IMG_2838Parenting is not for the faint-hearted. Freak-out moments befall us all when we want to scream, “I have no idea what to do with you!” This blog’s purpose is to provide practical ideas and advice for parenting. To diminish the desperation, and enrich the enjoyment of raising children.

Kit is the wife of Samuel, and the mother of five┬ávery kissable children (ages 8, 7, 5, 4 and 1). They believe that loving Jesus is the key to being a successful [anything]. With Jesus, there’s sanity in the crazy moments, hope in the hopeless, and forgiveness in the shameful. Teaching this truth to our children is the most important occupation there is.

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  1. Hi kit or Miss kit or Mrs? (not sure which you prefer from younger teens)
    I saw your post about the how you expect your kids to use ma’am. (it was on the dugars and obeying”) We are moving to the SOUTH this summer! I had a ? about using ma’am and thought you could help? I’m 15 and was doing a google search on ma’am and your blog popped up!! Glad I found it becaause i heard the ma’am alot more when we visited
    Do adults expect to hear yes or yes ma’am when being answered? I heard it ALOT more when we visited. If so, when is it expected FOR SURE? Any examples? I mean like what if I was babysitting or something for you?
    Thanx if you can help and sorry if I’m bugging you

    • Hi, Katy! Yeah, I think “ma’am” & “sir” are more common in the south. I think that they are wonderful ways to show respect to older people, although I don’t think most adults expect to hear it. But because I think it’s so important to practice being respectful, I expect my kids to say, “yes, ma’am” to their baby sitters, friends’ moms, and teachers. I’m never offended when younger people don’t refer to me as “ma’am.” In fact, it’s so uncommon, I can’t think of when anyone has. But I would encourage any young person to use it when addressing older people, not only because it makes the adult feel respected, but it teaches the younger person about humility.

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