This week we have 3 special surprises for you!
First, we usually have a q&a for the 4th Thursday of every month but this time Kim Brenneman is the one answering questions!
Our complete list of Q&A will be divided among not just 4, but 5 blogging moms of many – Kim Brenneman is joining us for this event!
Here are 3 questions to kick things off:
Question: What’s your best advice for a mom of many with teens?
Kim’s Answer: Pray pray pray. Don’t get caught up on the little things. Choose your battles. Stay calm and relaxed. Listen closely. Listen some more. Don’t settle for the quick answers. Draw them out. Remember what it felt like to be that particular age. Pay attention to what is going on in their life. Keep them busy and focused on developing their particular interests and strengths. Help them see that they can complement each others’ strengths and weaknesses and develop teamwork. Help them create a family business. A good question for teens and adult children that I just learned from an older and wiser friend, “How does _______ fit your worldview?” Everything centers around a person’s worldview. Keep them challenged. Don’t quit now.
Question: Do you regularly dedicate a day to each task every week or do you sometimes just wing it for weeks and months on end?
Kim’s Answer: Life works better when each day has a task. When life is busy we will put tasks off but we can do it with confidence knowing that next week or month we will do that task. Winging it makes for a chaotic situation and everyone in the family is happier and more secure with order. God’s creation is full of order. Every time I teach a child about the multiplication table I am again amazed. Or biology and how cells work. How our bodies work. To wing it is not God’s best and things in life break down when we let busy-ness or ill planned days go on for too long. When we restore order life goes more smoothly for everyone in the house.
Question: How do you find the strength, energy and motivation to keep going when every tasks seems so never ending?
Kim’s Answer: Pray. Read the Bible. Take my vita-pills. Drink water. The work isn’t going anywhere. It just gets deeper. I’d rather clean up a little mess than a big one. And learn to accept that certain things are never done. They will need to eat, wear clothes, and have a bowl to put their oatmeal in.
Visit the other
3 4 Moms to see the rest of the questions and answers!
- Large Family Logistics - Q and A plus more and a sales promo
- Smockity Frocks -4 Moms Interview Kim Brenneman, Author of Large Family Logistics
- Raising Olives - Interview with Kim Brenneman, Author of Large Family Logistics
- Common Room – Four Moms Q & A
Second surprise: Kim Brenneman will be visiting our blogs to answer more questions in the comments! If you have a question you’d like her to answer, leave it here. Of course Kim can’t promise to answer every single question right away, but she will address as many as she can.
And finally, the third surprise for this week: The 4 Moms have an exclusive promo code to save you 40% on your own copy of Large Family Logistics!
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exp. Thursday, Aug 4.
Order quickly and you can have your own copy in time to link up when we start blogging through the book next Thursday!
Upcoming topics for 4 Moms:
- July 21 – 4 Moms: 3 smoothie recipes and lunch linky
- July 14 - 4 Moms crack the whip: Teaching Children to be Diligent
- July 7 – 4 Moms giveaway: Large Family Logistics
- June 30 – 4 Moms have a picnic (linky!)