Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Parenting with Scripture

If you are a parent, you're going to want this book. It is an amazing tool. I discovered it a couple years ago and bought a case of them to give to families at church. Now I find myself needing it! It gives Scripture references for just about any topic that a child needs to learn about. It also includes discussion questions and application ideas. It is important to me that K.K. knows that my rules are not just her new mom's new rules, but these rules come from God. So, moms and dads, get your hands on a copy of Parenting with Scripture by Kara Durbin.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ups and Downs and Curves

This has been a week with lots of ups and downs for K.K. -- bad days and good days learning how to read, telling lies and telling the truth,...

It has also been one huge learning curve for me -- mostly learning what K.K. has and has not been taught, then teaching after the fact what is and is not appropriate in many different situations.

I'm emotionally exhausted after this rollercoaster ride of a week...I can only imagine how K.K. is feeling.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sick :(

I got a call from the school today. K.K. threw up. When I picked her up at school, she said she was feeling fine. However, she threw up again when we got home. The poor thing.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Small victories

I was told that K.K. had bathrooming issues. The family that cared for her before she came "home" would wake her up to go to the bathroom around 11:00. I have continued that pattern each night. We have also talked about how taking care of her body is more important than any toy, doll, show, book, etc.

Yesterday, I heard K.K. get up around 5am (much earlier than her norm). She went to the bathroom and then went back to bed. At breakfast, I told her how proud I was that she was taking care of her body like that.

Tonight, I was just getting ready to wake K.K. up for our nightly trip to the bathroom when she got up on her own!!! I was elated. K.K. just smiled. :)