Kindness, Relationships

Outstanding Lessons for You From a Special Stranger

 Outstanding lessons can come from many places If you have been following this site at all, you have most likely seen that I tend to be a bit frugal. I decided to reward myself this past week by going to see a movie that I wanted to see. This means it did not have superheroes or animated… Read More Outstanding Lessons for You From a Special Stranger

Parenting, Relationships

The Portrayal of Foster Parents in This Is Us

 This Is Us on NBC Season 2 of This Is Us takes us on a journey of becoming foster parents. My husband and I foster children. So, I just wanted to share my thoughts with you on this touching episode. Randall and his wife, Beth, have decided they are ready to become foster parents. They… Read More The Portrayal of Foster Parents in This Is Us

Parenting, Relationships

One Amazing Way to Know Your Child’s Heart

 Do you ever worry whether everything you say is sticking with your child? Are you concerned about how they see the world? Do you want to know your child’s heart? Of course! You are a mother, and parents worry about their children. If you want to know your child’s heart is in the right place, surround your… Read More One Amazing Way to Know Your Child’s Heart

Parenting, Relationships

13 Ways Your Words Can Help Your Kids

 Help Your Kids with Your Words – 13 Ways Words are such an amazing force. Your words can help your kids or do such great damage. Words stick with people over time, so even though they are spoken in just a moment of time the effects are much greater. Let’s look at some ways your… Read More 13 Ways Your Words Can Help Your Kids

Parenting, Relationships

Help Another Mom who is Struggling

 It doesn’t take long to help another mom when she is struggling. Want to know how you can easily help another mom? I saw a mom at the bowling alley the other day, and she looked totally frazzled because her child in the stroller was throwing a fit. She also was trying to herd her young son… Read More Help Another Mom who is Struggling

In the Kitchen, Relationships

Make Dinnertime Memories With Your Children

  Make Dinnertime Memories Why?  I have this need as a mother-   It is very important to me to make dinnertime memories with my family. When my kids grow up, I want them to look back fondly with plenty of happy family memories. Dinner can easily become a time of complaining about not liking the… Read More Make Dinnertime Memories With Your Children

Parenting, Relationships

Parents Need Continuing Education – Here is My Plan

 Parents Need Continuing Education Yes, parents need continuing education. But, parents are not required to have it. Actually, we never have to learn appropriate parenting techniques in the first place. (Don’t even get me started on this). Let me show you my plan for continuing education! According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, engineers are required… Read More Parents Need Continuing Education – Here is My Plan

Parenting, Relationships

Don’t Steal My Happy! How to Keep Your Good Mood All Day Long

 Don’t Steal My Happy! I will sometimes tell my kids “Don’t steal my happy” because I want to stay happy for the day. Most mornings I start off in a great mood, but depending on the mood of my kids that can quickly change. Here are some ways you can keep your good mood all… Read More Don’t Steal My Happy! How to Keep Your Good Mood All Day Long

Parenting, Relationships

Parenting Mistakes and Why They are a Good Thing

 Parenting mistakes and Why They are a Good Thing-  We all make mistakes. No one is perfect. But don’t let that stress you out. Because your mistakes actually help your kids! No one should ever feel bad about not being perfect. Parenting advocates tell us we are allowed to make mistakes. I don’t believe anyone… Read More Parenting Mistakes and Why They are a Good Thing

Parenting, Relationships

Happiness Comes in Many Forms

 Happiness is all around us – We just have to take time to appreciate it! Here are some of the things in my life that make me smile.                       Happiness in the little things I also have learned to appreciate the small things in life.… Read More Happiness Comes in Many Forms