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It takes a Village - Finish

I started this quilt, “It Takes A Village”, back in December. I think February, March and April, I listed it as my monthly goal for “A lovely year of finishes” but could not get it done. 338 more words

Squeek Crafts

Quick update - close to a finish

It takes a village….is getting closer to a finish. I spent sometime last night quilting more of the triangles with 3 designs (here and… 112 more words

Squeek Crafts

An addendum

In my post Thursday, I discussed the pitfalls of postpartum in dads.  There is a major one I erroneously omitted. 253 more words

Postpartum Depression

A little experience...

Parenting is like falling in love. When you have a child, it feels like the first time anyone has felt the things that you’re feeling. No one’s baby is prettier. 404 more words

The Adventures of Sidewalk Superhero and the Bad Parent

Full disclosure: I’m not a parent.

Given that, maybe it’s judgmental to call out parents as bad. But, even non-parents know that adult caregivers’ first priority should be keeping the kid alive. 321 more words


Thought for the Day - The Village Voice

I have to admit that I’m not particularly fond of the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  My disdain for this phrase is rooted in the fact that it is too often used as a rationalization for disengaged parenting, and by social engineers, who are trying to disguise their political agenda as some sort of genuine concern for the welfare of children.  980 more words

Thought For The Day / Quotes

Teach Your Children Well

Samuel Butler’s The Way of All Flesh isn’t a porn novel – it’s just another bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story that follows the protagonist as he finally figures out how the world really works, which is always a long struggle full of dramatic but somehow comic trauma. 3,552 more words

Tough Love