Ingenuity And Creativity: Birthed In Boredom

  Relax, bored kids never stay bored for long The modern trend to enroll children in as many after school activities as possible is ruining the next generation. Contrary to popular opinion, children thrive when they are given ample unscheduled play time. Free time to explore, use their imaginations to amuse themselves and even time to be…… Continue reading Ingenuity And Creativity: Birthed In Boredom

A Good Irish Wake For A Good Irish Man

humour , wake , children entertain neighbours Credit: my daughter Cecil had been intrigued by our children’s creativity. Everyone spoke up and added their favourite memories of Cecil Foley and the quirky Juneaus Everyone else had left the funeral home as Cecil’s family and mine shared another amusing memory and laughed together. I had broken…… Continue reading A Good Irish Wake For A Good Irish Man

A Five-Year-Old Theologian

As David waited expectantly for my wise answer, I scrambled to think quickly but truthfully. I was preparing dinner one afternoon, when five-year old David came running up to me with a serious look on his face. He was always full of energy and mischief but he also had a delightful spirituality that was not…… Continue reading A Five-Year-Old Theologian

Are You Afraid Of Babies?Become A Baby Whisperer.

Horse whisperers read a horse’s cues and respond in a way that the horse understands,using body language and voice tones. Baby whisperers relate to infants in a similar manner,.     infants are complex little people who see, hear, touch, communicate, receive information and who above all, remember   It is not hard to become…… Continue reading Are You Afraid Of Babies?Become A Baby Whisperer.

Pre-Natal Memories

Do you remember when you were in mummy’s tummy? A young child, who knows enough words to communicate can describe their life in the womb The day Melissa turned two, her godmother dropped by to celebrate her birthday. Since Melissa was very articulate for her age, her godmother wanted to try an experiment she had…… Continue reading Pre-Natal Memories

Try Reading Swirling, Vibrating Words

Published in BrooWaha Nation   Quite by accident, we discovered why our 11 year old son could not read 10-13% of the population has Iren Syndrome or SSS (Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome) and are functionally illiterate, most are never diagnosed. I was gathering books to return to friends one day when the book Reading by Colors by…… Continue reading Try Reading Swirling, Vibrating Words

I Was An Enigma To My Obstetrician

 Credit: me Quit bringing your beautiful children to my office; someone always wants a reversal afterwards.   My obstetrician was a brilliant, strong feminist who did not have any children of her own, although she did have tropical fish and a parrot. I was an enigma to her as she was to me. , After…… Continue reading I Was An Enigma To My Obstetrician