School started a few days ago and to say I am drowning in parenting dilemma’s would be an understatement. One child is worried about friends and all of the newness that comes with a new school year. Another is struggling with feeling better after a terrible cough that lead to asthma, inhalers and breathing treatments are not fun, and They all bickered the whole summer. I am just done with a capitol D.
I know everyone will be okay once we get in a routine but I am feeling massively unequipped to deal with all of the drama. That is why I was so happy when I was asked if I was interested in learning more and becoming a blog partner with the First Lady of Utah Jeanette Herbert on her initiative, Uplift families. Because boy does my family need some uplifting right now!
Uplift Families is meant to give us parents many resources to help us out. The three fold purpose of Uplift Families is,
- 1. strengthen parent-child relationships
- 2. provide tools and resources that improve parenting skills
- 3. help children make safe and healthy choices
There is a wonderful website www.upliftfamilies.org with many many articles on parenting topics all with great applicable info. Lot’s of great video’s as well.
I learned all about it at a luncheon at the Governors mansion with tons of my favorite Utah bloggers a few weeks ago and can I just say how sincere the first lady is and how much she cares about families? The governors mansion is not half bad either.
I also learned more about the upcoming Uplift Families Parenting Conference in September that will be held at Thanksgiving Point. I don’t know about you but I read a lot of articles online and I feel like the message always stays with me and inspires me a little more when I am listening to someone with passion about a subject in person. There will be many speakers to inspire us parents in the best way. I can’t wait. The whole event looks outstanding. It will for sure be a night to walk away truly uplifted and ready to better handle all the craziness we face everyday as parents.
I really would like to see you there! I even have a way you can all save $5.00 on admission, which is a fabulous deal considering a wonderful dinner will also be served. (I love it when food is involved.)
For 20.00 dollars you and your spouse, a friend, or your mom can enjoy an especially uplifting night. Or even just a night out by yourself. A break that we all need to take every once in a while for only $10.00 Just use code Living2015 to receive the discount. Tickets can be purchased here.
I am really excited to be involved with this great cause and can’t wait to apply what I learn to my own family. My sanity depends on it!