Posts Tagged ‘relationships’

Don’t Let Your Past Be An Obstacle To Your Parenting Today

~Janet’s Blog

Parenting In A Brave New World

In 2004, we moved to the great unknown of Boise, Idaho, the week of spring break. Our daughter was only in first grade. Wow, that seems like both yesterday and a million years ago, at the same time.

It was an exciting and intimidating time. My husband went off to work that following Monday, where he had been working for the past 7 weeks, while I drove my daughter to her first day of school. She settled into the desk in her new classroom. So, I slowly dragged my feet out the door. Boy, what a lonely feeling.

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How a Simple Shopping Trip Turned Into Mission Impossible

~Janet’s Blog

But, it was all planned out…

The mission was going according to plan.

You had it all worked out. Chores: done. Errands: done. Dinner plans: done.

You are ready for a day of shopping with your precious daughter. A girl date. What could be better than mother-daughter bonding, right?

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Being Positive in the Land of Negative: It’s Easier–and Harder–Than You Think

~Joel’s Blog

Fake News Can Make You Crazy

We’ve all heard it, usually making fun, “If it’s on the internet, it must be true!” We laugh because we know that there are people who are not, shall we say, as skeptical as perhaps they should be of what they read online.

Last time we looked at how we can sometimes fall into that trap, even though we are usually skeptical. What gets us in trouble? Memes. You know those images that include words of wisdom? They’re often really, really funny. My favorites use pictures from hugely popular movies.  Like the one picturing Boromir, from The Fellowship of the Ring, saying “One does not simply walk…” (which he does in the movie) “into Costco without buying a 70” TV” (which, of course, he doesn’t say in the movie).

We laugh because if we’ve been to Costco, we get the joke. It is hard not to come out of there with things we didn’t have on our list. So before we move on, let’s redeploy Boromir’s famous line: “One does not simply walk into…Costco without bringing a list.”

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