Today’s episode is words of encouragements from mother’s of adult daughters to mom’s of teenage daughters. Mothers from around the country shared what they learned when their daughters were teens and how these lessons help them create a strong bond with their adult daughters today. Being a parent of a teenage can be challenging and rewarding. It is a developmental stage in life, which means it doesn’t last forever.
Parenting is hard enough when everything’s perfect. It’s really hard when you have to be a single parent — however you got there — and being a single mother raising a boy is nothing to sneeze at. Both our mothers were widows with teenagers at home, and so we’ve seen up front some of the struggles single moms go through. This episode we talk about some particular issues a mom with a boy may be facing when there’s no father in the home — whether Dad’s gone to heaven or gone to Iraq.
God was reminding me of something I had forgotten lately—being a physical mom is important but being a spiritual mom can be even more powerful.God needs motherly hearts to embrace His children that need it most. It does not matter if those hearts belong to teenagers, single women, wives without kids, moms with many kids, grandmas, religious, or whatever the case may be. __ Read more of today’s #BISdailydevotion written by @bobbi_rol on the site.
Schools out! Summer break with younger kids can be wonderful. With a teenager? It can mean a battle of wills. Who wins? Mom or the computer?
(No picture with article, therefore the random pic above). Do Kids Really Need Preschool? I thought this was a well-written, balanced article that also gives ideas for alternatives if preschool isn't the best for your child. Go back to this.
Wisdom from Maddie's mom on finding the strength to end a marriage: "Accept nothing less than living your life with your one great love—the one who has your back—thick and thin—sickness and health—your best friend— even if it means being alone long enough to figure out what that means to you. Don’t be bought out to stay. Don’t stay for the kids, or the dog, or the cat—they will all see right through you. Go. It’s worth the leap. You will figure it out and find your way to the real thing."