Entries from March 2008

Making the decision about college

March 27th, 2008 / No Comments

Around this time of year, thousands of high school seniors are anxiously sitting by the mailboxes waiting for the acceptance and rejection letters from colleges. Chances are your child will be accepted into more than one college. How do you help him decide where to go? Aside from the practical concerns of cost, location, and […]

Mom song tells it like it is

March 27th, 2008 / No Comments

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6P2w5GkXmU[/youtube] We are exactly like that! When we look at this, we realize how ridiculous us moms can be! It’s a wonder our kids listen to us at all! We have to laugh at ourselves more often. It puts everything into perspective.

Making a house a home

March 27th, 2008 / 3 Comments

If you think about it, it’s not easy to be a kid. There’s peer pressure of looking good, talking right, and acting cool. There’s pressure at school to take tests, to not get into trouble, and to not look like a fool. And when your child comes home, what pressure does he face? Parents yelling? […]

A mother’s job defined

March 24th, 2008 / 2 Comments

A baby asked God, ‘They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?’ God said, ‘Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.’ The child further inquired, ‘But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have […]

Specifics tools for discipline

March 22nd, 2008 / 1 Comment

This is the fifth article in the series on Effective Discipline What every parent wants to know is how to get their children to do what you tell them to do. Although getting your kids to obey is certainly a part of parenting, the last 4 posts in this series on discipline explained that parenting […]

Preparing your child for surgery

March 22nd, 2008 / 2 Comments

Three days ago, my 18-year-old daughter underwent maxillofacial surgery – more commonly known as jaw surgery. Her under-bite was protruded to such an extent that it affected her eating and speech as well as her facial structure. We’ve been anticipating this surgery for the past 2 years, waiting for her jaw to completely grow out. […]

The Rebelution

March 19th, 2008 / 3 Comments

There is a general consensus that teenagers nowadays are materialistic, selfish, and have no worthwhile goals in life. We don’t want our teenagers to go down that road. Yes, there is hope! The Rebelution is a movement started by two teenage boys to challenge other teens to go against the grain of that culture. Their […]

Insight into the teenage mind, Part 2

March 18th, 2008 / No Comments

In this podcast, we are continuing our interview with Vanessa with Q and A.

Best mom blogs

March 18th, 2008 / 3 Comments

Looking for good reading material? Vanessa Van Petten has put together a list of 50 Best Mom Blogs based on recommendations from her audience. I am honored to be listed among the best moms in the blogsphere! Forget the laundry. Bring your nursing your baby while you read some humorous and definitely helpful writings from […]

Insight into the teenage mind, Part 1

March 15th, 2008 / 2 Comments

Who can best understand the mind of a teenager than someone who was a recent teen? Vanessa Van Petten, a 22-year-old young lady, lived through the teenage years not too long ago and lives to tell it!