Sleepover at a friends = short chat

After our children come home from a sleepover at a friend’s house, we have found it interesting to talk about what may have come up in conversation. I remember a sleepover when I was… Continue reading

Waking Up

When you first see your child’s face in the morning,  do you know what his or her mood is going to be? Our youngest son is the biggest example, he does not hide… Continue reading

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

A strong father figure in a girl’s life will shape her future.  Dr. Meg Meeker’s book, “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters” shares many truths about dads and their daughters.  My husband brought this book… Continue reading

Poop and Jelly Beans

Our 4-year-old at the time, was using the bathroom in Kroger.   He asked my husband to please face the door while he was doing “his business!”  Unaware of my husband’s presence, our… Continue reading

Good Opportunities and Better Ones.

Train your child that not all good opportunities are the best opportunities for them. There are several opportunities that will present themselves to our children (like should I play on the soccer team)?… Continue reading

A Financial Exercise For Your Kids

(I love giving my blogs a title, it is so fun) Train your child about how to manage their money!  I know a lot of us have grown up thinking that our finances… Continue reading


Happy 4th of July! Two of my children are now teenagers, so the word freedom now has a whole new meaning.  I think our kids in the teenage years may need more support and… Continue reading

The Difficult One

Who is this child in my house today?  For no reason, everything I asked them to do today was forgotten and I was not happy. When I asked why,  there were simply excuses.… Continue reading

Make Some Cupcakes

Dessert can really show someone you care.  In my family when someone shows up on our door step, unannounced, with something sweet, it’s a big deal!   We took cupcakes to our friends… Continue reading

Silver Linings at Bedtime

Teach your child to see the “good” in every situation. So many times it’s easier for our kids to focus on the negative during a hard time in their lives. I think if… Continue reading