I have too many to mention just one, but you are welcome to jump in on any of them or take charge. I spend my day blogging, writing stories for young people, promoting better reading habits with the young, among a few other useful things. My goal in life is to put reading back into the schools for the sake of a good and pleasurable experience. When I was a youngster over half a century ago, reading was a pleasure and then some politician began telling schools what they had to make our kids read, That was the end of it.
Author of more than ten good books for young people and a retired teacher who wants to see reading put back in the hands of the reader.
Google Dr Robert E McGinnis and pick out a few for yourself.
Hi! My name is Alexia, I'm an American mom living in Rome with my Sicilian husband (who claims to decend directly from the Druids), two vivacious kids and our dog Hamlet. Together we've created www.2kidsandadog.com, a site that hosts an ongoing comic webseries, which thrice weekly reveals in short snippets what really happens to make our ridiculous yearly family calendar. Documenting the activities a multi-tasking mom and a burnt-out pop, cooky costumes, home-made sets, an absurdly busy doorbell, a slow burning soup on the stove, surreptitious sibling rivalry and a lot of barking.
Hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think!!!
What do mom's do best? The answer to that is easy, "just about everything". Mom is the hub that the family revolves around, she is the driving force behind the moral, ethical and spiritual direction of the family. When I look back on my own life, I see a strong grandmother, mother and three daughters who were without a doubt, the power point in the lives of the family. I dedicated one of my books, (In Search Of Paradise) to my own mom who shaped just about everything I am today. My father gave me the particulars, but my mom gave me the world.
We look to our mother for advice, counseling, support, acceptance, recognition and that all important factor, love. She is always ready to fill in were we have a need and puts us back on track when we fall off.
A mother holds the life of her children in her very hand in so many ways that we can't begin to count them. She is not only the inspiration behind the success of a student, she is often the tutor, teacher, and coach as we go from K to K (Kollege=college) Every push, shove, pat and word put appropriately tends to mold a youngster each and every day of his or her life until the child leaves home. The motherly influence doesn't stop there, but being thrust out into the space of life on your own always has the power of mom behind you.
You might take the time to tell your own mom how much you appreciate all that she has done for you. If you stop to count the meals, washing, cleaning, and driving she did or still does in your behalf, you won't have time enough to count them all.
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