Motherhood and the "No-Nag Technique"

A few years ago a friend suggested that I try the "no-nag technique." According to this technique, you simply tell your child to do something one time, and when they don't do it, you enforce a consequence. You do not tell them to do something over and over again. You do not try to control your child's behavior by threatening their lives if they don't do it. You simply say it once, walk away, and then enforce a consequence if they disobey.

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Embracing My Winter Season

Embracing My Winter Season

I feel like I have been in a winter season for a while now. Having Eliza wrecked me in a way that I didn't expect. These hormones and emotions have felt uncontrollable at times. I have uncertainty about everything --> my calling, my giftings, my likes, my wants... heck even my salvation at times!

But I believe that God has shown me that this season is not a wasted season.

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A Happy Home Starts With a Healthy Me (Part Two)

Yesterday I wrote about the importance of us homemakers being still. The importance of slowing down and paying attention to what our needs actually are. Today I am talking about what to do once you discover what your needs are. And that is to USE YOUR VOICE.

In Shauna Niequist’s book Present Over Perfect she talks about how men always take care of their needs. If they are hungry, they eat. If they are thirsty, they drink. If they are tired, they nap. But women on the other hand are not very good at this. We just keep shoving our needs down down down and eventually we snap! I hear moms say all the time “I haven’t bathed in a week. I haven’t eaten anything today. I just need a second to breathe.” Yikes. We know what we need but we feel like we can’t get it.

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