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 different ...

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 basketballs ...

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 these ...

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 dole ...

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's ...

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 had ...

Great-Great-Grandma Drank the Best and Last Bottle

Posted on 12/12/2012 08:31:15 PM

REVISE THIS ARTICLE »  Michael and I like to experiment making things from scratch One of our better ideas was to make wine the old fashioned way. Michael and I like to experiment when we cook, bake bread or make pickles. Sometimes our creative endeavours are successful. Friends ...

For PETA or not for PETA?

Posted on 12/12/2012 01:25:04 PM

For those that don't know, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an organization in the USA, that fights against animal brutality. They are speaking on behalf of animals (yes! you read it right) to stop people from killing them for material needs. Their latest campaign is ...

Laughter Turned a Tragedy Into A Comedy

Posted on 12/12/2012 09:25:41 AM

David was gleefully swimming and splashing on his tummy in a pool of oil What was my reaction to this overwhelming scene? I leaned against the kitchen wall and slid down till I sat on the floor with my legs sticking straight out. One evening, when I had only four children, everyone was finally asleep ...

Problem Teens: OUR Fault?

Posted on 12/11/2012 07:23:55 PM

  Teens thrive when the feel they are respected and that their contributions are appreciated. In our culture, teenagers are in limbo and consquently are often bored, listless and angry. They are no longer children but not quite adults, either. Historically speaking, simpler cultures had fewer ...

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