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Teaching a Kid about Goal Setting

Just recently, my daughter told me that she wanted to have a specific board game.  I told her that she has more than enough toys and maybe we can give some to charity so she’ll have space for the new board game.  She wanted it so badly that I eventually said, “Maybe you can save up for it?”.  She liked the idea.  Now, my daughter is in the First Grade so I was wondering what she can do to earn that money.  It was an opportunity to teach her and my son about goal-setting.              Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2007 in Uncategorized

 

Thought for the Week…

May we not become so busy, harried and over-committed that we neglect that part of our soul that is fed and sustained by friendship.                   ~Marilyn Meberg~

This, more than anything else, is a conviction for me.  I have been so busy the past weeks that I have neglected other more important things in my life.  I am trying to do everything all at the same time.  Naturally, I can’t.  I end up beat and tired in the evenings.  Maybe too much that I rarely go out and enjoy playing with the kids in the backyard.  Between chores, errands, driving the kids to their respective activities, I just cannot gather more strength to do just that.  My daughter asks me all the time if we can play at the park when I get home.  But then, I need to cook and prepare dinner.  So, even if I feel bad for them, my routine has been so regular that I find myself not even thinking about it.  (Ok, now I feel worse…).  My mom is here for a visit, but for some strange reason, I am more busy than I was before.  She helps a lot – I mean A LOT!  But why am I more busy?  I don’t have an answer for that right now but when I do, I will let you know… 😉

Here’s a challenge…   Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2007 in Uncategorized