This Christmas Give Your Child the Gift of Praise and Unconditional Love

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If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child learns to feel shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement he learns confidence
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
He a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.

What is your parenting style? Do you hover like a vulture, jutting out your talons at every wrong move?

Do you offer praise when you see your child do a kind act he thought nobody noticed? -Like share a small toy, try a new food without complaining, hold a door for his sister, wrestle with his little brother playfully while you made a casserole....

Pay attention as much to the positive as the negative.... Catch your children doing good. It's something I have to work on every. single. day.
:-)

Give yourself a report card every day. How did you do? If you're not sure, as your children and apologize when needed. Even adults need to admit their shortcomings. Children are forgiving souls and love with open arms. So should we....

Moral of my story? Hug more, yell less!

Thanksgiving Highlights

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The Menu


My little Helpers:
My peeler extraordinaire!



My little stuffing makers






Aunt Donna's pumpkins for pie:





Olive fingers!



A turkey for me a turkey for you. My turkey looks like a big brown shoe.



Stuffing- my favorite part!


Brothers <3 I am thankful to god for my five, smart, strong, handsome boys. Boys ROCK!!!!


Ready to eat!


Tired, but hungry!


Food... We want food.


I want rolls... This many!



Daddy was up late... Can you tell?


Hi, Mom!


Hi, Daddy!


That turkey was goooood! MmmppphhhrrrrzzzzzzZzzzzzz.


I'm 10 months!!!!!


Peace Out!

Help Me Win a Photo Shoot

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If I have any faithful readers.... Who also happen to use Facebook.... Can you do me a favor, please?


I ONLY need 37 more votes to TIE the LEADER!!! That's amazing! Can anyone else please vote for my pic? I am attempting to win a free photo shoot. I'd love to get some fam photos- anyhow- There's a contest- Go to Tiffany Wolfe Photography's page and "like" it. Then "like" or comment on my pic to vote for it. It's one of my kids entitled "Tower of Babies" It will take you 30-60 seconds! THANKS BUNCHES!! Voting ends **TODAY** after turkey dinner!!

Have a happy turkey day!!

Thanks you, thank you!!!!!!
This is the pic:


Peace Out!

Grandma

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Rocks! It's BINGO TIME!!!












Peace Out!

If I Had a Theme Song

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I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At such'n'such ... it wouldn't matter much

I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an 'Atta boy' or 'Atta girl'
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world

I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy

I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthly list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy

Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, "Well Done" good and faithful one...


"Legacy" -Nichole Nordemon

Pretty much how I've felt my entire life put into a song

Why I Love Children

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They are easily entertained.



Such as, let's have races!



Now let's have tae kwon do races!


Peace Out!

Nine Month Olds

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Are so much fun!!


And cute...





And cuddly...


Did I mention cute?

















Why I love children

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They sleep on you.


They are easy to carry.


They like to chat all day long!



They fit on dashboards.



They are adorable all the time!


They stack well.



Well, Baby, You're Well.

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I just took Daniel in for his "well-baby" check-up AKA, pay us money so we can tell you, yes, your baby is healthy, as you already knew. And the nurse came in and lightly scolded me for missing his 6 month visit with a "Well, we will just do his 6-month-shots today, then." To which I said, "Um, we don't vaccinate."
*Blink*
*Blink*
Let it slowly seep in.
Embarrassed, "Oh."
*Blink* *blink.*
Does anyone actually read the records?

This is the second time I have had this happen. Last time, a lady looking to put him in a study came in and started her presentation, i.e. propaganda, without taking a breath about the advantages..... to my wallet..... if I put my baby into it. Finally, I got a word in, and explained that we don't vaccinate. To which she looked sheepish and replied, oh so you're probably not interested....

Bingo!

I say all that to say this, the Dr and I got to talking about a separate issue involving speech with my 2-year-old and he started to say that was why well-baby visits were so vitally important so they could "keep on top" of such things. To which I told him I had mentioned my worry to his dr partner months ago and she had said "not to worry about it." He stopped short and was speechless.... Kinda funny actually. I decided all by myself to call the speech people. Why? Bc I'm the mom. I don't need a professional to tell me what my instincts already do. To which he finally recovered and started to proclaim what a great program they have etc etc etc. Yep. Why I called.



So, a well-baby visit over, apparently, I need to go back at a year. Wonder if I'll get told we need to catch up those poisons, er, shots again? Look for that post later! ;)

Celebrate Children Week

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Why I love children---- I shall post a different reason every day this week:

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: 'The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.'

Concerned, James asked: 'What happened to the
flea?'


Peace Out!

Nine

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Where does the time go? Hard to believe that my sweet little baby boy is now NINE months old!!!


Sissa and Deedle


Daddy!


Pensive


Yay!



Momma


Love him!



So thankful for each child! Every day is a blessing from God.

Peace Out!

Jesus Loves the little children

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Do


YOU


UNDERSTAND



HOW




TO


TREAT


CHILDREN


PROPERLY?











Jesus LOVES children. We are to be like Jesus. So we are to LOVE children.

Since Jesus Loves the little children..... So should we.

Pretty obvious.

Any questions?