Have you read this book by Dr Kevin Leman? 

I have listened to him via the ParentTalk radio program for many years (not sure why he is no longer on there).  He is funny and practical.  Wish I was a little more of that sometimes.

Mu hubby and I are reading this to , of course, get a new kid by Friday 🙂

So the first day, Monday, starts with thinking about how we respond to our children.

Tuesday was about Attitude, Behavior, and Character (and that means us too..mostly us actually)

Last night was on discovering what type of parent you are:  Authoritarian, Permissive, or  Authoritative.

Authoritarian – One who is big on rules with little to no flexibility.

Permissive – Would be one who wants to be friends with their child and everyday is Disneyland

Authoritative – Is a parent who is a healthy balance between the two.  Fun but has healthy authority over the child.

So where do you fall?

Hey I think this book is more about changing me then my child 🙂

Have an “Authoritative” Day!

Here is his website for all his wonderful resources : http://www.lemanbooksandvideos.com/store/


My mother passed away with cancer when I was 17.  She almost died from this disease when I was 9 so I grew up with cancer and it’s affects most of my life.  Cancer runs in my mother’s side of the family so it’s a big part of my medical history.  This was very apparent not too long ago when I had some precancerous treatment on my lip.  Now I am a mom and it’s very scary to think of this is my life.  I really do try to keep in mind when making choices like when to go in the sun, sunscreen, but also chemicals in my home.

I am very interested in some natural treatments that we can do in our everyday life as I think there are a lot of chemicals we could do without (ALL around us).  Now, I am not an extremist, yet :), but  I would just like to use less in my life and home.

Here are just a few simple tips I keep on hand for natural healing.  Of course, there is not a substitute for medial advise and I hold no medical degree! 

  • Ginger (try a couple of pieces of candied ginger or tea), chamomile, or peppermint for an upset tummy.
  • Oatmeal, milk, or (cooled) tea for sunburns.
  • Tea Tree Oil for athlete’s foot, cuts and scrapes, and dandruff.
  • Fluoride Toothpaste for acne (white and a little dab will do ya)
  • Duct Tape for Warts
  • Cinnamon has been reported to help lower cholesterol and blood sugar (and no I do not mean a Cinnamon Roll!!!)
  • Oregano is thought to be a Cancer Fighter

If you are interested in natural cures there are many resources on-line and in book form just really get to know your sources.

Here are a few web-links to help with medical issues:

www.healthfinder.gov   – Research your symptoms or current medical trends.  The kid section has links for nutrition.

www.cancer.org  – American Cancer Society

http://womenshealth.about.com/od/surgeryforgyndiseases/a/medicaltests.htm  –  A run down of tests women need to get.


Amazing Kitchen Cures, by Joey Green

Clean House, Clean Planet, by Karen Logan (If you are interested in natural cleaning – helps save on money as well.)

Also, I would recommend everyone to have a medical journal for you and your family members.  You can keep immunizations, all doctor info, medical history, etc in it.  Also, log all symptoms with dates so that you are ready when you or a family member goes to the doctor.  It is so hard to remember what happened and when.  Or is that just me?

I was just talking with a friend of mine about how are pediatricians know our children but we don’t know our doctors at all (or don’t have a primary care physician).  But kids go to the doctor at least once a year for a well-check.  And I know I am not the only one who’s children go way more than that!  How often do we go?  Our doctors don’t know us!  If we are healthy we may only go once a year or every few years…right?  They will only know what we provide.  So keep up regular visits with your primary care doctor and keep a journal.  They are good at what they do but last time I checked they aren’t mind readers.

Have a ‘Healthy’ Day!!!

Good Morning..Good Mooorning..It’s time to get a bloooging..Good Mornin…Good Mooorning to You! 🙂

I know not everyone agrees on the whole environment issue.  Some people believe in global warming and some do not (not here to debate that issue).  All I know is that God has given me things, and I need to make the best use of those resources. 

I have to say that recycling is usually my last choice because it involves using energy as well.  I much prefer reducing and reusing if I can.  Am I terrific at it, probably not, but I am trying.

No matter where you stand on this issue I hope that you will consider making a few choices that will honor Him with your possessions.  It also, as you can see with the list below, benefits others as well and what’s not to like about that?  Here are a few thoughts.  It’s also saves the other green..show me the money! 

As always I would love to here any other ideas that you have.

  • Recycle printer ink cartridges – Almost all office supply stores take them.
  • Recycle old cell phones – www.recellular.com/recycling
  • Use makeup that can be replenished
  • Computers – www.epa.gov/epaoswer (giving computers to local schools or reusing parts)
  • Before you throw away the butter wrappers, keep them in a bag or container in your fridge.  The next time you need to butter a dish use these instead.
  • Donate old usable coats to – www. onewarmcoat.org
  • Join your local Freecycle group
  • Paint with low VOC
  • Recycle Eyeglasses – www.lionsclubs.org
  • And my favorite…..Don’t forget about bringing friends together to swap items kids clothes, adult clothing, household items, media (books, videos, music), kitchen items, etc

I didn’t want to put too many things out there so it becomes overwhelming and not usable.  Hope you will share any tips you have.

P.S. Here is a blog I subscribe to and really enjoy the info:


Have a “Green” day!