April 2012 Entries
I actually love working. I love the reward of a job well done. But when that job is so tedious and it is daily, I get so frustrated that I let the chores go too often. Today, I am turning over a new leaf. I am grounding myself to do this housework. I will not allow my laundry to sit in a pile and my dishes to overwhelm my kitchen sink. I am vowing to clean my car daily and to keep my things in places where I can find them.
Children stretch the truth. Often they will use their imaginations to create games, stories and situations. However, when your child stretches the truth and it hurts someone, it is time to teach them about honesty. Some children have amazing abilities when it comes to creativity. My oldest daughter is one. She loves to use her imagination. Lately, her wild imagination has been more harmful than innocent.
As long as there have been women in the workforce, the stay-at-home mom vs. working mom debate has been alive and well. For more than seven years, from the beginning of my first pregnancy until just recently, I was a stay-at-home mom. Everyone has a different experience as a stay at home mom, but I can tell you that going to work has been a huge blessing.
Easter is one of the most important holidays for Christian believers. Celebrating the resurrection of our Savior and the atonement of our sins is an exciting time for us. But, it is hard to explain this amazing story to children, especially when there is a bunny hopping around in their minds. The Easter Bunny who brings candy and treats distracts children (and adults) from why this holiday is important.