“A good man, a better father.
How do you honor someone so remarkable?”
*(Grab the tissues)
February 25, 2014 6 Comments
*(Grab the tissues)
September 23, 2013 6 Comments
Here is another (not so) Real Man of AP.
“Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.”
This short film was a Tropfest Australia 2013 finalist.
Watch the creative and heartfelt story below:
September 5, 2013 11 Comments
Do you remember the 5-year-old that was suspended from school for having a mohawk? A similar situation is happening to another family in the US.
An Oklahoma father was told repeatedly by school officials of his 7-year-old daughter, Tiana’s charter school, that he would have to change her hair style because dreadlocks are seen as “unacceptable” and “distracting”.
Tiana’s father, Terrance Parker, happens to be a barber and took offense to the accusations of his child not looking presentable for school.
The Deborah Brown Community School does state “hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable.”
They would LOVE Samuel as a student!
Mr. Parker responded by pulling Tiana out of Deborah Brown Community School and enrolling her in a school that thinks her hair is just fine.
September 2, 2013 0
The mothers pictured above are twin sisters, Eileen Moon, left, and Kathleen Robie, right. Eileen Moon’s daughter was born on March 29, 1939, and Kathleen Robie’s daughter was born on April 1, 1939. In July, 1937,Kathleen Robie gave birth to a girl and a few hours later Eileen Moon’s baby, a boy, was born.
The “twins” image above and other high resolution vintage prints can be purchased at shorpy.com
August 28, 2013 2 Comments
I recently read Get Your Child To The Top: Help Your Child Succeed at School and Life by Megan Lisa Jones. The book tackles difficult subjects and modern-day struggles that our children are facing regarding education and the concerns for the rapidly evolving job market.
I really enjoyed how Megan Lisa Jones is coming at this from a mother’s perspective and is interviewing experts in the fields she covering. This allowed for multiple expert perspectives rather than a single point of view. I also love how so many quotes are used throughout the book (if you haven’t noticed on this blog, I love a good quote).
This book addresses the idea of success as finding your child’s passion and aiding them in pursuing passion in areas where their time is spent. The book puts heavy emphasis on conventional schooling regarding success in education. As a homeschooling mother, I feel this book was extremely helpful in understanding the challenges parents and children are facing in the school system. Regardless of whether or not my children are in the school system, it does (and should) matter to me and other homeschooling parents. The future of our country is dependent upon the current generation we are raising, so all children should matter to us, not just our own. However, if we are speaking about family-specific helpful tips, I did feel some of the book did not apply to my children, specifically because we home-school. There is, however, a paragraph in the book focusing on the positive aspects of homeschooling, but ended with the fact that this commitment can be very taxing on the parents.
I ended the book with thoughts of how to better my children’s desire to really love and value their education, as well as thoughts on the future. For instance, we are starting to plan now for how we will pay for the boys’ college (if they choose to go), and whether we would cover all or some of the expenses.
Interested? We are giving away a copy. You can get expert opinions on the state of our education system and tips on helping your child pursue their passions by entering below!
August 21, 2013 4 Comments
One of my favorite movies of all time is Gone with the Wind (the book is even better).
Clark Gable was dreamy enough on his own, but him playing Rhett Butler? *swoon*…
So, I tend to avoid using that comparison.
But I digress…
The movie happened to by on TV tonight and I turned it on during a scene where Rhett had taken his daughter, Bonnie to London and left Scarlett behind.
Watch this, it seems Mr. Butler is not a fan of the “cry it out method”, and Clark Gable will be sure to charm the pants off of you in this scene:
Here is the dialogue in case you had trouble hearing it (it follows the moments before and during the above video clip):
Bonnie Blue Butler: Daddy, dark! Daddy, dark!
Rhett Butler: There. Yes, yes. What’s the matter with my Bonnie?
Bonnie Blue Butler: A bear.
Rhett Butler: Oh, a bear? A big bear?
Bonnie Blue Butler: Dreadful big. And he sat on my chest.
Rhett Butler: Well, I’ll stay here and shoot him if he comes back.
Nurse: Good evening, Mr. Butler.
Rhett Butler: Haven’t I told you never to leave her alone in the dark?
Nurse: If you’ll pardon me, sir, children are often afraid of the dark, but they get over it. Just let her scream for a night or two.
Rhett Butler: Let her scream! Either you’re a fool or the most inhuman woman I’ve ever seen!
Nurse: Of course, if you want her to grow up nervous and cowardly.
Rhett Butler: Cowardly! There isn’t a cowardly bone in her body. You’re discharged!
Nurse: As you say, sir.