Friends. As a mom of eight children, I have had some long years of mothering. However, I am beyond happy because I am now hitting The Reward Stage. My two girls (number 5 & 6) just graduated from high school. They are maturing and becoming. It is glorious to witness.
Two of my sons were married this year. Another is engaged. In my last post, I highlighted a bit about my son Mitchell’s new wife, Lucy. I wanted you to know her and be blessed by her witness. Read that post: Love, Marriage, and a Great Toast to Mothers Everywhere.
When my son Mitchell was leaving high school he told us that he was going to enter the seminary.
Now, that didn’t surprise me, at least on some levels. Mitch has this unique way about him; I once had a group of older women over for brunch and Mitch spent about an hour with us. Several of them told me later that they sort of wanted to confess their life story to Mitch. He has kind eyes and a safe-place-to-land type of heart.
So I knew he had some personality traits that would lend themselves quite well to the priesthood.
Friends, I love this life so very much. I love having eight children and I love that those eight children are older now and “making their way” in life. I have kids getting married and graduating from all sorts of places. That makes me happy.
My main focus in life is my family. And we have a busy May, with some monumental life changes happening. So that is why my blogging and other projects will slow down for a bit. I know you understand. That’s what we mothers must do.
Welcome to the last installment in our blog series!
As we wrap this up, I’d like to just do a brief rundown of where we have been.
In the intro we discussed what it means to have a strong adult child. My list included things like confidence, responsible, faithful, honest, generous. I’m sure your list was similar. And I’m sure the word “addict” wasn’t on your list. It wasn’t on mine, either.
Welcome to our sixth post in this series, "Raising Strong Children in Today’s World." I really love getting into the thick of it all and I hope you have enjoyed doing that, too.
In my last post ("A New Way of Thinking"), I made this point: Kids naturally hide their “bad” behavior from us below an invisible line.
I love thinking about parenting below that line. I love that ideal of me loving in an amazing, courageous way. (I'd love to be able to operate from that space at all times!)
Welcome to our fifth post in this series!
In our last conversation, we discussed beliefs and how they help us make sense of life.
Those beliefs are formed by what we see and experience in our daily lives. We operate in this nice, happy bubble, sealed in by what we KNOW to be true.
Welcome to our fourth post in this series! If you missed the beginning, here is a link to the Introduction.
In our last post, we focused on the fact that us mothers, equipped with a crazy fantastic natural ability to protect our young, cannot protect them if we are unaware of a threat.
P*rnography consumption (and all of the issues stemming from it) is probably one of if not the biggest problem facing our society today.
Welcome back to our blog series on Raising Strong Children in Today's World!
What we have established so far:
We are good mothers. We want to raise strong children in this world. “Strong” means that we want them to be responsible, faith-filled, honest and hard-working. We’d like for them to be happy. Well-adjusted.
We have also discussed that we, as mothers, have a fierce protective instinct inside of us. Don’t mess with our cubs.
Welcome to our 7-Part Blog Series on Raising Strong Children in Today's World. My name is Lori Doerneman and I am glad you are here!
If you did not read/hear our introduction, please start there!
I love mothers. I truly love who we are, collectively. We have a lot of similar characteristics as to what makes us The Mother.
Today I’d like to discuss one trait in particular and I want to showcase how it has already served you (and your child) quite well already. Then I want to take it a step further and help you stir that trait up even more so you can be even more effective in helping your child be strong in this world.
Welcome to our new blog series, "Raising Strong Children in Today’s World."
For those of you that do not know me, my name is Lori Doerneman. I have been married for over 30 years to my college sweetheart, Russ. We have 8 children (four still living at home) and we live in south central Kansas.
I love my life. I love love love it. I love our rich Catholic faith. I love my husband. I have some strengths and plenty of weaknesses but overall, I think I have a pretty good heart. I love people and love parties and I love being a mom.
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