Intentional Parenting

When I left the work force 8 years ago, I was excited to become a stay at home mom. I wanted to give my time and my full attention to my baby. I didn’t want to miss any “mommy moment” and it was my way of showing my love to my baby. I also wanted to have peace in my heart should I face death any moment, I knew that I did what God wanted me to do. I wanted to live my life with meaning and a purpose.

I have been blessed to have witnessed the growth, development and the milestones of my kids. Through the years, I have realized that merely staying at home doesn’t guarantee that I am accomplishing my goals of intentional living. Becoming a stay at home mom isn’t the same as intentional parenting.

Intentional parenting says “I want to give my child what will be best and most helpful for him.” “Developing my child’s God-given mind and abilities.” “Protecting my child’s heart.” and “Purposely spending time with the child and building a relationship so he will learn by watching and interacting with me.”

Intentional parenting takes effort, discipline and grace in one’s life. We only have one shot at being a parent. And I want to do my best, by the grace of God. It is my sincerest hope that this blog would be able to inspire you to take your own journey of intentional parenting.

Comments

  1. Whatever and however we choose to be a parent, it requires total commitment, and challenges are unending. We all need a lot of guidance from HIM.

  2. This is a well written article, I like reading it.

  3. I’m a new mom and I still don’t have a parenting philosophy to follow. I hope to learn more about intentional parenting as I see myself agreeing on what you said about it. I am sure though, that with whatever take on parenting as long as you have faith in God, everything will be alright 🙂

  4. I left the corporate world 9 years ago. I didn’t exactly plan to be a stay-at-home Mom but God knows what’s best for us. He sent signs to tell me I have a better plan for you. I’m happier this way. I don’t get sick much unlike before when tonsillitis and u.t.i. is a monthly condition for me. Plus, my former officemates say, I look younger now than before. My kids keeps me young. I thank God for them.

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