Entries in the Category 'Resources for parents'

7 Blindspots of Homeschooling

October 18th, 2011 / 3 Comments

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 […]

31 Days to Clean

April 27th, 2011 / 3 Comments

If cleaning house is not your thing, you’re with me. I need help and I need motivation. Fellow blogger Sarah Mae has a book that will do just that. 31 Days to Clean gives daily tips from both a Martha and a Mary point of view. That means: The Mary Challenge -Something you do that […]

1000 recommended books

March 21st, 2011 / No Comments

I’m going to begin writing some mini-posts and jot down quick thoughts more often. Here’s one for today: It’s raining hard where I am in Southern California – a rarity for us, but it happens. It’s the perfect type of day to stay indoors with a good book. But what to read? What’s appropriate for […]

Struck by the flu

March 3rd, 2011 / 3 Comments

Everyone is getting sick, and now it’s my turn. It came on me suddenly with a sore throat, runny nose, and body aches. I try to avoid medicines as much as possible. Do you have any home remedies that you recommend? Here are a few I’m doing: – Drink warm/hot water rather than cold. It […]

Do you believe in adoption?

May 18th, 2010 / 3 Comments

If you believe an orphan child should have a loving home to raise him/her, please read on. I came across Tiffany at A Moment Cherished, a pastor’s wife and mom of 2. She is sharing about her journey to adopt a child from Ethopia and I was touched. Tiffany wrote, “God has opened our eyes, […]

Moms In Touch Worldwide Day of Prayer

November 2nd, 2009 / No Comments

When my children were in elementary school and middle school, I was part of a Moms In Touch group. We met once a week for 1 hour to pray – just pray. No food, no chatting, no gossiping. Well, we did have coffee and tea and an occasional donut, but we set a limit of […]

Plan for the Perfect Teen Summer

June 9th, 2009 / 1 Comment

It can be hard entertaining smaller children for the summer months but have you ever tried keeping a teenager engaged and entertained? School ends and suddenly, your teen has no idea what to do. Or they waste their days staring blankly at the TV screen, playing video games or even worse, they just get themselves […]

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 […]

The job description of a parent

March 13th, 2009 / 4 Comments

“The whole idea of caring for children was to keep them from doing stupid, dangerous, wicked things that could not be undone, until they learned enough self-control and good judgment that they could be expected to make their own decisions.” That did not come from a parenting book. It’s actually quoted on page 226 of […]

A few good reads

March 6th, 2009 / 2 Comments

Here are a few good articles I found. Bookmark them and read them over the weekend when you have time: Is helicopter parenting that bad? 10 tips for building character in children 7 ways to get your kids motivated Here is one that was forwarded to me from my 85-year-old dad: How to protect your […]