Can a Child Have Too Many Toys?!

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Yes, but how many are too many?! The child with the fewest toys is the happiest, most creative, and most intuitive. I don’t have any studies to prove this, but I know this to be true beyond the shadow of a doubt. How do I know? Experience and Observation. I don’t have any statistics, but I know I’m right. If you disagree, then prove me wrong. Experience indoors When I was a kid, we had … Read more

A DIY Color-Coded Calendar for the Entire Family

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DIY Color-Coded Calendar for Family Schedules. With all the electronic gadgets available to us today, why is it still so hard to keep up with a family’s  schedules? One reason is that small children don’t have access to the devices we adults use. Since these gadgets need to be open to specific “pages” for the schedules to be viewed, the information is not easily accessible to everyone at any given time. Children need to learn … Read more

How to Know Who is in Charge – You or Your Child

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Subtle ways we delegate who is in charge I saw “who is in charge” with a little gal a few weeks ago. The conversation I struck up with a two-something miss while waiting in the check-out lane in Walmart was heart-warming. She was cute as a button and friendly as could be. Her father placed items on the belt as the cashier scanned and bagged them. Little Miss was happily chomping on some Cheetos while … Read more

Counting Gains Instead of Losses

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Today I’ll count my blessings, for the harvest time is near and the pumpkins and the corn shocks remind us all November’s here. I can sit among the weary, Count my troubles and my foes; I can look around, about me be like Job’s wife, or be like Job. So I look around, about me Find the blessings that I see and I list them, one by one, starting with one, then two, then three. … Read more

Why I Stayed Out of the Woods

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Safer Out of the Woods I stayed out of the woods because I knew it was the safest place to be. I did this mostly for me, myself, and mine. That’s because there are some places where it’s safer for me if I just stay away. I worry less, and my opinions are not heard if I stay away. I won’t say things I regret, and my stomach won’t get tied in knots. When a … Read more