Happy Friday, friends! I hope you have had a fantastic week. I have been busy with some painting and home improvement projects, so the blog and corresponding social media pages have been a tiny bit neglected. I can’t wait to share the finished product, but here is a sneak peak:
I have been dreaming of wainscotting for years, and I am so excited! (Forgive the poor picture quality. The lighting in this room at night is terrible, which is another thing we are working on with light fixtures and crisp white walls.)
Anyway, here are a few of my favorite finds from around the web this week. Enjoy!
“Let’s fill our houses with memories instead of things. Moments instead of distractions.”
“Kids want what they want and they are banking on the fact that if they push and press us enough, we might just give it to them or give in to them.
But when we stand our ground and choose the harder road, we show our kids we love them and we are teaching them 7 very valuable truths.”
“Parenting teenagers is a whole different ball game than parenting young children is. I’m learning as I go, and I have made a lot of mistakes. But I have learned that my daughters need love and encouragement from me more than anything. The teen years are a time to step back a little and allow them more independence, but to also quietly encourage and solidify the values and lessons that will make them strong adults someday.
They may roll their eyes, but I have learned—sometimes the hard way—that my girls want me to say these things. They NEED me to say them.”
P.S. Many of these apply to teenage sons as well.
This is a strong commentary on what has become of sex in our society—and it rings tragically true.
My favorite Instagram this week: (Follow me here.)
When it rains while the sun is out, you simply must stop for a moment and observe.