Parenting

Still Chatting Elsewhere

Recently I began a conversation over at And Then There Were Four about ‘teaching helping skills.’  The conversation  has continued and concludes “It is heartening indeed when your children take ownership in their jobs, not only completing it to satisfaction but having a real sense of pride in their ability.” I’d love to thank Multiple Mum for […] Read more…

Chatting Elsewhere Today

One of the amazing benefits of the blogging community is finding like minded spirits, one such blogger for me is And then there were four.  Multiple Mum is an Aussie blogger who ponders aloud, about life, community, her love for her children and general deep thoughts about everything, simply, I enjoy MM’s conversations and know if we […] Read more…

Turning Off the Screen

Joyfully we listen to the sound of children playing outside in the winter sun, inside the computer screens sit silent. Far too often lately the children have been indoors grouped around the computer screens, finally however we have declared ‘enough!’ For the first nine years of our marriage the only electronic screen in our home […] Read more…

Savouring the Moment

A chance comment a fortnight ago has prompted some ponderings.  ‘Tracey’,  a mum of six aged 3-19, and I were admiring my Bass and her youngest.  Tracey shared how she feels so much more relaxed and patient as a mother in her 30s than she did in her 20s.  I agreed, I knew exactly what […] Read more…

Is My Life Really Less Chaotic?

I well remember when all the children were little, when I had four children under six.  It seemed then that there were days in which I lurched from one disaster to another. Scenes flit through my memories, the little crises; the smashed dozen eggs, the pound of butter ground into the back steps baking in […] Read more…

Table Manners

Table Manners is an ongoing process and something PC and I believe important. Growing up I remember my father being emphatic that boys should not turn up to the table bare chested and your chair must remain on four legs, my mother was emphatic that each meal was worthy of a tablecloth, PC’s mother is […] Read more…

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