DO THIS // BATH TIME
For bath time, cut a new kitchen sponge into the shape of a heart. When you place the sponge in the water say, "Water goes in." When you squeeze the sponge say, "Water comes out." As your child plays with the sponge say, "When we say God's words over and over, the words go in our heart."
PARENTING DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO EMPTY
By Amy Fenton
I’m a single mom, managing 3 kids, trying to take care of my house, the bills, the food, our schedules. I work full time, plus side jobs, and I often find myself parenting dangerously close to empty. I am reminded of a few principles from the book Leading on Empty that resonate in my parenting, that I want to share.
KNOW WHAT FILLS YOUR TANK AND WHAT DRAINS IT.
Make a list of “Fill” and “Drain” items. Our life, our very soul, has to be filled up in order to pour out. If I were to keep driving my car way past empty, my car would stall. If I only put 3 gallons of gas in each time I stopped to fill it, I wouldn’t make it very far. We are the same way. Are you putting less in than your giving out? . . .
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