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Sexual harassment in schools and why boys can be victims too

Who's got time to think about sex?  Not us!

We’ve got our dog so who’s got time to think about sex? Not us!

Not sure that this post I read recently:  “The Trouble With Stealing Kisses” by Purposefully Scarred had the right title.  Only because I felt the writer successfully offered a more important perspective on what we as parents are possibly teaching our children about sex (sometimes unconsciously), and especially since we exist in a world abounding with sexual innuendo. Continue reading

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WordPress Photo Challenge: Off Season

Photo by Gale E

Photo by Gale E

Another Time

Another time, another world

when little boys were little …

when they found pleasure in playing

with wonderful things ‘in season’:

Throwing shiny red cricket balls

at pretend wickets every day

Kicking footballs into our parked cars

then giggling, ran away

Riding bicycles through the streets

bopping and hopping (oh please be safe!).

But now such play is ‘off season’

The balls are all but forgotten

Lying under leaves rotten

Yet old tyres still wait

for another play date …

… and hopefully a new season.

© Gale Weithers

My fun submission for the WordPress Photo Challenge: Off Season

“This week, we challenge you to show us what off-season means to you. It could be the shuttered ice-cream stand in the Southern Hemisphere where winter is drawing near. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere it might your snowmobile peeking out from beneath its tarp, or your Christmas decorations arranged neatly in the attic. Feel free to interpret this theme loosely — consider objects at rest and unmoved, places that are stagnant or abandoned.”

Click here to see how other bloggers interpreted the ‘off season’ challenge and to check out my second submission 🙂

 

 


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Let’s become as little children

Let's become like little children

For of such is the kingdom of heaven

Matthew 19:13-14

King James Version (KJV)

Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:1-3

King James Version (KJV)

At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

#Barbados #children #pets

 

 

 


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Is your mother exceeding the limits of your medication?

 

My mummy with my sister (long pants) and I (shorts)

My mummy with my sister (long pants) and I (shorts)

 

Sometimes we complain about our mummies.  We love them but they can be annoying, frustrating, too honest, always ‘up in our business’ and way too ready to offer advice.  One friend even told me his mother was ‘exceeding the limits of his medication’.  I didn’t ask for further explanation but what’s a mummy exactly?  What does she represent to you in your life today?  Not sure, or is your list too long to share?

Well, here are 10 sure-fire ways (not in any specific order, and we are sure there are lots lots more) to tell if you have a super cool mummy – especially if you are a grown adult.  Let us know if you can relate. Continue reading


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When a Mother Loses a Child, Another One is Glad Hers is Still Alive

#Barbados #Son #Parenting #Mother

My son Nathan as a baby

Two mothers in Barbados lost their sons tragically this past week.  The first son died in a vehicular accident.  He was only 17.  The second son died after being shot to the head.  He was 21.  Different circumstances which both ended the same: a son died and a mother grieved.

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How Parenting Taught me that Fact is Usually Better than Assumption (Even Though It is Easier to Think the Worst of a Teenager)

Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday January 26, 2014, a young male by the name of Xavier Mansour was involved in a car accident in Barbados.  He died at the hospital some time later.  Here is a little of what we learnt as news of his death moved across the face of our little island via social media. 

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