This is a follow up to my previous Tiger Woods blog. Forgiveness is something we all need. Is that not true? I mean think about your worst transgression, now think about if everybody in America knew it. Know think about the person you are, and how you truly are not that worst trangression. You would not want anyone judging your entire life on your worst transgression. You are more than that. You are better than your worst flaw, your worst mistake. I think this needs to be said… Continue
Added by Karen Critcher on December 3, 2009 at 4:30am —
As far as Tiger Woods goes: We all make mistakes. We all have skeletons in our closets. I say this because I am not perfect and I have no right to throw stones. The troubles Tiger is having just brings to light a larger issue that no one talks enough about. When you cheat on your spouse, you cheat on your children. he pain in this world felt by so many children of divorce or conflict over infidelity is immeasurable and so damaging. Most people will still love Tiger, and most people will still… Continue
Added by Karen Critcher on December 2, 2009 at 9:30pm —
The public perception of bullying is that bullies are acting out to cover their own fears. They may indeed be afraid, but accepting this as a reason makes bullies sound like victims of their fears -- like we're supposed to feel sorry for them and not hold them responsible for their abusive actions.
The issue is not whether bullies are afraid. Bullies bully other people to feel powerful around them and to feel power over them. Bullies start out feeling like zeroes, like nobodies. When… Continue
Added by Sadiyya Patel on December 1, 2009 at 7:00am —
Is your child's inappropriate behavior a phase or are you using that as a way to make your child's behavior more acceptable?
Then you need to read -
Inappropriate Behavior - Why Parents Dismiss it as a Phase
Added by Sadiyya Patel on November 30, 2009 at 2:00am —
What I imagine goes on in my 9-month-old's mind:
Hm, lots of toys, lots of toys.
Let's see there's a round thing, a hard thing, and a - what the? - what's this squishy thing? And there's a...
I think -- I think -- I just spotted something I'm not supposed to touch. It has a wire and a keyboard and a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. Yep, yep, I know these things. Let's fire up this bad boy and...
Added by Michelle Horton on November 27, 2009 at 7:30am —
Does your ex husband spoil the kids rotten? Do you look like the mean one when you try to discipline them? These scenarios are not all that uncommon.
Vicki is the single mother of Alex (12), Ryan (8) and Jessica (6). To make ends meet, she works two jobs—as a receptionist during the week and part-time catering on weekends. She has been divorced from Mike, a supervisor for a building contractor, for two years. Her relationship with Mike is strained at best, hostile at… Continue
Added by Sadiyya Patel on November 26, 2009 at 7:30am —
The Kid’s Gym provides a preschool program where children have the opportunity for individual growth through developmental activities and “play”. All of our Preschool classes are building blocks to enable your child to fall in love with learning. Your child will gain knowledge of letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and how each of these play a part in creating this amazing world of academics we love to share.
A program dedicated to helping your child reach their full potential through… Continue
Added by The Kids Gym on November 23, 2009 at 1:24pm —
If you and your spouse take opposing roles in dealing with your kids, you’re not alone. Many parents take on the roles of “good cop” and “bad cop” in the family. For instance, Dad is the kid’s best buddy, and mom is the nag. Or dad is strict and mom is a sympathizer.
Which “cop” is right? And should you be a cop at all?…
Added by Sadiyya Patel on November 23, 2009 at 6:30am —
This week has been a little foggy for me. As some know, we had some bad news over the weekend and found out our dear little kitty, Ebby had kidney failure. It was terrible; I had seen changed behavior in her, a little lost weight and symptoms that reminded me of when she had a "kitty cold". But at the vet office we found out she was in very bad shape and there was really nothing the vet or we could… Continue
Added by Susan Heid on November 19, 2009 at 8:53pm —
Original Posting at NewlyParents.com
I just read a study that says having children makes for a happy marriage. The study, from the Journal of Happiness Studies (hard to take you seriously with a name like that) found that married couples find greater happiness by having a child. In fact, the more children you have the happier you become (… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on November 18, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Any of you who know me know I am not a big fan of Fox News or any news that gives me only one side of a story or argument. I also vaccinate my kids and believe most are designed to keep my own children healthy as well as those in my community. That being said, I am recommending you watch a video on Fox News about the risk of vaccinating your child against H1N1 and other vaccines in general. This Dr. has the same general viewpoint as I do and I found it refreshing.
Should you… Continue
Added by Kathy on November 18, 2009 at 10:53am —
This post is actually a part of my blog
on how I win my daughter's back
from her attachment to her nanny.
As a Career Mom, I only have about 45 minutes in the morning and 1 hour at night to be spent with my daughter. During the day, she spends more that 12 hours with her nanny.
At first, I was so… Continue
Added by Nieke L. Garnia on November 14, 2009 at 7:00am —
Communicating is an art. It is a learned skill. There are many ways to communicate, however for the purpose of this discussion we are going to focus on the verbal form of communicating.
Verbal communication is generally defined as the sharing of ideas, thoughts, and opinions through the process of speaking and listening. Communication is the glue that “connects” two people.
The art of communicating takes place when a thought, idea, or opinion is put forth toward another… Continue
Added by denny hagel on November 8, 2009 at 1:54pm —
Most of us don’t wear pointy, golden brassieres or sexy tight cat suits so it may not be so obvious but I am convinced that all mothers are either Super Hero’s or Goddesses. Personally, I am far from being Helen of Troy or Hestia I feel as though I am more of a cross between Hera and Aphrodite with a little Medusa thrown in.
In the past three months my superhuman powers have reached dangerously high toxic levels as I managed to survive four… Continue
Added by Jillylivi on November 5, 2009 at 10:40pm —
NOVEMBER UPCOMING EVENTS
November 7th – Our 3rd Annual Fall Festival from 11:00am – 2:00pm
Free open play for all kids, we will have food, a cake walk and lots of holiday specials! This event will be at our facility.
November 14th – South Shores 9th Annual Holiday Boutiques
We will have a booth set up to offer specials on our programs, as well as a tumbling zone for the kids to play in. We will also have an arts and craft center set up for the children to make… Continue
Added by The Kids Gym on November 4, 2009 at 1:02pm —
I put the kibosh on the unlimited Halloween candy fest the day after beggar’s night. The boys gorged for one glorious day.
“Gorge!! Are you serious??” my 13-year old protests as he reads over my shoulder. “I had one Butterfinger on beggar’s night! The next morning, as soon as we woke up, you told us we could only have two pieces.”
I think it was the way I announced how the candy would be rationed that was most annoying. In a strained accent, as if I were a professor at the… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on November 1, 2009 at 7:45am —
Ok, so here’s the deal. I’m not exactly as vigilant as I should be about what my kids watch. I tend to watch something, get seriously into it, and then when it’s too late, notice my kids are with me watching it, and it is TOTALLY inappropriate. Bad news. Well, this bad habit has come back to bite me in the ass in a somewhat disturbing, yet totally hilarious way. %
Here is a pic of my son’s latest homework assignment, front and back.…
Added by Jeniel Petrovich on October 27, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I tried not to swear in front of my oldest son well into elementary school, out of fear he would repeat it and I’d get the evil eye from all the good mothers, who said things like “golly” and “oopsy daisy” when they gouged their skulls in the corner of their kitchen cabinet, or slammed their hand in their car door in the school parking lot. But James would never repeat a bad word. He just knew. Vincent, however, is a parrot. Nothing can be said around Vincent that you don’t want repeated. He… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on October 20, 2009 at 8:13pm —
I was miraculously alone in my car the other day tuned into CBC, hoping to catch the dreamy voice of long- time crush, Jian Ghomeshi.
Being interviewed was Shane Earle, Mount Cashel Orphanage survivor. Something he said really resonated with me: the way we live each day as an adult is a constant reaction to how we were treated as a child.
That really spoke to me – although the majority of our years are spent as an adult, those childhood years are with us always. We carry… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on October 13, 2009 at 2:43pm —
Mommy, What is Heaven?
For the last two years, I have been dreading this moment in time. My five-year old asked me with a curious look in his eye. My mind raced, my heartbeat sped up. What do I say? How do I answer that question?
On Monday, September 21st, 2009, my husband lost his last grandfather to heart failure. We told the children that he died. They know what death is and are somewhat okay with the idea. They understand it when bugs and animals die, but they have… Continue
Added by Bethany Jones on October 7, 2009 at 9:01am —