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Category Archives: parenting
“Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit … Continue reading
It’s amazing how fast time can go by. Especially when you have those days that seem to drag on and on and on. And they are still not over. If you are fortunate enough, you are able to get some vacation. And those days go by so fast your head spins and you have no clue how that happened.
I have not had a moment for a long time. Even now, it will be short. But since I have been away, I have had to start and adjust my son’s ADHD medication. On top of many other obstacles, this is one of the hardest. Simply because while he and I have support, it’s not from people we see every single day. In our home. And I am frustrated beyond belief. I am trying so hard to continue to encourage my son who, if you have a child with any kind of diagnosis along these lines, is not always very easy. Will he react well or will the world fall apart? Did he eat what he was supposed to or did he sneak something I won’t find out about for a week? Should I worry that he wants to spend time alone? My social butterfly? Those are just in the first 10 minutes of him returning home from school. Continue reading
How many times do you meet someone and wonder how they have it all together? Or how many times have you found yourself envious of what someone else has? We have all done it, so it’s okay. No lying needed. No cover up required. Doesn’t mean it happens all the time. It is a moment in passing, especially if you are working on your walk with our Lord. Continue reading
Oh joy. It’s February. Valentine’s Day. I am behind on my cool mom stuff I always try to do. I don’t have my décor up. I am sure being sick the past 3 weeks may have something to do with it. But I have the mom guilt. If you are a mom, then you know what I mean. Mom guilt makes no sense. But we have it. Continue reading
Let’s make it simple. Stop telling your children to treat others better than you are choosing to treat them. Stop telling them to follow the Golden Rule when you yourself show the opposite. Guidance and redirection doesn’t have to be put downs and intentionally hurtful. Continue reading