Everywhere you turn these days it is easy to find a parent ‘getting onto’ their child. Sometimes it’s enough to make a parent stop and think, “Do I sound like that when I am correcting my child?” As a busy single parent it is easy to come across as harsh when correcting your children and [...]
To get away from all the distractions at home I’m sitting here using the wi-fi at McDonald’s and I noticed a lady driving by in the drive-through lane with the cigarette to her mouth and it was reminded of just how stupid smoking looks and is.
I finally quit smoking about 17 years ago. I [...]Continue Reading →
This is one of my favorite passages from the Bible, Matthew 15:18; “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.”
I was raised hearing, “if you don’t have anything nice to say then you shouldn’t say anything at all”. I am far from perfect [...]Continue Reading →
The development of a child’s personality is influenced by a multitude of events and circumstances. Economical and social factors play a direct role of influencing children’s personalities. One could compare a child’s personality to the computer and the Internet as a computer learns from what is imputed into it and an Internet’s search engine presents [...]Continue Reading →
“Mom, when are you going to buy me my first box of condoms?”
That was the question my 14 year-old son asked me yesterday. He probably had heard me tell someone how I bought my oldest son his first box of condoms when he turned 14. He then followed with, “I’m just kidding.” But was [...]Continue Reading →
Living on a budget is a must-do for most single parents but this doesn’t mean we have to give up on the idea of healthy eating. Sometimes the biggest problem is just getting the kids to adapt to eating less junk food and actually eating their veggies. Have no fear – it can be done!
[...]Continue Reading →
Dating as a single parent can be like learning to ride a bicycle again. You don’t want to rush into it just to find yourself in yet another crash and burn incident. Dating is not going to be as simple as the first time around because now there is a whole new set of rules. [...]Continue Reading →
Life as a single parent is many things but it is definitely not boring. Life as a single parent is joyful, creative, challenging, loving, and sometimes lonely. I like to compare my life to a roller coaster – it has its ups and its downs and around every corner it brings something new so my [...]Continue Reading →
Ever notice the child that is screaming because mommy or daddy is trying to take them into a public restroom? Public restrooms are notorious for having monsters in their toilets. It is a loud scary monster that sucks you in as the water in the bowl swirls down the mysterious hole. Potty training would be [...]Continue Reading →
I came across this Internet radio talk show that asked the question, “Are single parents ruining our country?” At first I was enraged at the implication – read any crime-racial study and statistics show that blacks are responsible for most of the crime committed in America so it would be just as fair [...]Continue Reading →