Category Archives: education

Had the day off

Well I had the day off yesterday, Michelle was at school and I decided to get started with the projects for the house that I wrote about earlier. I got the wallpaper put up in the living room. Man did it make a huge difference too. It looks great if I do say so myself. It’s got peach and pink colored flowers in it and it’s not a large print either. The background of it is sort of a creamy beige color. The leaves and vines in it are several shades of sort of a mossy green. It’s really pretty. I’m thinking of going with the mossy green in the leaves for the bottom under the chair railing. I think that would look real good.

I also went ahead and put up the ceiling fan myself. It wasn’t that hard to get up there. The whole living room looks so different. You should have seen Michelle’s eyes when she came home. She said ‘Mommy the living room looks so pretty. It was too cute. Hey, this is the ceiling fan I got. It goes great with the wallpaper.

Michelle loves Humming Birds

hummingbird (free clip art)

hummingbird (free clip art)

There is a hummingbird feeder outside Michelle’s bedroom window. She will sit by her window for hours watching the hummingbirds eat. The first time she saw one, she thought it was a big bee and was afraid it would scare the birds away. I explained that they were birds and not a bee. After that, she was hooked.

This is the first year I have ever had hummingbird feeders at our house and my grandmother told me that we have to take them in over Labor Day Weekend. I didn’t know that. She told me that the hummingbirds will stay here too long and not be able to get to where they go over the winter if I leave the feeders out for them. I thought there might be others out there that didn’t know that either so hopefully this is helpful to some of you. We do want them to be safe and return next year after all.

What makes a good relationship?

I’m not above reading articles about improving your relationship or what makes a good relationship. I found such an article recently. I think the article makes four excellent points that for some reason, there are some people that just don’t seem to understand. The first one is to be your ideal spouse or partner which ever the case may be. The second one is to think before you speak. I think that is extremely important because you can’t do a rewind and take out those things you said that you shouldn’t have.

I always learn something from articles like this and hope and pray that if and when I do find someone special, I’ll remember what it takes to have a good relationship.

Limitations On Electronic Devices for Children

Do you let your children play with electronic devices? Does your child have his or her own personal IPad, IPhone, IPod, Kindle Fire, Nook, or similar device that can connect to the internet? If so, I’m curious to know about the boundaries and rules you have put in to place regarding it’s use.

How closely do you monitor what your children are doing on these electronic devices? Do you sit with them and participate in the activity or do they get to have free time alone to use it all by themselves? Have you placed time restrictions on when the devices can and can not be used? Is there a time limit when the kids do get to use it? Do you use it as a reward or privilege or just something they can use whenever?

My daughter can use my IPad to play on the applications I have downloaded for her as long as her chores are done and she has made good choices during the day. I do limit the amount of time she is on the IPad but it depends on what she is doing. I let her play on the learning apps for almost as long as she wants as long as they are the educational apps and not something like baking cupcakes or dressing up a doll. I want her to view learning as fun and there are many applications that help me accomplish just that.