Spreading Good News (Post 569 – Mother’s Dozen: An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids!)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our good, short books and our online store.

CLICK THE “FOLLOW” LINK ABOVE TO RECEIVE AN E-MAIL ALERT FOR EACH NEW, DAILY POST!!

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CONSTANT QUOTE

 

 

IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.  ~ Joyce Fields

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TO “OTHER PEOPLE” WE ALL ARE “OTHER PEOPLE.”  ~ Joyce Fields

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The Candle-Lighter Award and the Sunshine Award

Thank you very much to www.living4bliss.wordpress.com for presenting me with the Candle-Lighter Award and the Sunshine Award.  I truly appreciate the recognition!

Both of these awards are for a blog or post that is positive and brings light into the world.

I started this “Good News” blog in July 2010 because I was tired of and disgusted by all the negative news and information.  I wanted to give people positive news and information.  I’m having a great time looking for, receiving, and posting these pieces!  Stay tuned!!

RULES for the Candle-Lighter Award

Whenever you see a blog or post you think brightens the world, give the blogger the Candle-Lighter Award.

Recipients can accept or decline. What does the recipient have to do?  Simply accept and nothing more!  You can paste this image on your blog, if you wish, and you are done!  If you wish to honor someone else with a Candle, pass it on, anytime and as many times and to as many people as you wish.

Come on and help me brighten up all our lives!

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TODAY’S BLOG

My blog is taking on a life of its own!!

On Mondays, I post “A Time Comes In Your Life”; on Tuesdays, its “Black History Tuesday”; on Wednesdays, I post a chapter from one of my books; on Thursdays, it’s a “Blast from the Past,” where I re-post something from 18 months ago, when I didn’t have very many viewers; on Fridays, it’s “Funny Friday!”

And on Saturdays and Sundays, I take a break!!

 

Mother’s Dozen:  An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids!

~ Joyce Fields

My son was born in the 1970’s.  He was delivered by C-section, so I was in the hospital for six days.  For the first two or three days, he did not have a name.  He was born during the “Black is Beautiful” awakening—big afros and African-inspired clothes. His father (his name is Frederick, but everybody calls him “Pap”) and I wanted our son to have an African name.  We chose “Mkonto,” which means “spear” in Swahili.

On the day he was born, my mother was at the hospital. Six days later, when I brought him home, my two sisters came to see him.  Within the next couple of days, all four of my brothers came to see their new nephew.  Everybody talked to him and showed him lots of love and affection.

I had already learned that, when your baby is born, it must be trained to live the way its family lives.  You don’t drastically lower the volume on the television or radio; you don’t sleep with the lights on; you don’t tell everyone to be abnormally quiet.  You do acquaint the baby with its family’s ways of doing things.

For the first few months of Konto’s life, we lived with Pap’s mother, brother, and sister and their children, so he was surrounded by family.  When Konto was five months old, we moved to our own townhouse apartment.

Babies can’t talk, but they are super intelligent.  They learn what they live. I was going to train Konto; he was not going to train me.  I wanted him to learn things that would enhance our living and growing together.  I wanted him to learn things that would serve him well throughout his life.

If it was naptime or bedtime, I did not pick him up when he cried. If I knew that he was full and dry and had been burped, I let him cry himself to sleep.  Of course, I tested him. He’d cry, I’d pick him up.  He’d stop crying. I’d do that a couple of times.  Then, I’d gently tell him that he had to go to sleep, kiss him and put him back in his crib.

He learned that crying would not get him picked up.  It was a battle of wills, but he finally learned that he was not going to win.  He stopped.

 

Mother’s Dozen:  An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids! is available at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.

CLICK THE “FOLLOW” LINK ABOVE TO RECEIVE AN E-MAIL ALERT FOR EACH NEW, DAILY POST!!

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What are your thoughts on this piece?

 

NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed and/or learned from this blog, please leave a comment and send the link to others.  Thanks!!

If you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334.

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~ Joyce Fields

 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FROM JOYCE FIELDS

Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

BE INSPIRED!  You can read about and order their books AND order merchandise from their online store at this link (or click the “BE INSPIRED!” button above):

https://lineofserenity.wordpress.com/get-more-inspiration/

Thanks for your interest AND support!!

Contact Joyce at goodshortbooks@yahoo.com.

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SOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

http://www.davidkanigan.com/  Lead.Learn.Live.  David Kanigan:  Inspiration, Ideas & Information.

 

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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2 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 569 – Mother’s Dozen: An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids!)

  1. wonderful blog! a treat for my soul…:-)

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