Feb 21 2013

A Lesson From Mister Rogers

 

It 45 years ago this week that we were first introduced to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. This childhood classic was brought to us in 1968, when Fred Rogers decided to make a change to children's programming.

At that time, Fred "hated" everything that television had to offer. He felt that there should be a show that focused on boosting self-esteem, so he made it happen.

Is there something out there that you aren't happy with, something that needs a change? Chances are, you might be the one to make those changes. - Amy

 

 

 

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Feb 11 2013

The Three People You Need

To maximize growth and success, you will need three types of people along your professional journey: advisor, sponsor and mentor. 

The Advisor - The person that provides direction, such as where you should go to learn what you need so you get reach your goals.

The Sponsor - The person who’s going to expend their own personal capital (connections, reputation, finances) to allow you to get ahead.

The Mentor - The person that allows you to bare your soul. The person you can say, “I’ve got this fear, and I’ve got this anxiety.” A mentor helps you through your challenges and issues.

Do you have these people in your life already? Or better yet, are you acting as one of these people to someone in their journey? 

- Amy

 

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Feb 07 2013

3 Statements to Change Your Kids' Lives

At the doctor's office the other day, I came across an interesting article. 

A counselor claims that there are 3 statements you can say to your children that will significantly improve your parenting and the way your children behave. 

 - "Do you need a hug?" Instead of lecturing a child on their actions and attitude.

 - "Do you want to talk about it?" When kids are upset, regardless of why. 

 - "I am SO happy to see you!" The way you react when your kid enters the room is so important for their well-being and sense of self. 

 

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Jan 18 2013

Affordable Date Night Ideas

We asked you for affordable date night ideas, and you gave some great suggestions! Here are just a few:

A prayer walk with my husband... -Angela Becker
 
My husband and I will sometimes go out on a lovely Saturday morning to open houses or model home sites. We walk around talk, dream, and get ideas for our own home. Together for 20 years and we still like to dream about what God has planned for us. -Sherry Husted
 
An old-fashioned picnic. And you can take your laptop or iPad and have a movie and dinner underneath the stars. -Jamie Sikes
 
Geocaching! My husband & I love to geocache together, especially on date nights. -Wendy Burkett
 
I came home one night to all of the furniture pushed up against the walls and every candle we had lit. We danced the night away in the living room. Just the two of us. Best date ever! And it cost nothing. -Mary Sherwood
 

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