May 10 2013

Save on Shopping!

Here are some of the biggest shopping mistakes that we make. What are your shopping secrets? 

1.    Buying 5 before you own 1

2.    Shop in the center of the store (it’s where the most expensive items are)

3.    Rule of 3  if you can’t wear it with at least 3 things you already own, don’t get it

4.    Will your husband ask: Don’t you already have a shirt like that?

5.    If you have no where to wear it – don’t buy it.

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May 01 2013

Simple Ways to Raise Your Kids

I found this article - written by the author of several parenting books. I thought I'd pass it along to you! 

1. Eliminate an activity. They need to relax and they need to be bored but most of all, they need to not be in a hurry to get from place to place all the time. Look at everything your kids are doing and if it’s more than three big things a week eliminate one.

2. Read to them every night. Reading books every night is a great way to A) instill a love of reading, B) Be fully present with your child and C) Wind down for bedtime. It’s a win/win/win!

3. Find your own happiness. Happy parents make happy kids.

4. Love your kids for who they are. Lots of times we try to change our kids with the best intentions. We worry that they will get teased or not have the opportunities we want them to have unless they change but trust me - I've done the research on this and our kids are who they are. Our job is just to love them.

5. Watch the tone with your spouse. Don’t make your issues, your child’s issues.

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Apr 26 2013

Jobs In Danger of Extinction

In today's world, technology is changing life as we know it! The down side - classic industries that we knew as children are in danger of disappearing. With those industries - goes jobs. 

It's sad to think of a world without a library! I took my 6 year old son to the library the other day and his jaw hit the floor! 

I want to urge everyone to keep these novelties alive in your children! Maybe take your kids to the library this weekend! Renew the love of great places! :-) 

- Librarian  

- Travel agents

- Newspaper deliverer

- The family farm 

- Supermarket cashier 

 
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Apr 22 2013

Building A Strong Family

Focus on the Family's Leon Wirth (Parenting Specialist) encourages families to do some "spiritual spring cleaning" and make room in their lives for these five key activities.

Building a strong family is really as simple as making room for these five things:

- Dinner

- Laughter

- Prayer

- Conversation

- Time

What would you add to the list? 

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