So my question to myself is my question to you: Are we as a society preparing our boys to become husbands and fathers . . . because prepared or not, the vast majority of them will get married, and they will create children.
Author Archive | Shanan
Have you ever asked yourself: What am I telling my children about homework? What should I be saying to my children to help them understand the purpose of their homework? I have given it some thought. I hope my musings give you a little extra help with explaining why homework is important.
The Original Dream When I was young, I dreamed of becoming a mother. When I was a new bride, I began preparing to become a mother, but becoming a mom wasn’t as easy as I dreamed or planned. When I was 23 years old, I had a miscarriage and was never able to conceive again. […]
Do you remember the old Charlie Brown specials? You know the scenes when the Peanuts are in class, and their teacher is talking. We in the audience hear, “Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah,” but all the Peanuts seem to understand what their teacher is saying in spite of our inability to understand her. Being dyslexic feels […]
As a mom who suffers from chronic illness, I sometimes need a little encouragement. Most days, I am able to handle the demands of the life. However, occasionally, I find myself mired in pain, frustration, guilt, and fatigue too overwhelming to handle. On those days, I look for ways to encourage myself. As I write […]
You have your brand new baby tucked safely in your arms. You are nervous but choosing to trust your pediatrician’s advice. As you enter the doctor’s office, you gingerly place your two month old in the hands of the nurse. You hope that the vaccines they have recommended (seven total) will prevent your precious child […]