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Make-up and Little Girls

Posted on 01/21/2013 03:54:24 PM

Make-up and Little Girls children are not self-concious "Well", my mom asked with pride, "Would you like to see what you look like now?"" One visit from Grandma Jean and Grandpa Ron occurred when Jean and Ruth were about four and five years old. Grandma apply a touch of make-up each morning an..

As My Daughter Became A Chef, I Became the Scullery Maid

Posted on 01/18/2013 10:33:53 PM

    Ruth has won awards for her cooking   After the birth of my sixth child, I managed to cook old standard meals like roasted chicken and mashed potatoes, chicken stir fry and rice, homemade chicken soup and spaghetti. Good, homemade, from scratch meals but boring. Homemade ..

As I thanked all the stars in the sky...

Posted on 01/16/2013 07:22:07 PM

"There but for you go I."  That is the sentiment this week at the Sunday Night Blog.  The author has seen someone in the streets and lately all over town.  Perhaps you have seen him too.  That is why the author takes a moment to consider the homeless who panhandle ..

Toilet Paper Unroll? Front or Behind?!

Posted on 01/16/2013 02:16:17 PM

  This is the question which took place today. Unfortunately it also raised other questions... How do i like it? Which side does it come off in my toilet? A few friends discussed and we all decided to check which way it unrolls at home and then continue the debate tomorrow.   Just checked ..

I'm Bored

Posted on 01/16/2013 01:50:06 PM

    Today my adult kids are self-starters, self-motivated and they are all creative at work, school and at home. I give all the credit for those qualities to boredom in their childhood. Many modern parents enrol their kids in vicious cycle classes, activities and sports to make s..

The Tragic-Comic Experience Of Shopping With A Teenager

Posted on 01/14/2013 08:11:50 PM

It was and still is an educational experience for one of my adult daughters to shop with a younger sister. After a particular stressful shopping trip, they would stumble through the door, complaining about their hard to please sibling. Typically,they'd roll their eyes and sputter, " Do you wan..

Few Reasons to Be House Proud

Posted on 01/14/2013 11:58:26 AM

Even if your home is not exactly a dream come true, it can still give you reasons to be house proud. Ask yourself is it clean and organised enough and you will see that there is a way to actually enjoy your residence more.There are many factors that can make you proud of your home. Learning how to c..

WHAT? !! You Want To Shave Your Head and Pierce Your Ears?!

Posted on 01/13/2013 08:38:28 PM

Rebecca wants a belly stud. Does it REALLY matter? Does this disagreement really have to do with morality, commonsense or responsibility or is it simply a matter of taste, choice or opinion?” As parents, we are often counselled to choose our battles with our children and refrain from forb..

BBB Time: Bath, Book, Bed

Posted on 01/12/2013 03:27:11 PM

On hectic days, the whole routine became an assembly line. In a family of eleven, everything is a big deal.   However it was bath time, grooming time, story time and bed time that took a lot of creative problem solving abilities as well as a big investment in time. On hectic days thi..

Fashion Sense? Snort-She Was BORN With It!

Posted on 01/10/2013 02:33:57 PM

Claire is on the left One evening as I tried to rush out of the house, Claire glanced up from her homework, scrutinized me up and down disapprovingly and asked, very slowly, “Are you going out?” Tiny, adorable, clever and independent Claire was also strong-willed, high maintenance an..

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