Monday Morning Musings

Posted by mcm0704 on February 12, 2018 |

Starting my third week with no Internet service, thanks to Cable One who lost my initial order that was placed January 29th. The service was supposed to be installed within a few days, but that didn’t happen, so I called back the following Monday. This time I was told that they could not find a […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on August 14, 2015 |

Before we get into my commentary, I thought I would share a picture of my dog. It has been unbearably hot here in Texas for several weeks, and I am always amazed at Poppy’s fortitude. She is willing to chase the ball no matter how high the temperature is. If I want to stop, she […]

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Book Review- Mommy A to Z by Meredith Hale

Posted by mcm0704 on August 10, 2014 |

Mommy A to ZMeredith HaleFile Size: 2893 KBPrint Length: 158 pagesSold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.Language: EnglishASIN: B00KIC4X0S The full title of this humorous book about raising “tiny humans” is Mommy A to Z: An Encyclopedia of the Joys, Wonders, and Absurdities of Motherhood and the book is broken into chapters headed by, you guessed […]

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Book Review – What’s Wrong WIth My Family by Gary L. Malone MD and Susan Mary Malone

Posted by mcm0704 on February 24, 2013 |

What’s Wrong With My Family? And How to Live Your Best Life AnywayGary L. Malone & Susan Mary Malone Paperback: 172 pagesPublisher: Authorlink (January 7, 2013)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1928704425ISBN-13: 978-1928704423 This book opens with a quote from Viktor Frankl, from his wonderful book Man’s Search for Meaning. “Everything can be taken from a man but one […]

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Parents – Stand Back

Posted by mcm0704 on October 8, 2012 |

 I recently read an interesting article by Madeline Levine,  a psychologist, educator, and co-founder of Challenge Success a project birthed at Stanford’s School of Education. She wrote about the dangers of overparenting and said that “Fostering autonomy is key to rearing successful kids.” Gosh. I knew that. Some years ago I even tried to market […]

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Book Review – Benchmarks: A Single Mother’s Illustrated Journal

Posted by mcm0704 on July 1, 2012 |

Benchmarks: A Single Mother’s Illustrated JournalBodie ParkhurstE-book and Paperback  2011Amazon  This is a touching memoir of a single mother’s journey with her son, Alex, from the time he first enters her life until he is ready to start a life of his own. All mothers will relate to the connectedness she has with her son […]

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Sex Eduction for Kindergartners?

Posted by mcm0704 on July 14, 2010 |

Recent news reports about schools in Montana that are considering adopting a sex ed course for early elementary students have been flying around the Internet. This latest on the topic was on FoxNews.com:   “According to the 62-page draft proposal, beginning in kindergarten, school nurses will teach students proper terms such as “nipple, breast, penis, scrotum […]

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Give the Gift of Generosity

Posted by mcm0704 on December 22, 2009 |

Several of my writer friends have shared special holiday essays with me, and here is another one from a regular contributor to WinnsboroToday.com Imelda Tatsch is the Program Director at the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center (NETCAC) located in Winnsboro, and her “Caring For Kids” columns also appear in their bi-monthly newsletter. In “Caring for […]

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Socially Unacceptable

Posted by mcm0704 on August 19, 2009 |

Today I’m fulfilling the promise I made last Saturday to post the next section of one of the chapters of my new book that I introduced HERE This chapter is titled “Socially Unacceptable” and first deals with the fun of social groups in high school. Here is the next section…. People may grow up, but […]

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If Life is a Bowl Of Cherries, What Am I Doing in The Pits?

Posted by mcm0704 on June 12, 2009 |

I remember when I first read Erma Bombeck’s wonderful book I thought she made up all the craziness she wrote about. But I also thought that maybe somewhere in the midst of her jokes would be some tidbit of wisdom that would help me get a handle on the insanity at my house. Alas, all […]

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