Susan tells us How to Raise Thankful Kids in an Entitled Culture.
Nannette writes about The Dust I Can’t See.
Kaylene shares 4 Ways to Get Through Hard Times.
We don’t like to think about the awful things that could happen to our daughters, but in this day and age, it’s a conversation we need to have. I saved this iMom article 7 Threats to Your Daughter’s Physical Safety to discuss with my girls, especially now that our oldest drives and both of them often go places without me.
If you’re already thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day, you may want to revisit my list of 14 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Kids.
While I’m in the middle of a couple of books now, not much happened on the reading front in January!
In non-fiction, I actually finished Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillin Smith right at the end of December. This was such a practical home decor book – and don’t let the word “minimalist” scare you! Myquillin doesn’t say you have to get rid of everything you own. Rather, she emphasizes making your home work for the way your particular family lives, keeping things simple and clean, shopping your house, and learning when you have enough. It’s a simple formula for even this decor-challenged person!
In fiction, I read Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver. It’s the second in the Amory Ames Mystery series. I think I liked the first one better, but this one also kept me guessing “who-done-it” until the end.
So I’m writing this post on Friday morning. Tonight our younger daughter, a high school sophomore, will play for the last time on the JV Girls basketball team (she’ll only be eligible for Varsity next year). Then our older daughter, who’s a senior, will play her last regular season home game on the Varsity Girls basketball team. All that to say, lots of feelings and emotions to process for this mom!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Oh, yes!!!! DEFINITELY an emotional mama weekend!!! Praying it was an extremely satisfying night of games for BOTH!!! Win or lose, I think if they can be satisfied with their performances & know they gave their personal bests, that satisfaction should be the goal. 👍❤️
7 Threats to Your Daughter’s Physical Safety – “hotel rooms” was a great reminder for me, as we are getting ready to travel twice this upcoming month for cheer nationals.
The dust I can’t see – good perspective!
Thank you for your prayers – the night went very well!!! Both teams won, and more importantly, as you said, the girls were pleased with how they played. Our oldest hit a three-pointer in her game, and she was so excited 🙂 I’ll try to share a couple of pictures next week.
FANTASTIC!!! 🎉💖 Super congratulations!!!
I’m sure watching the last games was bittersweet! I’m glad that they were both happy with how they played, as you told Sues.
That’s a great article about our daughters’ safety. And I don’t think most men understand how vulnerable we really are; I’m sure that I will have to talk to my daughters about this because my husband won’t even think about it.
I was actually able to have a little bit of a safety discussion with our girls last night because of something we saw on television. I’d really like to find a self-defense class that the three of us could take together this summer before our oldest goes off to college.