Recap: Kindness Counts!

Photo of the week: Rachel Harris sent in this photo of her adorable little hippy!

This has been a chatty week over at SantaRosaMom.com!  I want to extend a huge welcome to all the new members who have signed up.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed  chatting with all of you!  Here’s a recap of some of the discussions going on over at SantaRosaMom.com:

Quiz your husband!
At the beginning of the school year, kids bring home loads of papers to be filled out with everything from the name of their doctor, emergency contact, and their favorite things.  Typically it’s the mom who has to fill out all the answers to this huge packet of papers.  But we’re going to have a little bit of fun with it.  We’ve come up with 10 back-to-school questions for your hubby to answer.  Quiz him, and let us know how well he did!

Deep, dark mommy secrets
We all have them, those deep, dark mommy secrets.  But some of them would probably have kept us from having kids had we known them pre-family planning.  What are some of yours?

Giving up junk food for a year
I’m constantly on the lookout for ways to keep my family healthy.  So my attention was totally caught by the family who gave up all junk food for an entire year.  It was just supposed to be 100 days, but the challenge proved so beneficial they are keeping it up.  If you had to give up junk food for that long, what would you miss the most?

Mom sued for being a “bad mother”
Two adult children have decided to sue their mother for the years of torture they went through under her parenting.  But wait till you hear what they deem “bad mothering”…  By their definition, what are some of your parenting faults in raising your kids?

What you plant…
Good manners, responsibility, kindness….  They don’t just come naturally.  If we want these things for our children, we must be the ones to instill these virtues in them.  What are YOU doing today to make your child successful tomorrow?

Family Kindness Challenge
The best way to teach a child is through kindness.  How does the saying go?  You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar?  It’s so true.  So my challenge to all of you: Say one kind thing to your child every day, and be specific.  Read more to learn how to create more harmony in your household.

Events
Lots of exciting things going on this Labor Day Weekend!  All weekend long is the Taste of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend.  Saturday there will be a Pancake Breakfast in Bodega Bay that the Bodega Fire Hall, and a Sand Sculpture Contest in Point Reyes at Drakes Beach.  In Jenner, the 3rd Annual Fry Your Head Chili Festival & BBQ promises a fun and tasty time for families.  And coming up in the week is the Fall/Back to School Just Between Friends Consignment Event.  The first day is dedicated to some special people (see if you qualify!), but the last three days of the event are for everyone.  Families with little ones will not want to miss this!  For more information on these events, be sure to check out the Events Calendar.

Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend, and I’ll see you on the forums!

Crissi Dillon
SantaRosaMom.com

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One thought on “Recap: Kindness Counts!”

  1. Awwwe! I am just catching up on past reading, I didnt realize that my lil princess had made photo of the week. Thanks Crissy!

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