What's New for Winter 2007?
We've added a new dimension to our website: sound.
In August 2006, we were interviewed for two sessions on a
national radio teleconference sponsored by the Homeschool.com
website. We welcome you to join us.
Please come to the Interviews
page for these two sessions.
What's New for Summer 2006?
Summer is just about over; school will soon begin. We are
sharing with you an article on Homeschooling,
one of the education options available to you.
The new vignette introduces
the importance of guiding our children carefully as they grow
toward independent adulthood.
Also check out the new Q and A page
for a series of questions and answers on several topics of
What's New for Winter 2006?
Most people long for success, and even further, "Success
Without Stress." In this featured article we are
addressing success in the education arena. However, you will
see that the basic principles can be applied to all of life.
The new Vignette presents an "Opportunity"
to begin practicing some of the ideas in the article, "Success
Children's Individuality While Disciplining" is the
subject of the new Q and A.
What's New for Christmas 2005?
We have for you a new featured Christmas article, "What
About Santa Claus?" The answer to this question may
Don't miss the special featured vignette, "Twas
Mom's Night before Christmas," a fresh and thoughtful
idea for Mom.
This new Q and
A suggests an idea that will make the holidays more pleasant
for Mom and Dad.
What's New for Spring 2005?
This Spring we have a new feature article Home
for Dinner which illuminates the challenges and benefits
surrounding shared family meals. We also have a new Question
and Answer section, and don't forget to read our latest
out Priorities. We hope you enjoy these new pages and
look forward to bringing you more throughout the coming year!
What's New for Christmas 2004?
Twas Mom's Night Before Christmas received
so many appreciative comments last year that we want to share
it with you again this Christmas. May you find new meaning,
inspiration and joy. Merry Christmas!
What's New for the New Year?
We have three new additions to the site, which we hope you will enjoy:
- a new Vignette titled, Nurturing Family Closeness. This is so
important in these times when there isn't much cultural support for a close family.
- a new Article titled, Getting Over Over-Scheduling. This, too, is
important for the promotion of Joyful Family Living.
- a new Question/Answer page addressing a common parental challenge. We
hope you can translate the solution to your own needs.
We have three new additions to the Website for you:
What's New in April?
Our readers frequently send us relevant questions. We share recent submissions with you in
What's New in March?
We invite you to check out this definition of "childhood."
Childhood—The Second Womb
What's New in the New Year?
Some parents are more concerned about their children getting A's than they are about their children's emotional well-being in the social environment. We offer a few practical suggestions in
Can Sarah Come Over?
New Year's Bonus:
It's that time again—New Year's Resolutions. We would like to share some that
we think will bring a lot of joy to you and your family. If you agree, please write and let us know how you are doing with them.
Resolutions for Parents—2003
What's New in December?
See what you think about a less traditional family approach to Santa Claus in
this month's article,
What About Santa Claus?
A revised old classic can set the stage for a more harmonious Holiday in this month's vignette,
Twas Mom's Night Before Christmas
What's New in October?
Some things from the "good old days" are still valuable and worth noting. Take a
look at the new vignette, Raggedy Ann's Measuring Stick.
What's New in September?
How do you define being a good parent? This month our featured article Am I a Good Parent? focuses on re-examining how we measure the quality of parenting.
What's New in August?
The new question in this month's Questions
and Answers, addresses something many families are struggling
with today: There's so much pressure from the culture to stick
to schedules, how can we maintain a sense of joy in the household
while still managing daily routines, bedtimes, getting dressed,
etc. See if our answer helps solves this dilemma for you.
This month, we are also introducing an article about homeschooling— a subject that might be new to many of our readers. We understand that homeschooling may not be the right choice for everyone, but we believe the article presents some ideas that are worth reading.
What's New on June 3, 2002?
As our culture turns well-deserved attention to Fathers this month Win pays a
special tribute to her Dad,
(and to her Mom): A Tribute
to My Dad
What's New for May?
This is the month when we take one day out of the year to celebrate our mothers—or to celebrate being mothers. We thought it would be a good time to share what we have discovered about the importance of mothers taking time out for themselves. Our featured article for May is entitled, Taking Care of Mom.
It's filled with practical ideas that can benefit mothers as well as the whole family.
An Extra Treat
We are delighted to feature
a poem written by one of our young readers, 13 year-old Lily
Squires. Her poem Being My Mom
is featured this month in our Vignettes section.
What's New for April?
It is with great pleasure that we introduce our long-awaited website. We have
had the domain names sweetjoy.com, .net, and .org reserved for 2 1/2 years.
Now with the help of our dear friend, Sharon Rockey, at Webspin Studios we have
created this site for your enjoyment. This launch is our first "What's New?"
item for the spring of 2002.
We will frequently add to the site so
please revisit from time to time. We expect to be expanding
each of the sections and new subjects will be added, including
resources that we consider valuable. Occasionally guest authors
(including children) will be invited to join us. By returning
to this What's New? page you will find pointers or links to
the newest material. If you would like to be added to our
email list and receive periodic updates about our latest additions
to the site, just contact
We invite your feedback, comments, and
suggestions. Your questions for the Questions
and Answers pages are also welcome. We will make every
effort to answer all questions; when there are multiple questions
on one topic, we may combine them.
The basic goal of the site is to raise the JOY level in the world, starting
one person, one family at a time. Living Joyfully is possible!
We wish for you many helpful and enjoyable visits to this new website.
Win and Bill