Giving a Helping Hand


Are you feeling like you are doing more than your fair share of work in the home and you are pleading for a break? Been there, done that! Everyone else is slothing-out practicing their part in the Big Couch Potato contest while you’re slaving away in the kitchen, vacuuming under [...]

Giving a Helping Hand2018-06-01T13:59:43-05:00

Emergent Attitude Towards Brilliance


Wow! That sounds like a really intellectual heading. Actually, it is. This article was recommended by a PPE parent. Funnily enough, I had just read about it a couple of days before on a social media site. It’s really all about the stereotypes we set in children’s minds by our [...]

Emergent Attitude Towards Brilliance2018-06-01T13:59:43-05:00

Sometimes You Really Want to Laugh


Isn’t it good to be able to belly-laugh? To be able to laugh at a good joke? To laugh along with your friends who have a great sense of humor? To laugh at life instead of being over-serious about the things that we allow our minds to dwell on for [...]

Sometimes You Really Want to Laugh2018-06-01T13:59:43-05:00

Money’s Not Everything, But It Sure Helps


I’m bereft of the joy pocket money or an allowance can bring. Growing up, we were too poor for our parents to give three boys an allowance. We had no telephone until I was 15 years old. No TV until I was 16. My middle brother and I had a [...]

Money’s Not Everything, But It Sure Helps2018-06-01T13:59:43-05:00

It’s Okay to Fail


“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill We live in a country that appears to have immortalized the phrase, “No failure, at all costs.” We feel bad if every child in a sports team or in a classroom doesn’t get some form of [...]

It’s Okay to Fail2018-06-01T13:59:44-05:00

Wearing Yourself Ragged


Have you ever wondered why you’re so exhausted all the time? Your sleep index has sunk to an all-time low! Your head’s just about to explode or drag on the ground. Your family ‘taxi’ undergoes a tire change every year because you are burning up the rubber carting your kids [...]

Wearing Yourself Ragged2018-06-01T13:59:44-05:00

When Will It Ever End?


I was the youngest of three boys, all born within 33 months! Do you think we ever had any sibling rivalry? Oh, yes! Three young boys with all that pent-up energy! We hit. We wrestled. We fought with words, yet overall we were really well-behaved children. Our father, (You thought [...]

When Will It Ever End?2018-06-01T13:59:44-05:00

Why Stop Celebrating?


Wow! These last two weeks have been so busy, haven’t they? Many of you will be glad all the hard work is over. Buying gifts, preparing special meals, entertaining relatives, and getting your schedules back in operation can be downright wearisome. Celebrating can be so much fun! Now we settle [...]

Why Stop Celebrating?2018-06-01T13:59:44-05:00

Forever Fun in the Family


I absolutely love creating positive memories for others. Throughout my life I have had so much fun. I cannot remember having uproarious fun in our family life when I was growing up. We were poor, without a vehicle, phone or TV, but we were happy and very much loved. I [...]

Forever Fun in the Family2018-06-01T13:59:44-05:00

But They Are Really Nice People


Who really knows what goes on behind closed doors? There are families that create an ‘inside the home persona’ and another for outside of the home. Children are told that what happens inside the home stays there (a sort of Vegas home model). Fake news is the new social media [...]

But They Are Really Nice People2018-06-01T13:59:44-05:00