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My Family Life Lenses
What Is Family Life Today?
Welcome to my family life lensography!
At the time of writing this, England has just celebrated National Family Week. This lens sums up my lenses in a way that demonstrates my belief in the upholding of family life. I hope that it will help you to find answers to your questions of what is family and how can I make my relationships work? It will be a journey of finding something that is fundamental to us all- the need to love and be loved. As humans, we function best in community, in relationships where love, respect and honour are the ingredients that propel us out of our isolation and into a world where we can live life to the full. Family life is not a new idea, but one that has sustained civilisations for centuries. It is meant to provide an environment of safety, trust, stability and life in a world that is ever changing. Make yourself comfy and take a look at these lenses that could bring new hope and fresh ideas to enrich your life now!
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Just My Life- But You Can Benefit From My Story
Here are lenses about who I am and where it all started-
The author of lenses that support marriage and family life.
What Is Family For You?
Who comprises the family in your home?
The Benefits Of Marriage In Family Life
Giving your children a stable base and a good example of life-giving relationships
If you are your children's main role models as parents, it is worth your while investing into your relationship with your partner. The more you put into this relationship, the more your children will benefit. Regular time spent with just the two of you will not only benefit you, but your whole family as well. Look HERE to see how you can improve your relationship with your partner and see it become the rock upon which you can build everything else in your family life. Show your children how forgiveness and trust bring great rewards and find ways to reignite your romantic fire. Romantic Ways shows you how! How about giving them a Red Rose? As 2011 begins, we eagerly await The Royal Wedding Of Prince William And Kate Middleton as they uphold the sanctity of marriage and show to our children the value of loving relationships and family life.
Help For Parents! Positive Parenting
And then came the children- family and life in the deep end!
Here are some lenses that provide encouragment, lots of tips and help for parents everywhere who want to enjoy their children. Who doesn't want their child to be successful and a joy to them? Discover how parenting can be a pleasure and greatly rewarding. For more specific information on child behaviour take a look at Help For Parents! Discover how your child's behaviour can change. For more information and resources on rewards and encouragement go to The Huge Benefits Of Reward Charts.I have also written a lens for those looking for ways to teach their child in a constructive, non-stressful way, whether it be the three R's or the basic skills of life. Secrets Of Enthusiastic Learning Through Play gives lots of fun ideas and tips for parents or children's workers. Another lense explores Secrets Of Healthy Eating For Kids- making eating an enjoyable and healthy experience for you and them!
Finally, I have put together lots of ideas and resources that I have acquired over the years that I would love to share with you, to make your children's activities a great success! Take a look now at At Last! Great ideas & learning resources for children's groups and Rainbow Lesson Plans For Young Children. And when it is time for school, look at the The Top 10 Uniforms For School.
For children's parties, this lens provides loads of ideas and Fun Halloween Games For Kids Parties which can be easily adapted for anytime.
Mom Tucking in Two BabiesGreat Ideas For Mothers Day. This is also another Rainbow Lesson Plan, with yellow as it's theme. Colourful Mothers Day Gift Ideas gives you specific help with finding great presents for mothers.
Then We Became Grandma And Grandpa
and family life progressed to the delights from Grandma's kitchen-
So I wrote a lens where Grandma and Grandpa reveal their secrets about age. The family was getting bigger and Grandma got busy with baking Delicious English Scones and Easy Homemade Walnut Cookies to deck the ever growing family table and offering endless cups of tea. Other delights started coming from Grandma's kitchen such as Grandma's Easy Potato And Salmon Salad. At times we had an abundance of one type of food, often apples and Grandma soon discovered What To Do With Apples- 10 Great Ideas. Providing wholesome food brings the family together and even Grandma can produce A modern twist on the original beef sandwich or a big pot of comforting lentil soup to feed all those hungry mouths. Sometimes we celebrated with a special meal. Here's How To Host The Best Dinner Party. I well remember the many times when I only had 30 minutes to cook a healthy meal for my family. Here is a book review on Jamies Thirty Minute Meals, invaluable for busy parents and grandparents alike! Every kitchen needs a faithful frying pan that comes out every time pancakes are voted for.Yeah- It's Pancake Dayprovides the recipe and the reasons why we have this tradition each year.
More of our recipes at My Recipe Box
Family Life And Shopping
Shopping for clothes and shoes can be stressful, with x number of children in tow, but give yourself a smile and a rest by treating yourself and visiting Me And My Shoes at The Shoes Site.
Every family needs to do the shopping, but is it a pleasurable experience? Check out The Supermarket Debate to join in the debate.
So who mostly does the shopping in your family?
Family Life And Home Economy
How to waste not want not for a richer world
As parents it's not always easy providing for the family. This lens gives help for those all-important job interviews either for yourself or your teenagers seeking their first employment. The Top 10 Interview Questions Asked. For the breadwinner of the family who is struggling to attain their required qualifications in the construction industry, Job Security For Site Managers With The CSCS Profiled Route is a must-read!
Feeling the credit crunch and struggling to make the money go round? Here you are given some down to earth tips and information to get you thinking about how you can make a difference by saving your money at the same time as making your world a better place for the next generation. Saving the planet has to start at home! Learn how, by taking a look now at this lens! How to waste not want not for a richer world and let your children discover this wonderful world and be resourceful by using the fruit that they can harvest themselves with Summertime Berry Picking. You can also be resourceful when it comes to recreation. Keeping them occupied without spending lots of money is always a challenge. Riding A Bike- An Outdoor Adventure only needs a small outlay for many years of fun and exercise that can be enjoyed together and causes no pollution.
Holidays & The Family Vacation
Let me recommend a great place for the family vacation in this lens: Discover Fairy Tale Holidays In Bavaria Like I Did and see for yourself how nearly perfect a holiday can be for the whole family! This is definitely worth taking a look at, especially if you like sun, crisp white snow, beautiful mountains and landscape scenery, (that's us skiing in the photo) fun amusement, amazing outdoor swimming facilities, beautiful lakes, traditional festivals and bavarian beer! Whether you are taking off now or wanting special gifts, this lens is a great resource: Affordable VW Camper Van Gifts.
No holiday is complete without a BBQ. This lens provides you with just the recipe you need for a simple, cheap and tasty meal that everyone will love: Scrumptious Sausage Balls. Lazy Summer days call for easy, no-fuss meals. If it's a special holiday such as Halloween, then this recipe is just what you need: Devilled Chicken Pieces. Family friendly Best Halloween Masks will kit you out for the party. Needing ideas for games, then Fun Halloween Games For Kids Parties has it all in one place.
Thanksgiving is a time when you are reminded of pumpkins and Everything That Tastes Of Pumpkin. Discover here ways to preserve that great taste longer.
In case you haven't been inspired yet, here are 10 Reasons Why You Need A Holiday By The Sea and whether you are going away during the school break or not, you will need to take a look at What To Do In The Holidays
Precious Moments "Thanks a Bunch" Figurine
Learn To Play- The Gift Of Music- this is one of the greatest gifts we can give and indeed possess ourselves. To learn music and play an instrument has so many benefits and no-one can take away the song in your heart! It can bring families together and make the home a place of creativity and peace. This lens, Learn To Play- The Gift Of Music, explores this in more detail and helps you to look at music in a broader sense before you decide on the instrument you would like to get started on. If you want to inspire someone to play well and successfully, then maybe you too can learn from Cliff Richard who wrote My Life My Way.
Another of those experiences in life from which the family can benefit is to have a pet. Read all about one family's experience in The Adventure Of Two Guinea Pigs
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Get on the dance floor and celebrate with Sister Sledge We Are Family!
Let Maria Von Trapp inspire you about the value of family life in this true Sound Of Music Family Epic!
The Importance Of Family Life
as you reach for your key-
Ah- you're home!
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