Find joy in the chaos of motherhood.
When you’re a mom, from the moment you swing your legs out of bed in the morning and your feet hit the floor, you have to be on.
Side-stepping power struggles, taming temper tantrums, refereeing sibling scuffles.
Making healthy(ish) meals, keeping up with dishes and laundry.
Survival mode, pure and simple.
After you tuck your kids in and make it to the finish line of collapsing on your couch, you can’t help but wonder…
Why does everything have to be a fight?
Why won’t they just listen to me?
If it’s like this now, how in the world will we survive the teenage years?
And as if that weighing on your heart wasn’t enough, there’s that critical, ever present whisper in your ear, keeping you in a state of mom guilt.
As a brand new mother, you imagined that you would genuinely enjoy at least most of your motherhood journey. But it’s not coming as easy as you thought.
It doesn’t have to be like this!
Be present and reconnect.
I know that when you’re stretched too thin, the last thing you need is someone dumping more “should’s” in your lap.
And yet, if you want to nurture a loving parent-child relationship that will last into the teenage years and beyond, the time for nurturing that kind of relationship is now.
I believe with a few intentional changes, you can stop working against your kids, and work with them using their unique qualities.
You can have the confidence that you’re raising your children well, without overprotecting or controlling them.
And you can build a home your kids will want to come home to – without having to sacrifice your own personal needs.
» It starts with knowing the role you’re called to as a parent and the limitations of that role.
» Next, you need to have an understanding of who your kids are.
» Finally, you need to understand and apply the key ingredients of godly parenting.
THIS COURSE WILL TEACH YOU:
- A clear sense of purpose about motherhood
- How to delight in your kids instead of deal with them
- 7 joy-sucking mistakes you should avoid
- Tips for turning your kids’ frustrating traits into strengths
- How to inspire your kids to have a true heart change- not just modify their behavior
- Tools for getting your kids to do what they should without being told repeatedly
- How to see your kids positively on the hard days
- Practical ways to connect with your children on a heart level
✅ 100 Minutes of Video Lessons
✅ 20 pages of actionable worksheets & challenges
✅ ‘Heart Issues Behind Your Child’s Behaviors’ PDF Guide
✅ ‘Thankfulness Affirmations for My Child’ Printable
✅ Ongoing Accessibility to the Course
Bonus! Direct Email Access to Instructor for advice & questions
Bonus! ‘Parenting Mistakes That Drive Your Child Away’ eBook
Establishing a Vision for Godly Parenting
♥ Getting out of the day-to-day mindset by having a long-term vision for your family
♥ What the Bible says about your role as a mother and God’s plan for you in the parenting process
♥ A biblical perspective of children
♥ God’s plan for your kids, including the things about them that frustrate you
Correcting Behavior With Biblical Discipline
♥ What true godly discipline looks like
♥ Calm and effective methods for correcting your child
♥ Ways to follow up correction that will lead to lasting change
♥ Heart issues and/or beliefs that drive certain behaviors so you can get to their root causes
Developing Strong Character & Responsibility
♥ Ways to develop desirable character traits in your children
♥ How to build internal motivation in your kids so they do what they’re supposed to on their own
♥ Ending entitlement and instilling a sense of family belonging
♥ Tips for a daily chore routine
Training Up Your Children Spiritually
♥ Formal and informal ways of teaching biblical truths that will lay a good faith foundation
♥ Strategies for helping children develop important spiritual disciplines
♥ Ways to prepare your kids to engage with other viewpoints and the people who hold them
♥ How to evaluate content of your children’s media, helping them make wise choices
Delighting In Your Kids
♥ Unburdening yourself from unrealistic expectations of your kids
♥ Avoidable stressors that keep you from enjoying motherhood and ideas for self-care
♥ Practical ways to take delight in your kids and see them in a positive light despite a bad day
♥ Tools for building strong, lasting relationships with your children
What moms are saying:
I felt like I had lost myself as a mom, always overly irritated at my kids. Thank you so much for helping me see them in a positive light!
You have helped me do some deep self-examination as a parent. I now understand what it means to have the joy of “enjoying” my children!
I’ve struggled with getting bogged down with the to-do’s of daily life and was missing out on a relationship with my kids. Thank you for helping me be intentional about building a strong bond with them!
Hi, I’m Marisa Boonstra.
Founder of Called to Mothering, speaker, and mom of 2.
I once dreaded bedtimes, morning routines and any weekend/holiday where I faced being with my children for a prolonged period.
I sold my husband on the idea of sending our then four-year-old to preschool just so I wouldn’t have to deal with him that much.
My days were dominated by my kids’ lousy moods and behaviors– and my own lousy mood! I also constantly felt guilty; that I could never measure up to “their” standards.
Until I dug deep to discover my true role as a mother and what it took to raise kids I actually liked spending all of my time with.
What I learned completely changed my family, and it can change yours, too.
Most courses on raising great kids at this age focus on discipline. That’s certainly included here.
But Raising Kids You Enjoy takes you beyond the typical advice about behaviors & consequences towards a vision of how to build a strong– and enjoyable- family. It helps you see your children for who they are becoming, not just where they are today.
Based on my own experience and the viral parenting posts from the Called to Mothering blog, this course takes the best of the best to help you have that family life you’ve always dreamed of!
Let’s get started, together
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this course scripture-based?
Yes. The video lessons include teaching based on a biblical view of parenting and children, and there are scriptural references on the downloadable material.
Can I take this course if I’m parenting preteens?
Yes. Raising Kids You Enjoy is geared for moms of toddlers through tweens. You’ll receive advice and a perspective that can be applied to this wide age span of children, as well as specific information for different age groups.
Do I need to complete this course in a certain amount of time?
No. You can go through it completely at your own pace. You’ll have ongoing accessibility to the course, which includes any updates made to it in the future.
How do I access the course once I purchase?
You will receive an email with login information. Your username will be the email address that you used to sign up. You may change your password at any time.
When do I receive the Parenting Mistakes That Drive Your Child Away eBook?
As soon as you log in for the first time, you’ll have access to the eBook. There will be a link to it in the introduction section of the course.
No worries, friend… I’ve got your back
I’m a mom just like you. I understand there are lots of voices out there competing for our attention by giving advice about all things motherhood & parenting.
And if you are investing in me, I should deliver the value you are seeking. So, if within 30 days you decide this course didn’t help you, no worries. I’ll honor a full refund.
You have nothing to lose… and everything to gain.
Your joy matters.
Doing the work to really enjoy motherhood is a pursuit you won’t regret.
And one your kids will be grateful for because they’ll finally have a mom who’s at her best.