Parenting

I’m far from a perfect parent, but join me on the journey and we can learn together!

Sep
17
2012

Purposeful Parenting: Driving Lessons

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Life Lessons as I Teach my Son to Drive - The Peaceful Mom

Purposeful Parenting–Making the most of the years of influence. You may have seen in my Weekly Plan posts that I am teaching my son to drive. We have decided to take it slowly, making sure that he is as ready as possible to take the wheel by himself (after all I have heard that the […]

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DIY Mom & Daughter Date Journal (with FREE printables!) Want a fun way to show your love to your daughter? Try a Mom and Daughter Date Journal! Spending intentional time with our daughters when they are young helps them to know they are special and creates a bond that we need when our girls reach […]

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Jun
17
2012

Happy Father’s Day!

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

  Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! I don’t know if you’ve seen 50 Rules for Dads of Daughters yet, but it’s especially appropriate today. Have a great day honoring the fathers in your life!  

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May
16
2012

Parenting Repost: But I Want It!

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

This seems to be the week for reposts, but I found this article from February 2010 and thought it had some good points to ponder.   “But I want it!” How many times have you heard this refrain? Children seem to want everything and then some! It’s tempting to give in to our children’s desires […]

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May
10
2012

Purposeful Parenting: Praying–for real!

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

I know I should, but I don’t. As a Christian parent, it should be a priority to pray for my children, but sometimes I forget. Things got bad this week: the intersection of hormones, sickness and sensory issues resulted in a tornado of bad behavior for one of my children. I was at the end […]

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May
03
2012

A Small Oversight

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

One of my children has a strong affinity for doughnuts. Actually, this child may have a slight addiction, but there is no twelve step group for doughnut recovery. In honor of this child it is only fitting that we had a doughnut birthday “cake” this week. Just one little problem: said child is not turning […]

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Apr
17
2012

Parenting Aspergers: I Should Take My Own Advice

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Yesterday was a tough day in our household. According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, changing your residence is in the top 20 most stressful life events. I would actually place it around number 2.

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Mar
21
2012

Purposeful Parenting: When Parenting Isn’t Fun

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Purposeful Parenting: When Parenting Isn’t Fun Most days I am so happy to be a stay at home mom. I love my kids, I love spending time with them and I love being able to have an influence over their lives. There are those days, though, that can really get to me. Yesterday was one […]

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Jan
31
2012

Seize The Moment

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

I slept in my van last night… We recently had some mechanical trouble with our van so we took it to our trusted mechanic. We were informed that our van is unrepairable because the part that it requires isn’t manufactured anymore and isn’t available used. In addition, while the total value of the vehicle is […]

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Nov
28
2011

Purposeful Parenting: Paying Attention

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

I was reminded last night that parenting is never a sure thing–just when you think things are going well, something comes up. It’s so important to pay attention to the little signs your children are giving you.  Last week was really busy and although our family spent lots of time “together”, there was also a […]

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Aug
04
2011

How To Have A Peaceful New School Year

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

It’s that time of year again! Whether your kids go to public, private or home school every mom wants to have a peaceful new school year.  Here are some ideas to make a smooth transition.  

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Apr
20
2011

Purposeful Parenting: Personality

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

One of the keys to successful parenting is understanding and working with your child’s personality.

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Apr
18
2011

Take Ten: Kids

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Take Ten-  Improve your life ten minutes at a time! This week we’ll be taking ten minutes each day to do something special for our children.  You can spend the time one on one with each child or use the time to do something like write a note or make a special treat for them. […]

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Feb
25
2011

Purposeful Parenting: Vision

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Any great journey starts with vision.  It’s no different in parenting.

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Jan
15
2011

Purposeful Parenting: It’s About Relationship

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Disclaimer: We are not definitely not perfect parents, some days we are not even good parents, but we have learned a couple of things in trying to be better parents.

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