Mom, is Santa for Real?: Post-it Note #130

If Santa is a Christmas tradition at your house, and you’re a parent, you’ve heard or will hear these words at some point…”Is Santa for real?”  My 4-year-old, Bria, asked me that question recently and I just stared at her and finally said, “well, what do you think?”  That question always stumps me for a…

Just You and Me: Post-it Note #129

All of my kids have different ways that they feel most loved.  I have one who is a reader and a singer.  Words are important to her.  She needs a lot of affirmation and praise.  My son is a hugger.  He hugs me a gazillion times every day (even though he’s a teenager!)  And then…

Special Strength for Special Needs: Post-it Note #126

This one is longer than normal friends.  I had the privilege of speaking to a group of special needs parents in September and thought I would share that information below.  Blessings! Connie Special Strength for Special Needs: September 13th at The Inspired Women’s Conference (Laurens SC) Special needs have a way of isolating you from…

What’s a Little Paper? Post-it Note #120

Paper. It’s an issue in our house. And by an issue, I mean that I sweep up piles of it almost every day. My girl Cadence, she’s an Autistic wonder. She’s truly amazing to me and a gift to our family. And she is serious about paper. She has a special spot that she sits…

A Guy Like Dad: Post-it Note #117

Last night I had a chance to do one of my favorite things.  I hung out with the “Sister Club” (my youngest 3 girls) on the back porch swing, in front of the fire pit, with homemade hot chocolate.  They always get chatty in those times and they talk about everything when given the safety…

Disobedience Can’t be Undone: Post-it Note #102

Have you ever told your kids to do something or NOT to do something but they decide to do it their way instead…………and it ends up with a mess, something broken or someone hurt?  If you are a parent, you’ve probably said more than once, “if you had just done what I said, this wouldn’t…

Shopping with Kids: Post-it Note #78

Have you ever been shopping with kids?  A trip to the grocery store turns into something akin to running a marathon with water flippers on.  There’s no experience like it.  It will show you what kind of metal you’re made of. When I shop with kids, I always end up spending more than I planned. …

Parenting 201: Post-it Note #76

We recently looked at parenting in Post-it Note #75 and 4 principles from the book of Hebrews about how God treats us as His children.  When following His example we do these things: We allow our children to come to us in confidence, feeling valued and safe. We offer them grace when they need it,…

Parenting 101: Post-it Note #75

I’m no expert at parenting, although I have lots of experience……at getting it wrong.  When you have 5 kids you realize you have plenty of opportunities to blow it.  Your hope is that they all turn out to be good adults and not spend the rest of their lives in therapy.  You tell yourself what…

Hiding the Boo Boos: Post-it Note #63

My girl Haven is a Sweetie Pie.  Very loving and kind and easy-going.  But when she gets a Boo Boo, she turns into a different sort of person. Drama abounds.  She was unfortunate enough to have an infection when she was 4 that resulted in a high fever, time in bed and a very, very…

The Hand You Hold…Post-it Note #60

Do you have a little person in your world whose hand you get to hold?  A child or grandchild?  A niece, neighbor or nephew that looks to you for safety, strength and acceptance?  It’s a great privilege isn’t it?  When that small little hand reaches out to you it makes something right in the world….

The Worst Mom Award…Post-it Note #59

I have 5 kids.  Each kid has a different personality and temperament.  Some are what we might call “high-maintenance”.  With 4 daughters the word “drama queen” has been used on occasion in the Post household.  What is interesting (or painful) is when the personality of one of those kids rubs against your personality.  It’s a…