As a stay at home mom of a one year old, I can often feel ill-equipped and uncertain of how to raise up a child. I sometimes have this overwhelming sense of responsibility to teach, encourage, and shape this little life entrusted to me. This task can seem so daunting at times. That is why I always look forward to “Mom’s Time.”
The third Friday of every month at 9:15am, I join a diverse group of women (all moms) to talk about raising our children. Last month, we listened to a talk by Kathleen Nelson on how to establish parental authority. I sat there with twelve other moms, (sometimes more, sometimes less), listening intently, and I couldn’t help but think about the women and wisdom in that room.
Between us we have thirty-eight children ranging in ages from three months to thirty-six. These women combined have thousands of hours of parenting under their belts and a wealth of knowledge and experience. They have become a great sounding board of triumph and failure in parenting. I am so thankful for the wisdom and transparency and lessons learned that I have been able to witness. Some of these women are right where I am in regard to raising a family, and I have learned even more from those who have been moms for five, ten, twenty, and thirty plus years.
Mom’s Time has helped so much to equip me as a mom and calm my fears in parenting. I have yet to leave our time together discouraged. To all those moms out there who haven’t been able to make it, I would challenge you to write it down on your calendar and present a huge effort to join us. It will bless your life.
Mom’s Time – Every Third Friday of the Month (September – May) – 9:00am