Monthly Archives for November, 2011



Props to Computers

Posted on: November 25th, 2011 by
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I never thought I'd say this but I am grateful today for computer technology which truly does make many things in my present day life much easier.   Please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email: goodmamasue@gmail.comĀ  and look for new posts weekly.

Happy About Hospitals

Posted on: November 22nd, 2011 by
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Today I am grateful to live in this country where medical care is still largely free. Two people in my family have spent time in hospital this past month and they had no worries about how their tests or medicine would be paid for. Yey, Tommy Douglas. Yey, Canada ...let's hang on to it! Please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email: Continue reading the story "Happy About Hospitals"

High Expectaions / High Support (Excerpt from “How to Treat your Toddlers…”)

Posted on: November 21st, 2011 by
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  Back in the days when I used to attend church regularly, I was, for two years, privileged to be a parishioner under the guidance and leadership of Dr. Roy D. Bell. Roy was an intelligent, no-nonsense man who was willing to reveal his humanity, good and bad, and who had such an obvious care and concern for people without being at all saccharin. One Sunday morning, Continue reading the story "High Expectaions / High Support (Excerpt from “How to Treat your Toddlers…”)"

Un-Schooling: There’s More Than One Way

Posted on: November 17th, 2011 by
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In my book "How to Treat Your Toddlers so Your Teenagers will Talk to You " I speak a great deal about the choices we made regarding education for our daughters. I explain that we gave our children the option to stay home for school and therefore refer to that practice as "home-schooling". The truth is, during the years our daughters chose to be at Continue reading the story "Un-Schooling: There’s More Than One Way"

Children in Transition.

Posted on: November 12th, 2011 by
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Last night I was invited to a small and lovely dinner party - four women, two of whom I knew (myself and the host) and two others who were new to my acquaintance. As we sat around the candle lit table sharing food and conversation our thoughts often touched upon our grown children. We all toldĀ  stories from our own experience about the phase of parenting Continue reading the story "Children in Transition."

Sometimes we must not “delete”.

Posted on: November 12th, 2011 by
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  Email box stuffed with unread letters. Without the time to read I often press delete. Not business emails. Not good friends (although I must admit sometimes their "attachments" go unattended to for days). But the emails from the random strangers or the people trying to sell me something or fill me up with wisdom. And Continue reading the story "Sometimes we must not “delete”."

Home-schooling: Is that Legal?

Posted on: November 7th, 2011 by
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Parents or guardians who consider keeping their children home for school usually have a great many questions and concerns. The most common has to do with the legalities of educating ones children outside the realm of the public school system. The fact is that in Canada and the United States home-schooling is perfectly legal but from province to province (state to state) there are variations in Continue reading the story "Home-schooling: Is that Legal?"

Off the Beaten Path

Posted on: November 2nd, 2011 by
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As of today I no longer really think of myself as on a journey or a path - as though there is somewhere I am going , some destination I am aiming to reach. Rather I am creating a state of grace, a state of peace, a state of love from the point where I Continue reading the story "Off the Beaten Path"