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Entries Tagged as 'Why Did I Have Children?'

Are you an Internet Illiterate Parent?

November 5th, 2006 · 2 Comments

I read the phrase ‘internet illiterate parent‘ and immediately thought – AM I??  I certainly don’t profess to be anywhere within coo-ee of a technology literate guru, and not even in the same stratosphere as a ‘geek’, but ‘illiterate’?  I had to read more! Especially since my three children are all quite savvy computer users.  [...]

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On learning how to learn and taking responsibility for our own learning

September 24th, 2006 · 4 Comments

Learning is on my mind.  My own private learning; the extreme inputs of learning coming from Rosa Say’s Joyful Jubilant Learning September at Talking Story; the mid-semester exam experiences of my 16 year old son Captain Scarlett; and those of my daughter in her first year of high school, feeling close to overwhelm from the [...]

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Taking responsibility… no excuses

September 7th, 2006 · No Comments

G and I have both have had discussions with our two younger children about taking responsibility for their actions recently.  And today, my request to Gorgeous Girl not to do something was met with "I didn’t mean to" – exactly what we have had multiple discussions on previously (and like waving a red rag at [...]

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Leaving an impression

June 17th, 2006 · 1 Comment

It was a really, really busy week this week.  Monday being the Queen’s Birthday holiday didnt help any either, although I suppose my house did start the week relatively tidier than normal, as I did a lot of catch-up stuff on Monday. But then the rest of the week was short, and packed with meetings [...]

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Motherhood as an opportunity for reinvention

June 5th, 2006 · No Comments

MojoMom has said this so well, I just had to reproduce most of her recent post Secret Agent Woman here: I’d like to ask the question, “Who says I’m opting out?” To outside observers, I may have looked like “just another stay-at-home mom” dressed for a day in the park, pushing a toddler in a [...]

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Tags: Reinvention · Why Did I Have Children? · Worthwhile Work

Broken bones…part 2

October 21st, 2005 · No Comments

Thanks for your patience, if you’ve been sitting there, anxiously waiting for the next exciting episode in The Broken Hand saga… (no?  I didnt think so…) Big sigh here… we met with the orthopod at 6pm Wed evening, and because the bones were out of place, he gave teenboy two options.  1.  get knocked out [...]

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Broken Bones and Healing Lessons

October 19th, 2005 · No Comments

Teenboy broke his hand yesterday!  At school.  They iced it, and sent him back to class.  By the time he got home it was rather swollen.  I phoned the doc, and we went down at 5 – of course by that time everything else is closed, so we were given a referral request for x-rays [...]

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A loss of faith… never!!

October 12th, 2005 · 2 Comments

I was saddened today to read of a young 7 year old girl’s loss of belief… Trina Blum writes in The Day has Arrived… how her daughter has worked out Santa is ‘not real’, and where the presents actually come from.  Oh, how sad! It really is like a loss of innocence when they no [...]

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Blogging keeps Mums from feeling so isolated

September 23rd, 2005 · No Comments

Alright, I know I have something to say about Mothers and Blogs and stuff here today.  I’m not exactly sure where I am going, so please stick around and we’ll find out together. Mothers with young children can feel quite isolated.  Heck, I know how isolated I felt after I had had my eldest, all [...]

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Back to the Dinner Table…

September 21st, 2005 · No Comments

Teenagers who reported eating two or fewer dinners a week with family members were more than one and a half times as likely to smoke, drink or use illegal substances than were teenagers who had five to seven dinners. (National Centre on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University). How’s that for scary? None of [...]

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