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Effective Mothers Remember What It Is Like to be Small


Last year, one of my daughters, who was finishing up an Honours Degree in Religion and applying to Teacher’s College, asked me what I thought were the attributes of an effective teacher for her application. When I considered effective teachers, I immediately thought about effective mothers. One of the best ways to learn how to mother and teach is to remember both the good and … Continue reading Effective Mothers Remember What It Is Like to be Small

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A Salute to 21st Century Fathers


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 http://www.upworthy.com/dad-and-daughter-relationships-as-explained-by-10-paintings One of my son-in-laws says that he could never see himself as a father a year ago and now.. well he could … Continue reading A Salute to 21st Century Fathers

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Revisiting: All I Ever Needed to Know …


All I ever needed to know, I learned in Kindergarten, from my mum, from God…and from Dr. Seuss.(Dr. Seuss quotes are in blue) If  leaders of countries  and the  heads of corporations practiced what they learned as small children, the world would be happier, healthier and more peaceful. Perhaps people in power should listen as Dr. Seuss and I talk to my children. You have brains … Continue reading Revisiting: All I Ever Needed to Know …