, when I have conversations with them, rather than just trying to teach lessons all the time. Continue reading Conversations With Kids: Bible to Life

Life-Saving Conversations Parents Should Have With Boys

I’ve seen this idea floating around, important conversations parents should have with our children.  And quite frankly, I think they’re missing a few, very important, points.  So I chose to compile my own list of important conversations parents should have with their boys.  These are what I consider life altering, and possibly could save your son’s future marriage.

It’s that serious.

Life-saving conversations parents should have with their boys! - Anchored In His Grace #parentinghumor #raisingboys

1.) Lifting the potty seat when you go potty.  Dear sons, Continue reading Life-Saving Conversations Parents Should Have With Boys

The Great Work of Motherhood

I’m excited to announce that I am now a contributing writer to Essential Thing Devotions!  Once a month I’ll share a devotion; hop on over to take a look at what we’re discussing today!

You're doing a great work mom, guard it well! - Anchored In His Grace #motherhood

After spending the day homeschooling, caring for five children, and running our household, I’m pretty spent at the end of the day.  But oh, how I love to involve myself with responsibilities outside of the home.  Whether it’s with church ministries, or Continue reading The Great Work of Motherhood