Let’s face it, parenting is hard work a lot of the time, and there are days when we would all secretly wonder why we had kids at all? We look around us at other families, magazines and commercials showing perfect babies & toddlers playing contentedly at their mom’s feet, or teenagers who aren’t moody & rebellious and wonder where we are going wrong? The answer is that we are not. Day to day parenting is hard work and monotonous (especially when you have to say something ten times before it is done). But God uses just these sorts of days to help teach us parents lessons as we strive to grow these little people into Godly men and women. Read here for an encouraging article on parenting.