For our eldest’s 12th Birthday we gave her a Boss Day. She’s received this gift before and it’s a favorite. She gets a budget and permission to be in charge of the family for an entire day.
The only rule is she can’t be a bad boss. I had a good conversation with her last night. She laughed at the rule and asked why she couldn’t be a bad boss. Her theory was if she’s the boss anything goes. I grinned and told her if a boss is bad the team quits. Good life lesson.
So this morning I’m sitting and writing and waiting for the non stop action to begin. Sounds like we have OMSI, a picnic, a jump park and some cooking on the schedule. If past years are any indicator she’ll have us running all day and we will fall into bed exhausted. But happy. It’s fun to see glimpses of who she is becoming.
In honor of investing in our kids I have three books to give away. Comment if you are interested in one and I’ll draw winners from the comments.
Dannah Gresh runs a fun non-profit helping preteens and teens navigate body image, social media, safety and self worth. She loves Jesus. You can follow her on Facebook or Instagram. This book is easy to read and can be used in single chapters to speak truth to young women. I liked it.
10 ultimate truths girls should know is for parents of preteen or elementary girls. If you need a refresh in what really matters in parenting this book is helpful. The calls to be intentional about the life lessons we are imprinting through our actions was clear.
She is yours by Jonathan and Wynter Pitts is a hopeful reminder its our job to parent well but results are in God’s hands. A friend and I were reminding each other the truth about how God loves our kids more than we do. Since this is true- we can relax in His plan. If you need encouraged to drop the parenting anxiety and trust God this book is for you.
i received all three books for free in exchange for reviews. Winners drawn from comments on the blog, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
I love Jesus. I think my two daughters can change the world. I think you can too.
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