Archives for 2016
How foods with hidden additive ingredients affect children’s behavior has been weighing on my mind as I’ve watched Mamas struggle with increasingly belligerent and aggressive kids.
This topic is just too important to ignore.
The ten Boom family of Haarlem, Holland were watchmakers by trade.
They also lived as devout Christians. Corrie was raised to understand that honoring God included respecting the Jewish people.
Here is Corrie ten Boom’s famous story of Betsie and the fleas from The Hiding Place: …
Recess. It was a huge part of our homeschool years, but for most young children who go into a school setting, what used to be a basic part of growing up has, in most cases, been shelved.
Teachers say their students have a hard time focusing in class. Some children feel ‘ready to explode’! They can’t even sit still during critical testing periods. It’s as though they are naturally wired for playing, running and jumping, as opposed to constant sitting, studying and reciting.
Some Texas teachers are trying to reverse this in their schools as we shall see, and that is a very good thing.
As a 16-year infertility patient, I had a high desire to connect with the 2 babies growing in my belly.
Thanks to that first scheduled ultrasound on day 18 after the GIFT procedure, we learned we had conceived, and we marveled at the flutter of two newly-formed beating hearts in what many call a ‘blob of tissue’. …
Empathy is a beautiful thing.
In an excellent article about empathy, Psychology Today states: ”
Empathy. It’s the bedrock of intimacy and close connection; in its absence, relationships remain emotionally shallow, defined largely by mutual interests or shared activities.
Without empathy, we could live and work side-by-side with other people, and remain as clueless about their inner selves and feelings as we are about those of strangers on a crowded subway car. Empathy isn’t just the engine for closeness and prosocial behavior; it also puts on the brakes when we are behaving badly and become aware of the pain we’re causing. Those of us who’ve had the misfortune of being intimate with someone high in narcissistic traits, combined with impaired empathy, know the devastation that can ensue. When there are no brakes and an excess of self-interest, you end up with scorched earth.”