By Angela Thomas
Bestselling writer and mom of 4 kids Angela Thomas brings her trademark storytelling and biblical educating to this e-book of encouragement for mothers who, within the day-by-day whir of busyness, lengthy to connect to their teenagers in new methods. With compassion and creativity, Angela offers fifty two inspirations to assist mothers event intentional mothering, intentional dwelling, and intentional pleasure as they:
Moms in any respect stages of parenting can undertake one inspiration per week or try out a number of without delay. it is a enjoyable, guilt-free source to aid each mother lead with God's love and enjoyment within the small moments that make up an ample existence.
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When I was a single mom and our world was insecure, I tried to lean into them with even more consistent touch and affection. Mandatory Uno games on top of my bed before bedtime. Movie nights with the five of us together on a pallet on the floor. Closer seemed to make us feel safer. Touch seemed to say to them, We’re going to be okay, I promise. Deciding to never stop touching them has become the thread woven through the tapestry of my mothering. Every area of our relationship is embroidered with the threads of affection.
I carried them on my hip, held their sticky hands, and rocked those wiggly pumpkins to sleep every night. I would gather them on the sofa to read books, always touching a foot or an arm, making sure each one was close. We snuggled as often and as close as we could get. But I do have one child I’ve always had to go and get. Three would run to me, but that one would stand back. I decided that I would not let his hesitancy keep him away. He needed the touch of his mama, so I would extend my hug a little farther or leave the three to go and get him.
Arrghh. I can’t bear to watch anybody eat standing up. Must be the Southern girl in me, but it just seems people ought to stop for a minute, sit down, and eat properly. So I make my family sit down together when we eat. What I am not saying is that I always prepare a fabulous meal, set the table with proper dishes and linens, light all the candles, cue the music, and then call my family to the table in my lilting “mother knows best” voice. Sometimes that actually does happen, but mostly our meals are a random mix of anything goes.
52 Things Kids Need from a Mom. What Mothers Can Do to Make a Lifelong Difference by Angela Thomas