Never Let Them See You Sweat – What I Learned from My Husband in 2013

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You can find serenity in realizing that you can learn things from an old spouse and I learned, “never let them see you sweat.” I am one of those women who tells old wives’ tales. I tell them because I am an old wife. I have been happily married for more than 23 years. This means I have an old husband who has been trying to teach me things for many years.

Darren has been telling me things for a long time. I mean we met when I was 19 years old many, many years ago. A lot of what he tells me goes in the left ear and out the right or in the right ear and out the left. Sometimes though, he says something to me goes in and stays. Those precious words find a home and stay to keep me company. This year I learned, really learned, “never let them see you sweat.”

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Balancing Work and Home – Teach Your Kids

It is fantastic to teach your children to balance their work aka school and home responsibilities. People spend a lot of time trying to balance their professional and personal responsibilities. The idea is not new, even though hundreds of articles and thousands of words are written about it each year. Most people have heard the expression, “All work and no play makes  Jill a dull girl.” However, comparatively very few of those articles and words are devoted to the balancing that must be done by children.  Children have a great number of responsibilities:

  • school
  • sports activities
  • homework
  • chores
  • religious activities

 

photo credit: JP-Flanigan via photopin cc
photo credit: JP-Flanigan via photopin cc
It is truly remarkable all that we expect from our children each day.

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What the Steubenville Verdict Taught This Mother

This past weekend the verdict was handed down the Steubenville, Ohio rape trial of two teenage boys. The verdict, crime and victim have been hotly debated. The defense attorney in me looked at the story one way. While the mom in me looked at it another.  It is as the mother of a son, who is a good boy, that I write this article. As mothers of sons,  it is important for us to realize we are our sons’ first and most important teachers and we must be specific when teaching our sons life lessons. We must also realize that we cannot teach our sons every lesson they need to learn. Some lessons a boy must learn must come from a man, preferably, the boy’s father. However, if the father is not around or is incapable of teaching, we must find a man to teach our sons the things that they just cannot learn or do not typically learn from mothers.
photo credit: Thomas Hawk via photopin cc
photo credit: Thomas Hawk via photopin cc
Often, as mothers, we shake our heads at the bad behavior of children we see in criminal news stories.

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