Friday, June 17, 2011

Check it out!

I have to admit to being more excited than I probably should be today.  I was asked a while back to write a guest blog piece for Family Matters, and it's out for all to see today.  

I don't think I've made it a big secret that Tim Kimmel is, without a doubt, my favourite author when it comes to parenting and family advice. If you've forgotten, you can check out my singing the praises of some of his books and the Family Flag Page here. So when Karis, Creative Director at FM, asked me to write a guest blog post, I may or may not have made a puddle on the floor in my excitement.  TMI?  That's not a first either.

Here is a snippet from my maiden blog:  

As kids, we all thought our mom was the best, and our dad was the greatest.  It wasn’t until I was married with kids of my own that I realized how much my perception of my dad had to do with work my Mom was doing behind the scenes to, as Dad puts it, “make him look better than he should.”
I also learned after being married for 15 years and counting, that these good things don’t just happen by accident.
Here are  a few practices, some big and some small, that I saw my Mom do. They helped make Dad a father worthy of celebration. Her attitude and choices made a difference.  Because of how she chose to set my Dad up for success, time and time again, we grew to love and appreciate the best in my Dad. 

Being the Fun Country girl that I am, it crossed my mind to have a maiden blog-post party, with lots of food, and maybe even a craft or two. But then, that might be a little too much if there is such a thing ;)

If you did read the article, and you feel like leaving some feedback - please do so on their blog, maybe they will ask me to do it again!


  1. Karina, I definitely commented on their blog... it was an awesome post! Would you be interested in letting me link to that blog post on my preschool's blog, Raising Happy Kids? I think it is a great reminder for all my Scottsdale Learning Center families!

    Here is our blog, check it out and let me know!

  2. Hi Olivia, Thanks for your encouragement! I think it would be great if you wanted to post a link to the original post on the Family Matters blog, much like I did in this post (as opposed to copying and pasting the whole thing) that would be great!

    Thanks again!

  3. What a blessing for your parents to give you such a loving, healthy example of a godly marriage. Not all are as fortunate as you. It's a good reminder for us
    moms to build dad up in their children's eyes. They will be blessed by it.


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