Monday, November 13, 2006


We talked about raising children in our bible class on Sunday and this author was referenced as a great resource. I have already added this book to the cart at christian and I think that it would be a great one for the man in your life. The author is apparently a great "mans" christian author. There is also a reference in his book about how to raise delinquet children. So here it is....

How to Raise Delinquent Children

Here is a list of 12 rules developed by the Houston, Texas Police Department to teach parents how to raise delinquent children

1) Begin with infancy to give the child everything he wants. In this way he will grow up believing the world owes him a living.
2) When he picks up bad words, laugh at him. This will make him think he’s cute. It will also encourage him to pick up “cuter” phrases that will blow off the top of your head later.
3) Never give him any spiritual training. Wait until he is 21 and then let him “decide for himself.”
4) Avoid use of the word “wrong.” It may develop a guilt complex. This will condition him to believe later, when he is arrested for stealing a car, that society is against him and he is being persecuted.
5) Pick up everything he leaves lying around - books, shoes, and clothing. Do everything for him so he will be experienced in throwing all responsibility onto others.
6) Let him read any printed matter he can get his hands on. Be careful that the silverware and drinking glasses are sterilized, but let his mind feast on garbage.
7) Quarrel frequently in the presence of your children. In this way they will not look shocked when the home is broken up later.
8) Give a child all the spending money he wants. Never let him earn his own. Why should he have things as tough as YOU had them?
9) Satisfy his every craving for food, drink, and comfort. See that every sensual desire is gratified. Denial may lead to harmful frustration.
10) Take his part against neighbors, teachers, and policemen. They are all prejudiced against your child.
11) When he gets into real trouble, apologize for yourself by saying, “I never could do anything with him.”
12) Prepare for a life of grief. You will be apt to have it.

Pass the H2O

(Thanks for this one, Stacy)

One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University study.

Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen.

Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?

Great Recipe from Marley

Spinach Enchiladas

3 chicken breasts cooked

1 pkg Mozz Cheese

1 Pkg frozen cooked Spinach (I take this out if youdon't like spinach)

1 sm carton Sour Cream (8 oz)

1 Can cream mushroom soup1 sm can green chilis

Flour tortillas (or you can use corn)

1. Mix together:Spinach, green chilis, mushroom soup, sour cream.On bottom of pan, grease lightly & spread some ofmixture above (maybe 1/3) in pan.

2. Put few pieces of chicken & mozz cheese in tortillaand roll up - place in dish until the dish is full(about 6)

3. Spread rest of mixture over the top.

4. Sprinkle w/mozzarelle cheese or parmesan cheese,or both.5. Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly or edges start tobrown. (about 20-30 min.)

This can become a lowfat recipe if you use all fatfree or lowfat ingredients. I usually do it that way.You can also make it low carb by only using 2-3tortillas, and tearing them, and putting them in dishwith chicken and cheese, then mix in the spinachmixture with it, add more cheese, then bake.

My kids love this!


I am blessed to have a warm home. Not only is the temperature great, but there is a lot of love here. Thank you, Lord for your warmth!

So that's all from this day in the life of mommysmart!

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