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

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Three R's by Example

You know, I have been talking about the three R's... Respect, Resourcefulness, and Responsibility. These are all important traits for our children to learn as they are some of the basics of living a productive life.
This will not happen if we as parents do not set an example of being respectful, resourceful, and responsible.

How can our children learn to be respectful if they see us showing disrespect to other people around us? If we are lazy, or act as if we are owed a living, how can our children learn to be resourceful? If we blame others for our mistakes or excuse ourselves when we have done something wrong, will our children learn responsibility? CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE!!

More later!


Julia said...

Great post! Thank you for visiting my blog and following.. I am now following back :)

Julie said...

You do know you are so right. Just this past week Mike had to do a socialogy report on all of that and more and how the differences there are in now, then and way then. Children learn by example and we need to be the example. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for stopping by and becoming a follower, I have become yours.
Take care my dear and have great and Blessed afternoon.
I'm off to read more.

MaggieK said...

Thanks for stopping by

rose said...

We are our children's teachers. They see us and copy.

1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters

1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters
I am blessed!