No, I am not late;rather this post reflects on a promise most of us made to ourselves about one month ago.Last week, I read a survey the stated that more than 50% of people either forget and just gave up their new year resolutions.I never liked new years resolution because they are hard to follow through and even remember.A lot of us made our new year resolutions to become a better person. If we really want to change our lives,then we have to make weekly resolutions because weekly resolution are easier to measure.Becoming a better person requires us to do some simple acts.
A parents’ guide for getting out of debt.
1. Your net not your gross.
Even though your annual salary is $100,000, you are actually making about $70,000 after taxes. You should plan to live on $70,000 annually not $100,000.
2. Needs not Wants.
Do you really need the latest LCD TV, hip iPod, or designer jeans? Most likely the answer is NO. To get out of debt you will have to fulfill your needs not you wants. Yes, we need grocery, clothes, and means of transportation. But do we need to drive a 2008 Hummer, dress in a Gucci suite and spending $50 on lunch. If you want of get out of debt, I don’t think so.
I use to be a coffee junkie. I use to drink at least 2 cups everyday. Coffee is a mental tease; it gives us a great high then a even greater let down. Being a parents and human being, we sometimes need that energy booster but coffee and caffeine is not your only option.
I have not had a cup of coffee for two week, and I feel great. The last time I visited my doctor, I was told that I have high blood pressure, so I started to research,online, the causes of that condition.I was surprised to find that coffee increases blood pressure. I use to have coffee everyday; I though that it was giving me the energy I needed.Sometimes after I drank it, I felt exhausted and even sleepy. I know this sounds wired ,but it made me feel more tired, But I loved the taste. In the past two weeks , I have tried alternatives to coffee that worked great.
This is an age old question that is as difficult to answer as it is to ask.Anyway, everyday, every month, and even every year we should be seek to become improved parents and human beings.
5 Way to spend more time with your kids
Your spouse and children are more important than any friend(s).
Everyone has a busy schedule, but we must be sure that our families are part of those busy schedules. Plan special family time at least once every week. When that blackberry message arrives let it wait. Most emergencies are really not real emergency. The only real emergency we have is losing our kids because we are too busy.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
~ Oprah Winfrey
Thanksgiving is a time that we give thanks for the things we have and reflect on our lives.
We reflect on how life has been going the rest of the year. As strange as it many seem some of us reflect on how the year has gone at the end of the year. We reflect because we want to have a better year next year. Parents as well as everyone else should seek continuous improvement the whole year. Giving thanks should be done everyday. We might be so busy that we forget to be thankful for the “little” things in life. If we tried to count all the things we should be thankful for everyday, then we would never be able to count them all. Today, I will discuss a few things we should be thankful for everyday.
Parenting is the most difficult job in the world.
I have been trying to given some help advice over the past months in hopes of prepare us for the most difficult job and rewarding job you will ever have to have in your life. Parenting is wonderful.However, the reality is that at time it can get difficult. The secret is to learn as you go. Before we became parents we never really thought of difficulties that might occur.
That might have been for the best. The old saying, “when life gives you lemon you make lemonade” absolutely applies to parenting. We just have to make the best of situations as they unfold. Last night my wife,daughter, and I went out for dinner and it was quite an adventure. My daughter did not want to stay still and would not eat(this annoying but normal);she wanted to see the fishes. So we showed her the fishes and since she did not want to eat food, we allowed her to eat all the ice she wanted.They will eat when they get hungry(so don’ t have a cow );however, every child might be different ,but I have noticed scolding and threatening them does more bad than good.