My First Blog

This is my very first blog! When the idea of writing one was presented to me, my reaction was to question, "What is a blog?" From the various blogs I've now read, it seems to be a person who has something to say just saying it. My blogs will be short because you may not have a lot of time to read. And, I usually write as I talk, concise and to the point.

I'm going to be writing about childhood and parenting. No, I don't have a master's degree in child psychology, nor do I have any credentials. What I do have are three grown daughters who I not only love but also like. Even if they weren't mine, I would enjoy being around them.

How do we raise positive, joyful, well-adjusted children in such a negative world? It's not easy, and I highly commend those parents who are committed to the job. I'm not going to be sharing intellectual, dry ideas you can find in many books by people who are probably much more qualified. Rather, there will be little nuggets you can chew on throughout your day: basic principles, suggestions, different ways of looking at common problems and, yes, personal stories. My husband and I weren't perfect parents, but I'm certain other people can learn as much from our mistakes as from our successes.