I belong to a local Optimist club. Please don’t tell me you haven’t heard of the Optimist Club! Okay, don’t feel bad about that. Many don’t know such a group exists. To know more about them visit their website. They have a great creed. At times members bring an auction item to raise funds for the club. […]
by Jesse Frank from Kidguard Relationships require three things to survive: communication, consistency, and honesty. This is true for all relationships, not just adult ones. We need to keep an honest and constant dialogue open with our children for our relationship with them to be its best. That’s why it’s important to not shy away […]
The Big Game and sometimes stupid commercials are just around the corner. HOW CAN A FAMILY HAVE FUN TOGETHER ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY? Here are some suggestions: Families with children containing one Non-Super Bowl Parent (NSBP): After safely shutting the Super Bowl Parent (SBP) in a sound proof room (Little kids shouldn’t hear the sideline […]
A young boy got to thinking, “I wonder where babies come from.” He decided to go straight to the authority. “Mom, where do babies come from?” he asked. She replied, “The stork brings them.” Not satisfied he went to his grandmother and asked the same question and received the same answer. One day his friend […]
What happens when a woman is thankful? Webster’s definition of ‘Thankful’ is – conscious of benefit received. It’s good to look both ways – at how the world can be affected, and dare I say – CHANGED – when men AND women are thankful, but today I am going to talk from my perspective, […]
I have a friend who used to be a cabinet-maker. I said “used’’ to be a cabinet-maker. Like so many, the saw eventually takes a chunk out of something. In this case, it was the tops of two or three fingers. My wife felt sorry for him, especially in the winter, so she tailored some […]
Today, yet another mass killing took place at a Texas church. One of those was the 14-year-old daughter of the pastor. You may be asking, “How do I help my child deal with public trauma?” First, recognize your own response to the event. What can you do to minimize the trauma for yourself? Talk with […]
In my late teens, I worked at a grocery store after school. I would get off at 10:00 PM. I’d grab a treat and settle in for some late night TV. Often, there would be a scary movie. By the end of the movie, I would be too afraid to move off the couch. I […]
As I write this we’ve witnessed the beginning of the “Me Too” movement. It’s where people, mostly women, are speaking up about being abused. That sure beats suffering in silence. Many couples find themselves suffering in silence. One or both refuse to talk about any problems. I’ve worked with many couples during my career […]
We take care of our two-year-old granddaughter during the week. I work at home which means I don’t work at home :). I’ve always been one that needs a big block of time in order to write something. Now my block has been shattered to bits! I’ve learned to be productive in little spaces of […]
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