If you ever want your blog hits to go up even when you only post once in a blue moon, just post a picture of a cake that looks like a pumpkin.
This is my claim to fame in google. Nothing spiritual, nothing witty, just a cake I made by popping two bundt cakes together (which I had seen online and in magazines a hundred times). Still, I will ride my annual 5 minutes of autumn fame with enthusiasm.
Here are the directions if you want to make your own pumpkin cake this fall.
This Friday, the Case for Kids parenting class begins at COGC. Who should attend this class? Parents of children in all age groups obviously, but what if your kiddos are older or even grown and out of the house? May I encourage you: Please consider coming!
What a wonderful opportunity for older women to come alongside younger moms to hear the same teaching so that they can be specific in their encouragement and instruction of these younger ladies. I know this is of great benefit to us younger ladies because I have been the recipient of such love and commitment from older women before, namely my mom and my mother in law.
My mom and mother-in-law still read parenting books that are making their way around mommy-groups, and they attend all of the classes, workshops, and seminars for the only purpose of being equipped as Titus 2 mentors for young women in our family and our church.
Please, please, please consider either asking an older women to attend, or if you are older and you weren’t going to come, please come. Even if you know all there is to know about parenting, this is the course the pastors feel will serve our families best in this season, and there are certain principles, concepts, even vocabulary that will be helpful for us to be on the same page about.
Also, if you were going to skip out on the age groups that have nothing to do with your experience (you have toddlers, why go to the teens sessions; or you have teens, why go to the toddler session) please consider attending in order to serve and encourage ladies around you who are in that season.
I would love to hear from any of you who have benefited from this parenting course (it’s the Paul and Tedd Tripp class); or from an older woman investing the time in continued learning with regard to parenting; or you are an older woman who has served younger women by attending classes or reading books.
Here’s Josh, my quiet guy making lots of noise. And yes…I deserve mother of the year for having a drum set in my living room .