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excited to publish this first issue of
Family Tymes Online Magazine. I'm so glad you are reading
with us today! It is our goal for this ezine to be
practical, easy to read, and encouraging. Each issue
will contain one article and clickable descriptions to at
least 4 other articles that will interest busy parents.
It will also include a book "preview" where we let you know
about a really good book that we feel you will find of
interest. Family Tymes will come to you twice a month when
the site is updated with new articles.
Many of you already
get our other publications,
and Book Bargains &
Previews and have signed up for
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while back from those ezines. I tell you this because
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For those who are new, I am including an short introduction
so you can get to know me better. If you have any
questions or would like to share articles at Family Tymes,
look forward to getting to know you all and encouraging you
as you raise your families in today's busy world.
MEET THE EDITOR
Hi everyone! My name
is Patti Chadwick and I'm the creator (and editor) of
Family Tymes. I am first and foremost a wife and
mother. I've been a stay-at-home mom for the past 20
years and live in Batavia, NY with my husband John and
three nearly-grown children, TJ (21), Jeni (20), and David
My family is not the "perfect family", so you won't be
hearing from me how to raise one that perfect child.
Though I won't be the only writer, my articles will be
based on real life situations where I hope to pass on the
tools I used as a parent.
In my "spare" time, I am a
freelance writer, online magazine editor, and small
business owner. I've been working online for about 6
years now. I am the editor of
History's Women, an online magazine highlighting the
extraordinary achievements of women throughout history. I
PC Publications, a small publishing house and
bookstore that helps self-published authors get their
books into print and in the marketplace.
Family Tymes is my
latest endeavor. I intend that it evolve into an
interactive community where families can find hope and
encourage-ment. I've loved being a mom, but I know how crazy
it can be, especially when your family is young.
Raising your family is an exciting journey and I want to
help you enjoy the ride!
On a more personal note, I
became a Christian 21 years ago so my writing is from a
Christian worldview. I think you should be aware of that so
you are not surprised when you click through the site. My
faith influences my writing.
I hope you enjoy the time you
spend at Family Tymes. As I build the site, I hope to add
articles from a variety of people with different areas of
expertise. And remember to visit the
bookstore for some great books at discount prices!
You can reach me by email at
Asking Great Questions
By Patricia Chadwick
Do you want to know
what your teen is really thinking? Try asking great
questions. Too many times we ask closed questions that
require only a “yes” or “no” answer. Does this sound
“How was school?”
“Do you have homework?”
“How was the game”
We need to learn to ask
specific questions that require thought and will encourage
conversation. Why not try some of these:
* Was that test in Spanish as hard as
you thought? What were some of the questions on it? Which
question was the hardest for you?
* Who scored the highest in the
basketball game after school? Were there any amazing
* How many people came to Lindsay’s
birthday party last night? What kind of presents did she
On a more personal level why not try asking
* What do you think Heaven looks
* What kind of person would you like
* What’s the nicest thing I ever did
* What’s the best thing you remember
from your childhood?
* If you could travel anywhere in
world – where would you like to visit?
The list could go on and on…and it should!
Why not make your own and begin asking
teen questions that will lead to
Patti Chadwick is the creator of
Family Tymes. She is also the creator of
History’s Women, an online magazine highlighting the
extraordinary achievements of women throughout history.
Beef Barley Soup Recipe,
Let's talk a
little bit about credit cards for a moment. Did you know
that baby boomers are the first generation to grow up at
ease with credit cards and ATM's. At the same time
consumer debt has also increased to an all time high. Do
these two things have anything in common? I believe so!
Lifestyle By Design
Health is the greatest treasure one can own
and what’s more it is free! Better than wealth, honor or
education, good health is our most precious possession. Many
are looking for health, happiness and peace of mind.
All in Good Time
By Debbie Williams
Do you dream
of leaving a stressful commute behind? Would you like to
work from the comfort of your own home? You really can have
the good life, and spend more time with your family focusing
on what matters most. If you’ve discovered that doing things
by the book hasn’t quite delivered the results you
envisioned for your home business, perhaps you aren’t living
by the right book!
Once you choose to make God your manager,
and go to Him first for all your decisions, you’ll struggle
less and relax more. All in Good Time is full of time-savers
for the busy work-at-home mom. Whether you run a sole
proprietorship or small company, Debbie’s proven time
management techniques will help you calm the chaos and
discover more hours in your busy day.
You’ll learn how to
use the 4 Steps of AWESOME Organizing to plan, sort,
organize and maintain your workspace. Once you’ve learned
this practical system of organizing, you can easily conquer
clutter anywhere: your papers, virtual desktop and even in
your car! Discover how to build your home business on a
solid foundation, with God at the very core of your plans.
Put your trust in Him, focusing on what matters most--- God,
family, and then work—and soon you’ll begin to see how all
the other aspects of your home business will fall into place
like the pieces of a puzzle. With God’s guidance you can
strive toward being the very best that you can be, for
yourself, your family, and your Heavenly Father.
The author is
the creator of
Organized Times and Founder and Host of Organize Your
Home Day 2006. She certainly knows her organizing and
will definitely help you improve your organizing skills.
purchase this book for $10.95 by using our
special order form.
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History's Women -
An online magazine highlighting the extraordinary
achievements of women throughout history and recognizing
the obstacles they’ve had to overcome in order to reach
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Founder & Publisher
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