April 21, 2023
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❤️ Treat your family well by doing these 7 things.
🤳 The school year is almost over & screen time has increased. Help them finish the school year strong with less tech.
⛈️ Bad days with the kids are bound to happen– How you handle them makes all the difference.
🌎 Have some fun & celebrate Earth Day as a family.
Guiding your adult child can be tricky, help them learn to make better decisions on their own.
tips & tricks for growth
establish quiet time for your fam
Some people saw How to Establish a Family Quiet Time and thought, “Yeah right. There’s just no way. You haven’t been to my house. You don’t know my kids.”
I’m not going to try and convince you on the importance of quiet time. I haven’t met a parent yet who doesn’t crave it when they are home all day with their children. I’m just going to empower you to establish a quiet time.
🧘 Step 1: Get Your Mind Right.
You’ve got to believe it can be done. They may resist and scream. They may dig deep into their bag of tricks to block the entry of a quiet time into your home. Don’t believe the lie. They don’t know what’s good for them. Hear the voice of the man with 7 kids: “It can be done. You can do it.” It may not be perfect the first time, but whatever you do, don’t believe the lie. Which takes us to step #2.
👉 Step 2: Prepare To Be Persistent.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. You didn’t ride your bike perfectly the first time you took off the training wheels. They don’t believe that you’re serious unless you stick with it. Kids are wired to resist anything that their parents say is good for them at first, at least it seems that way. It’s not impossible just because it didn’t work out the first time. You’re going to have to stick with it.
forgive yourself + grow from here
Forgiveness is often defined as letting go of feelings of resentment, anger, or bitterness toward someone who has wronged you. Forgiving others can be tough. But we all can forgive. While you may be able to forgive others, how are you at forgiving yourself for mistakes you’ve made or wrongs you’ve committed?
Forgiving yourself requires empathy, compassion, kindness, and understanding. We all make mistakes. However, there is power in acknowledging, learning from, and moving beyond our mistakes.
So, how can you take steps to forgive yourself?
💛 Accept Responsibility
💛 Show Remorse
💛 Apologize and Restore Trust
💛 Focus on Renewal
Making mistakes is a normal part of life. We’re all guilty of it, but what matters is that we learn from our mistakes and move forward.
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 Margo Mathis, wife to her husband of 3 years, Jebediah, new mom to a baby girl, dog momma, and the Email Specialist here at First Things First. Let’s get REALatable💛 & learn a little bit about her:
Q: Favorite place you’ve traveled?
A: 🏖️ Andros, Greece. My grandfather immigrated from there as a young adult and I still have lots of family members who live there. The island is home to many beautiful beaches & the most delicious food! The plane ride there though…
Q: Best part of motherhood?
A: 🤩 Watching my girl learn & master new skills everyday! It’s so amazing to see her little mind working and her excitement for herself.
Q: Movie or a show?
A: 😅 I like watching shows better because I don’t have to commit for a longer stretch of time– Don’t @ me for watching my shows just as long as the movie. HAHA
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