Dear Oldest Child, I have started this letter several times and in several ways, but the likelihood of you ever reading it is slim, so I guess it doesn't really matter. You are 18 now, graduating (or graduated). Welcome to life after childhood. I know you won't understand what that means yet. You still need time to work out the hormones and figure out what life really is before you read more »
We all know that the inability to hear well can have a dramatic effect on the way that language skills develop in our children. Not only does it impact on language, it also affects their broader communication skills, as well as their ability to develop their social skills. It is imperative that any child who [...] read more »
Despite parents concerns and news media stories, child abductions by strangers are much rarer than most people think. Continue reading → read more »
A printing technique is used to create a message that can only be viewed from the low vantage point of a child. Continue reading → read more »
Celebrating Moms everywhere this Mothers Day! There are so many reasons I appreciate my mother. She has molded me into the woman I am by following her sweet spirit. She is a living example of love with great dedication to her family, friends and church. Im so grateful to have been raised by this wonderful... [Continue Reading] read more »
Guess who was labouring away in the kitchen on labour day? Kitkit, my 9 year old. This started about a month ago after he came back from his baking class in school. Mummy! I baked cookies today! You want to try? he exclaimed! OMG! It was yummy! I did not take any photo of the [...] read more »
I like to consider myself an ethical shopper.
In my house, a number of brands are banned. For instance, Nike, who as well as having been caught using child labour in the past, likes to sponsor what they consider "Role Models" such as Tiger Woods, who after everything he did was arrogantly used in this recent commercial.
Another brand that's banned is Victoria's Secret, due to the child labour cotton picking in Burkina Faso.
Disney is just wrong on so many levels. The "Princess" indoctrinations jus... read more »
Its always amusing to see the phrase old school, mostly because people consider the 80s as old school, and having lived through those years, it doesnt seem all that old to me. However, Ive seen a lot of bloggers joining in the Old School Blogging conga line, as it were, so I decided that seemed [...] read more »
Yesterday was a very hard day after realizing my little angel is not as unbreakable as I though and hoped. Yesterday everything in my humble life looked like falling apart at the speed of light, following Ellie's diagnose ofthrombocytopenia, accompanied by noanswersto why is this happening or what we could do.
I wasn't able to eat or drink at all and by evening I felt I'm at my weakest point, expecting a sleepless night and an ocean of worries to come. I've made all possiblescenariosin my mind, ... read more »
There are two ‘Academic Walls’ that concern me when I am talking about my daughter. The first is when I know she personally can go further, but those teaching her at school are not letting her. The second wall is when she gets an assignment she will actually have to work at, it won’t be so easy that she can just fly through it with little to no effort.
For the first problem, I ran into that on a limited scale this year. At our school (I am sure it is also at others, as it was also at her old school) th... read more »