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HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD BECOME A SUCCESS!

UNIVERSE AND WEAVE IN HARMONY

UNIVERSE AND WEAVE IN HARMONY

I may not be able to afford certain things like cable tv, or direct tv…but I take my son to the park and help him to train toward tennis scholarships! Also he wants to work on competitive tennis. 
 So I go with him and toss the ball at him fast, slow,  low to the grow and high in the air.  So what am I telling you?  I just try to help as much as I can. 

 

 

Some people like to tell me to stop focusing on my kid so much.  But you know what?   If I do not help him now…he may not be able to support himself or his future wife and kids.  So what is wrong with being there now? 

Oh,  some people have told me…you need to keep yourself happy.  Look,  when I am past the age of 48 that I am now….I would hate to have to look back and see that I did not do all I could to help my child acheive. 

 Hey,  everybody has a diferent reason for what they do in life. 

 I am sitting here blogging….so am I totally consumed with my  son 24 hours a day?????  OF COURSE NOT!  My son plays tennis with other people.  I do not actually play the game. 

I am there to help him to stay focused on the actual training. 

 How do you think Tiger Woods and Venus and Serena made it to the top of their sports and careers?

The parents helped those kids stay focused and  become the men and women that they are today. 

Last week ( at the Kids Day in Queens of the USOPEN)   Serena won $15,000.00 for  a charity that she began her own name…to give back to the community. 

 So all of the effort that  the father of Venus and Serena Williams (Tennis Champions)  placed and focused on helping the two young ladies paid off and it now helps others!

—–  So when my son  gets up to play…I am about 200 to 300 feet away from him.  I also am either shopping, or checking in on my mother…reading a newspaper,  or talking to other parents. 

 My son has to come to his own conclusions about his goals and dreams.

  I AM ONLY A FACILITATOR!!!!!

I drive my son to the golf course in Dyker Brooklyn to the children’s golf course.  I take him to the SPORTS AUTHORITY  look at tennis rackets,  tennis clothing,  golf clubs,  etc.  I take him to Barns and Nobles for books for school,  and reading material.  I drive him to competitions,  and to coaching lessons.  But  the rest is up to him.

So is that wrong?   Hey,  look,  my child did not ask to be born.  My child was a WANTED CHILD!~  I was legally married to my husband for 5 years before I finally got pregnant. 

I have not had any other pregnancies,  or any other husbands.  Soooo for me to sacrifice….is absolutely nothing.  My child  could not raise himself. 

 When you have a child you have to consider atleast….20 years or so to help him or her get educated,  have food,  shelter,  training how to live in this life,  and be able to get a job or career. 

 So for me it will not be the EMPTY NEST SYNDROME….it will be happiness that I gave as much as I could to help someone to accomplish his goals. 

 If he turns around and changes his mind about his goals,  and throws it all away…he cannot blame me.—for I have given all of myself to him to become a man… of stature and respect. 

 If he turns his back on whatever ideals and concepts that have been carefully taught   to  him….I will bare no shame in this….it will be his  choice as a man. 

But if I turn away now…as he just enters  his 10th grade in highschool and is finishing his 15th year of life…then I will be to blame.

My selfishness will begin later.  So right now…I enjoy blogging!  Is there anything wrong with that?  I am on vacation…when I express my views here with you.

So that is why I challenge all of us parents…focus on HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD BECOME A SUCCESS…YOU WILL NOT REGRET HONEST HARD WORK….AND PURE LOVE GIVEN TO YOUR CHILDREN.

Remember..even Vice President  hopeful Elect Palin has 5 children  and her oldest daughter who is 17 is pregnant according to the news reports on 1010 Wins and AOL NEWS MEDIA,  she fully supports them in all that they do. She supports her 17 year old daughter in her goals for herself and soon to be new family.

 

 The most important thing is keeping an OPEN COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR CHILDREN.  NO MATTER WHAT! 

That will mean your children should come to you with whatever the  condition is.

  It is not easy to do that.  I know.  I am a single parent. 

 I want the best for my son…but I also know that no one’s kid is an angel.  So pray with your kids, and love them…just as the Lord above loves you and forgives you of all your mistakes daily….correct?

Remember no one is perfect,  and  everyone makes mistakes. 

Love your kids….love yourself and don’t be too hard on your kids or yourself. 

 You and your family will live happier,  and longer lives.  TOGETHER!!!

till next blog….

RIVEROFLIFELISAJOY!~

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MEMORIAL DAY MEAL WITHOUT THE BARBEQUE!

BLACK ANGUS MEATLOAF AND RICE PILAF FOR MEMORIAL DAY MEAL!

Eat good quick ... Planet E.R.F. …(((Taken from google food meat loaf images!!!)))

 I wanted to go the RiverHead today to go to Splish Splash…..but guess what…..the  GAS PRICES ARE SKY HIGH! 

  After I filled my gas tank on Friday night ($52.70),  I drove my car  to pick up my son from his all day PEP RALLY at WORLD JOURNALISM HIGHSCHOOL  in Flushing Queens,  and day end “ceremony evening Luau Party.” 

 The next day… Saturday afternoon my son had tennis from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm.  I attended a meeting regarding up coming activities for the Tennis Summer Camp, with the Youth and Tennis Junior Academy, the Project GiveBack,  the Fundraiser Dinner,   and Kids Day, etc., etc.. 

Once my son finished had tennis tournments, (oh, and there will be additional  USTA Tennis tournements for his class and category)….I took him home.  I have not been out of the house since.  The gas is too expensive!!! 

 I am a single parent so I cannot afford the price of entry for my son and myself to Splish  Splash.  I cannot afford the food prices at Splish Splash,  and the Gasoline to travel from Queens Village is way to high. 

 I hope in the next few weeks I can afford to go there.  I am a water person. 

 I am an Aquarious and I love the sun,  beach and pool….all the time….every time

  I grew up with a pool….so Splish Splash is my speed. 

I do not like Great Adventures or scary rides…just plain LAZY RIVER,  AND WAVE POOL!!! 

 But for today….I have to settle for my Black Angus Meat Loaf and Rice Pilaf!

My son is doing homework, and I am about to go to the upstairs bath room, and bedrooms, and hallways to clean. 

 HERE IS MY  little Memorial Day receipe for those who cannot afford the Amusement Park…or even to go to the Park for a barbeque!

RICE PILAF:

BRAND USED—  Near East 100% Natural Rice Pilaf mix Garlic and Herb flavor, with other natural flavors!

Range top directions: 

1- In medium saucepan, bring 1-3/4 cups water and 2 teaspoons olive oil or butter just to a boil.

2- Stir in rice and contents of Spice Sack. Return to a boil.

3- Cover: reduce heat to low.  Simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until most of water is absorbed.

4- Fluff pilaf lightly with fork before serving.  Makes 3 cups.

You can purchase this box of Near East at most WaldBaums, Pathmark, or Keyfood Supermarkets!

Now for the MeatLoaf:

I purchased my Black Angus Meat at BJ’s in Valley Stream.  It cost me $9.00.  It was worth it.  I kept it in the freezer.  I defrosted it in two days.  It was 3.15lb,  at 2.99 per lb..  The meat was 85% lean 15% fat.

My simple receipe:

I mixed the meat up with milk,  Adobo,  a little pepper, (((season to taste of course))) and flour.

It will be medium soft and will have a slight peppery fragrance.  Also mix in 1/2 a cup of  RAGU ROBUSTO! 7 HERB TOMATOE SAUCE!!!

MIX ALL OF THAT TOGETHER..

PUT IN PAN   of  your choice,  glass or aluminum AND

COOK ON 450 FOR  2 HOURS! 

 ALWAYS….ALWAYS, 

 ALWAYSSSSS. COOK MEAT UNTIL WELL DONE….

.NEVER, HAVE PINK MEAT….

NEVER HAVE PINK MEAT…

.COOK MEAT UNTIL DARK BROWN ON THE INSIDE…

TAKE A FORK AND CHECK YOUR MEAT….MAKE SURE IT IS WELL COOKED….

When you are sure  the meat is well done…then take your favorite

ketchup and lavish on the top of your “Poor Woman’s MeatLoaf” and replace back into oven until meat loaf and ketup become one…

.the Ketchup should have a glazed appearance and the meat should be dark and have a slight crusty appearance on the edges.

ALWAYS—ALWAYS—-ALWAYS—CHECK THAT YOUR MEAT IS WELL COOKED.—-COOK SAFE….COOK HEALTHY……!!!!!!

Well,  that is it! 

Let me know How you like my Memorial Day MeatLoaf and RicePilaf combination!!!!

~~~~RIVEROFLIFELISAJOY~~~~