We have all seen television shows featuring interviews with centenarians. Many of these one hundred plus years “young” souls had wrinkles and white, gray or sparse hair. Many of them were in wheelchairs or not as “able” physically as they used to be. But if you look into the face and eyes of many of … More How to Keep Your Inner Child Alive and Well
I published this blog post first on June 30, 2019. I am reposting it because I want all of us to remember some major points of our survival. The news that morning told of violent actions done by people who were filled with hate, fear and prejudice against those of different races or cultures. I … More One Little Child
(This post was written several years ago. Isaac is continuing to grow and enjoy life.) I want to express thanks for people, stories, and incidents that have inspired or impacted my life in a positive way. My niece once posted the question, “What inspires you?” My mind was barraged with a number of different inspirational … More Thankful for Children
My grandmother, Nina Alexander, was born in 1901, 36 years after the Civil War. Nina spent her earliest years on her family farm in Georgia. She lost four of her ten siblings, during her youth. (Death at an early age was not uncommon during those times.) When her diabetic father died from complications from a … More My Maternal Grandmother’s Early Life
I am almost 71 years young. Many people have told me I look much younger than my age. Like any other woman, that comment makes me feel really good. But I always attribute whatever “it” is to my inner child. Some helpful hints to keeping your inner child alive and well: 1. Relax! Take … More Make Your Life Happier
The little girl was hungry but didn’t want to wait for supper. She had had a rough day of learning not to hit her slightly older brother, who wouldn’t give her his toy. She had already played with her toys and wanted something different to play with. Sylvie complained to her mother. “Why can Charlie … More Chocolate Chip Cookie Equals Happiness?
I pride myself on my love of nature and self-taught knowledge of nature and animals. My parents sought to give my siblings and I many rich, educational, wonderful adventures as we traveled to Mexico, the World’s Fair, Expo 67, in Montreal, the mountains, beaches, zoos, and camping in our travel trailer, and later a mobile … More I Tried!!
I was always a curious child, full of questions, taking in information especially from the adult world that I didn’t always comprehend. I did love to be read to and had watched lots of Westerns on TV. One part of the Westerns I was in love with were the horses. That’s a story for another … More How I Almost Ended My Life at 6 Years Old
Over time parents can learn good parenting skills and know just the right things to say and do to make Mom and Dad good parents. Here are some parenting skills which can be used with love, compassion, and understanding. Patience Each day a child can give us a multitude of challenges to our patience. Erratic … More 6 Great Parenting Skills
Dear El., Happy First Birthday!! In some ways it seems that you are the gift to us and it is our birthday! You are such a treasure of cuteness, determination, laughter, and have the charm that most babies your age have. I was so thrilled when your parents named you El., because your name was chosen … More My First Granddaughter’s First Birthday