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When it comes to religion and parenting, I really don’t know what I want to share with my children. I want them to be able to choose for themselves what they believe in as they get older so when I saw a blog tour for Parenting Beyond Belief I knew I had to get this book and read it.
Religion is one area that I truly struggle in. I’ve seen the harmful effects of strict organized religion on children and then I’ve seen some good things. However, the bad far outweighs the good. So my husband and I have decided against involving our children in “going to church” on a regular basis.
And here I am reviewing Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion. Parenting Beyond Belief is a collection of essays on parenting without religion. It is an excellent resource book for parents who are either non-religious or like myself, not sure what they believe in at this point, and need some guidance as to how to deal with so many of life’s most asked questions.
This book has so many wonderful reviews already and I hope you will take the time and read some of them here, here, and here. Also, take a few moments and browse the ParentingBeyondBelief.com Website The site has a lot of great information.
Overall, I give this book a thumbs up. Buy the book or check it out from your local library. If your library doesn’t have it then request it be added.
As a Mom, I was so happy to have come across Eneloop batteries. With all of the electronic toys both of my boys have, it’s impossible to keep up with so many batteries. It seems like we never have enough and the batteries are always going dead.
Being given the opportunity to test out Eneloop rechargeable batteries and the charger has solved our battery woes. These ready to use out of package rechargeable batteries are a big help. Now I don’t have to buy batteries on every shopping trip. I’m also saving time, money, and helping the environment all at the same time.
This is definitely my choice for batteries for now on. Moms, if your kids have lots of electronic toys and gadgets or if you have a digital camera that uses regular batteries then Eneloop batteries are the ones for you.
To find out more about these batteries by GE/Sanyo go to their website today, eneloopusa.com You can get a set of the batteries and a charger for around $25. This is a great deal. Amazon, Circuit City, and Frys are among the places that carry these Eneloop batteries.
It seems strange to be reviewing a discovery channel tv show called Dirty Jobs but there’s a point as to why I’m doing it. Dirty Jobs is actually a funny show and kids can watch too(probably age 5 and up) to learn about work ethic and information on the types of jobs out there. Kids (and adults) can actually learn alot from this humorous tv show. And, although there is some adult humor thrown in from Mike, the host, most kids aren’t really going to get it and it’s not going to have any effect on them at all. They will probably just laugh because you are laughing.
I give this tv show, Dirty Jobs, a big thumbs up. I think its great. I watch it and as a mom I recommend it for fun. And, come one, moms, the host is too cute to pass up.