Was it a trick of birth that I'm not one of them? Was I unlucky in the cards destiny dealt? Perhaps there is a God or Gods in some celestial plane or atop a mountain or at the end of a rainbow bridge charting out my future. Perhaps its Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos spinning, dispensing and cutting the thread of my fate. Determining my allotment of suffering and success with a fairly impartial regard. What if I am but ones and zeros embedded in a fiction of some superior intelligence's design? My existence could be the result of any or none of these. Perhaps there really is nothing and all is chaos.
I have not been in my mother's keeping since I was seven years old. I can count on one hand the brief encounters I've had with her since that time. It's been twelve years since my last actual look at her person and eleven years since I've heard the rasp of her voice.
As a single income family with two children, it's sometimes hard to find the money to get my kids the books I'd like them to have. We have blown through the better part of our local library and really need some new material. I know I'm not the only one trying to raise readers out there so here's a list of affordable books just for kids.
In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control.
This is one daughter's story of re-finding or reclaiming, through not only her own but also her father's memories, the loved one she lost along their Alzheimer's journey.
Somewhere along the line of our social evolution we have become fearful of touch. Whether it be a mother with her baby, a lover, a friend or even a stranger. We are programmed to accept every touch with hesitation. We must evaluate it's intention. Our first instinct is to be fearful.
How very very sad for us.
As a parent there are so many things I wish I hadn't done or could go back in time and change. Things come out of my mouth that I can't believe I even said to my son. For example, My son was wanting something at the store. I had no intention of getting it for … Continue reading Teach Your Children to be Fair.
2015 was a crazy year for my family. We found out we were expecting a new baby. Then we found out that the baby was a girl. Then I had her a few weeks ago. My heart has swelled. My son turned two. This is still crazy to me. I can't believe my little boy … Continue reading New Year, New Goals
So, if this tiny daughter of mine doesn't decide to vacate on her own by the 9th, she is being evicted. This is an attempt to avoid having a c-section. She will be 40 weeks on the 9th and is already measuring bigger than my son was. At a whopping 5'2, my size and the … Continue reading New Baby Jitters
This is the second book I have read and reviewed by Pamela Jane. The first book "Little GoblinsTen" was an adorable Halloween book that my son loved! To see the review click the title. Summary from Goodreads: From carolers to snowmen to stars, everyone's favorite Christmas characters sing, shiver, and shine their way through the North … Continue reading Children’s Book Review for “Little Elfie One” by Pamela Jane