Pardon the Mess

February 20, 2020

Ep. 3.8 : Loving Our Kids Like God Loves Us with Nell Bush

We’re talking all things love this February, and it’s only fitting we talk about our love for our kids! Speaking of love, how was your Valent ine’s day? Some years, V-Day (that’s what the cool kids call it) entails fancy clothes and a night out for a steak. Other years, it’s more of the boneless wings and a Diet Coke variety. Mine fell in the wings category this year, but I have no complaints. As I approach close to twenty years of marriage, I’ve found that I feel most loved in the small places that receive no huge fanfare. It’s my husband’s sweet smile when he knows I’ve kept my patience after answering my toddler’s hundredth question of the hour. Or when I come home from a work event to a clean kitchen and an empty dishwasher. After you’ve been married for a while, it’s the small things that become the big things. Don’t let them go unnoticed. Back to loving our kids. Nell Bush joins us today to talk about being intentional in how we show love to our kids. We talk about practicing patience and love by accepting their inborn temperament and understanding their particular stage of development. She also reminds us of the importance of establishing a trusting environment through routines and rituals. And don’t miss her practical suggestions on disciplining your kids. It will give you lots to think about. Nell is a great parenting resource, and I can’t wait for you to hear her wise words. Read More

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About Pardon the Mess

Parenting can be messy. There’s lots of amazing moments followed by some really hard times that make it easy to be discouraged if we aren’t careful. Pardon the Mess tackles parenting with honest discussions about the ups and downs of parenting, and the lessons God has taught us along the way. It’s fun, it’s real, it’s biblical, and it’s for everyone!

About Cynthia Yanof

Cynthia Yanof is a wife, mom, blogger, and the host of the Pardon the Mess podcast. She has a relaxed style of interviewing, combining her quick wit and sense of humor with a firm commitment to never taking herself too seriously.

She loves Jesus, her family, foster care, and having lots of friends around her as often as possible. Cynthia is relatable, real, and a friend to all of us just trying to walk the parenting road in a meaningful way that’s pleasing to the Lord.


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