Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
The winner will receive some great smelling Primitive Easter Eggs, Bunny Recipe Cards & Place Cards that I made, a cute Mary Engelbreit Address Book and a Creamy Custard & Blushing Apple Candle! Sorry but the red shelf and antique egg carton are not included.
Here’s the simple rules and how to enter!
- Anybody within the
may participate; bloggers, friends, neighbors, family members, etc. U.S.
- To enter into the drawing just leave a comment on this post. Easy enough! Please leave an e-mail address in your comment and as a example to avoid scammers from snagging your email you can do this: christylaverty(at)hotmail(dot)com.
- Now for an additional entry, if you have a blog and mention the giveaway you will get another entry! Leave me a comment with your blog address so I can check it out. But what if you don’t have a blog? You can still get another entry by emailing at least 5 of your friends about the giveaway (just cc me so I know you did it: christylaverty(at)hotmail(dot)com). Don’t forget to give them a link to the blog so they too can check out the give-away and enter to win as well.
- For an extra entry, become one of my followers! For those of you who already are a follower, leave me a comment that you are and I’ll enter your name again for the drawing!
- So, you’ve got a chance for 3 entries into the drawing. Good luck!
The cut-off date for the drawing is Tuesday at so I can get you your package before Easter. We will draw a name and announce it on our blog and then your goodies will be sent. Good luck and don’t forget to check back to see if you won!!!
Friday, March 26, 2010
They smell soooo good! They are sitting in my foyer and each time I walk past them the sweet smell of cinnamon greets me. I would have liked to have left them out on a country plate or in a shallow country bowl but I knew that it would be too big of a temptation for our kittens. I didn’t want to wake up one morning and find cinnamon all over my white carpet! Now, I’ve got a BIG surprise coming up tomorrow but it will remain a secret until then. So come back and see what the suspense is all about!
Now on to the Practical Parenting… This week, it is discussing the “final leg” of school as summer is on the horizon and how we can help our kids motivated.
The “final leg” and the “last leg.” These are two very similar phrases, but with very different meanings. When we return from Spring Break we will be starting our 3rd quarter of school – you might say we are on the final leg of our school year. So, how do you keep your child motivated and help them finish this final leg of the year strong? How do you keep them from feeling that they are on the last leg?
One thing that is very important is your attitude about the last quarter of school. If you express to your child that you are tired and can’t wait until summer break – guess what they will begin to express? That right – your child will oftentimes mirror your feelings and emotions. What your child needs from you at this time of year is renewed excitement and encouragement to do their best.
The last quarter of the school year is one where many new and challenging concepts are introduced, and the final touches are made to be sure your child is ready for the academics of the next grade level. I have seen many children “fade” at this time of the year. As a school, we will keep your child as motivated as we can, but we need your help as well.
Keep giving your child that position motivation and reinforcement that you gave them at the beginning of this school year. Now would be a good time to be checking on their homework situation, and on projects that are in the works.
Determine now how you will help your child think this time of year is as important as the beginning of the year. Pray daily with your student for God’s strength and motivation to help them finish strong. Pray that very thing for yourself as well. Approach this time of the year with the determination to finish strong on this “final leg” of the school year.
So, remember to stop by tomorrow for my BIG surprise. Until then, have a great day!
Okay...you twisted my arm! I'll give you a little hint. 100th post tomorrow and a give-away!!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
On to last weeks Practical Parenting and then a treat for you and the one you love! Are you tuned in to what your children are saying? Read the following that our Principal had to say about listening carefully to your children and problems at school.
Well...I'm sorry but you cannot click the picture to open it in another window. If you right click it to copy it, it is really small for some reason and then when you enlarge it, it is distorted. Sorry! I have been playing with it and trying to figure out how to fix the problem but have been unsuccessful. If you would like, I can email you the card. Leave me a comment and we'll try that!
Friday, March 5, 2010
As most of you know, our daughters attend a Christian school and each week our Principal includes a “Practical Parenting” section in our weekly newsletter that comes home every Thursday. I’m going to attempt to include it in my blog each week. It’s always nice to get some additional guidance on raising these precious children that God has placed in our lives. Have a great weekend!
Several years ago we had a speaker share with our parents some great ideas on talking children through a discipline situation. Here are his ideas.
Identify your child’s misbehavior. Describe exactly what they did. Describe how that misbehavior impacts other people. Suggest an alternative, acceptable behavior. Tell them what the consequence will be. Reiterate your expectation for next time.
Walk your child through the 4 A’s:
ADMIT – Be honest. Admit what you did that was wrong.
APOLOGIZE – Say, “I’m sorry for….” Apologize to everyone you have hurt or offended.
ACCEPT – Accept the consequences or discipline for your actions without anger.
AMENDS – Make amends. Fix, pay for, replace, or make up for what you’ve done. Next time change or correct the behavior.
Your child is in process (actually all of us are). Your job is to teach them the Godly way to walk through this life – making the right choices and correcting the wrong ones. It is a great honor to raise children as well as a great responsibility.