What to do when your kids say, "I'm Bored."by Mandy ZehnderWhen our kids say they are bored, our immediate response is: It's good to be bored! Well, just keep scrolling, all the way to the bottom, because I...
Parenting in a Pandemicby Mandy Zehnder
As we re-enter this school year, does anyone else feel the unrelenting black cloud of you know what?! Yep, we are going to talk about it. Covid.
I didn’t want to bring it up here, because I'm sure you are TIRED of seeing it everywhere, but after having a personal experience with it in our home, I need to put this out there.
It has become VERY apparent to me that our children have been bearing this burden much deeper than we may understand. They may not FULLY comprehend what or why we have to distance.
I am not a doctor, psychologist, or anything fancy. I am simply a mother who has witnessed her own children tough it out last year like champs, but round two, and having Covid hit directly home, has challenged us even more. And I just want to give you a heads up if you haven’t experienced this yet. Lead with love, anchored in patience, my friend.
In this blogpost, I will give you 3 ways to CONNECT with your child/children even in quarantine.
Raising Daughtersby Mandy Zehnder
Women of the world today are so strong, and yet on the verge of self-destruction because we are looking inward, not upward. It is getting painful and exhausting. We are taking on roles that were never intended for us. I don’t think it is what God intended for us, and I for one don’t want to question Him. So what do we do?...
Raising Sonsby Mandy ZehnderWhen I think about the world our boys are growing up in, and how I want to raise them, I think about the challenges they will face. How will I prepare them to be strong and brave; to stand up for who they are no matter what? To treat women with respect, but also receive respect as the heads of their home...
The Juggling Actby Mandy Zehnder
Have you ever been to a circus? Do you read that question and feel like you are running a circus at home? I do! Lol!
I think of the talent it takes for people to juggle pins or flames and what is the one thing they have to do? The ONE thing...FOCUS. They do not allow themselves to...
Smart phones for Christmas!by Mandy Zehnder
To get a phone or not to get a phone...that is the question.
Has your child asked for a phone for Christmas this year? How old is your child? And are you getting him/her one? Are you on the fence?
We wrestled with this for a LONG time as we watched our oldest son's friends get phones...and we waited. He BEGGED...and we waited.
We assured him that, “We are going to do things a lot different than what other parents and families do,” and that's ok. One day he will understand...