I then picked up Shepherding a Child's Heart (apparently I was on a shepherd theme for a bit) from our local library after hearing some good reviews of it from parents. On a side note - I feel like parenting in general always has room for improvement and is something that takes a life of studying and analyzing. I don't think there is any wrong or right way and as children grow or as more children come into the family, adaptations and changes need to be made. I read it all the way to the end to give it a fair chance but it wasn't really in sync with the way Kevin and I choose to parent. However, reading it reminded me of a book I bought back in Oregon that I completely forgot about - Parenting with Grace. I have been devouring that book since I found it again, all dusty under my nightstand. It is giving me the encouragement I need to do the best I can each day. I think we all need books like that, don't you?!
On that note, I am off for a date night with Kevin. We are both trying a lot harder to make sure we find time for one another in our busy lives.