Tag Archives: Maximus

Firsts

This is a year of First Things for me and my boys. First everythings. Maximus went to school. Minimus went into care. I went to school. First bus ride, first exam in 17 years, first Christmas of Peace. For the … Continue reading

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Approval Ratings

‘Good’. What does that word mean? I mean specifically in the phrase, ‘good mother’ or ‘good parent’. I could look up the definition of the word ‘good’ and still have no idea what it means to be a good mother. … Continue reading

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The Language of Love

I often end up with tiny people sleeping in my bed. I don’t mind most of the time, and the last few nights I have treasured their presence. Maximus poked me; “Mommy, I am ready to get up now”. <yaaawn> … Continue reading

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Patriotism

In which a future Historian rambles… No, no- not an historian of the Future! :p  An Historian who WILL be….  Oh never mind. I’m going to go to school, for history education.  🙂 I am so darned excited. I am … Continue reading

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My other car is a pterodactyl…

Or- How playful parenting unsticks an insistent 5 yo. And how it doesn’t.  I have to laugh when people ask me for advice on parenting. I mean- some are my friends- so maybe they just love me and don’t see … Continue reading

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Adhesive: Life part 2

Or, Greenegem Revisits the E.R. So the LAST thing I ever wanted to do was end up back in the emergency room, but do so I did… When I wrote the last post I was having some mild pain, but it … Continue reading

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Life: Where the Rubber Meets the Road.

Recently I was in the hospital. Today marks a week that I am back home. Official diagnosis was Sepsis, yes… I could have died. If there is only one thing I can depend upon in life, it is that there … Continue reading

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“Inconceivable!!”

If anything could convince me that understanding consequences is a developmental ability, last week was it. By developmental ability, I mean an ability that develops in the child’s brain and body over time instead of being ‘taught’ by a parent. … Continue reading

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A letter to my Daddy

Dear Daddy,  I am sorry you didn’t like being with me this weekend. I get really excited when you are home with Mommy and Minimus and me! J  I know I bounce a lot, and bump into you sometimes. I … Continue reading

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The Danger Dilemma

 One grey area in the Gentle Parenting debate seems to be what to do about dangerous situations. Many spankers argue that they only find spanking necessary when their children attempt something dangerous, and they feel no compunction against using physical … Continue reading

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