Entries from September 2007

It’s all about the relationship

September 28th, 2007 / No Comments

Today is the Last Day of our 30 Days to Better Parenting Challenge! If you have been following this series on 30 Days to Better Parenting, you will notice that much of what we’ve been trying to do is improve relationships within the family, particularly with our children. When the family has a strong foundation […]

Leaving a legacy

September 28th, 2007 / No Comments

At 40-something years old this year, I’d say I can count on about 20 more good years ahead of me, 25 if I am lucky. Even if I live beyond 75, I don’t think I can be as productive as I have been my last 20 years. That’s just a fact of life. What have […]

Ask your children for advice

September 28th, 2007 / No Comments

There is no lack of parenting books out there in the bookstores. There are lots of websites like this one to give you parenting advice. But there is one source of parenting advice that we rarely tap into. Today is Day 28 of our 30 Days to Better Parenting Challenge. Our task today is to […]

Relating to our children

September 28th, 2007 / No Comments

Do you agree that the new media – the computer and all its various usages, as well as the old media – TV and such, have a huge influence on our children? Are you familiar with the content of what your children are watching on TV, what they are watching on YouTube, and what they […]

Parents make mistakes too

September 26th, 2007 / 1 Comment

Would you agree that you’ve made some mistakes as a parent? Of course we all know the answer to that question. Everyday I make mistakes that I wish I could do over. I should have not yelled at my kids. I should have gone to support my daughter’s band competition even though it was pouring […]

Have a picnic

September 25th, 2007 / 2 Comments

One of the most important aspects of parenting is creating an environment in the home where your family would want to come home to. We want to have a positive atmosphere of safety, love, and joy. Having fun together at home is a good way to build a happy home. Today on Day 25 of […]

Paper airplanes

September 24th, 2007 / No Comments

Is your family like mine where everyone is usually off in their own room or their corner doing their own thing? I am on my computer, my husband is on his laptop, each of my children are doing something by themselves. This activity brings the family for good clean fun, and is workable in any […]

Try something new

September 24th, 2007 / No Comments

Today’s task on Day 23 of our 30 Days to Better Parenting Challenge may truly be a challenge for some of us. If you are like me, my default mode of operation is to gravitate to the familiar. The menu for meals include meatloaf, pot roast, enchiladas, or stir fry. Those are my favorites, and […]


September 23rd, 2007 / No Comments

“I used to walk 30 miles to school, in the snow, uphill both ways!” 🙂 We usually resort to saying things like that when we think that our children do not appreciate the easy life they have. We want to tell them that life is tough for some people, and that they should be thankful […]

Creating Memories

September 21st, 2007 / 1 Comment

My daughter and I went to the Los Angeles County Fair yesterday, and we forgot to bring a camera! I wanted to kick myself for not remembering such an important piece of equipment that should be central in our lives! You’ve got to take your camera with you everywhere. You can never have too many […]