Following on with what’s shaping up to be our educationally themed week, let’s turn out thoughts to writing.
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One of the news articles from this week read:
In 2010, the National Governors . . . → Read More: WWWW – Wibbly-Wobbly Words on Wednesday
All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names They never let poor Rudoph join in any reindeer games.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say “Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”
Then all the reindeer loved him…
So, reindeer are mean, snobbish creatures, . . . → Read More: It’s beginning to look a lot like FOFmas…
From my uninitiated place, it seems that being a parent isn’t easy. You get advice from everyone, especially when not asked for.
But it’s not only those around you. Each specialist has different ideas and a different strategy, and every other option is demonised. For example, this article about babies crying. It demonises the process . . . → Read More: Are the Mummy Wars real?
Last week a few of us got into an impromptu Twitter debate around an article posted by our very own Little Miss Poppit. The article in question is about Miranda Kerr and her birthing choices.
The comment in question was about her not wanting an epidural so she could avoid drugging her baby. In the . . . → Read More: Topics on Tuesday: Choosing or lauding?
Twitter, the source of all twits, did a hashtag on ugly baby names.
According to the brain trust that is the Twitterverse, these are 50 of the ugliest baby names out there:
Alan, Arthur, Barry, Bertha, Betty, Beverly, Billy, Blue ivy, Bruce, Chauncey, Cheryl, Clarence Dolores, Dorcas, Dreshawn, Edna, Edward, Elmer, Gene, Gertrude, Gretel, Gunther, . . . → Read More: What’s in a name?
Last week we talked about Kwirky Kwokkas. I wanted to give this piece a title which indicated it was the next in the ‘Kwirky’ series, but feared my love of alliteration might get me into trouble. Anyway, I was browsing through imgur and saw this:
It reminded me of an episode a few . . . → Read More: Naturally speaking
D1 was looking at her youngest (seven years old) son’s spelling list, for which he had an upcoming test. He had copied the list from the blackboard but then ruled out ‘quokka’ and replaced it with ‘kwokka’.
D1 – You’ve spelt quokka incorrectly, why did you change it?
GS3 – The teacher had it . . . → Read More: Those Kwirky Kwokkas
There’s an article in the news today about a doctor who has come out and declared that women waiting until later to have children are ‘selfish and self-centred’. He goes on to outline how potential medical complications increase with age and how “They (their children) are starting out in life, having a family, working, getting . . . → Read More: Topics on Tuesday
When Jasper posted the Dr Seuss poem on Friday, it got me thinking about the books of childhood that we will never forget.
My mission as a godmother (as I see it) is to see that Lilly gets the best picture of the world I can help provide. And for me, exploring the world means . . . → Read More: Memories Of Nursery Days Are Yours
To spank, or not to spank, that is the question?
Parenting manuals and child psychologists decry spanking as the cause of numerous ills. Just last week, I was reading an article that suggested the rise in anti-social behaviour was due to parents no longer spanking children, but not having learned any replacement disciplinary . . . → Read More: Topics on Tuesday: Spare the rod & spoil the child?