January 13, 2023
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🏫 For when those post-winter break school drop-offs are hard.
🧠 Here’s a glimpse into your teen’s brain… (Look @ your own risk!🤪)
💛 Strengthen the bond you have with your toddler.
🍼 1st time parents congrats–These tips are just for you!
😞 Watching your adult child make poor decisions is hard. What do you do as their parent?!
tips & tricks for growth
what it really looks like to put your partner first…
It doesn’t mean that you miss every sporting event, never hang out with friends, or never work overtime. It starts with the heart. ❤️And your actions and thoughts will reflect the contents of your heart.
A priority is something we treat or rank as more important. Putting your significant other first above work, children, hobbies, birth family, or other responsibilities means prioritizing your partner. It doesn’t mean we neglect work, abandon our children or don’t do the things we love. It means that we make sure our partner knows that we value them more than we value all those other “good” things.
✨ It starts with a desire to see them happy, at peace, and connected.
get back to the basics of friendship through conversation
Long before our homes had living rooms and dens; even before they had sitting rooms or drawing rooms, most houses had a room called a parlor. A parlor (from the French verb parlé, “to speak”) would contain artwork, family heirlooms, knick-knacks, and a few comfy chairs. That’s it.
The purpose of the parlor was to have a room set apart for simple chitchat. Sliding doors even allowed the parlor to be cut off from the rest of the house for intimate, private conversations.
🤯 The point here is pretty obvious. We used to think conversations were so vital that we had a room in our home for them. We used to value and prioritize conversations so highly that we built a particular room in our homes which was basically named “to speak.”
Times have clearly changed…
📱There’s just something about face-to-face conversation that doesn’t translate into ones and zeros on our smartphones. The mediums we use to communicate dictate how we communicate. We need to revisit the lost art of conversation.
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: What is your favorite season?
A: 🍂 Not to sound cliche, but definitely fall! I’m very hot-natured, so I enjoy the fall weather & clothing best. Not to mention… the cozy vibes, leaves changing, pumpkin-flavored everything!
Q: When you cut a sandwich in half, do you do it in squares or triangles?
A: 😂 Squares is my instinctual go-to. But, I do like the look of the triangles.
Q: How many languages do you speak?
A: 🗣 Just English. I took 4yrs of Spanish in school & have spent many summers in Greece visiting my relatives but I sadly only know a few phrases from each language.
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