Happy New Year!!
First of all THANK YOU for reading NZ Christian Mum and THANK YOU for all you do as a mother. All the time invested, all the hard work, late nights and early mornings. We love you and believe in you, and pray that 2015 is a really of many blessings, rich time with your loved ones, and a year where you find yourself clinging so close to the Lord!
You may have noticed the tab (on the right side ->) stating the Summer book series is Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters by Rachel Macy Stafford (click link to order the book)
This Summer some of our writers will be reading Hands Free Mama and we hope that you can join us!! In order that we may truly live “hands free” NZCM will be taking a break for the month of January and we will be back posting in February. Some of what we will be sharing in February will be what we learned whilst being “hands free.” It is a beautiful challenge that we believe will have so many rewards.
To kickstart our “Hands Free” Summer please check out the article by Rachel Macy Stafford: What A Hands Free Summer Looks Like. (some other great links there too, like the 10 things children really want from their parents!)
Some other wonderful posts from the author are:
The Bully Close to Home
How to Miss A Childhood
The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up
Six Words You Should Say Today
The Important Thing About Yelling
(And of course you can stay linked up to her website or Facebook page for more)
Want more Inspiration on being present with your children this summer, check out:
Why being a Mom is Enough
This Year why not start your own “Be Present” Project…check out bepresentproject.com for more information and inspiration!
We would love to hear from YOU if you take on the “hands free” challenge or do a be present project with your kids! Please send us a message on here or on Facebook! Let us know what you are learning!!
From time to time we may share some links on our Facebook page of great articles that are worth reading, but will not be posting on our website in January. So in the meantime check out our Motherhood And Series and click on our Contributors Page and find a contributor, get linked to their blog and check out posts they haven’t written throughout the year on their site as well as NZCM.
It has been a great year, we have grown in writers look forward to adding a few more in 2015. We are excited about what 2015 will bring!