At this time of year, we’re attending graduations, watching our children go on to the next step of their education or to fly on their own merit. “Live up to your potential; don’t give up; set goals; be all that you can be.”  Good advice to give our children, right?  Even before they’re born, we start thinking about their futures and what they will be when they grow up.  Let me tell you from experience, growing up is over-rated.

I always found that no matter what toys we got for our children, they got more enjoyment playing with the box it came in.  The things we give our children usually are a result of what we think they want.  It’s really fun to see them use their imaginations to create something out of nothing. Remember that parenting requires a great deal of responsibility. We must not shirk that duty or look for substitutes for our love. Buying them what they want rather than what they need is one of those things we feel necessary to obtain their love and honor.

When I was a kid, we’d cut paper dolls out of the Sears catalog and dress them with pictures of clothing from the same book.  We’d make mud pies and feed them to the dog.  We’d set up a lemonade stand or hang a sheet across the clothesline and use it as a makeshift stage to perform shows for the neighbors. We used old boxes to create forts or communities to share with our friends. We ate outdoors. We didn’t always wash our hands. We played until the sun went down and returned home dirty and sunburned.

My children grew up on Sesame Street and video games, but they always found adventure outdoors.  One of them found great delight in scaring me to death with a 6-foot snake or a variety of other critters.  We were constantly bandaging scuffs and bruises from their journey into the unknown. Kids today aren’t much different, but our world is.  We’ve evolved into a society that fears for their children’s safety – not only in their own neighborhoods, but also in their schools.  Therefore, we try our best to protect them.  To compensate we provide safe things for them to do within the confines of our homes.  However, the world always sneaks its way into children’s minds even when we think they are safe.

We still must have open communications with our kids.  It’s probably the most important time for us to establish our relationship with them.  It’s also a great time for them to develop their imagination, creativity and communication skills. My thinking may be old fashioned, but I still believe God places children in our lives for a purpose.  The most important being that we’re responsible for letting them know about their Savior.  Can we accomplish that by putting them in touch with technology from the minute they can sit up and use motor skills to operate a computer?   Knowing what you believe in is extremely important to them.  You are their heroes. Technology should never take your place as a parent.

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:7



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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11 Responses to TECHNOLOGY 104

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    Perfectly said, Mama K! You have such wisdom. I feel fortunate to have had similar experiences as your children 🥰😘. My kids had a lot of nature and outdoor experiences! Now, my grands are growing in a world so different; yet, I see my sons and daughter-in-law’s trying very hard to balance the incorporation of technology and keeping the kids “exploring” and experiencing use of imagination ~yes, with the boxes “stuff”comes in! I’m so happy they will all be here this weekend. May you and Paul have a healthy and blessed weekend. I love you dearly. 💛

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    • says:

      Have fun with your family this weekend. Times with family have so much healing connected with them. Love you, sweet Karla. I know we’ll meet someday in heaven💕💕💕💕

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  2. Luv the cartoon. I actually got back on Twitter when Elon Musk took over. I think I am the only one in my family. Usually use texts, Messenger, or Zoom to communicate with them daily.

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    • says:

      I’ve found texting to be much better with my children. They usually respond quickly with the least amount of words. At least we know they’re still alive.🥸

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  3. Lifetime Chicago says:

    I would go to my Aunts house who lived in a small town and she had nothing to play with but a McCalls magazine. I couldn’t wait to cut out Betsy McCall and take her home. I still have the originals saved in a scrap book. My kids remember not how money I made but when we did crafts and I played with them.

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