The Goat Shall Weed the Garden, The Horse Shall Dine…..

My husband loves these intelligent pigs Living on a hobby farm with a crew of kids provides a wealth of material for a story teller. Our farm animals were so full of character, their antics alone will be the subject of many upcoming stories. Of course, the kids were always entertained by the farm animals…… Continue reading The Goat Shall Weed the Garden, The Horse Shall Dine…..

Blogging Opened The Door To Writing

. Actually I can hardly believe that I feel free  enough today to stand up and boldly yell, ” I love writing and I want to help others  start writing by encouraging them to blog.” It took me years to finally decide to start writing again. I had taken a 30 year sabbatical since leaving…… Continue reading Blogging Opened The Door To Writing

Quit Trying to Dismember Me!

 being the youngest can be a trial What happens when you live with five older sisters? It was a beautiful fall day. The sun was already warm Although the school bus was not scheduled to pull up for another twenty minutes, six-year old Rebecca, my youngest child, already had her lunch packed in her schoolbag,…… Continue reading Quit Trying to Dismember Me!

Sunday Snippets

Hosted by RAnn of This and That and  Other Things. My posts for this week are: 1. The Wisdom of Mothers 2. Prayer is Never Having to Say Good-by

“My sweet three-year old daughter shouts, “&$#@*&”.”

  Claire was still three when she started junior kindergarten in the mornings Experience taught me that the easiest and most effective way to influence my children was to ignore negative behaviour and to praise good behaviour. For example, if I didn’t react to swear words, my children soon forgot about them because our family…… Continue reading “My sweet three-year old daughter shouts, “&$#@*&”.”

“How Much Longer, Lord, How Much Longer?”

Teenagers love to drive parents crazy Living through teenage drama without loosing your sanity  One of my sons , in his early teens, had just announced that he could not stand living under our roof another minute, “I’m out of here!”, he bellowed, “and don’t expect me to come back!” The door slammed and he…… Continue reading “How Much Longer, Lord, How Much Longer?”

Celebrating Individuality Not Conformity

Celebrating Individuality Not Conformity My daughter had amazing concentration, even as a toddler. All children need free time, even boring times, to discover who they really are, what they are good at and what they enjoy. Our daughter, Grace became the philosopher/ artist she is today partly because I didn’t have time to try to…… Continue reading Celebrating Individuality Not Conformity