Tag Archives: children

FMM 11 17 17 Push me Pull you

 “The countenance of one man brighten up another; iron sharpen iron.”~ Joseph Hill. One of the problems with parenting is that you are mostly making it up as you go along.  Children don’t come with a handbook.  The way you were raised may influence you, but the world, the times and the social mores can […]

FMM 1 20 17 Sense of Adventure

“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?”~Dorothy Day.  I once got lost in the fog.  England used to be famous for its fog – ‘pea-soupers’ they used to call them.  Fog so thick you could […]

FMM 8 8 14 The Joy of Parenthood

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ~Frederick Douglass I often joke that it is easy to blame your parents for everything that you think is wrong with you, until you have children of your own.  Then, all of a sudden, you realize that it is not that easy being a […]

FMM 8 16 13 ‘My cup it overflows’

‘I cried that I had no shoes til I met a man who had no feet’~Mahatma Gandhi By Tuesday of this week I had already convinced myself I was exhausted.  I worked a twelve hour shift with students at a clinical site on Monday, taught all day Tuesday – life was indeed hard.  In fact […]

FMM 6 7 13 Beyond 1984

‘Big Brother is watching you’ ~George Orwell.   Technology is amazing. When I started working as a nurse in this country, in order to control the rate of an intravenous drip we had to stand and count drops per minute. You would then be able to work out how many mL per minute, and thus […]

FMM 9/21/12 Success

  “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” Bill Cosby  How do we ensure that the next generation will succeed? What are the tools they need, and how do we define success? Last weekend I listened to a program on NPR that spoke about the factors […]