Five Minute Fridays

Five Minute Friday: Ordinary

Friday, March 01, 2013

I've found the time to squeeze in a Five Minute Friday writing- it's been too long!

Feeling the need to just write today?  Take a break from your plan and join us!

Five Minute Friday


The days fill up so quickly. And I actually would rather they did fill up. I mean, I don't want to be stuck inside all day, every day.

I fill it with chances for my kids to see things, go places.

I never thought that daily striving to impact their little lives would start to feel ordinary, not when I was handed the chance to stay home with them every day. I figured it would be a new adventure for us, together.

That was almost two years ago. And now that adventure has become ordinary to me. Some days it's even boring.

I don't want to sing ABC's and Twinkle Twinkle over and over. I certainly don't want to change another diaper.

And yet I do. This ordinary life, well it's my life right now.

Some day a new adventure will come my way, and then I might even want this ordinary back.

So here's to singing ABC's and Twinkle Twinkle, teaching shoe tying skills, even changing diapers. Because well I might not want to do this ordinary life today, but there are so many others who wish they could have a chance to live my adventure for just one day!

Cozy book hop

Cozy Book Hop & Update on Reading Lists

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Alright so we are done with two whole months in 2013, I think it's time to talk about our accomplishments so far. Sure we made plans that just aren't going to happen, but I'm sure you've all been doing tons of other things. Or you are one of those that does make a list and follows through. Either way, it's time to share!  So after you link up below for the Cozy Book Hop, leave a comment with a link to a post that tells us how your 2013 goals are coming, or what you've been doing. Here's your chance to brag!

As far as myself, I started off the year great!  Kept up with my reading goals (five books finished, three in progress...). I was super excited to be part of a group posting over at Simply Helping Him, and my first post went live a few weeks ago. I even made a new daily "docket" (let me know if you're interested in seeing it - thinking about putting a free link up in my facebook group...) to help organize my days. I got in a few crafts with my boys and started to master my fears of using my fancy camera.

Then in the last two weeks I ran into a wall!  Life just started to need more TLC so to speak. All my daily objectives changed, and well it was crazy. But I've muddled through and now am ready to start the next phase of the year!  (Oh did I mention that part of the craziness included preschool shopping for my oldest?)

So now that you have heard my update, it's time to link up and party with some books.

The Cozy Book Hop is the a chance to share any posts you've recently (or not so recently) put together on any book, reading, or teaching someone to read. You can include posts where you've done crafts or projects inspired from a book. Any post on your Bible reading is also welcome. There is so much in our daily lives that branch from reading and the printed word, so share those moments here!

I do ask that you link to a direct post (you are welcome to link more than one post) as a way to respect each other's time. And please include a link back to this party page so others can join in. The code for the button is on the sidebar but a text link is great too!  (if you link up using these two little requests, I'll give your post/blog a shout out on facebook and twitter this week!)

Oh and because I'm enjoying reading all your posts every week I wanted to include a good one from last week (did you stop by to read those fellow blogger's posts?).  Misty from Mimi's House left a great post on Unglued, make sure to check it out.

Please take a moment and visit those other posts this week- grab a cup of your favorite warm drink and get cozy!

And don't forget after you link up to leave a comment to a post with a 2013 update of any kind - perfect time to brag on what you've been working towards.

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book series

Shepherding a Child's Heart : Part One

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

On facebook a couple of weeks ago I asked who had read Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp. And I followed that up with who liked it and who didn't like it so much.  The majority of those who spoke up seemed to absolutely love it, but there were a couple who didn't agree with it so much.

To start off this little mini-series on Shepherding a Child's Heart and Instructing a Child's Heart, I want to share with you just the main points of the books - concepts and such.  Then I'll move into my take on the good, the bad, and just useful stuff to have stored away for if the need arises.

I'd love for any and all of you reading to chime in with thoughts, and takeaways in the comments, as the ways of parenting are so vast and unique.

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