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Talk To Your Kids About Online Safety

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 […]

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A Family Friendly Super Bowl

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 […]

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The Christmas Stork

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 […]

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Helping Kids Deal With Trauma

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 […]

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Haunting Words from a Child

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 […]

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BITS OF TIME

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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THE BEST FATHER’S DAY GIFT

There are some people you just cannot buy for, fathers included. Mother’s Day buying is so simple. Sometime the gift giving is a challenge because we really do not know our Dads. I did not really know my Dad very well. He was old enough to be my grandfather. About the time my youngest brother […]

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The Supreme Court: An Illustration of Family

  The death of Antonin Scalia has had a profound effect on the Supreme Court. He was one of the most vocal justices on the court.  Without him, the Supreme Court “family” changed.  People like Justice Thomas spoke for the first time in ten years during a session!  He is trying to fill the gap […]

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Relationship Growth Through Differences

When it comes to relationships, what color is your shamrock?  St. Patrick’s Day will soon be here when everything turns green.  Did you know that Irish Catholics wear green and Irish Protestants wear orange? 1 Having differences are okay as long as we can accept them and even realize growth from them. Our two boys […]

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You + Others = Happy!

Someone commented on the title of this blog, “Relationships Rock!” She said, “Yes, if they are good relationships!”  I suppose that’s true.  Have you ever thought about how good relationships add to your happiness? Conversely, how would your happiness be affected without these relationships? Consider these points: Relationships bring meaning – Being with others gives […]

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