The Courage to Be a Loving Parent
Most of us really don’t like it when someone is angry at us. We don’t like it when people go into resistance to helping us when we need help, instead of caring about us. We don’t like it when people withdraw from us, disconnecting from us and shutting us out. We don’t like it when people make demands on us and do not respect our right or need to say no. Many of us will do almost anything to avoid the soul loneliness and pain we feel when people treat us in angry, resistant, demanding and uncaring ways.
Start Growing Healthy Children Before Getting Pregnant
When I was in my early 20’s, I read Adele Davis’s book, “Let’s Eat Right To Keep fit.” I learned from her that “you are what you eat.” I also learned that our babies are what we eat while we are pregnant, and then are what they eat once they are born. If you nurse your babies, then they continue to be what you eat as long as you are nursing them. My bible during my first pregnancy over 38 years ago was “Let’s Have Healthy Children,” also by Adele Davis. I started to follow her guidelines way before getting pregnant, knowing that my health had a big effect on my baby’s health.
Where Do Your Priorities Fit
An expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students when he decided to do an experiment. He pulled out a large mason jar, a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one by one, into the jar. When no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, "Is this jar full" Everyone in the class said, "Yes."
For the Love of Mommy
For most of you being a mother is one of the most wonderful and rewarding experiences that you will have in your life.It can also be a time when you feel lost and out of touch with who you are outside of being a “mommy”.Maintaining an identity outside of your children is vitally important, not just for you, but for your family as well. So here are ten strategies that not only keep you connected with you, but also have the added bonus of being an important life skill to teach your children.
5 Love Languages and Those Who Contribute at Home
The work around a house or apartment has got to be some of the least thanked work ever created. Whether it is the yard work on the weekend, plumbing as it arises, daily dishes & errand running, we tend to overlook the assistance that our spouse and children offer us regularly.
Choosing The Perfect Area Rug For Your Child’s Playroom
Are you thinking about putting an area rug in your children’s play area These rugs can be great fun for kids. Many have fantastic colors and designs on them. Some have games or puzzles that the kids can play. Our favorite are area rugs are the ones with race tracks on them, the kids can race their play cars around the city. When choosing the perfect area rugs for your kids play area keep the following tips in mind.
Give Your Child the Gift of Self-Esteem
Much has been said about the "gifted child" but in truth every child is born with unlimited potential. As expressed so well by Orison Marden:
Study Shows High Pollutant Levels in Mothers Milk
There is no doubt mothers’ milk is the best food in the world for the babies. Unfortunately, mothers’ milk of today aint the same as the mothers milk thirty years ago. A recent study confirmed previous findings that American mothers milk contains high levels of toxic chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl esters PBDEs, among other toxic pollutants such as PCBs and dioxins.
So You Want to Start a Home Daycare
I hang out with the other mommies.No, I am not a "Mister Mom" or a "Househusband".I do have one enviable situation, though.I work from home and I have the flexibility to say, "This morning I am going to spend with my daughters.I can play with them.I can sing with them.I can laugh with them.I can clean up their ice cream that drips all over me."
The "B" Word
Former students would probably attest to the fact that few things tried my patience as much as did the statement, “This is boring!” As I reflect back on my many years in the classroom, I can’t help but feel a tad bit sorry for the first kid who made the mistake of uttering those words each year. It was rare to hear the phrase a second time because most kids vividly recalled my “sermon,” and they didn’t want to risk a repeat performance.
Authoritarian Parenting, Permissive Parenting, or Loving Parenting
Angie was brought up by rigid, authoritarian parents who kept her on a tight leash. They rarely considered her feelings about anything, showing a complete lack of empathy and compassion for her feelings and desires. If she came home five minutes late from school or from an activity, she was punished. Yelling and hitting were their favorite forms of punishment.
Preventing Obesity in Young Children
Do you have a young child whose weight or eating habits are out of control Need some real world help with ‘taming the cookie monster Here are some things that worked for our family.
Homebased Network Marketing Mlm
Homebased Network Marketing Mlm has three qualities: control of time and money, continual salary, and steady growth which multiplies. By trying to control your time, you can reap from your downlines efforts.
101 Gift Ideas For All Occasions
People have forgotton about the meaning behind gifting, in a consumer driven society we are often pushed towards competing e.g. upstaing gifts and my gifts better than yours. Lets go back to basics, giving is far more rewarding then receiving its much better for your Karma. If someone gives you a list ignore it, the only time a list is applicable is for Weddings where this is a tradition. Gifting is all about imagination, and a little thinking time. For big events like Christmas buy people things they would never buy themselves.
The 7 Feng Shui Fundamentals for Childrens Bedrooms
We All Wish That Our Children have Good Virtues, but... Are We Setting A Good Example Ourselves
We all wish that our children should not smoke or drink, should not speak lies, should not steal, should not have a violent nature, etc... but are we setting a good example ourselves
How To Purchase A Mural Online For Your Child
So you are thinking of having a mural installed or painted in your childs room What a perfect addition to your little ones room. A mural is a beautiful gift to give to any child. I have a mural in each of my 3 childrens bedrooms and I cant tell you how much joy it has brought to them over the years. If you could only see the look on little kids eyes when they see my childrens rooms. There are several options open for you online. Lets take a look:
New Mom...New Baby...New Debt
Ah, there is nothing like being an expectant mom.Along with your expanding waistline comes the ever growing list of products for you and your new bundle of joy.Preparing for a new baby can be a costly experience, especially in the areas of clothing and nursery furniture.The good news is that it does not have to be!
Developing Fluency in Young Children
Questions to Ask when Developing Your Child’s Literacy Skills.
Children, Entitlement and God
“Setting the alarm on Sunday mornings is inhuman…..God should know that!” Those were my adolescent thoughts every weekend when my parents forced me to church. “I can get more out of my headphones and the Beatles.”It was this way as far back as I can remember. Early Sunday school, then later Bible studies, liturgies in another language, all culminating in a weekly teen rebellion against God and my parents. I really hated my parents especially my Mother for forcing religion on me. “Besides, I don’t think the Smothers Brothers forced their kids, and they are political giants!”I would brood the entire hour’s drive to church just to make my parents as miserable as I felt. It never changed in all those years.
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