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Parents who regret having children

I was reading the news on my phone to pass a bit of time while I waited on the washing machine finishing it's final spin when I came across this article about parents (although it is mostly mothers in the article) who regret having children. As someone wh
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Posted by on February 11, 2017

Parents who regret having children

I was reading the news on my phone to pass a bit of time while I waited on the washing machine finishing it's final spin when I came across this article about parents (although it is mostly mothers in the article) who regret having children. As someone wh
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Posted by on February 11, 2017

What Makes Retiring Wonderful

The following will remind you what makes retiring wonderful after many years spent working. Now that you have more time and don't have to return to work, a lot of things become a lot more enjoyable. Vacation Time Whether you fancy a road trip or a c
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Posted by on January 4, 2017

Chaos, mayhem and madness!

SO THAT'S ANOTHER one over then. Another family Christmas of presents galore and happy times watching grandchildren tearing into an absolute mound of gifts mostly from Santa with the odd one or two from named relatives and, of course, a selection of specia
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Posted by on December 26, 2016

A Story Of The Unopened Christmas Present

Amanda The room was quiet. Only the early morning sun hit just lightly on the old floor where once stood a Christmas tree. Amanda was a widow. She had worked most of her life raising two sons by a man who was an identical twin to his other brother. That
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Posted by on December 22, 2016

Do You Sleep With a Dolly

Dolls have a special place in the heart of my daughter. She is above 18 yet she cannot sleep without curdling a doll. Sometimes we try to snatch them away from her but she will cry when she stirs from her sleep. She will rise up and pick another doll from
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Posted by on September 14, 2016

Homemade Ink Made from Oak Tree Galls and Iron Nails - A Great Homeschool Project

Are you a DIY (do-it-yourself) kind of person? Do you enjoy teaching? Do you homeschool your kids or travel on family outings? Then you are a prime candidate for manufacturing your very own ink made from oak tree galls and iron nails. Yes, these are odd in
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Posted by on August 12, 2016

Granny The Ogre

Terrified I wrote about the wailing wean a few weeks ago and how she cried and tried to escape every time she saw me, the only one of my 5 grandchildren not pleased to see me! No Improvement? I was surprised she hadn't improved, especially as she n
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Posted by on July 26, 2016

Playing Word Games

Children's Games Like I Spy Lots of children enjoy playing these games, such as "I spy with my little eye, something beginning with 'T". They are great for their observation and learning the sounds of the letters. One of my grandchildren also plays a vari
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Posted by on July 19, 2016

The Wailing Wean

Noooooo!!!!!!!!!! In contrast to The Tiny Terror, her cousin, The Wailing Wean, doesn't want anything to do with me, if she can do anything about it. She is 22 months old, so nearly two years of age, four months younger than The Tiny Terror. When she
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Posted by on June 14, 2016

The Joy of Historical Buildings

Over the years, one of the most popular activities with my children has been visiting historical venues. We live in the New York area and there are plenty of historical buildings and parks to visit. Our community library used to have the kids gather at one
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Posted by on May 30, 2016