Category Archive: Current events

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 [...]

Do children make you unhappy? and more

A few things to read today: My post for the Walnut Patch this week is my confession of how my children made me a better person – Children Made Me Better, Not Happier Want to know how to get your tween to curb the attitude and backtalk? A mom of 5 tells how she did [...]

When kids question their faith, and more

There are a few interesting reads that I came across: Sean McDowell, son of renown Christian apologist Josh McDowell talks about how he dealt with questioning his faith, and how his parents handled it. – Read it on Conversant Life. Understanding a child’s “dominate sense” can help you know how to respond when your misbehaves. [...]

2-year-old abducted in Walnut

I live in Walnut, CA, named by Money as #70 best places to live. There is no graffiti, low crime rate, I’ve always felt safe to take a walk at night. However, parents can never assume the safety of our children, no matter where we are. Last Thursday during a Little League softball game at [...]

What can we do for Haiti?

What can we do for Haiti?

Everyone is talking about Haiti. Is it enough to just talk about Haiti? My son reminded me yesterday that it’s possible to feel strong emotions about a devastating situation and that in itself somehow gives us the impression that we’ve done our part. Our mere sympathy for Haiti shows that we are compassionate people, and [...]

The dangers of walking to school and other good reads

Here are a few articles I found thought-provoking today: The Dangers Our Children Face Walking to School My two older children used to walk a short half a mile to school. But with my youngest daughter now, I am a little more cautious. Like it or not, our society has changed. Rating Teachers Undermines Authority, [...]

Columbine reflections and other readings

Catching up on some reading, here are a few good reads for parents: *At the 10th anniversary of the Columbine shootings last week, Lisa Belkin writes a thoughtful article on why we wish we could blame the parents of the two young killers. Do We Blame the Columbine Parents? *Have you heard of this term [...]