An October Trick not Treat!

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Feathers are NOT Fun! My dear sweet 8 year old son, Mr. Handsome, came to me looking very guilty. Storm Baby who is 6 followed him, only she had her hands over her ears. Both got very close and made me worry… “Mom” He said. “I have to be honest with you about something” he […]

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This is a peaceful parenting blog. We don’t support Spanking.

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  This morning is one of those mornings where I wish I could be some kind of brilliant yogi or monk or some such as I have needed all the patience I have to communicate with a mother who spanks on the facebook wall. I know internet communication can be hard, we don’t have the […]

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You don’t spank your 3 year old?

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  It is a funny question don’t you think? The debate over spanking rages on the Mommy boards and it shocks me as it seems fairly clear that the science says it can be very negative. So when a mother in asked me “You don’t spank your 3 year old?” I said “Of course not!” […]

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Grand Parents Can Change – No Spanking

  We Don’t Spank Simply put my house hold does not spank. It is not needed, not healthy, and to me, wrong.  It is not secret though I was raised in a house hold that did spank and I was no stranger to the business end of a belt. This might be why I don’t […]

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Are time outs so good

(Photo by Corbis)       Many parents these days, like us, choose to not spank our children. Some people can’t picture how that even works and insist that these children not hit must be out of control. I can tell you from experience this is not the case. I am often complimented on how […]

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Parenting Fail Confession

 Too often blogging mothers online seem to be perfect, creative, organised, patient, and so well put together. Everything is beautiful and unicorn poop does not stink.  We all know though that nothing is so very clean and perfect, perfect would be death of course because nothing changes and grows unless it is challenged. So why […]

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No Charges for Judge William Adams

Judge William Adams beat his then 16 year old daughter, it is news that has spread across the internet and is news in other countries. The newest shock in this story however is that no charges will be filed against him. Tim Jayroe, police chief in Adams’s town of Rockport. “We believe that there was […]

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“Spanking” child abuse by Judge William Adams

WARNING: This could be a trigger for anyone who has been abused. Yesterday a video hit the internet, disturbing to say the least. In 2004 this 16 year old girl was beaten by her parents for using the internet for games her parents did not approve. Her father County Court-at Law-Judge William Adams who is […]

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October 31st — Scary

It is near impossible these days to get all my children to look in one direction and be still. LOL This does not mean they are not behaved however, just that I am accepting of the stages they are in the needs they have. With all that trick or treating excitement in them, who can […]

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Day 20

We all have our moments when something isn’t going our way, we all deal differently. Storm baby however is fairly predictable, either a huge tantrum or retreating into herself and sucking on her fingers. Both are painful. I think back to when my oldest was this age, we spanked her a hand full of times […]

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