No Fuss Parenting – Teach Kids to Sit Still

How I taught my kids to sit still in church

    Teaching my kids to sit still is the best thing I ever did as a parent, and by sit still I really mean to sit quietly on my lap or beside me with minimal fidgeting. Let’s face it, sitting still is hard work, even for adults. This teaching process happened by accident.  It [...]

No Fuss Parenting – Discipline

Discipline does more than correct bad behavior, it teaches good behavior - Win your Child's Heart

Part 1 – No Fuss Parenting   ***********     Discipline divides. It draws a line in the playground sand, and separates the good parents from the bad parents. At least that’s how we think of it, more often than not. I’ve been at the playground when a child acts up and twenty pairs of [...]

My Hubby’s Sticky Buns


Hope you all had a happy Father’s Day and enjoyed your weekend.  We had a really nice, pretty relaxing Father’s Day. We ate almond sticky buns for breakfast, but I cheated and made them on Saturday night.  They were still very fresh when I woke up at 6:15 (AM) to warm the oven and reheat [...]

Raising A Generation of…

Thoughts on Raising the Next Generation - seems to be resonating with a lot of parents

  We’re raising a generation of overly sensitive, sniveling, weak kneed, spineless, lazy children.  We’ve exchanged the virtues of honor, discipline, fortitude, service, bravery, and loyalty with fun, excitement, whim, laziness, selfishness, and non-commitment. By WE, I mean ME.  By WE, I mean probably YOU too.  And by WE, I mean US as a society. [...]

Parenting 2010 Style


The other day I read this blog post and ever since I’ve been thinking about the way we parent today.  More specifically, the way I parent.  Frankly I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s ridiculous.  In 2010 and probably for many years prior, we have set unrealistic expectations for parents and children alike. Please understand, [...]