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"How Much Longer, Lord, How Much Longer?"

Posted on 12/30/2012 11:32:52 PM

  Credit: daughterTeenagers love to drive parents crazy Living through teenage drama without loosing your sanity   One of my sons , in his early teens, had just announced that he could not stand living under our roof another minute,"I'm out of here!", he bellowed, "and don't expe..

A Seven-Year Old's Perspective: How To Handle a Two-Year Old

Posted on 12/30/2012 04:36:10 PM

Credit: school "Want to know how to get a two year old to do what you want him to do? In our large family, my children discovered how to interact with each other, without my constant intervention. They all aquired wonderful people skills because they lived in a house with ten other very different pe..

Is it important?

Posted on 12/25/2012 08:07:12 AM

As I listen to the many conversations that I hear each day, my own included, I wonder at their purpose. We ramble about the weather, a sporting event last weekend, a television ad...... I know we're just trying to connect or to fill an awkward silence, but why all the meaningless jabber?   Why..

Where Does She Get This Stuff?

Posted on 12/21/2012 09:25:41 PM

three-year-old Lucy was perched like a little elf on a high stool One afternoon, I was making dinner, standing at the counter with my back to our three youngest children. Katie and Anthony were lounging around the kitchen table, with three-year-old Lucy perched like a little elf on a high stool, h..

Nature Not Nurture: Trust Me!

Posted on 12/20/2012 12:51:43 PM

Viva la difference. As I watched my boys play, I felt like an observer watching an alien society. Please, do not try to tell me that little boys are just socially conditioned to behave in a different way than little girls. I loudly declare that, even as babies, little boys are intrinsically d..

Ball and Chain in Place? Good. Now You Can Play.

Posted on 12/18/2012 04:44:39 PM

When I was a child, we hopped on bikes without helmets, only wore sunscreen at the beach and ate peanut butter sandwiches. When my oldest children started school in the mid to late eighty's, they played marbles, bounced tennis balls off the school wall and could bring real baseballs and b..

Cleaning Tiles Tips

Posted on 12/18/2012 11:42:14 AM

In the modern days , the money that we spend on home decoration are immense. We give money for a lot of things simply because we saw them somewhere and not because we really need them. However, this is not the case with our bathroom's tiles. They are a must and some of the people the..

Calamity Strikes!

Posted on 12/18/2012 08:21:43 AM

Desperate times call for creative thinking Imagine this scene. Eight children sprawl limply on chairs, a Chesterfield and on the rug surrounded by pillows,comforters and favourite stuffed toys. Every one is moaning on and off with fever, lethargy, and itchy spots that are driving them crazy. I ..

First Choice Home Haircuts: I Don't Think So!

Posted on 12/17/2012 06:47:50 PM

  my daughter had beautiful blond, wavy hair. Imagine this scene: a little girl sits on a stool with a huge sheet tied around her neck, a pained expression on her face and a bowl on her head waiting for a haircut. Do you remember this humourous, family kitchen scene, perhaps from the forty'..

The Battle Of The Bugs

Posted on 12/13/2012 11:28:53 AM

  try pulling every sticky nit off every single strand of hair on ten heads. The phrase 'quit nit-picking' took on a whole new meaning after our official Lice Week. Once again the school had sent notes home about another outbreak of head lice but of course I was confident that we had never h..

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