Santa Claus is NOT pure Evil
Nor will he ruin your children’s faith in God
There seems to be this constant upheaval in the Christian world surrounding Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and don’t even get me started on Halloween.
When I was growing up we didn’t celebrate Santa Claus. I didn’t receive gifts from him, nor do I ever remember believing in him. That being said, we always watched Miracle on 34th Street, sang all the christmas songs about Santa and made Santa decorations. Somehow, in the midst of all that I was still able to know who Christ is, to serve Him with my whole heart and more importantly I was able to never be confused by what the TRUE meaning of Christmas is.
I have struggled with Santa and how I was going to deal with this in my own home now that I am a mother. I vowed that I would never teach my kids about Santa. That there would be no ‘Santa’ gifts. I wasn’t going to fake reindeer steps in the snow, or leave half eaten cookies and drunk milk. I was NOT going to tell my kids there was a Santa Claus because HE has NO place in Christmas.
Continue reading Who do you believe in?
The Moment It Clicked
As parents we are constantly teaching the same lesson to our children over and over again. There are times that you want to throw in the towel and simply accept that they will NEVER GET IT! Those melodramatic moments when you think to yourself, “He will be 40 and I will still be reminding him to wash his hands, to wipe his bum, to pull his pants up BEFORE leaving the bathroom… and the list goes on.
But every once in a while, there is that ‘aha’ moment. Sometimes it comes to you in the moment, other times its a little less obvious.
Today was an ‘aha’ moment. An in your face, crystal clear ‘aha’ moment. Continue reading How Prayer Will Inspire Greatness In Your Child
Is Love Enough?
“Mommy? I wanna stay home with you and Daddy, because I love you both so much Mommy. And also it hurts my heart when I’m not with you.”
With two sweet arms wrapped around my neck, how could I EVER let go. And more to the point, how am I supposed to just say, “Too bad kid. You’re going to school no matter how much it breaks your heart.”
But I am getting ahead of myself. Let me back up and start at the beginning. Paint you a proper picture, and then if you would be so kind as to give me some parental guidance…. Continue reading I AM that Mom
Sweet, wonderful Emma. Full of life, sparkles and confidence.
My little girl, barely over the 12 month mark oozes independence. She gets up in the morning already pointing at her closet because she knows what she wants to wear and will not be deterred. She is demanding, confident and full of life. Her giggles and eyes that fill to the brim with unbridled laughter simply make my day.
She is all I could want her to be. Continue reading A Parentless Generation
My son never ceases to amaze me. Each day is a marvel. He is learning new skills, broadening his language base, and developing this quirky, fun personality that makes my heart smile. He IS a rock star! He has entered the phase of exciting adventure, learning new things minute by minute and in my opinion he IS awesome.
The thing about three-year olds is this. They have such exuberance for life, such daring for trying new things and such faith in the fact that no matter what they do it is simply Amazing.
Now that last thought – the one where our three-year olds think the sun and moon sets on them, that is partly our fault. Continue reading My superhero three year old – and his amazing poop