Have you ever caught yourself grumbling and complaining about the little things in life that always seem to need doing? You know the mundane things like dishes, laundry, washing the car, mowing the lawn and so on. I sure have.
Then today I chanced upon a quote by Nancie J Carmody. “I am…Continue
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"This Sucks" is the title to the new Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures blog. Hopefully after reading, you'll understand the meaning and not think I am talking about my own post. :) All the best!!!
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Inside each little acorn is the potential for a strong and mighty oak tree. So it is with our children. Inside each child is the potential for the most amazing future. But just as a seed needs the right environment in which to be planted and…Continue
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Naming a child is far from an easy process for most people. Granted, there are couples who have their children’s names picked out years before the double pink line appears on the stick. Usually these are the traditional folks who want to honor family members by carrying on their names. I think that’s a lovely idea but unfortunately I had names to choose from like Melba, Edgar and Lois. Sorry, I’m just not doing that to a kid.
I did however have a boy name picked out, not…Continue
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This post is from "Sandra" who asks about the fine line between giving her children what they want without feeling like she always has to keep up with her neighbors. Please contribute if you think there is anything I left out.
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Perhaps it started way back when in the prehistoric annals of domesticity, the 1950's. If one went by the media and popular accounts of daily life that were portrayed at the time, women wanted to do nothing more than to keep a beautiful home and cook a wonderful meal. The name of the game was perfection and the holy grail was a sparkling kitchen floor and a husband's shirt that was devoid of the feared "ring around the collar." Apparently women…Continue
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I’m a little bit nosey and don’t pretend otherwise. On my recent travels to a conference, I injected myself into a couple of situations that were none of my business. I just couldn’t help…Continue
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Every so often we bark an order at a kid and moments later, regret it. Why do we regret it? Because it was said with no forethought of what a pain it would be to follow through. The alternative to following through is unbearable – parents transforming into white noise machines repeatedly saying annoying things like:
“I’m giving you ONE more chance”,…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on June 22, 2011 at 1:32pm — No Comments
Today's post is called How Respect is Earned. The blog includes three different ways I have used to go about gaining the respect of kids. Each are effective but it depends on the kid as to which one works best. Thanks for reading!!!
Added by clayton.thomas on June 21, 2011 at 4:39am — No Comments
Today is my baby's 16th birthday. As I write this, she is taking her behind-the-wheel driving exam. I'm not sure who is more nervous – her or me! She’s been driving with me a lot lately and does a good job. She knows her stuff and I’m sure will pass this test without a problem.
She is not my first teen driver, but the other two are now in their 20’s, so it has been awhile. Since going through those teen driving years with the first two, I’ve learned a lot so will probably do…Continue
Added by Jandi Theis on June 18, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments
Sometimes I wonder what kind of person I would be if I han’t been blessed to be the mother of my son. My son has given me so much just be being himself and being in my lifeand I want to give him even more in return.
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Meanwhile, the hamster wheel in my head was working overtime. This was such an important question and I didn’t want to blow… Continue
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