Posts tagged parenting
Grace-Filled Parenting for the Legalist Child

Parenting is something that has been heavy on my mind since before I ever felt the first symptoms of pregnancy. I think I had a healthy fear of parenting. I knew the importance of bringing a child into the world and I wanted to do it right. 

Of course, there really is no absolute right way to be a parent. Kids are all different. Some are shy and quiet, others are loud and rambunctious. Some kids are naturally obedient people-pleasers and others are born with a curious rebellious streak. As a parent you have to be willing to adjust your sails. Even with kids within the same family you might have to make certain changes and accommodations to your parenting style. 

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living an easy life is not the goal

I used to think making my life easier would make me happier. And in a sense, an easy life does make one happy. I'm all about "less is more." I don't like clutter, be it physical clutter or mental clutter. I do my best to minimize distractions and "stuff" in my life. 

For a while, after I became a mom, I was overwhelmed. I didn't know how to handle it all, so I began to make changes in my life to make it easier. Changes like moving back home to Miami, buying a house down the street from my husband's work, cutting down on responsibilities. I wanted to deal only with the bare minimum. I also made it my goal to make sure my kids had an easy life. Everything revolved around their schedules and moods. 

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