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I stood in my kitchen, watching in frustration as my two-year-old grandson (the Tiny Tornado) flung his food, screaming “NO, NO, NO!!!!” An old, familiar “friend” stole up my back and around my neck. Working its way into my head, sending my blood pressure rising, it whispered in unconscious validation, “Control him with temper and take him down.”
In that moment, I realized a painful fact.
The enemy I thought long gone was only dormant.
The enemy was anger, and that anger stemmed from the frustration that I could not control his behavior.
Hello, old frenemy. I’m sad I ever knew you.
And so, in that very moment, I determined this wasn’t going down the same way as when my kids were young. Oh no.
This meant war.
If any of this sounds familiar to you as a mom, you’ll know what I mean when I say, “I never knew I had such an anger problem until I had kids”.
Sometimes we’re carrying around rage we didn’t even realize.
I found out even my anger problems had anger problems.
But I also found out that God was bigger than my anger problem’s problems.
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In January of this year, God sent me on a journey (to a place called, “Out on a Limb-buctoo)”, to dig deeper and tap into His infinite wisdom on how to deal with anger.
I searched the Word and prayed for strategies to tame my temper and also point other moms in the right direction (because I know you are out there). I formed a closed Facebook group called MTO (Mom Time Out), and began teaching moms what God was teaching me.
Since then, MTO has grown and flourished, and moms are finding victory, new hope, support, and community.
Out of this soul-searching journey to Out on a Limb-Buctoo, God taught me specific, actionable steps to share with other moms struggling with temper tantrums (it’s not just the kids)!
And out of those lessons, a new book was born! Count to Nine; Nine Liberating Steps for Mom Frustration and Anger.
If you have been struggling with mom frustration and anger and desire liberation from your temper, I urge you to grab your copy of this ebook today and start on the path toward positive change. Dear mom, you can do this–but only with God’s help!
Let me show you how. Click here for more information, and let’s get started towards a new you! Our kids pick up our patterns.
What kind of pattern are you laying, and what strategies are you using to fend off your temper?
Can’t control your temper?
In Count to Nine, moms discover a Scripturally sound, methodical approach for taming the temper. Ruthie Gray, mother of four and grandparent of two, gently guides frazzled mothers of all ages toward God’s Word, His view on anger, and the nine steps to overcoming wrath.
In this ebook, you will learn
*The surprising reasons behind your anger
*The mind-blowing truth of God’s view on anger
*One eye-opening tactic for changing your reactions
*How the staggering power of unbelief can keep you from change
*How to triumph through one key attitude adjustment
*How to gain victory over a life-long stronghold
*And much, much more!
The author, Ruthie Gray, transparently shares her own motherhood struggles, instantly connecting with moms through her “been there” approach. Moms will find victory, new hope, and support through this encouraging method of actionable Scripture verses and Scripture prayers.
Dear mom, isn’t it time for you to Count to Nine?
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Today’s little nugget of wisdom comes from my friend Belinda over at LiveLiveWithYourKids.com , talking about encouraging creativity in your children. It may not be what you’ve always thought, so grab a cuppa, bring and open mind, and sit a spell with this one. It’s that good!
When my kids were little I worked with the idea that Creativity was doing something in a new way – a way no-one else had thought of. Of course that definition has limitations – but it helped me break some of my pre-established ideas about creativity.
Creativity is more than arts and it’s more than a childhood pursuit.
Creativity is the ability to look at something in a new way, and/or the ability to make something.
Creativity is a way of approaching life – approaching problems, approaching things (products and stuff), words, thoughts and ideas. It is far more than art.
It is important that we see the arms of creativity beyond art because not everyone is artistic, but I believe everyone can be creative.
~Taken from How to Encourage Creativity in Your Children
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