Crocheting Philosophically

“The best reason for a knitter ( crocheter) to marry is that you can’t teach the cat to be impressed when you finish a lace scarf.” ...more

10 Survial Tips For Parents

My Philosophy : Advice from a relatively sane, joyful mother of nine children. 1.Focus on the joy of parenting, not on the activities you are giving up to raise a family.   2.Treat little children like people, albeit little people, with respect for their feelings, likes, dislikes and personalities.Listen to your children, even as babies. Read their expressions and body language....more

What Makes a “Good” Parent?

What makes a good parent? In one word?  Humility.  In two words?  A sense of humour and humility. Think about it for a minute . Lately, I have spent more time with my now 5 grandchildren, all age 2 and under. I am struck with the fact that most adults are not natural baby whisperers and our society really does not spend time preparing these hapless adults to parent....more