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5 Ways to Manage Anger

Growing up in a less than peaceful household, run by a military man who experienced extreme levels of abuse himself (at the hands of a real life villain), lead to my angry switch being easily tripped. For the longest time I just thought, “I’m just short tempered. It’s just the way that I am because my dad is short tempered. There’s nothing I can do about it”. Which was really only half true, I was short tempered, but…

How To Make an Owl Bird Feeder

So this post is going to be a little bit different. I have done “how to” posts in the past but this one is going to be a how to, craft edition. I got a lot of love on IG and I wanted to share how we did it. I posted the instructions on Facebook but I thought “a couple of more posts and people will not have the patience to scroll through old feeds to find the…

Parents Are Not Exempt From Apologizing

We have all made mistakes as parents. I am certainly not exempt from relapsing into the bad communication that was provided to me as a child. Being a peaceful parent does not mean being a perfect parent. Who even knows what a perfect parent would look like? I’ll be the first to admit that I think a perfect parent is something that doesn’t exist. I found myself apologizing to one of my littles again the other day. That…

Honey, I Love You, That’s All She Wrote

This is going to be far different than any of my other posts. Usually I give advice, a how to, or a do’s and don’ts list. Today it will be as if you are a heart surgeon and I am your patient; you will have a clear view of my heart. As those of you who follow me regularly know, Bently broke his leg a little over a week ago. He has been the biggest trooper through, what has…

Solving Sibling Conflicts

Do you ever feel like t you are able to accomplish is standing in the middle of the war ground of your children’s battles, on some days? I know how you feel. It always seemed like this occurred when I was trying to do anything productive. I would get interrupted, roughly 50 times, to solve simple problems. Problems that seemed to escalate quite quickly without my assistance. I started to become frustrated with this once I had, not only,…

The Right to Judgement

My husband and I were having one of our nightly conversations, when he said, “who am I to judge?”. I have said this in the past, as I’m sure many of you have. For some reason, when he said it this time I felt a strong push back against the entire phrase. I thought this is kind of a ridiculous thing to say. Before I continued the conversation with my husband, I rushed to the bedroom to document…

Why Spanking Your Child is Abuse

This title may seem a bit profound, because it is. I want the idea of using physical force against a child to be viewed one way and one way only, wrong. One of my moral principles is “you don’t use force against me, I don’t use force against you”. I’ll throw a caveat here, just to be safe; if your child is in danger, physically removing them from said danger would be classified as protection, not aggression.. Now,…