Entries from July 2008

5.8 Earthquake in Chino Hills

July 29th, 2008 / 5 Comments

I live about 5 miles from Chino Hills where the earthquake just hit this morning. I’ve lived in Southern California most of my life, and it’s still rather disconcerting every time we have an earthquake. And we still don’t have an emergency plan, not smart. Here is some good advice from Quake Kare: If you’re […]

Winner Announced!

July 21st, 2008 / 1 Comment

Thank you to all of you who participated in my first contest giveaway! The winner has been chosen randomly. Congratulations LINDA F for winning the Frownies and AminoGenesis skin products! All the participants asked some great questions about raising good kids. I will be addressing those issues in upcoming posts and invite you all  to […]

5 things parents do that annoy their kids

July 16th, 2008 / 18 Comments

My mother-in-law often says, “If you treat people well, they will treat you well.” Do we want our kids to obey us, respect us, and be civil to us? Then we have to do our part not to annoy our children. Of course, if I am doing the right thing and my kids don’t like […]

Resumes for Children 17 Years Old and Under

July 14th, 2008 / 2 Comments

Yes, REALLY! Why would you need a resume for your child that young? What would you use it for? What would you even put on it? And who’s going to read a resume of a young child? I was very skeptical when I interviewed Kris Manley, author of the book Resumes for Children 17 Years […]

Classic rocking horses are still best

July 12th, 2008 / 4 Comments

In our modern world of e-everything – electronic checkers, electronic puzzles, electronic Buzz Lightyear! – my kids loved our old-fashion rocking horse. We didn’t have a fancy rocking horse; it was a hand-me-down from my sister after her kids outgrew it. The paint was wearing off, but my kids loved it. Old-fashion toys stimulate the […]

Anti-Aging Products Giveaway

July 6th, 2008 / 22 Comments

To celebrate my new theme, I am doing my first Giveaway. I am so excited! One of the most important aspect of being a good parent in raising good kids is to keep ourselves in good spirits. For this contest, AminoGenesis and Frownies are providing products that help us moms rejuvenate our skin. Looking and […]

Become genuinely interested in your kids

July 5th, 2008 / 5 Comments

“My kids talk for hours with their friends, but they don’t tell me anything!” Communication problem? Generation gap? The problem is actually an occupational hazard of being a parent. Since day one of our children’s lives, we’ve told our children what to do: put on your shoes, eat your vegetables, pick up your socks, don’t […]