Category Archives: parenting

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A GOOD MOM?

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME 5/1/14 Proverbs 31:26-27 “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. When … Continue reading

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MOTHERHOOD GUILT

The vision of a Jewish mother, holding every form of guilt over her child’s head, has become stereotypical.  Since Eve was the first woman, and obviously Jewish, let’s blame her.  I feel women are formed with guilty consciences and it … Continue reading

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CLEMSON STRONG

When I visited Greenville, S.C. last November, I was surprised to see the number of cars with tiger tails hanging out of the trunks.  The first one I saw was funny, but when more and more of them appeared, I … Continue reading

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BACK TO SCHOOL

School supplies covered the shelves for weeks and trendy new fashions beckon to be purchased.  Kids need more expensive tools to go to school.  When raising our own children, I never really looked forward school shopping, because of the huge chunk it took from our every day … Continue reading

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DADDY

Neither of us was prepared for the birth of our first child.  I think it takes a long time to fit into the title of parent and usually through years of challenges and exciting adventures.  Who would’ve known the woman … Continue reading

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HOW TO BE A GOOD PARENT

I’d like to say, that after 75 years of living, I am an example of what a good mother should be. I’d like to say that, but unfortunately I’d be lying.  Everything I did as a parent was merely by … Continue reading

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SURVIVING CHILDHOOD

My husband, as I mentioned in his story yesterday, lived above a funeral home.  In order to create a more ordinary environment for their children, his parents would take them to spend weekends at the family lake home.  It was a lovely … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME & THE LIVING IS …

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”   Mark Twain When I was a girl of 13 or 14, I had the chance to spend the summer with my Aunt & Uncle.  Their home … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, HONEY!

When I first met the man I’d someday marry, I had a pretty good idea that he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.  He had a great sense of humor, confidence, he knew what he … Continue reading

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IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A PERFECT DAD?

This is my dad on his wedding day. This is a rerun today.  My sister will be arriving soon from Tennessee for a short visit and I’ll want to make the most of it.  This was posted on June 11, … Continue reading

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