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July 17, 2009
It's all about the small stuff - By Ruthie Davidson For Hometown News I was waiting in a lengthy line at the water park with my daughter and nieces the other day. We were all excited to get onto the giant, looping slide that would toboggan the four of us into a speeding downward spiral of pitch black - that made us scream every time no matter how we tried to hold it back. Dur... Full Story

June 27, 2008
That one thing - Some days, parenting feels like a breeze, days when the kids are behaving, a good, home-cooked meal is waiting in the oven, sporting events and friends fill our hours and bedtime is wrapped up with an awesome Bible story or book. But then there are other days, days when the kids are fighting, Dad comes home late to a dinner of leftovers, and I f... Full Story

June 20, 2008
Going green saves businesses lots of green - I know, I know, it's totally a bandwagon, used-up topic, but allow me to poke a little fun here. I went with my family of six this past weekend to stay at a Holiday Inn in Orlando. While touring our room after check-in, I noticed a little sign hanging next to the towels that read something like, "In order to save the energy of washing and the co... Full Story

June 13, 2008
Honor the dad in your home this Father's Day - Watches and ties are on sale every place you look. That's right, it's that time of year again - Father's Day. Mother's Day comes in May with a rush of red and pink flowers, candies, candles, cards and sweet thoughts. Then Father's Day rolls in the next month, almost as an afterthought. It's not quite as played up as Mom's Day, and you could almos... Full Story

June 6, 2008
Going green saves businesses lots of green - I know, I know, it's totally a bandwagon, used-up topic, but allow me to poke a little fun here. I went with my family of six this past weekend to stay at a Holiday Inn in Orlando. While touring our room after check-in, I noticed a little sign hanging next to the towels that read something like, "In order to save the energy of washing and the co... Full Story

May 9, 2008
Mom = household manager, not household worker - "Cleaning the house while the kids are growing is like shoveling the snow while it's still snowing." Isn't that cute? It's a defeatist attitude, but it gives comfort to the weary mom who struggles with household messes and is constantly wondering to herself, "Am I really such a slob," but in truth realizing that she lives with a few very dear but... Full Story

April 25, 2008
Give your kids the heads up on what's to come - It's probably been a long time since you've had to think about that awful thing called puberty. Just the sight of the word makes me cringe as I recall all the crazy feelings I went through as a little girl, longing to remain that way and the young lady who was steadily emerging from inside. What frustration I felt as a child! My parents always as... Full Story

April 4, 2008
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month - Sadly, about 1,400 children die each year as a result of child abuse or neglect. About 3 million reports per year are made indicating child abuse, and of those, about 1 million proven to be an actual case of neglect or abuse. Wow! One out of every three calls made to report abuse actually causes the intervention needed for that child to begin to... Full Story

March 28, 2008
Children are a blessing from the Lord - I remember so many times when I was in my early 20s and pregnant. I always had my other two or three toddlers latched onto me at various places. So often, people would look at me with disdain and say something like, "I'm sure glad it's you and not me!" or "Don't you know what causes that?" or "What's the matter, don't you have cable TV?" Where do... Full Story

March 21, 2008
'Be careful little mouth what you say' - Remember that old song some of you sang in Sunday school as a child? "Oh, be careful little mouth what you say, oh be careful little mouth what you say, for the Father up above is looking down in love, so be careful little mouth what you say." There are a few other verses saying, "Be careful little ears what you hear, be careful little eyes what ... Full Story

March 14, 2008
Children are a blessing from the Lord - I remember so many times when I was in my early 20s and pregnant. I always had my other two or three toddlers latched onto me at various places. So often, people would look at me with disdain and say something like, "I'm sure glad it's you and not me!" or "Don't you know what causes that?" or "What's the matter, don't you have cable TV?" Where do... Full Story

February 8, 2008
The effects of over-gifting - I told one of my sons to clean up his room the other day and specifically to clean out everything from under his bed - the notorious "shove-it" spot for kids. Later on in the evening as I was getting him ready for bedtime, I noticed the contents of the bathroom trashcan near his room. I became infuriated as I pulled out several items that had app... Full Story

February 1, 2008
'Be careful little mouth what you say' - Remember that old song some of you sang in Sunday school as a child? "Oh, be careful little mouth what you say, oh be careful little mouth what you say, for the Father up above is looking down in love, so be careful little mouth what you say." There are a few other verses saying, "Be careful little ears what you hear, be careful little eyes what ... Full Story

January 25, 2008
Ruthie Davidson - Volusia - What are you feeding your family? I'm always looking for ways to improve my family's health. The little changes we make can really add up. One of my latest finds is a particular food that blocks the absorption of fat and keeps you fuller longer. Wow! What is it? It's fiber, of course. Now the trick is to find fibrous foods that your family will... Full Story

January 18, 2008
Children are a blessing from the Lord - I remember so many times when I was in my early 20s and pregnant. I always had my other two or three toddlers latched onto me at various places. So often, people would look at me with disdain and say something like, "I'm sure glad it's you and not me!" or "Don't you know what causes that?" or "What's the matter, don't you have cable TV?" Where do... Full Story

December 21, 2007
Christmas is about giving - If all of us would sit down with our kids and ask them what Christmas is about, most of them would say it's about Santa Claus and presents. Hopefully, many children will remember it is the time of year when we celebrate Jesus' birthday. But we all know what secret hopes are driving the lives of our children throughout the month of December, the t... Full Story

December 14, 2007
Education continues at home - It has been my privilege in the recent months to work in a few public schools across Volusia County as a substitute teacher. I know many of you are probably chuckling after reading that, since I used the word "privilege" in reference to such a position. We all know how the subs can be treated by the students at times. Well, that much is accurate,... Full Story

December 7, 2007
Even children need 'sick days' - I took my 6-year-old son to kindergarten the other day, and upon entering the classroom, I noticed his expression was very downcast. I asked him several times what was wrong. The first few times, he said nothing, until finally he whispered through teary eyes that he wanted "to be home with you today, Mommy." This was my first day with no sick ch... Full Story

November 16, 2007
Don't allow teasing in your home - My mom raised a lot of animals, both domestic and wild, so we always had a house full of them. I think the most cats we had at one time was 12 or 13, and fortunately, many of them stayed outside. It was quite common for us to have a tiny batch of baby squirrels that needed feeding around the clock. Possums and raccoons were frequent guests of our... Full Story

November 2, 2007
A confirmation 10 years in the making - I just received confirmation. Sounds like something you'd hear in a doctor's office, right? But that's how I feel at this moment. You see, I just came home from one of the best meetings in my life, and it felt like a "confirmation." To me what I heard was, "Ruthie, you're doing a great job on this assignment," and it played a beautiful melody for... Full Story


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