summer’s coming…be a YES mom!!


Oh my—I am IN LOVE with this blog post that I read this morning.  Seriously in love, to the point that I want you ALL to read it.


Summer is coming.  With that brings a lot of excitement for the kids, Steve and me.  But it also brings along with it some anxiety in keeping the kids busy so they aren’t sitting around all day.  It brings upon anxiety for me as my older girls near the age of leaving home (oh my gosh I can barely write that!!) that I have taught them to do all of the things they are going to need to learn as they go out into this world on their own.  Cooking and taking care of our home, their rooms, the bathroom—just to name a few.  And now with them driving—putting gas in the car, keeping it clean (I am a HORRIBLE example of this), and routine maintenance, just to name a few…

There is SO much.  That overwhelms me.  I feel and I know that the clock is tick, tick, ticking away and we have so much to teach and learn in such a short amount of time.  Natalie is getting her first “real” job this summer—and so a checking account is on the list of to do’s.  Things like this, which are so good and so necessary as they grow up, are just beating at our door right now.  Embrace it, Steph!!!!


ANYWAY, my whole point to this is really about THIS.

You need to read THIS.

Oh I wish I were starting over with my babies.  I think it’s especially important for moms with young kiddos.  But then…I really sat and soaked it in.  It is equally important for me with my kids at the ages they are at as well.  Just read it.  You’ll know what I’m talking about.


Kids of all ages need to know their ideas are great!!  YES!!  Let’s go to Druber’s at midnight and get no sleep.  YES!!!  Let’s stay up late and pop popcorn and eat M&M’s on a school night.  YES!!!  You can bake whatever you want in my clean kitchen.  YES!!!  Play your recorder for an hour and I will listen to ALL of the songs you know.  YES!!!  Come with me to my Mary & Martha gathering.  YES!!!  I’ll run in the sprinklers with you.  YES!!!  Let’s play Midnight/Starbright.  YES!!!  How about a Sonic drink during Happy Hour for an after school snack.  YES!!!  I’ll go on a walk with you while you ride your ripstick.

I love THIS post.  Because I love these people…




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