April 14, 2023
top trending topics
☀️ Summer is around the corner- find the best camp for your kid(s).
🚫 It’s normal for siblings to argue, but it doesn’t have to be constant.
🤰 Planned or unplanned, pregnancy can bring a lot of emotions.
🤗 Bring out the best in your kids & teach them to be kind.
⌚ Manage your family time and foster fun & connectedness.
tips & tricks for growth
being a stronger father figure is possible
Have you ever wanted to just do better as a dad? I mean mentally, physically, and emotionally? I don’t know your situation, but wanting to do better helped me start to become better.
Some people think that a father is behind on child support because he doesn’t care or doesn’t want to pay. That may be the case for some people, but it was different for me.
👉 In my case, I cared very much. I wanted to pay. But I had a tough time.
I wasn’t balanced, and sometimes I had to choose between paying a bill or paying my child support. I wanted my kids to have nice clothes or shoes when they spent time with me, so I chose to put the payment off.
Now I see that wasn’t a great idea. But I thought money and buying things was the way to their heart, because one thing I could say about my dad is that he always made sure I had decent clothes and shoes. I thought that was what I was supposed to do. I thought education and having the right credentials, and finding jobs to make money would make me more successful in the eyes of my kids and family.
But I realized my kids needed more than that. They needed me.
manage your stress, before it takes over your relationships
Are you overwhelmed with deadlines at work, kids in school, the weekly to-do list, health concerns, drama on social media? Is stress taking a toll on your relationship? Do you find yourself taking out your stress on your significant other? If so, you’re not alone.
💔 Stress, handled wrongly, hurts relationships. It’s a reality. Often it’s the small stressors that build up and do damage.
We all face daily stresses. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could use a magic wand and remove all the stress in our lives? The reality is we have to learn to manage stress, not let stress manage us.
Stressed out people are more withdrawn.
Stressed out people see the worst in others.
Stress leads to exhaustion.
Stress makes us irritable.
Stress causes us to put other things in front of our relationship.
let’s get REALatable
It’s time to take things a step further & get a little intimate with a Q&A. What do you say?😉 Learn a little bit about the faces behind all of this relationship gold. This week we’re chatting with Anna Reeves McCutcheon, talented watercolorist, former FTF Intern, and now the Social Media Manager here at First Things First! Let’s get REALatable💛 & learn a little bit about her:
Q: First celebrity crush?
A: 👑 This is embarrassing, but it has to be Prince Caspian from the Chronicles of Narnia! haha
Q: What would be the worst job for you?
A: 📈 Any job that would require me to sit at a desk all day in a stuffy office! All I can think of is accounting.
Q: Do you play any instruments?
A: 🎸 I do! I learned how to play the ukulele in college, and then picked up the guitar over COVID.
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