Friday, June 18, 2010

Duggar Update

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 11:37 AM
It's been over two months since I first read the Duggar's book "20 and Counting." I have since moved on to other reading and living life. But, I have not forgotten the lessons that resinated so much to me when I first read it. Haven't forgotten them, but have not fully and consistently implemented the helpful tips that they gave. There have been a few changes, but also sliding back into our normal routine, or lack there of.

If you haven't noticed, one thing I struggle with is being consistent. Not with discipline, I do pretty good at keeping that consistent, but normal every day stuff. No day around my house is the same, which maked consistent schedules and routines a challenge. I also prefer to tackle special projects on a regular basis than tackle the mundane, need to be done daily, weekly tasks, which also makes it a challenge.

We are still using the buddy system, somewhat. I don't use it fully and in every situation, but as I said before, my "big buddies" are only seven and five. But, we are all working together more to get things done and there isn't quite as much grumbling and complaining.

Also, we are still using our card system for morning and evening routines - sometimes. Like I said, I'm not good with daily tasks. But we have the cards, which helps remind the kids what they need to do. I simply have to be available to go behind them to check it out. Sometimes I do this, sometimes I'm wrapped up in other things (like cooking, cleaning, straightening myself.)

We moved to verses on self-control in April, but I did not exhibit the self-control necessary to study them consistently. So we kept them for May. I think I will pull them out again for June (even though we're not doing school) and review them a few more times before moving on. I obviously need to study them a little more.

So, all in all, I am still benfiting from the wisdom the Duggars shared in their book. Still, it is up to me to use what I think will be beneficial to my family in the way it will be beneficial. I am encouraged to continue to strive to lead my family in a way that will teach us all ways to live lives more effectively and passionately for God. And believe it or not, routines, rituals, organization, and a buddy system can help us to do so!

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Duggar Update

It's been over two months since I first read the Duggar's book "20 and Counting." I have since moved on to other reading and living life. But, I have not forgotten the lessons that resinated so much to me when I first read it. Haven't forgotten them, but have not fully and consistently implemented the helpful tips that they gave. There have been a few changes, but also sliding back into our normal routine, or lack there of.

If you haven't noticed, one thing I struggle with is being consistent. Not with discipline, I do pretty good at keeping that consistent, but normal every day stuff. No day around my house is the same, which maked consistent schedules and routines a challenge. I also prefer to tackle special projects on a regular basis than tackle the mundane, need to be done daily, weekly tasks, which also makes it a challenge.

We are still using the buddy system, somewhat. I don't use it fully and in every situation, but as I said before, my "big buddies" are only seven and five. But, we are all working together more to get things done and there isn't quite as much grumbling and complaining.

Also, we are still using our card system for morning and evening routines - sometimes. Like I said, I'm not good with daily tasks. But we have the cards, which helps remind the kids what they need to do. I simply have to be available to go behind them to check it out. Sometimes I do this, sometimes I'm wrapped up in other things (like cooking, cleaning, straightening myself.)

We moved to verses on self-control in April, but I did not exhibit the self-control necessary to study them consistently. So we kept them for May. I think I will pull them out again for June (even though we're not doing school) and review them a few more times before moving on. I obviously need to study them a little more.

So, all in all, I am still benfiting from the wisdom the Duggars shared in their book. Still, it is up to me to use what I think will be beneficial to my family in the way it will be beneficial. I am encouraged to continue to strive to lead my family in a way that will teach us all ways to live lives more effectively and passionately for God. And believe it or not, routines, rituals, organization, and a buddy system can help us to do so!

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