Entries in the Category 'Ideas for Christmas'

No Christmas presents?

November 23rd, 2010 / 3 Comments

Don’t feel guilty! I didn’t know how else to start this post except to just say it. Are you feeling guilty that this Christmas with money a bit tight, you’re not going to be able to buy the kind of gifts your kids want? Or you can’t afford that vacation or the tickets to Disneyland? […]

Christmas traditions

December 22nd, 2009 / 4 Comments

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

December 14th, 2009 / 2 Comments

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?

December 7th, 2009 / 1 Comment

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?

December 9th, 2008 / 3 Comments

“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 […]

Campfire without camping

November 19th, 2008 / No Comments

In Southern California, we are really feeling “winter” fast approaching…with high of 83 degrees today. 🙂 For the rest of those in the Northern Hemisphere, here is an inexpensive cool item to get for the holidays. Set up and clean up is easy. This makes a great family night for the holidays. Make a crockpot […]

Doing our part in alleviating poverty

November 11th, 2008 / No Comments

My recent participating in Blog Action Day made me realize that if we all do a little, we can accomplish a lot. Poverty can be an overwhelming issue, but if we each do a little, we can indeed make a difference. One way to do so is to participate with The League. And it’s a […]

Beginning of the holiday season

November 10th, 2008 / 3 Comments

Beginning of November marks for me the beginning of the holiday season! What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Thanksgiving and Christmas? Food? Shopping? Stress? Celebrating the holidays is not merely for the food and fun even though we certainly look forward to those. Holidays are also an […]

Moms for modesty

April 23rd, 2008 / 12 Comments

Male high school teachers have a very tough job. I especially feel for their wives. When 17 and 18 year-old girls wear tank tops, tight clothes, and short shorts, do you think the men teachers, even the most moral ones, would notice? How can the wives of the teachers compete with these young beauties? Recently […]

Christmas “gifts” you don’t have to wrap

December 12th, 2007 / No Comments

Would you like to give gifts that you don’t have to wrap? In fact, it doesn’t even cost you any money and it’s very meaningful! What can be better than that? Here they are: 1. Give a compliment. The cashier has been on her feet all day, and everyone in the long line is probably […]