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Thomas the Tank Engine Giveaway

Thomas the Tank Engine Giveaway

I am always looking for appropriate wholesome imaginative toys. Thomas the Train is definitely on the top of my list. Now you can enter here for a chance to win a a cool Thomas the Tank Engine Campaign party package! Thomas the Tank is one of six properties nominated for the award that honors a [...]

Do moms need to be humble to their kids?

Does it sound like an oxymoron to be a mom who is both in charge and humble at the same time? It is my privilege to share this post with you written by my friend Traci Thompson on what she thinks about this. Traci is the author over at Myhandsful, sharing about God’s blessings through [...]

Body piercing extremes

You’ve heard of nose, bellybutton, tongue, lips and even nipples piercings, but have you heard elf ears body modification?  I couldn’t believe it when I read it on Vanessa’s parenting blog. Take a look at it at Vanessa’s blog and tell me what you think. I am sure if someone was born with elf ears, [...]

Passing on values to our children

A couple of weekends ago, I did a workshop on the topic of “Helping our children grow spiritually.” This topic of children’s spiritual growth has grown in popularity recently due to the concern of teenagers leaving their faith once they are out of high school. Even though I’ve taught this workshop before, I always research [...]

Bedtime routines for you and your kids

We all have bedtime routines. What are yours? I brush my teeth, moisturize my face, brush my hair and clean the bathroom mirror; then I prop up my pillows and sit on my bed to pray and read before I turn off the light. Our bedtime rituals are often not intentional, but over time, they [...]

Living up to their names

When we were expecting parents, my husband and I constantly studied the name book to find appropriate names for our children. We wanted names that not only sounded nice, but also had meanings that we hope would reflect positive character traits in our children. Our son’s name means “man of God”. It’s a form of [...]

Voting your values

For those of us in the United States, it’s time to vote. But for most of us, the only source of information about the issues and candidates is from mailers in our mailboxes. Or we might hear ad campaigns on TV and radio. How can we know who or what to vote for that represents [...]

What kind of legacy will you leave?

Leaving a legacy – sounds like something only for the Rockerfellers and other important people who has something of great value to leave behind. But don’t you think we all leave behind a legacy of some kind? A legacy is really is a reflection of what was important to you. My mother passed away 12 [...]

Help my friend, an English teacher

What’s harder than being a middle school teacher? I don’t know, and I don’t want to find out. There are many courageous men and women who brave the campus of a middle school everyday to face a roomful of hormonal teenagers. Ms. Alice Chen is one of them. She was the English teacher for my [...]