Tag Archives: teenagers

Family Service Idea

"El Bichito" children

Okay, this may not seem so “real” to you, but it is for me. Have you ever wished for ways to help your kids learn to recognize their blessings besides just telling them what they are? Or to realize that they are fortunate … Continue reading

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Teenagers and Mother’s Day

Ideas of how to celebrate Mother’s Day with teenagers. Continue reading

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Back-to-School Homework for Parents

One thing I don’t enjoy about beginning the school year is the piles of paperwork the kids bring home for me to do. Emergency cards, volunteer surveys, and most of all, (we get this most with the middle schoolers) the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Olympics, Moms, and Greatness

even the Olympics are as great as you can be

Watching the opening ceremonies and the first events of the Olympics has been inspiring. One of my favorite moments was the clip with the Queen and her arrival into the stadium by parachute. I liked her stoicism and hearing that … Continue reading

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The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank

Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in … Continue reading

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Moral Movie Reviews

beauty and the beast disney movie

I used to be able to determine which movies my kids watched, and I would just try to avoid those that I wasn’t sure were appropriate. Though without watching the movie, it can be hard to tell what’s going to … Continue reading

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Money Bookkeeping for Kids

money ledger to help kids learn money skills

Teaching kids to Save, Budget, and keep track of their money can be a tricky job! But teaching them to use a book-keeping ledger, now THAT comes in handy! Continue reading

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A High School Grad
Don’t You Wish You Were ‘1 2 ?!

high school seniors walk onto field for graduation

I’ve been seeing that around lately. I can honestly say I do not wish I were a 2012 high school graduate, but I am really happy with the fact that I have one. Can you pick him out? That’s my … Continue reading

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The Pasadena Tournament of Roses
  A New Year’s Day Tradition

Pasadena Tournament of Roses logo

When I was growing up, I lived in and around Pasadena (outside of Los Angeles in California). Every New Year’s morning, everyone there either attends the Rose Parade or watches it on TV. Many camp out overnight on the parade … Continue reading

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Older and Younger Kids

When I was a kid, I thought it was a little strange when I found out a friend of mine had older siblings that I didn’t even know about. They were married already. Later I thought that families that had … Continue reading

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