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Forbidden fruit Last night my husband and I were chatting and the subject came up of Christian families who don't let their children read the Harry Potter books.

Respecting My Son's Individuality It took me a while to realize that my son was not his diagnosis. Like many parents of newly-diagnosed kids with autism, I began to work relentlessly with my son, thinking that it is only a matter of time and effort put in for my son to be able to overcome his challenges.

The invisible Via Daily Prompt: Faceless. Somehow this word reminds me of Joker's famous quote from 'Dark Knight'; 'Give a man a mask and he'll become his true-self'. For me, 'true-self' means, letting go of the faces we wear everyday; to become 'faceless'. In the society I live in, it is a common understanding that people wear a mask named 'Respect'.

Birthday Milestones Buying donuts this morning the baker said to us, "next thing ya know he'll be asking for the keys!" Isn't that the truth. I know it's so cliche, but it is just so true. One day your wishing he would just please play a bit quieter so you can hear yourself think and before you know it, your wondering why he never comes to see you.

Cute 'N' Easy Gnome Easter Egg Craft If you're looking for a fun and unusual way to decorate your Easter eggs this year then this Gnome Easter Egg Craft could be just what you're looking for! Gnome Easter eggs are very easy to make and you can use plastic eggs, wooden eggs or even real blown or hard boiled eggs.

Harper and Miller I feel like I should really start by introducing the two little people who made me a mum. Harper is our first and she is 4 years old. She is a kind and sweet little girl who loves all things girly, pink pink pink. she cant get enough of it, that and flowers however, you don't want to get on the wrong side of her.

Motherhood is overrated It's only because of the fact that I have this venue to anonymously voice this that I can even speak of this at all. I am inspired, I must point out, by recent FB articles I've read surprisingly addressing this issue and speaking the truth about how motherhood changes women's lives for the worse, not the better.

3 Month Old Baby Emmy Update Baby Emmy is 3 months old and is officially moving out of the newborn stages. This girl is a very big baby, at the last doctor's appointment she weighed 15 pounds and was 27 inches long.She is a super long girl.

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123 This is actually the first book on our 100 Books to Read Before Kindergarten list since it is in alphabetical order. We are not going in order though. 1 2 3 a Child's First Counting Book by Alison Jay is such a sweet book. It takes us on a journey through a little girl's dream guided by Mother Goose.

Why do they get to me? When I was little, I didn't do any out of school activities. I desperately wanted to do gymnastics with my friends after school on a Wednesday but it never happened. In secondary school it wasn't cool to do anything organised outside of school other than hang around.

Toxic Masculinity… He was just a little boy, maybe two or three years old. His pregnant mother wanted something to keep him occupied while she was busy with the baby. So she bought him a baby too, a realistic looking baby doll he could care for while she was caring for hers.

Embracing Parenthood They are not tiny anymore, but they are not yet adolescent either. For many years, I was secretly, ashamedly, sure that I had made a mistake. I had become pregnant with my first child within the first year of marriage because I believed that was what I was supposed to do.

The Terrifying Faceless Enemy in the Mirror A couple months ago I started doing yoga. I had done some yoga poses before as I was trying to strengthen my core to help with my persistent back problems, but I'd never taken an actual class before. Honestly I've never been into the whole "focus on your breathing" stuff but I decided to give it a try.

Start Shouting - How to handle your kid's infuriating behaviors Last night I saw a sign that said "Tired of renting?" but I swear at a glance it looked like it said "Tired of PArenting?" to which I would give a resounding YES - GET ME THAT PHONE NUMBER! Help help HELP!!

And soon he'll move out - Part 1 The anxious part of me has already fantasised about this; Igge begins preschool, gets new friends, starts school, gets cool friends, starts to get embarrassed over his dorky parents, starts college, meets a girl, gets his driver license, begins university as far away as possible and then he's gone.

Running the line "Remind me why I'm here again." "Your mum's working." "On a Saturday? I thought she was a teacher?!" "She is. She's just a particularly dedicated one.

The Power of Perspective is Your Revealing Reality Perspective is far more powerful than most of us realize. I was reminded of this yesterday when someone at work came inside, shivering from the cold. It was a chilly 64 degrees outside. When it gets down to 64 degrees in Florida we all start walking around in jackets, hats, mittens, and boots.

Week 12: 2018 Last weekend we had snow again. There was quite a lot of it again and like last time it had drifted quite badly as you can see from our roof which was clear in parts and deeply covered in others. In fact, we still saw a few patches of snow yesterday on the way home from school and that was from places where the snow had drifted.

The Write Time Pacing back and forth, I finally gave in and asked, "Offspring, what are you doing?" Perplexed, he stopped to wonder at the question. His emoji pajama bottoms were no longer dragging on the floor. It was almost as if he was trying to find an answer by staring out the window.

Pregnancy A woman's body is a blessing and I adore every woman for being so special to give birth to a new life.#Adorewomenhood Sharing some moments of motherhood from the first day of pregnancy. Pregnancy a period of nine months when you nourish a baby inside you and it's only a mom who is able to feel what going inside her.

The Student Becomes the Teacher One of my goals at 40 was to become more involved in causes I believe in. With today's political climate and where we live this is something I plan to invest more effort in. I don't need to wait until early retirement to make my voice heard.

No More Excuses In circles around the country, there is a basic agreement among many that we train our girls and excuse our boys. Even as little children, we say things like, "he's just being a boy." While it may be cute as a child, it also may set a negative foundation for unacceptable behavior.

Project 365 2018 Week 12 - Over 40 and a Mum to One Project 365 2018 Week 12 Day 77 - 83. Sunday 18th March - Day 77. I should have been in Swindon but due to the weather my plans have been postponed, so I headed into Oxford with my son and his Dad to see Cressida Cowell at the Oxford Literary Festival.

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