Raw Deal?

Well, this is my first post in a pretty long time. Yep, been extremely busy working during the week just trying to survive and volunteering with kids on the weekends. When I’m not doing that, I’m doing repairs on the house and mowing the lawn. I came across an article on Twitter today that reminds us that maybe we haven’t mentored the last generation or the present generation of children to be able to survive like we do today. Read this article from Rhonda Stephens. Those of [...]

The power is at the source

If a 9-yr. boy’s mother finds that her son cannot talk one morning, her goal would be to help the boy to talk again as soon as possible. The mom may ask her son a question when he walks into the kitchen to eat breakfast.  A very raspy, almost non-existent voice answers. Is her first inclination to take him to a speech therapist? If the boy spoke in meaningful thoughts the day before, and she simply could not hear him well, the obvious answer is “No”. She would call the doctor’s office [...]

Together after all these years

Together after all these years Now I know a whole lot of you out there in the blogosphere said to yourself last October, “Hmmm, October 18, 2014. Day doesn’t ring of anything special.” But at least two of us see it differently. October 18 was the 27th anniversary of our first date – my wife and me. We went on our first date together to the State Fair of Texas in October, 1987. We were both in the middle of divorce and each raising our kids – she had 3 and I had 1 [...]

Child Mentors see Failure as Opportunity

  Do you see failure as simply an unsuccessful attempt at something that you had a lot of hope for, or an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose?  If you think about it, all of us experience failures, large and small, to some degree in our lives.  Lack of failure merely equates to lack of action.  Thomas Jefferson once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  In essence, if a person is to ever accomplish anything [...]