Family Journal

Who’s Saint Day is it anyway? Life with a Coptic Boy

"What did you do at Scouts today?" "We did activities for Saint Matthew's day!" "You mean Saint Patrick`s day?" "Oh yeah! Saint Patrick! Do we celebrate him? Cause I know the other Saints!" One day, I pray that we all celebrate all of the Saints' days without regard to denominations. God bless other funny posts: https://www.mireillemishriky.com/rent-woes-life-coptic-boy/   Like the post? Please Share it! Get your copy today! Check out these Reviews on amazon! Books by Mireille Mishriky  

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Rent Woes – life with a Coptic Boy

While driving, on our way to a social, the following conversation ensued as he was reading street signs and Billboards: "Mommy, what does 'a louer' mean?" "It means: available for rent." "What does 'rent' mean?" "It means that you have to pay money to the owner of the building if you want to live in one of the apartments." "What! Does this man not know Jesus? He just wants to get rich?" I guess business-owner/entrepreneur can be eliminated (for now) as career options!   Like the post? Please Share it! Get your copy today! Check out these Reviews on amazon!...

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Want to feel better on a Monday? Be grateful!

One of my favorite quotes (the source of which has never been confirmed) is: "It is not happy people who are grateful. It is grateful people who are happy." This has been my mantra for many years; I have a million reasons for which to be grateful. A few years ago, there was an internet sensation called the "gratitude journal"- it encouraged people to record 1000 reasons to feel thankful and to revert to the journal whenever they were feeling less than grateful. I never took the time to embark on that journey ( even though I am a notorious...

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Classic Scam: a child at the $ store.

It was hard to carry on the negotiations as I was also battling voices in my head: “let him have it, it is just $2” , “it is the principal, would I buy it if it cost more?”, “why deny him a small treat?” “no, if you give in now, you will always give in”, “what harm will it do, it will make him so happy”, ” he should understand that he will not always get what he wants in life”, ” he is only a child once”.

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