It’s the beginning of February, and if you live in the northern hemisphere and you’re anything like me, you’ve just slipped into the doldrums of a dreary winter where patience runs thin and tempers run high.
You’ve been sanitizing kitchen counters and toilet seats after weeks of circulating germs, and right about now you’d give anything for a breath of fresh air. Or maybe a mocha Frappuccino.
Well, I’ve brought you a breath of fresh air for this week’s Five Minute Friday post.
It’s my great privilege to welcome Five Minute Friday founder, Lisa-Jo Baker, to the blog this week!
She has an exciting announcement to share with all of us, and I’m so glad she’s here!
In honor of our special guest, this week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is:
A Note from Lisa-Jo Baker
If you’ve been following my blog for any time at all then you know that I’ve spent the past DECADE trying to tame the temper I didn’t know I had before I became a mom.
Because it didn’t make sense that I could simultaneously love my tiny humans like nothing else on earth while also feeling like nothing else could make my head want to explode in quite the same way. It stunned me to one day find myself nose-to-nose with a six year old screaming my lungs out.
What kind of mother feels like that? A bad one, I told myself. I was sure I must be a bad mom because I was capable of a kind of rage that scared me.
What I’ve learned is that we are NOT bad moms!
We are good moms, we are normal human beings dealing with abnormal circumstances (sleep deprivation, zero privacy or personal space or alone time) and what we don’t need is more guilt! What we need are the tools to help get us through.
The blog posts I’ve written about my struggle with my temper have been my most highly read and shared posts. And the ones I get the most email about and the most speaking invitations to teach on. I hear you sisters — the struggle with mom temper is real!
So I’ve finally done something I’ve wanted to do for YEARS!
I’ve packaged up everything I’ve learned about my mom temper (the hard way) over the last decade of parenting and everything I teach at my workshops so that you can put it into practice in your own homes.
And I’m calling it The Temper Toolkit.
The Temper Toolkit is a labor of love from me to you — a collection of practical strategies, honest stories, and Biblical resources from one mom to another to help you take control of your temper BEFORE you lose it.
All for the cost of one exhausted drive-through dinner with the kids after a day of meltdowns.
In this together!
NOTE: The Temper Toolkit is only available through Monday, February 6th, so act fast!