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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New Year’s Resolutions for All Ages (2)

Yesterday I gave a list of Kid’s Resolutions.  Today we continue Resolutions For All Ages:  Age appropriate resolutions that anyone can keep! The Teen Years: 12 – 13 years old – I resolve that I will learn the value of money.  … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for All Ages

There’s a great Peanuts cartoon that has Lucy and Charlie Brown talking back and forth and Lucy says: “I counted down the months until Christmas…then the weeks…then the days…then the hours…and then the minutes… And now it’s ALL OVER!” Today … Continue reading

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