My son and I had a discussion on the difference between being happy and having joy. I often say the phrase, "Out of the mouths of babes", in reference to the amazing things that children speak into existence . Children can say the most intriguing in thought provoking words to describe life. They use their creative… Continue reading Out Of The Mouths Of Babes: How My Son Broke Down The Meaning Of Joy
The 365 mindset of adopting gratitude is an attitude is a daily lifestyle to incorporate not just individually, but it's beneficial in doing so as a family. Families who collectively unite in the decision to choose to find gratitude in even the smallest of gestures and amenities are discovered to be more happy together. Find… Continue reading Collective Gratitude 365 As A Family Lifestyle
I learned about Grandparent's Day a few years back through a presentation at a church we were visiting. It's one of those holidays that kind of gets swept under the rug from the usual commercialism of American holidays for some reason. I've always been extremely close to my grandmother, and the care of her love… Continue reading Minnie and Mini :A Grandmother’s Love
You're in the mindset of getting something done. You're completely focused, and you have it timed to about when you will be finished. There is a shadow lurking near by, and suddenly you hear a voice that asks, "Mama, can I help?" It's cute in thoughtfulness at first, but you think in your head… Continue reading Let Them Help
Kids may forget to push their chairs under the table after dinner, but they never forget a promise. They are like the elephant that never forgets! My eldest daughter asked before the start of summer to go on a one on one road trip together to the beach. She is very sweet in… Continue reading A Promise Is A Promise !
It was the last week of camp for my morning class for which I taught music and movement. I wanted to do something special for my morning large group class of diverse ages. They were always so enthusiastically willing to participate in whatever I taught them. I decided to give them a little certificate… Continue reading Awarded From The Start
The biggest test of your efforts as a parent is watching your children take initiative in doing what they believe is right without your urge in imput. My eldest two children have begun to take more of an active role in taking initiative at home in helping beyond their expected chores, and I couldn't… Continue reading A Helping Hand