Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Where did 2007 go?

Well, it's Mid-December, 2007. How did that happen already? I'm amazed at how quickly this year has flown by. We are headed into the holidays and before we blink, it will be 2008. It is so easy to get caught up in the craziness that defines each day and before you know it, the year has gone by and we didn't accomplish all that we had hoped. We are so busy being busy.

Join me in resolving to make 2008 a year of living and parenting with intention. Taking at least some moments in each day to appreciate the day, appreciate the kids at this age and just enjoy the moment before it's gone.

Our kids grow up so quickly. Enjoy each day and you will not only derive more pleasure from life, but you will be an incredible role model for your kids for living in the present and appreciating the gifts that each day brings.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Thanksgiving & Hanukkah 2007

Thanksgiving was here and gone. It is actually my favorite holiday because it doesn't involve the over-indulgence of anything except food and it reminds us to say "thank you" for what we have. Love that!

Tomorrow begins the holiday of Hanukkah. In my house, that means fitting the celebration in between homework assignments and showers, with lighting the candles and opening presents and hopefully, spending a few moments with each other.

Take a moment to enjoy this beautiful season and I will, too!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Thank a Veteran

Be sure to tell your kids about Veterans' Day. Today is the day that we take a moment to say thank you to all of the men and women who have served in our armed forces and enabled us to enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. Many have put their lives on the line and their families on hold in order to fight for and ensure those freedoms. Teach your kids about gratitude for the things we take for granted every day.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Welcome to the Balanced Parenting Blog!

I am so excited that the Balanced Parenting community now has a blog. It is my hope that this will be a place for support, education and sharing for all parents. Feel free to ask questions here and I will do my best to respond and others will have a chance to share their experiences, too.

Periodically, I will share a parenting thought in the hopes of spurring some conversation or just provoke some thinking.

Here is a quote to begin the conversation:
"Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be."
David Bly