How I grew up VS. Now? Even Now VS. 2000 WTH?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Well rounded kids, is that too much to ask? Apparently...

December 6 th, 2018 4:19pm I was thinking that by giving my youngest child (aged 10) the opportunity to play games after homework during the school week, as a reward for working hard. Or perhaps no different than watching a couple shows on television. The first couple years of elementary school they... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Education isn't what it used to be...

Is it what is once was? Are was really focusing on what really is important? Do the children today know how to take care of themselves if they find themselves in a life and death situation outside of a cellphone/touchscreen/joystick/keyboard? I am not sure I could anymore, if I am being honest here. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Which would you rather have as an adult child? One whom calls on you when needed, once in a while. One whom never leaves and needs you for support in every day life? Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 17, 2018

raised to be independent, team player, leader and/or all of the above?

I wasn't "raised", the number just gets bigger... I look back on growing up and nothing was really ever consistent. My kids asked me about school years ago. We figured out that I actually attended 9 all together. I did graduate, which was a true miracle! YAY! (FYI-I was born after dad retired from... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Speak when spoken to...

When I was young, it was not ok to speak at all around adults unless they talked directly to me first. I was to remain quiet until I was spoken to. This was especially important at the dinner table. NO ELBOWS! I do recall that when I was getting older, (pre-teenish) it was not enforced as much.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

First memory in elementary school...

I remember standing near the swings at the playground one day, I couldn't have been any older than six, I know it was before 2nd grade. This girl I had never talked to before walked up and asked me where my dad worked. I told her he worked at the plant. She said her dad did too. (Most everyone's dad... Sign in to see full entry.

Be home before dark..

Grade school it's be home before dark. Middle School be home in time to get dinner ready by 6. High School why aren't you working? Huh? Wonder what it's like today? Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 3, 2018

expectations for education?

Elementary. I was told to be nice. Play fair. Show respect. Listen. I don't remember issues with homework or grades. I do remember tough and serious life altering issues and situations were introduced during this time. Middle/Jr. High I went to both. 2 separate schools to entirely different states.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

What is your very first memory?

It's not one specific thing. It's a place. The first house I remember living in was in the mountains of NC. Beautiful 2 story white house black shutters maybe an acre of land? I remember my mom, dad brother and sister living there. I am the youngest of the bunch. I love that house. Sign in to see full entry.

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