Entries from November 2008

Adventures In Parenting anniversary

November 29th, 2008 / 7 Comments

A year ago November around this time, I officially launched this website Adventures In Parenting. I didn’t quite know what I was getting into when I first started. I didn’t know how to promote the site, I didn’t know how to SEO and all that. Yet somehow, you found me. I am so glad you […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th, 2008 / No Comments

I’m going out to buy the turkey today…and getting ready to feed 20+ people at my house on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite  holidays. It’s not a huge ado with presents and all that, but it’s enough of an excuse to bake pecan pies and pumpkin bread, get the house cleaned up, and […]

Technology help for parents

November 22nd, 2008 / 2 Comments

Tired of asking your kids for help with your digital camera or downloading a program? Help is here! All you have to do is ask, and Patric at Noobie.com will answer. I interviewed Patric and asked him for advice on how parents can maximize the use of technology, without breaking anything! Click below to hear […]

Building our child’s self-esteem

November 21st, 2008 / 1 Comment

A 3rd grade boy was hating school. That’s not unusual, except that he used to like school. What happened? The child has gotten good grades throughout his short academic career…up until this year. He is struggling in one subject. His nemesis is Math. Now he is depressed, he is frustrated, he doesn’t want to go […]

The holiday [not]rush

November 20th, 2008 / 4 Comments

Can you imagine not being busy for the holidays? It’s almost sacrilegious. But this year, I am determined to take it easy. 1. Easy gifts. I am giving everyone Kiva gift cards. It’s good for me and good for the world. 2. Easy decorations. Hang up strands of of lights, everywhere, indoor and out. Lights […]

Campfire without camping

November 19th, 2008 / No Comments

In Southern California, we are really feeling “winter” fast approaching…with high of 83 degrees today. 🙂 For the rest of those in the Northern Hemisphere, here is an inexpensive cool item to get for the holidays. Set up and clean up is easy. This makes a great family night for the holidays. Make a crockpot […]

Changes in priorities

November 18th, 2008 / 1 Comment

While at Kaiser for a check up, my doctor and I chatted about our families. “Ever since I was little, I always wanted to be a doctor, ” my doctor tells me. She is a mother of two girls, ages 5 and 7. After her first daughter was born, she cut down her schedule to […]

Improving communication with your kids

November 14th, 2008 / 7 Comments

“My kids don’t talk to me.” You’d think that since we’ve known our kids all their lives and even live with them every single day of their lives, communication would be natural. But those very factors may work against us. Our children may have had too much of us! All we get is a grunt […]

Thanksgiving is giving thanks to God

November 13th, 2008 / No Comments

It’s not just turkey and pumpkin pie. Celebrating the holidays provides a natural avenue to pass on our beliefs to our children. I highly recommend reading this book together as a family – Thanksgiving – A Time To Remember by Barbara Rainey This book tells not only the historical story of the Pilgrims, but it […]

Giving equal time to your children

November 12th, 2008 / 3 Comments

If you have more than one child, you know it is unrealistic to think you can treat them all “equally.” With different interests, personalities, and ages, it is impossible to be “equal.” The pie cannot be cut precisely the same. You can hear it already – “It’s not fair; he got the bigger piece!” Our […]