February was a very spicy month for Mops!
We learned that Mrs. stands for Must Respect and lots of Sex! Say what??
Bonnie Cummings, or Mrs. Jim Cummings, spoke to us about “Living Bravely in Marriage.” Bonnie has been married to the love of her life for 40 years. She has four children and six grandchildren. She reminded us that God’s word is the key to believing the best about our husbands.
However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:33
In the beginning, marriage was tough for Bonnie, she was on a mission to “change” her husband. Oftentimes she would give him the cold shoulder or withhold sex if he did not meet her expectations of a husbands role in marriage. After a conversation with her mother-in-law that ended with Bonnie being told, “you can only change yourself,” did she realize she was fighting a losing battle. She reminded us that we are the one’s who set the atmosphere in our home, it’s our responsibility to make our homes a blessing and full of joy. This can be achieved by putting God first, our husband second and our children third.
Bonnie says the best gift that we can give our children is to love and respect their father. She urged each of us to keep things “spicy” in the bedroom and to flirt with our husbands. Remember, marriage takes work, and our husbands desire our love, our smile and our happiness. Be his Mrs.!
Leah Smith, a mom, a registered dietician and a nutritionist with Kids Kitchen and Chefs Club (more here) spoke to us about encouraging our kids to get into the kitchen and create a love of cooking healthy meals. Leah has always had a passion for educating parents about the importance of nutrition in our children. Several of our moppets enjoyed preparing a recipe right in front of our eyes, proving that being healthy can be fun and starts in the kitchen.
Leah is a firm believer that we must teach our kids about what foods are good for them and why. This will have a positive impact on their life-long eating habits. She also encourages parents to help their kids create healthy recipes. Visit her Lunch Box page here for creative and healthy lunch box ideas. Start right, stay right!