Entries from June 2008

Arouse in the other person an eager want

June 28th, 2008 / 3 Comments

This is our pet bunny Smokey. When we tell her to come, she doesn’t come. When we tell her to jump, she doesn’t jump. But when we dangle a carrot a front of her, she’ll go anywhere the carrot leads! Dale Carnegie tells this story of of Ralph Waldo Emerson: One day, Emerson and his […]

Give honest and sincere appreciation

June 27th, 2008 / 5 Comments

When I am shopping, I like to give a compliment to the clerks. I look hard for something to give a sincere compliment. “That’s a nice necklace you have on” or “I like that color of nail polish on you.” My ulterior motive is, if I am nice to them, they will give me better […]

Don’t criticize, condemn or complain

June 27th, 2008 / 3 Comments

What do we say to our children when they make an ugly face or cross their eyes? “Your face and eyes are going to get stuck that way!” In the same way, we can get into a habit of being negative and critical of our children that we get stuck that way. Dale Carnegie writes […]

How to win and influence your kids

June 26th, 2008 / No Comments

Have you read the classic How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie? It’s been more than 10 years since I read it, and I am reading it again. I am recommending this book for every parent. The timeless principles in this book has made this a top seller since it was written […]

New Theme!

June 24th, 2008 / 4 Comments

How do you like the new look of this blog? You might’ve figured that pink is one of my favorite colors. Thank you David, my designer and good friend, Mike, my better half and tech support, Amy, my daughter for the great logo, and Elliot, my son for believing in me. I am going to […]

Living with my mother-in-law

June 24th, 2008 / 37 Comments

My mother-in-law lives with us. You read it right. My mother-in-law lives with us. My father-in-law passed away of cancer about 10 years ago, and she has been living with us for about that long now. What is your reaction when you read this? People usually think I am either a martyr or a saint. […]

Fairy Foals by Suzannah

June 23rd, 2008 / 4 Comments

Summer is a great time to catch up on reading, both for yourself and for your children. The libraries and bookstores are nicely air-conditioned, and the seats are comfortable! What types of books do you like to read? I just finished reading Fairy Foals with my daughter. In fact, we read it rather slowly because […]

5 ways a baby changes your life

June 19th, 2008 / 6 Comments

A friend who doesn’t have kids said today, “I am going to make sure that when I have kids, it’ll be when I am ready and really want them.” I thought I was ready when I was 29 and had my first child. Yet, being a parent so changed my life beyond what I could’ve […]

Summer vacation!

June 18th, 2008 / 3 Comments

I haven’t had time to post the last few days – Summer vacation started! Are your kids home for the summer like mine are? Do you find yourself out of routine, off schedule, and seem to get nothing done? And it’s ok! It’s ok to do things differently; it’s ok to have no routine; it’s […]

Hear it from the guys about modesty

June 11th, 2008 / 2 Comments

Have you noticed that It doesn’t come off well when we tell our girls to dress modestly? Yes, we’ve been told we are old-fashion, we are too conservative, we don’t know the current styles, we are out of date, everyone else wears it, etc., etc., etc. Girls basically dress to be attractive to boys, right? […]