PARENTING FREEDOM

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    Friday, December 21st, 2012 10:23 am

    Hundreds of hurting people visit here every day, most of whom are searching for comfort after loss. Please reach out for emotional support as you begin the healing process. Be patient with yourself. Allow yourself to grieve. Let it out. May God be with you.

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    “Three classes of people: Those who see.
    Those who see when they are shown.
    Those who do not see.”
    Leonardo da Vinci
  • Women with more children live longer

    | April 17, 2012

    Women’s long life linked to children – lots of them
    http://www.smh.com.au/national/womens-long-life-linked-to-children–lots-of-them-20120412-1wwwl.html#ixzz1sLn9KhPe

    “Compared with women who had no children, those with two had a 17 per cent decreased risk of death. For women with three children there was a 20 per cent decreased risk, and this pattern largely continued with additional children.”

    Life is Short.

    | March 4, 2012

    “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14

    Five For Fighting – 100 Years


    100 Years ~ Five For Fighting

    I’m fifteen for a moment
    Caught in between ten and twenty
    And I’m just dreaming
    Counting the ways to where you are

    I’m twenty-two for a moment
    And she feels better than ever
    And we’re on fire
    Making our way back from my house

    Fifteen…. There’s still time for you
    Time to buy and time to lose
    Fifteen… There’s never a wish better than this
    When you only got a hundred years to live

    I’m thirty-three for a moment
    Still the man, but you see, I’m a they
    A kid on the way, babe
    A family on my mind

    I’m forty-five for a moment
    The sea is high
    And I’m heading into a crisis
    Chasing the years of my life

    Fifteen… There’s still time for you
    Time to buy and time to lose yourself
    Within a morning star

    Fifteen… I’m all right with you
    Fifteen… There’s never a wish better than this
    When you only got a hundred years to live

    Half time goes by
    Suddenly you’re wise
    Another blink of an eye
    Sixty-seven is gone
    The sun is getting high
    We’re moving on…

    I’m ninety-nine for a moment
    And time for just another moment
    And I’m just dreaming
    Counting the ways to where you are

    Fifteen…. There’s still time for you
    Twenty-two…. I feel her too
    Thirty-three…. You’re on your way
    Every day’s a new day

    Fifteen…. There’s still time for you
    Time to buy and time to choose, hey
    Fifteen…. There’s never a wish better than this
    When you only got a hundred years to live

    Men and Fatherhood

    | February 16, 2012

    35 Things I Hope My Kids Will Say About Their Dad
    http://www.becomingminimalist.com/2012/02/16/35-things-i-hope-my-kids-will-say-about-their-dad/

    Falling in love makes men broody
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21466-falling-in-love-makes-men-broody.html

    | February 2, 2012

    I bought two boxes of size 6 Huggies on clearance today, saving me $54.22 off the regular price!!! That doesn’t happen every day! The diaper company changed the packaging, and the grocery store wanted to get rid of the old style! I wish I could have bought more, but there were only two boxes left.

    | January 12, 2012

    I think every child needs a brother AND a sister. Better yet, brothers and sisters. True friends for life… So that means a minimum of four siblings, but at least six would be better. :-D … When I think of people who have lots of siblings, I can see how much they mean to each other… “How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.” Mother Teresa

    Sign Language

    | January 8, 2012

    I thought this was lovely. One thing that surprised me was that the mother did not speak aloud, but just signed. I thought deaf people often learn to read lips as well. Maybe both the mother and the child were deaf.

    I have used baby sign language for my last three children, and it has been very effective. It is so exciting for little ones to be able to communicate before they can speak.

    Hat Tip for the video:
    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/

    What A Story!

    | January 4, 2012

    Mom, Now 100-Years-Old, Reunites with Lost Child After 77 Years
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/mom-now-100-years-old-reunites-with-lost-child-after-77-years/

    Helping With Their Imaginations

    | December 25, 2011

    The Best Toys $5 Can Buy
    http://www.hereinthelovelywoods.com/2011/12/best-toys-5-can-buy.html

    We added almost all of these things to the children’s Christmas gifts. Typically, it is a challenge to keep them supplied in tape and paper. Once they get all their Lego built, it will be interesting to see what messes creations they will make with the crafty stuff.

    Dirty Dishes ~ Scotty McCreery

    | November 9, 2011

    Scotty McCreery – Dirty Dishes (Yahoo Music Session)

    Dirty Dishes ~ Scotty McCreery

    Mama hollers “Supper time,
    And don’t make me tell you twice
    Wash your hands and wipe your face.
    The table’s no place for your toys,
    And try to use your inside voice,
    Don’t dig in ’til we say Grace.”
    So we put down our forks and bowed our heads
    And then she prayed the strangest prayer ever said:

    “Well, I wanna thank You Lord,
    For noisy children and slammin’ doors,
    And clothes scattered all over the floor,
    My husband workin’ all the time,
    Draggin’ in dead tired at night,
    My never ending messy kitchen
    And dirty dishes.”

    We all got real still and quiet,
    And daddy asked “Hon, are you alright?”
    She said, “Dear, ain’t nothing wrong,
    Noisy kids are happy kids,
    And slamming doors just means we live,
    In a warm and loving home,
    Your long hours and those dishes in the sink,
    Means a job and enough to eat.

    So I’m gonna thank You Lord,
    For noisy children and slammin’ doors,
    And clothes scattered all over the floor,
    My husband workin’ all the time,
    Draggin’ dead tired at night,
    My never ending messy kitchen

    For my little busy bees
    Beggin’ Mama, Mama can you please?
    Always wantin’ to call in vain
    Loads of laundry pilin’ up
    Their crayons crushed into the rug
    And in those little sticky kisses
    And dirty dishes,
    And dirty dishes…

    Hat Tip: http://www.jillstanek.com/

    Michelle Duggar Expecting 20th Child at Age 45

    | November 8, 2011

    20 kids and counting! Michelle Duggar announces pregnancy
    http://www.jillstanek.com/2011/11/20-kids-and-counting-michelle-duggar-announces-pregnancy/

    Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar: ‘We’re Expecting Again!’
    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20543449,00.html

    Jim Bob agrees: “If we had lived by fear after Michelle had preeclampsia after her second delivery, we would have missed out on all our wonderful blessings,” he says. “So many of her pregnancies have gone extremely well.”

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