7 Reasons Why I’m NOT Wired to be a Full-Time Mommy

  I’ve been avoiding this blog post for a couple weeks now. It’s hard to share the issues I struggle with. But , but that’s where I find that healing occurs – by sharing and letting go. So here it goes. My husband and I are having dinner and I’m sharing my weekly struggles with our son, my dreams and goals for Compassionate Healer Ministries, and the ideas for my upcoming books. He is silent. I find myself asking him if I should enroll our son in full-time daycare. He stays silent. I keep talking about how I am conflictedContinue reading…

10 Play Activities to Repair Parent-Child Relationships – Free Booklet

So happy that you found us! If you’re new to Your Life Reframed, you can sign up to receive posts directly to your inbox. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so you don’t miss a thing. As a foster/adoptive mom, it has been wonderful, but challenging in dealing with my son’s behaviors. My ability to help him was limited. Until, I found Theraplay®… I bought a little book of activities and began using them casually with my son. To my amazement, he responded positively when I disciplined and set boundaries. He was no longer challenging me (as much), but was aContinue reading…

What does “Elf” have to do with foster/adoption?

Guest Post by Albert Pont The 2003 American Christmas movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell as Buddy, was one of my favorite holiday movies prior to me becoming a foster parent, and even more so now.  It has great examples of content for both foster children and foster parents to discuss. First, Buddy is not raised by his biological parents, which any foster child would be able to relate to.  As he grows older, Buddy reaches a point where he is curious and wants to ask questions of why he looks different than all of the other elves.  He sits downContinue reading…

The Building Blocks of Discipline

Discipline can be a difficult task, but when you incorporate the building blocks as a foundation, it gives you a new perspective on the importance of the relationship with your child. Blessings, EP   Please go to my YouTube Channel for more Parenting Techniques at: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5F_1LVsi06v3-poaeJTrHw You can also visit our Facebook Page and get links there: https://www.facebook.com/CompassionateHM

Master Tools: Fasting & Worship

Fasting  “Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God.” – Andrew Murray Today, let’s focus on giving up one thing. It’s up to you if you would like to do a longer fast, but just for the purpose of this challenge, choose something that is difficult for you to let go of, something that is tempting, something that has become a regular habit. For me, I will give up my coffee this morning. I find that I’ve become dependent on that firstContinue reading…

Master Tool: Prayer

Prayer “Prayer is the intentional, concentrated, and regular effort to create space for God.” – Henri Nouwen There will always be a list of things to do, but when we put God first, “all these other things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:34 Do you agree with this statement? Use your workbook to write your thoughts. It’s important for you to know what you believe and why you believe it; it’s not enough to do things because others say so. Take some time and think about the reasons why you may or may not have been spendingContinue reading…