Archives: October 2011

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More on living with my mother-in-law

In my previous post on living with my mother-in-law, several of the comments indicate the sentiment that they wish they did not have to live with their in-laws.  They want to get out of that situation, but have no choice. Not many of us, if any, marry our spouses wanting to invite the in-laws to [...]

Discipling our children, part 1

In a couple of weeks, I will be presenting a short workshop for parents on discipling our children. It’s hard to narrow down into one hour what is most important to share on this huge topic. But then, I am a firm believer that less is more, so one hour is certainly sufficient to pack [...]

Using a Postcard app

I used Postcard On The Run on my iPhone to send a picture of the family to my daughter at college, hoping she’ll tack it up on her bulletin board and not forgot us. The app is easy to use, it works great, and the postcard got to her within a week and a half. [...]

7 Blindspots of Homeschooling

Reb Bradley of Family Ministries wrote a very convicting article titled “Solving the Crisis in Homeschooling – Exposing the 7 Major Blindspots of Homeschoolers”. This article is not just for homeschoolers, but for every parent who is serious about bringing their children up in the Christian faith. I saw myself making many of the mistakes [...]

How to stop siblings from fighting

If you have more than one child, chances are they fight. Well-meaning parents sometimes do more to aggravate the situation rather than help the children come to a solution. Babysitters.net offers the following “10 Solutions to Constantly Fighting Siblings.”  Try these out and see if your kids will keep the fighting to a minimum. Sibling [...]

Slow Family and a few other good reads

Here are a few good articles I read recently: – Is your family too busy leaving little time to just be with each other?  Read “‘Slow family’ movement focuses on fewer outside activities” “When we ask people what they want their family to look like 10 or 20 years from now, pretty much across the [...]

Thank you to Steve Jobs’ bio mom

Thank you, Steve Jobs’ bio mom, for choosing life for your son when you were a pregnant single unwed mother. Thank you for making the courageous decision to give your son to be raised in a two-parent home that gave him the opportunity to be the man he became, a man who impacted the world [...]

Are apps a good idea to manage children’s chores?

How do you get your kids to do chores at home? Do you offer them rewards? Do you pay them? Or do you use an app? John Rosemond in his article “Skip the app for children’s chores” makes a strong point that using an app that rewards children for doing chores is Parenting of the [...]