Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
Thanksgiving Football shopping pumpkin pie fall leaves turkey dinner Family pilgrims blessings cornucopia peace love thankful
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Posts Tagged ‘Kids’

Teachers Are Entitled To Voice Their Opinions Too

Teachers Are Entitled To Voice Their Opinions Too

No sooner do I get done applauding a parent for creatively addressing her son's failing grades and general lack of concern for getting an education; I read about a teacher who called out students on her personal blog and was suspended for it. The reasoning against doing both of those things is the sake of a child's self-esteem according to the [...]

We Don’t Teach Kids Violence

We Don’t Teach Kids Violence

I wrote an article not long past that spanking doesn't create violence and showed that the results are pretty much consistent with that conclusion.  People disagree and that is their right to disagree.  They present arguments that spanking does create violence and the reason we are seeing an increase in violence has nothing to do with not [...]

Can I Put My Child On A Vegetarian Diet?

Due to concerns over where food is coming from, what is going into foods and childhood obesity, many parents are opting for vegetarian diets for their children.  Gone are the days when pediatricians objected this type of diet and provided little assistance to parents wishing to use a vegetarian diet.  Now pediatricians have become more educated [...]

Halloween Safety For Kids And Teens

Kids of all ages love Halloween.  Free candy, I mean come on what kid doesn't like free candy.  I asked my oldest why he was going trick or treating and he said, "oh my god! free candy! are you insane woman, why would you even ask that?".  The vision of all that free candy makes kids want to go to house to house as quick as possible and safety [...]

Spanking Doesn’t Teach Violence – The Proof Is In

Spanking Doesn’t Teach Violence – The Proof Is In

The proof is in the pudding.  Look at the youth of today and then come back and tell me the kids are less violent today than there were 20 years ago.  You can't do it.  Kids are more violent today.  Kids are now labeled oppositional and defiant instead of just calling them violent.  It isn't the kids fault they have a disorder, boo hoo, cry [...]

What To Do When Chores Are Not Getting Done

Chores don’t have to always be a war. However, the most efficient, well thought out family plan will have some challenges in the beginning. Children will never choose chores over playing the X-box or checking out their Faceback page but you can get them to do them without a fight. You have to make the commitment though and stick with [...]

Why I Am Not Friends With My Kids

Why I Am Not Friends With My Kids

I was going to write about make-up and the real difference it makes both inside and out.  I was even going to include pictures of me.  Anyone that has been here before or on Facebook knows I don't do that but I was going to do it to illustrate my point.  Sometimes a picture is worth a 1000 words, which means I get to write 1000 less and I have [...]

Welcome To My Madness

Welcome To My Madness

Website Mayhem I am a pretty technically skilled person.  I am good at learning new things on my own.  I comprehend quite well.  However, this WordPress loop, PHP, HTML, CSS combination is driving me mad.  Not just a little crazy but freaking mad! I spent the day yesterday working on redesigning the home page for the website.  I have the [...]

Pyramid

Pyramid

My youngest isn't just talking about aliens being everywhere; he is now building pyramids. Should I be worried they got his brain - hehe.

Aliens Are Everywhere – According to my son

Aliens Are Everywhere – According to my son

Last week I was a bad mommy.  I had a deposition early in the morning and late the night before I had to reset the home router.  In my home router, I had settings that blocked YouTube from my 7 year old's computer.  The older kids could still get on but for him it was a no go.  I told my youngest child that YouTube was just broken on his [...]

5 Simple Ways to Get Decent Behavior

There are many ways to make a child behave in the moment but as a parent we should strive for decent behavior the majority of the time rather than great behavior in the moment. These 5 tips will help get your child on a pretty decent routine of having decent behavior for the majority of the time.  If you are consistent in applying these tips, [...]

Education Disguised as Fun

Education Disguised as Fun

LeapFrog My First LeapPad Learning System This is a must have for any child. It will keep your child interested for longer than most toys. Better yet use it with your child and see an even bigger difference. This Leap Pad is an interactive educational toy. It is the size of a notebook and has a special pen attached to it. You buy books with [...]

Parents’ Glossary of Kids’ Kitchen Terms

Parents’ Glossary of Kids’ Kitchen Terms

I was going through an old family recipe book to add some recipes to the website.  There are several pages with tips and conversions and such and I came across this particular page that just made me laugh.  I don't know who wrote it or when it was written as there is not information to that effect.  I wish I knew who wrote it up because I would [...]

Bring Back Community Parenting

Bring Back Community Parenting

I have been thinking a lot about the mother in the store the other day and her response when people tried to speak to her about it.  She isn't alone.  There are a good majority of parents, if you commented on how maybe their child was just being bad and needed to be dealt with that would tear your head off.  This mind your own business because [...]

If Your Child Can’t Behave Stop Taking It Out In Public!

If Your Child Can’t Behave Stop Taking It Out In Public!

Today I went to the store to pick up a few things and witnessed a mom yelling at a child who was just destroying the aisle.  Boxes and cans of food littered the floor.  I was shocked that she just stood there yelling at him. It was like a train wreck and several people stopped to watch this child throwing this fit and his mother doing nothing [...]

Time-Outs: Creating one problem to fix another?!?!

I am going to say right off I am against time-outs. I am not saying time-outs aren’t effective; I am just not for them. It is my belief that time outs create additional problems while seemingly solving the immediate problem at hand. Why time outs work on the surface Any parent with a child who has instigated the “time out” as a [...]

Chores For Kids Of All Ages

If you read the first article you now know that chores will not kill your children and will in fact give them some good habits they can take out into life with them. The next question is what chores are appropriate for your own kids. Most parents are aware of what their kids can do but some are still surprised at their abilities. Kids will tell [...]

The Obesity Blame Game – Parents Shame

The Obesity Blame Game – Parents Shame

Every morning I stroll through the recent news to see what is going on in the world. Almost daily there is an article about kids and obesity and I get more and more annoyed. The articles start off telling us that our kids are obese, then go on to explain we are feeding them crappy food, followed up by a generous helping blame on the fast [...]

H1N1 Why I am Still on the Fence

H1N1 Why I am Still on the Fence

Very early this morning one of our Fans on our Facebook fan page asked about the vaccination for the H1N1 (Swine Flu). I have been on the fence about this vaccination since the beginning. I have taken a wait and see attitude as it was developed so quickly and very little testing was done on it so the side effects are just unknown. A simple [...]

Good Morning, Bad Morning

Good Morning, Bad Morning

So this morning I wake to find all the kids sleeping. Ordinarily the peace and quiet would be welcome however it was Monday morning. There should have been 1 kid off to school and the other 3 getting ready for school. The oldest, whose bus comes at 6:05am, was still sleeping. When I asked why he was still asleep; I was told he stayed up late [...]