Liam, on the other hand, grows faster than you can snatch up dropped food to beat the 5-second rule. From the moment he wakes, the adventure of nonstop learning and blissful playing begins. This is my boy's only summer to be two. Maybe you've shared similar thoughts.
And that’s why I compile the “Links I Love” every few months — to cut through all that internet noise and share articles from other authors that cultivate fun or inspire intentionality. (Oh, and to share more tasty recipes, too!) This is your family’s last summer in 2016.
Live it intentionally.
Links About Faith & Family:
A Fruitful Summer Ministry for Stay-At-Home Moms: We can’t afford to look past ministering to widows. “One of the most helpful assets to a pastor in the local church in regard to caring for elderly widows is a stay-at-home mom. Here are five practical ways a pastor can train young moms in his church to take their children and visit elderly widows.”
7 Lies We Tell Our Children: “We all lie to our kids. Sometimes it’s on purpose and for what we deem a good purpose. Sometimes it’s because we so want them to believe something, to feel better, to overcome a challenge, or to work through pain that we will say anything to try to help. Sometimes it’s because we’re idiots and just don’t realize what we’re doing.” This article is a must-read for parents of all ages.
Links About Food:
Spicy Shrimp with Cauliflower Mash and Kale: This new take on cauliflower mash and spicy shrimp look especially tasty. I’ll be adding the cauliflower mash to the menu this weekend!
Links About Fun:
10 Ideas for Non-Digital Family Fun on Road Trips: More fun ways to be an intentional parent — even on long car rides. (That way you can save those Curious George DVDs for when you’re really desperate.)