Category: Practical Tips

In my distress

Over the past few months I’ve experienced an avalanche of emotions–most of them negative. I’ve been afraid, stressed, distressed, lonely, confused, worried, sad, angry, hesitant, even paralyzed at times. But I’ve found the secret to coping with those emotions and keeping them in check—or… Continue Reading “In my distress”

online sites for writers

Online Educational Sites for Writers (as of April, 2020) Agent Query                                       https://www.agentquery.com/default.aspx American Library Association           http://www.ala.org/alsc/ Build Book Buzz-terms                      https://buildbookbuzz.com/book-publishing-terms/ Writer’s Digest University                 https://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/ Writer’s Digest                                   https://www.writersdigest.com/ KidLit-voice                                      Reading Your Way to Great Writing Voice S.T.E.M.                                             https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/STEM-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics ThoughtCo.                                         https://www.thoughtco.com/ Mentors for Rent                   … Continue Reading “online sites for writers”

Parenting God’s Way

“…it’s important for parents to be parents and to take time for training their children. Mutual respect should be enforced at all times.” “…provide an environment of mutual respect, kindness, and balanced discipline when it is needed. You see, behavior is learned.” (From page… Continue Reading “Parenting God’s Way”

Monthly Writing Goals

I work well setting overarching goals. I don’t do well with micro goals. If you work the same way you may want to download this chart I created. Here is a PDF version to print and fill in. And here is an RTF version… Continue Reading “Monthly Writing Goals”

Family Traditions

Family traditions root our children in their pasts and strengthen them to grow and branch out into their futures. Most of us think about holiday events or practices when asked about family traditions. But they don’t need to be limited to special days. A… Continue Reading “Family Traditions”

Eat Your Veggies

Summer gives us a bounty of luscious fruits and vegetables. I love them. But your kids might not be so big on treats that “come in their own packaging.” Here are a few ideas for sneaking fruits and vegetables into their diets. SMOOTHIES: Combine… Continue Reading “Eat Your Veggies”

Advice from Dr. Kevin Leman

Parenting Advice from Dr. Kevin Leman in Have a New Kid by Friday (Revell, 2008) Just some tidbits of advice from international Christian speaker, radio personality, and psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman. Most of this advice pertains to parenting OLDER children. So, please consider carefully… Continue Reading “Advice from Dr. Kevin Leman”

5 Love Languages – Acts of Service

This post by Jean Matthew Hall is part of a ten-part series for parents on the Five Love Languages of Children. It is based primarily on the book The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell, M.D. (Northfield Publishing, 1997)… Continue Reading “5 Love Languages – Acts of Service”

5 Love Languages – Gifts

This post by Jean Matthew Hall is part of a ten-part series for parents on the Five Love Languages of Children. It is based primarily on the book The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell, M.D. (Northfield Publishing, 1997)… Continue Reading “5 Love Languages – Gifts”

5 Love Languages – Quality Time

This post by Jean Matthew Hall is part of a ten-part series for parents on the Five Love Languages of Children. It is based primarily on the book The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell, M.D. (Northfield Publishing, 1997)… Continue Reading “5 Love Languages – Quality Time”

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