Posts Tagged ‘ parents ’

Parents aren’t perfect

Settle dispute

Your parents aren’t always right. They are not flawless. They’re not always virtuous. They won’t always be there when you need them. They lie. They err. They fight. They sometimes set bad examples. They are unreasonable. They are demanding. They are needy. A lot of times they’re simply selfish. At all times — they’re...
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Living well

Live Well

What does living well mean? Most people start quoting scriptures when answering that question. Being moral, doing right by others, thanking the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. You know my views on religion, so needless to say I don’t subscribe to a lot of what is “preached.” But I do think that as we...
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Winning isn’t everything

In it to Win it

I’ve often wondered where our urge to win stems from. What prompts us to want to come first? Why is coming second or third not good enough? As a kid, I was always taught that winning isn’t everything and yet when it came to class tests or sports meets, my parents would set the...
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The “religion” of humanity

religion

Note: Fair warning that this post might offend some people. You may find yourself outraged, but please know, I am not attacking your belief system, simply stating my own. I would appreciate if you’d extend the same courtesy to me when commenting. Watching Religulous last night just made me realize how we give a...
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To let: a healthy womb

Surrogate Mother

Two recent cases on surrogate adoptions have had me thinking the last couple of days. I’ve learned from the experiences of two very close friends that motherhood is almost like a rebirth for a woman. It’s more than just a physical roller-coaster ride – it’s an emotional voyage that springs new life. For the...
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True love

Meetinf of the Minds

Love to some is like a cloud To some as strong as steel For some a way of living For some a way to feel Some say love is holding on And some say let it go While some say love is everything Some say they don’t know… Love — the one emotion that...
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Gift for your baby girl: a breastfeeding doll

baby breast feeder

Yesterday, a friend forwarded a Huffington Post slideshow of the seven most inappropriate toys for children. I was appalled, needless to say, but one that had me going “No way!” at the top of my lungs was this particular product: The Bebé Glotón breastfeeding doll. Who in their right minds would buy a four-year-old...
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Love and Valentine

rose

Everywhere I look today, from the “$1 = 1 kiss” signs on the sidewalk by some ladies raising money for a local charity, to the $9.99 talking teddy bear decking the aisles in Walgreens, love is unmistakably in the air. Not many know the history of St. Valentine’s martyrdom, yet millions of people around...
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More in sickness than in health

Mom & Dad

As I lie in bed coughing, battling body ache, and trying to kill that monster playing ping-pong in my head with Advil, I think of mom and dad.Twenty years ago, I’d be smothered with care and affection. Soup, fruit, hot meals, sponge baths, loving fingers caressing my messy hair … needs met before I...
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Dear New Parents

New Parents

As I mentioned in one of my earlier blog posts, I am surrounded by children under the age of two these days. It also means, being around frenzied, sleep-deprived adults. They’re reading books, visiting sites online, getting (sought or unsought) advice from parents in India, craving time with and away from their kid, consolidating...
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