PASADENA- NOT SO ROSY AFTERALL

  The old, the new, the wise and the wide-eyed. Pasadena dazzles the world every year with its fabulous Rose Parade that moves east on Colorado Blvd, then north on Sierra Madre to its final resting place at Victory Park located in the eastern part of our majestic city.    …

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

When it comes to making Resolutions for 2017, the kids in the household ought to join in on making it a sustainable family activity. A joint effort (not talking about “pot”) for New Year’s Resolutions can bring some real accomplishments with only a small amount of age- appropriate family planning.…

LET’S BLAME SANTA

Smart-mouth kids aren’t really popular at any time of the year but something about the Christmas Season tends to bolster their ability to be obnoxious. Do their parents think they’re cute? Must be or they would snatch ‘em back to “staying in their place.” And, yes, I think children have…

TAKEN FOR A RIDE BUT NOT ON A ONE HORSE SLEIGH

http://talkaboutparenting.org/wp-content/uploads/Jingle-Bells-instrumental-lyrics.mp3 Not only will the stockings be hung by the chimney with care expecting St. Nicholas to soon be there, but so to have the price tags been hung on department store items expecting some unaware shoppers will soon be there – scooping up sale items with extra dollars to…

CHRISTMAS ON A BUDGET?

“I have a budget for my Christmas shopping!” the young woman said to her Financial Counselor in a rather irritated and demanding tone. Having a budget and staying within its limits was the sensitive topic of discussion that Ms Twenty-Something didn’t want to discuss. Long-ago statements such as “money doesn’t…