Laugh For Mother’s Day: Hilarious Opinions from Little People

A little taste of  eight-year-old reasoning.  A reality check to balance all those manipulative commercials and sentimental Mother’s Day cards that are flooding the marketplace. Warning. The following true comments  are not politically correct. So simply laugh and enjoy, no need to flog me with feminist remarks. The following are answers given by grade two…… Continue reading Laugh For Mother’s Day: Hilarious Opinions from Little People

Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood

I am part of an upcoming anthology of five other Catholic mums due to come out in about a month. All the women are great writers, each writing from a completely different perspective. Roberta Cottam is the creator and editor for this project. It started out as a project for a class but with her…… Continue reading Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood

Famous Quotes About Children

  The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. Albert Einstein  Anonymous  “Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.” Barbara Bush, former U.S. first lady” You have to love your children unselfishly.”   English proverb The soul…… Continue reading Famous Quotes About Children

Laughing Belly Laughs

Daily Prompt Photographers, artists, poets: show us JOYFUL. The greatest gift I have ever received is a gift of joy, a gift of laughter. I can laugh in the face of the absurd. I can laugh in the face of tragedy. I can laugh at myself. I can laugh at the antics, messes and work…… Continue reading Laughing Belly Laughs

Smile Mum

When he saw my Facebook page, Shaun  Gibson from Looking for reasoning to a complicated world, sent me a funny meme “Can you stop being so brilliant..”. It made me laugh, not just smile because I feel anything but brilliant yet it was still uplifting.  Laughter is the best medicine. So, To mums: Shaun and I are awarding you…… Continue reading Smile Mum

My Doctor Taught Me the Value of A Good Sense of Humour.

When I was pregnant with my sixth child, I went to my first appointment with our new family doctor and now my new obstetrician. He asked me why I was changing doctors and I sighed, “I just can’t face my old obstetrician with a sixth pregnancy.” “And who IS this doctor?” He questioned. “Actually it…… Continue reading My Doctor Taught Me the Value of A Good Sense of Humour.

Day 12: Calling BS on Over Protecting Children

Childhood should be a time to play in freedom and joy; 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…… Continue reading Day 12: Calling BS on Over Protecting Children

BBB Time: Bath, Book, Bed

  When we had a newborn baby, bedtime was transformed. On hectic days, the whole routine became an assembly line. In a family of eleven, everything is a big deal. However it was bath time, grooming time, story time and bed time that took a lot of creative problem solving abilities as well as a…… Continue reading BBB Time: Bath, Book, Bed

Do you Believe that Children NEED to Bond with Animals?

  Mary is squeezing Hammy again! The Canadian scientist, David Suzuki , believes that all children need to bond with animals. While watching my own kids interact with our pets and farm animals, I realized that children have a deep-seated need to relate to animals. Since I grew up in the city, with ballet lessons,…… Continue reading Do you Believe that Children NEED to Bond with Animals?

Temper Tantrum?

babies are completely dependent on their caregiver My first thought is to pity the child, not the mother. As a mother of nine kids, people often ask me, “How on earth did you manage without any help? ” If I had to divulge one secret that I was fortunate enough to discover early in my…… Continue reading Temper Tantrum?

Where does she get this stuff?

year-old Lucy was perched like a little elf on a high stool “Lucy, whose your favorite, mum or dad?” 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…… Continue reading Where does she get this stuff?

Boys ARE Different than Girls

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 from little…… Continue reading Boys ARE Different than Girls

Locked In The Chicken Coop

The mother is the heart of the family, especially a stay-at-home-mother with a crew of kids, who also helps with a hobby farm. So tell me, why was I not missed after spending three hours locked in the chicken coop? This is a funny story in hindsight. However,  I was slightly upset  because the experience battered …… Continue reading Locked In The Chicken Coop

Mothers

 A smile for the wisdom of women, and tears for the suffering we experience to acquire it.     Painful regret  for this  hectic modern society that scrambles after flash and glitter, efficiency and success  while pushing the wisdom of mothers to the fringes of influence.    Joyful hope that women will grow in confidence to share their unique wisdom…… Continue reading Mothers

Are You A Juggler and an Acrobat? You’d Make A Great Mother.

  Once I became a mother, I discovered that it took at least 9-10 hours per day to nurse ,burpe, soothe, change and bathe a completely dependant tiny person and washing clothes (the baby’s as well as mine which were often blasted with spit up and other nasty surprises). I struggled to scrub floors daily because babies and toddlers…… Continue reading Are You A Juggler and an Acrobat? You’d Make A Great Mother.