Managing Life Tips

Friday, August 28, 2009

Getting Caught Up

So while I am writing about managing life, my life caught up with me and I haven't gotten to write much. One started school and the other two start this next week, we had a family crisis and finally the vacation we were looking for. I had no choice but to take some time off, but I think we can get... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The three ring binder in the last post is best turned into a Family Notebook. I am a big promoter on the family notebook. It basically contains everything you need to manage life in one three ring binder. The best part, there isn’t anything fancy to it. It’s cheap and you create it at home. The... Sign in to see full entry.

The First Step to Managing Life

Life can be divided into six areas: Family, Career, Personal, Health, Home, and Finances. To manage life, you have to take responsibility for each area, including things which are out of your control, balance each area, and direct it where you want to go. If you are just beginning to actively manage... Sign in to see full entry.

Free Range Parenting

I recently read an article about a concept called free range parenting, which begun with a columnist who allowed her 9 year old son to ride the New York Subway system alone. She taught him how to read the maps, know downtown and uptown. Her concept is to teach them responsibility and allowing them... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Grocery Journal

We have all read lots of articles on creating a price book for the items you buy all the time or always making a grocery list to save more money and decrease spending. What about putting all those items together into one little book? Start with one of those small journal which would fit easy into... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Getting Ahead With Mint

Here recently I came across Mint, www.mint.com, and have begun using this free website to be able to track my personal finances. They automatically track your checking, savings, credit cards, loans, and even investments automatically for you. This automatic tracking means that you don't have to sit... Sign in to see full entry.

Turn Reading from Chore to Passion

I have one son that love to be read to and probably will love to read. I have another who needs to read but really doesn't like to read. So I have worked to come up with some idea's to help get him to read more. 1. Reading Points System - Take a selection of books and depending on how hard the books... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

#1 Killer of Kids

Unlike adults, who have high rates of cancer, heart disease, and other health concerns that cause fatalities, children are much different. The #1 killer of kids is unintentional injuries or accidents. Safe Kids, www.safekids.org, states that most of them are preventable. For young children, safety... Sign in to see full entry.

Parents Angry Over Landlords Rule on Kids

Recently in the Denver Post website site, there was a article concerning how parents where angry over a new rule their landlord put in place. This rule was children 16 and under must be supervised at all times. Shortly before this rule a supervised child got his foot stuck in an air conditioner and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Definition of Parenting

As parents we should take the time to personally define what parenting is. The dictionary only defines it as rearing children, but we need to find a deeper definition then that for several reasons. The most important reason is a personalize definition of parenting give us a foundation in which to... Sign in to see full entry.

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