Category Archive: Ideas for Christmas

Christmas traditions

Before I leave off for the year 2009 to enjoy Christmas vacation with my family, I want to leave you with a quick recommendation that I believe will benefit your family. Each year I read this book to my children at Christmas time. The Tale of the Three Trees is a moving story with a [...]

Reclaiming Christmas in the home

I happened to come across the Shrek Christmas show on TV last week. I am not a fan of Shrek movies. I think some of the humor and themes are not appropriate for kids while making itself out to be a children’s movie. Anyway, back to the point, this Christmas show had Shrek trying to [...]

How do you handle the stress of Christmas?

The New York Times article points out an interesting observation. While spanking is now socially unacceptable, shouting has become the new spanking for some parents. I posted a series on Controlling Our Anger because I know this is a big issue for us parents. It was for me when my children were young. The New [...]

Does having a pet teach responsibility?

Does having a pet teach responsibility?

“Can we have a puppy for Christmas?” Doesn’t every child dream of having a pet? A pony? A puppy? A rabbit? When I was growing up, I wanted a dog, but the closest we got was a fish tank with an array of colorful fish. I developed a fear for fish when I woke up [...]