Entries by Shauna Blaak

Mom Advice – Find a way to Agree before you Disagree!

I think it’s time for some good ‘mom advice’ again. You know those times when your kids are arguing about some topic, and each of them have valid points to say, but they AREN’T listening to each other.

Perhaps they just want to hear the sound of their own voice.
Perhaps they’re determined to be ‘right.’
Perhaps they’ve just stopped listening to what the other is saying because they’re busy thinking about what they’re going to say next.

I especially find it funny (or annoying, I’m not sure which) when they are BOTH saying the same thing, just in different words. Aaaaagh! Makes me crazy!

So, being the SuperMom that I am (yes, that’s sarcasm), I calmly (or sometimes not so calmly) point out that “Before you disagree again, find something the other person is saying that you can agree with. In other words, say something like this …..

Day 12 – Stop Fighting, Baby! SURRENDER

Have you ever watched a baby fight falling sleep? They are thoroughly exhausted, and in most cases, beyond reasoning. Whether they realize it or not, falling asleep is precisely what they need.

But they fight it.

They kick and scream, shake and wail, and their chubby little cheeks turn red from the desperation to have their own way.

Why do they do it?

Why don’t they just LET GO and allow sleep to overtake them? Don’t they know that after a good nap, they will be content and happy, and the world will be beautiful again?   

10 Bible Verses to Help You SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE

S I M P L I F Y

What a perfect prompt word for this week. Isn’t that what we all want? A life that is simple and enjoyable. Absence of stress. Surrounded by loved ones and the favour of God.

As I write, I’m enjoying a cool breeze after a sweltering week. With my back resting on the stacking doors, wet dogs beside me, and kids swimming in the pool, it’s perfect. P E R F E C T.

Splashing and childlike giggles… I love these guys.

No longer children, but not quite adults. I smile as I watch them compete to see who can hold their breath the longest underwater. So far, David is winning. So cute!

Have I told you today how much I love my life? Even on the difficult days, I love being the mom in this family. I love being his wife. I love living here. I love this little oasis of mine.

But I’ve also been dreading 2018.

Simple life. What does that mean?