Entries in the Category 'General'

“How to” blog carnival

May 7th, 2009 / 6 Comments

Robert over at Integral Web Solutions is hosting a blog carnival of “How to” articles. If you are not familiar with a blog carnival, it’s a post with links to other blogs on a particular theme. This blog carnival “How to” theme is so practical, with over 20 “How to” articles, from 7 Steps to […]

Adults need milk too

April 22nd, 2009 / 2 Comments

Kids are not the only ones who need to drink milk. You’re probably getting your calcium without knowing it from the lattes you drink each day. Drinking lattes is a ritual millions of Americans look forward to every morning. But at about $3 dollars for a small cup, it’s a luxury that could cost nearly […]

Timely financial help to get out of debt

April 7th, 2009 / No Comments

Almost daily I hear of a friend or a friend of a friend losing their jobs. My husband and I are in real estate, so you know we are as financially stable as the next bank … I want to share with you a resource I just came across.  I have no vested interest in […]

Be a host for the Fresh Air fund

March 18th, 2009 / 2 Comments

Imagine a child living in the toughest neighborhoods of New York City. How can he have a chance to experience the beauty of nature, to go hiking, to get some Fresh Air? Now he can, with THE FRESH AIR FUND! The Fresh Air fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more […]

Children can change the world

February 11th, 2009 / No Comments

This is one fantastic speech given by Lia, a 12- year-old seventh grader! Against the advice of her teacher, Lia chose to take a stand on the topic of abortion in a persuasive speech presented to her school. GOOD JOB, LIA! It is good to know that we have children coming up in the next […]

25 random things about parenting

February 9th, 2009 / No Comments

Along the lines of Facebook’s 25 Random Things tag, here are my 25 Random Things about parenting: 1. Hugging your children renews your energy, your perspective, and your joy. And it’s free! 2. If you bake brownies, they will come. 3. Make breakfast for dinner once in a while just to change things up. 4. […]

Building a positive home

January 3rd, 2009 / 4 Comments

“Would you want to come home to yourself?” That question changed my life. Would I want to come home to hear myself nagging at me? Would I want to come home to be criticized by me? Would I want to come home to negativity, pestering, and meanness? If I don’t want to come home to […]

Getting energy out of your kids

September 5th, 2008 / 2 Comments

While we were at the cemetery paying tribute at my mother’s grave site (it’s been 9 years since her passing, I miss her), my 8-year-old nephew started running around with no apparent aim. His mother and I looked at each other. “Where is he going?” We nodded with mutual understanding: It doesn’t matter where he’s […]

How do I get my kids to go to sleep?

September 3rd, 2008 / 9 Comments

Are you fighting and arguing with your kids to go to sleep at bedtime? When we took our puppy to Puppy Obedience School, all us new dog owners had the same questions: How can I get my puppy to behave? How do I get my puppy not to chew? How can I make him stop […]

Simple ways to organize important papers

August 4th, 2008 / 3 Comments

Walk through the front door of my house and you will see that I am obviously not an organized person. We have stacks of stuff on every horizontal surface, including the floor… “Mom, where is my report card from last year?” “Mom, where is my vaccination record?” “Mom, when was the last time I had […]