Tag Archives: Parenting

We’re On Baby Watch

It seems so appropriate that we are on “Baby Watch” this close to Christmas.  My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first baby and he’s due to arrive December 14th…or thereabouts.  This will be our third grandbaby and as I … Continue reading

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Taking Flight

I suppose with the last name of “Dove” there are always a lot of “bird analogies” that tend to go along with the name.  Being a “Dove”, people just naturally assume that we are a peaceful lot (an olive twig … Continue reading

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Parenting 101- What to Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied.

I have three very unique, very different children.  I am constantly amazed by them!  Certainly there have been times  that I (and they) have questioned my sanity…or lack thereof…in trying to parent these children but for the most part I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Remembering A Humbling Experience

My son had his third lesson driving a standard shift car.  He’d been driving for well over a year on his own and his Dad thought that he should gain some experience with driving something other than an automatic transmission car.  I … Continue reading

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I Swear…*NOT!*

In keeping with this week’s theme of gentlemanly/womanly respect for one another, let me address another issue on the topic…swearing! As an educator, a Mom and a grandmother, I like to stay up on all the “buzz” going on in … Continue reading

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Gentlemanly/Womanly Respect

I wrote this post several years ago but it bears repeating after my husband and I witnessed an appalling scene at the Calgary Stampede last week.  A young man and woman got into quite an altercation at one of the … Continue reading

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And You Wonder Why They Tune You Out

Years ago I read a poem by a young Mom.  (I apologize I don’t remember where or who wrote it but it inspired me to write one that applied to my own children (and me).  As they got older, I kept … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Rules of Dating

If my husband has a “soft spot”, it is that corner of his heart that is 110% devoted to his two daughters.  From the first moment newborn Laurelle, grabbed hold of his little finger in the intensive care nursery and … Continue reading

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For Such A Time As This

Brett will turn twenty-one today and everytime he celebrates a birthday I remember vividly the day God brought him into our lives! My oldest daughter, Laurelle was in preschool when I was told I was expecting again.  My husband and I had … Continue reading

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Empty Nesting – Week 4

We might be an empty nest but it’s not really been THAT EMPTY…in fact, we welcomed our second grandbaby into the world yesterday, so our children may have moved out but there’s still a ton of activity around our house … Continue reading

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