I love how each generation of fathers are becoming more involved with childcare. My husband was much more involved with our children than his father ever was and my sons are even more comfortable changing diapers and bathing infants. all paintings found at Dad and daughter relationships, as explained by 10 paintings. One of my son-in-laws says that he could never see himself as a … Continue reading A Salute to 21st Century Fathers
I could have written this article myself if I was more on the ball. After all, this subject is especially close to my heart. I am mum of nine, adult children who raised her kids with her husband on a small hobby farm. We raised our own beef, chicken, pork and eggs year-round and vegetables for 6 months of the year. I was delighted as … Continue reading THE EVERYDAY ENVIRONMENTALIST
It is a simple fact; there is no better way to form deep relationships and a sense of family unity than conversation over a home-cooked meal, then sharing a good movie afterward. It was our large family’s version of going out for dinner and a movie in town. Life around our dinner table was relaxed and happy because I allowed my children to behave in … Continue reading Family Fun: Dinner and a Movie at Home? Yup!
Raising children is not a default chore for women who were not successful in the world of business, power, and wealth. Continue reading Motherhood- A Feminist Career Choice
I was recently inspired by Christian movie company Pure Flix, to discuss an experience that I would like to share with a loved one, so they might better know how to handle it if they were ever faced with something similar. These experiences are often referred to as “teachable moments” or valuable lessons. So here is just one example of a teachable moment about letting … Continue reading Unpaired Socks, Teachable Moments and Pure Flix
Society’s Reaction To Large Families A few years ago, when a journalist interviewed me for an article on Mother’s Day, she asked me if I ever regretted not using my degree to pursue a career. I simply stared at her in shock for a few moments, my mind blank. “No”, I finally stuttered, “the thought never entered my mind.” It was then the journalist’s turn … Continue reading Reclaiming Motherhood
I am part of a book called Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood. One of the contributors, Bonnie Way, asked me questions about blogging for her own blog The Kola Mom. First, tell us a bit about yourself. It took me years to finally decide to start writing again. I had taken a 30-year sabbatical after leaving university to raise nine children. I just couldn’t seem to … Continue reading Why I Write