Seventeen blessings that make growing older worth the effort!!...and 2 more blessings since this picture was taken!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if your family were the envy of all your neighborhood? Not because your family had the biggest house, the fanciest car or the very best interior decorator.

The reason isn't that you are the parents of the most beautiful children, you have a "to die for spouse" and you command a 6 figure income.

The fact of the matter is, you don't own a fancy house, your car is a CarMax reject, and your interior decorator is the local Goodwill Store.

Is all of that important? No! What is important is that your family is "The Happiest Family on the Block"!

I will be sharing our secrets that worked with our 6 children, 6 sons and daughters-in-laws and 19 grandchildren! I will share secrets and ideas that we did do and wished we hadn't, things we didn't do, but wished we had, AND things we did do and are glad we got something right!! Hindsight is 20/20 you know!

The "happy family" revolves around:


Raising children





Hobbies- cooking, sewing, crafts, decorating

Making money


Being friends with your grown up children

Being the best grandparents you can be

Etc, etc, etc

Grab a cup of coffee, sit down, relax and let's visit!

My Darling Grandaughter

My Darling Grandaughter

Monday, March 22, 2010

Is it Colic?

Chapter Five- Is it Colic?

You're're on your own.... baby is screaming... what do you do??!!!!
First things first. YOU RELAX!! Now I know that sounds impossible, but it isn't, truly it isn't. The baby is not going to get sick from crying, it is fixable and it will be okay! Realize that your tension and stress communicates to the baby. The tenser you get the harder the baby will cry!
Second: Try to find the source of the problem. Maybe baby is hungry, needs a diaper change, is tired, has a tummy ache, or is feeling insecure. Let's see if we can't fix these!
If you fed the baby within the last hour, chances are that hunger is not the problem. Don't try to feed him/her again at this point.

Some babies REALLY do not like a wet or messy diaper, some don't seem to care at all. If you are new to parenting you might not understand just how often and how fast these little munchkins can dirty a diaper.
"But I just changed him/her!!!" Yup, that's right you just did... but baby just did it again!
More soon.....

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1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters

1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters
I am blessed!