Susan Kimber-Skeete's Blog – December 2012 Archive (4)

Establishing Traditions

Last week as I frantically prepared for Christmas day It dawned on me that I was missing out on what Christmas was really about. I was somewhat ashamed and angry with myself for spending hours in the stores only to return home absolutely exhausted and irritable. This was not me at all.  I enjoy the serenity of the holidays and spending quality time with my…

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Added by Susan Kimber-Skeete on December 27, 2012 at 11:52pm — No Comments

SUNDAY SUPPER - HUG YOUR CHILD

This evening when we sat down to supper my 10 year old daughter asked my husband and me about the shooting in Connecticut.  I was shocked as my husband and I had decided to wait until this evening to discuss it with her because we knew she would hear about it in school on Monday morning. In a matter of seconds  I grabbed "J" and began to hug her. "Mommy, I can't breath"  she said as she gasped for air. I was terrified for her to leave my side.  I begin to reflect internally on September 11,…

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Added by Susan Kimber-Skeete on December 16, 2012 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Encourage Your Child To Volunteer

Several days ago "J" and I spent a few hours volunteering. We were making a difference while sharing quality time together.  Volunteering is selfless and gets kids away from the mentality that everything is about them. Rather than starting out their lives with a view of entitlement, they are more likely to have a greater understanding of responsibility, compassion,  and tolerance. "J" has  met with people who have different cultural views, values, and economic circumstances.  Find volunteer…

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Added by Susan Kimber-Skeete on December 9, 2012 at 8:40pm — 2 Comments

Just Another Manic Sunday

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2qjAriplVU

Have you ever had one of those days? You know-those days when you feel like a broken record.  When you have to repeat yourself over and over and over and.......okay, I won't drone on.  I think it best to illustrate just how the day went. Check out thisYouTube video and please try to keep up.  It's evening now and the rest of the family is settling down for the…

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Added by Susan Kimber-Skeete on December 3, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments

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