Like a lot of churches, my church has Vacation Bible School in the summer. A lot of VBS programs focus on kids, as the tradition was born out of wanting to provide an activity option for kids out of school during the summer. One of the things I love about my church is that we focus on strengthening families.
Settling into myself in my thirties has been so rewarding. I have things I still want to work on, of course, but my direction is set and I've learned to keep moving - challenges and all. It took me time, trial and much error to get here - to a place where my moves are purposed and not reactionary. Now that I am here, I am getting comfortable.
Parenting small kids often makes you feel like you're talking to a brick wall. Thankfully, some bright moments shine through the mom-fog to remind you that the repetition does, in fact, make a difference. I experienced one of these moments the other day.
As I get older, I find the expression "Quality over Quantity" is really more of a mantra than a cliché. Friendships, and all relationships really, for me have followed a similar curve. Today, I'd much rather have fewer well-cultivated relationships than several seemingly surface ones. Quality wins out.
Happy Earth Day, everyone! Dropping by to share a photo of my little fellas in world inspired tees. And, I share a few ideas for helping little minds to start thinking about how they can help take care of our planet. Here are a few ways to get them thinking on a more earth friendly, but age appropriate, level.