Photography is For Everyone

You do not have to be a professional or even a big hobbiest to enjoy taking photographs. Photography is for everyone, no matter their age, or experience. Even someone who rarely holds a camera or captures a moment can take a fabulous photograph with the right camera and some patience. In fact, photography is about patience. If you do not get that shot the first time, do not just give up and assume you won’t. Keep snapping. It takes a lot of messed up shots, to get that good shot that everyone wants. Photography is a fun hobby that can … Continue reading

Three Ward Activities for Adults

When it comes to planning ward activities, it is occasionally nice to have one that is adults only. This gives all the adults a chance to interact without little ones climbing all over the place. If you do this, it is important to provide a nursery for those who would like to attend. Often all the babysitters will be taken if the whole ward wants a sitter. You can also provide an activity for the teenagers. Here are three fun and easy ideas to complete. 1) One fun idea is a progressive dinner. The planning for this idea is mainly … Continue reading

Recommended Vaccines For Adults

Regular immunizations have virtually wiped out diseases that used to cause serious problems in the general population. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommend several vaccinations for adults. Tetanus/Diphtheria (also known as Td) — protects against tetanus (lockjaw) and diphtheria. The initial vaccination is a three dose series. The first dose now, the second dose four weeks later, and the third dose six to twelve months after the second. Adults also need a booster shot every ten years or so. Influenza (also known as the flu shot) — a yearly vaccination to protect against the flu. Recommended for adults over … Continue reading

Reindeer Games For Grown Ups

The other day my 2-year-old asked me what a reindeer game was. I smiled knowing that she has been obsessed with her new “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” DVD. I explained to her that the games Rudolph and his friends participated in were not unlike the ones she and her friends played during playgroup—minus the battery-operated toys. Then I started to elaborate even more (don’t ask why) telling her that reindeers enjoy playing some of the same games she does at the park. “The slide?” she asked. “Ah, well… “ I stammered. “More like tag and hide-and-seek,” I answered. “Those are … Continue reading

Playing Matchmaker

Do you have someone in your family that likes to meddle and play adult matchmaker? Do you wish that your aunt or sister-in-law or cousin would stop trying to fix you up because they think it’s time you got back into the dating game? It’s a truism that people in relationships want to see their single friends or family members in one that fulfills them as well. But adult matchmakers are the fodder for a lot of television comedy, romance novel giggles and movie laughs. It’s hard to imagine the situation where an old woman fakes an anxiety attack so … Continue reading

Other Adult Relationships

Children of all ages need safe secure relationships with other adults such as teachers and coaches, relatives, close trustworthy friends. A word of caution about the adults you let into your children’s lives-be careful. I just finished reading a newspaper article about an accused serial child molester who allegedly had a notebook of victims and potential victims. This person specifically wrote a category of “Single Parent Boys” It seems to me from this article that this person specifically targeted boys from single parent families. Perhaps it was because of his perceived notion of lack of supervision that can occur in … Continue reading