Parenting

Mother’s Day: The Humble Responsibility of Mother

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Mother_s Day- What it takes to be a Mother
Taken By Hubby: Ariabella & I yesterday after seeing Sesame Street Live! So fun!

You don’t have to give birth to a child to be a mother. Plenty of women who cannot have kids are excellent mothers. They exude love and kindness and that motherly charm for friends, family, coworkers and even complete strangers. If one of these women adopt, they provide a warm, secure home. Read the rest of this entry »

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San Bernardino School Shooting: How Do You Explain Murder to a Child?

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My daughter is brave, smart, and, I’ve been, told advanced. But could her little body manage a bullet fired by a gunman who bursts into her classroom with revenge on his mind, fueled by psychotic anger blinding him from all rationality? Parents in San Bernardino are asking themselves a similar question, as their city suffered yet another tragic shooting. This time at an elementary school, no less. Read the rest of this entry »

A Father’s Love (A Haiku)

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A Father's Love
Photo By: Sonyo Estavillo

Your encouragement

Is the air under my wings

Love that makes me fly


One True Love (A Haiku)

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Your smile is the sun

Your joy is the sky and earth

You’re my one true love


 

Piece of Me (A Long Haiku)

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Piece of Me
Photo By: Sonyo Estavillo

Hold you against me

Closing my eyes to your breath

Small life in my arms

One half piece of me in you

Swallowed up by sleep

You are safe from the outside

Baby, be at peace

I would die to keep you safe