Category Archives: Parenting

A Leap of Faith – A Parent’s Prespective

The mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.                                                     … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Series on Progressive Education

Jumping Across the Abyss to Progressive Education “We destroy the … love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and contemptible rewards–gold stars, or papers marked … Continue reading

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Next Week’s Special

Greetings People ~ Well, I’ve been away for a while – nursing my husband’s new hip and not killing anyone. I’ve come close, I won’t lie, but have manged reigned in my rage angst.  This experience, whilst bringing my husband … Continue reading

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I Feel For My Mother – Daily Prompt Repost

Seems I’ve covered the Daily Prompt’s query before – and since I reblogged it – I now have to repost it… How important are clothes to you? Describe your style, if you have one, and tell us how appearance impacts how … Continue reading

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First, Middle, Last?

Last night I attended an Open House of sorts at my son’s school. It was called Kino 101 Night (where Kino is the school’s name and you should be familiar with the rest of the title’s meaning). It was an opportunity … Continue reading

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The Power of Cooking

This is what my son haughtily (well if I’m being HONEST, rudely) informed me one night when I was making a dinner that he was not interested in eating.  “Mom, I can eat what I want because I have the … Continue reading

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Are You a Full Time Mom?

This is a fast off-the-cuff post …. This weekend someone asked me if I was a ‘full-time mom’ – which I think is kind of interesting.  I’m pretty sure that as soon as you have that child in your arms, … Continue reading

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