Only YOU can create your own life!! Yes that’s true. There is no one who can write the way you have to live your life except for you. You have to create your own opportunities, you own LUCK. YOU, yes..YOU!! Life isn’t about the opportunities that are handed to us, it is about creating the […]
” The Holiday Season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.” Terri Marshall We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill I awoke this morning with devout Thanksgiving for my friends, […]
Well, I do believe I’m done with any shopping I’m gonna do. Hope our adult kids enjoy their stocking stuff. I’m thinking about baking some cookies on Wednesday to take round to some neighbors with an invite to the Christmas Eve services at our church. It will be a wonderful mix of fun and wonder […]
Raising happy, healthy, and self-confident children is a much more difficult job than it seems.
I’ve studied this topic for many years and have even developed many programs and speeches on this very topic. I found out before I had my first child, and I have 4 children and 5 grandchildren, that there are certain ways that parents respond to and interact with their children that help ensure their success in life.
1) Ensure Your Children Have Rules
A few years ago now, my younger daughter thought it would be fun to start having a theme for our Christmas celebrations. We started off with colour themes, red one year, purple another. Then we moved on to more ambitious themes requiring a whole lot more planning!
Christmas 2014 is shown in the photo above – a Griswald Family Christmas straight out of National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation” starring Chevy Chase. We had so much fun organising our costumes and even acting out some of our favourite scenes – even the infamous scene where Cousin Eddy declares, “Shitter’s full…” while pumping effluent into the storm drain… Our horse truck made the perfect full-sized prop!
Christmas 2015 was a “Handmade Christmas” with clothing and gifts all needing to be handmade is some form or another. Everyone did a great job with whatever crafting skills they had!
This year our theme is “Spooky Christmas”. The youngest daughter has her Christmas tree set up with a giant purple spider, instead of a star, on the top (a leftover from Halloween). It will be very interesting to see what everyone comes up with for a costume to fit the theme. I’m sure it will be a good topic for another blog post on Boxing Day… lol