Posts tagged ‘parenting’

July 17, 2017

Cutting the Apron Strings

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Nursing the hungry infant
Weaning from breast and bottle
Teaching the toddler to walk

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June 22, 2017


by The Cheesesellers Wife

Crunching down the shingle
Drinking the sea breeze
Listening to your chatter
As you throw pebbles into the sea

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March 9, 2017

An “Advice For New Parents” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

I am no expert on parenting. I have thirty five years of experience and I know that it is a continuous education, they will always be your babies and  John Lennon couldn’t have been any more right – ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE. If you approach parenthood with an open mind and an open heart, God Willing, the kids will be just fine. Of course they need to be protected from danger, educated and taught to be self reliant and taught to be respectful of their fellow man. Clearly, the Republican Congress needs a refresher course in parenting and they need to treat this country and their constituents as their children. But this is not a political post even though I couldn’t help myself with that last remark. Hopefully, this little limerick may go along way towards helping new parents just starting out and everyone else trying to cope with the dirty diapers now running this country…for now.

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January 2, 2017

I Never Meant To Be

by Tiffany (lifewithblondie)

Sometimes it’s like the world
Is crashing down on me
Everything I do
makes me want to scream
And I swear that’s not the woman
I ever meant to be…

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November 2, 2015


by dokurtybitz

Disappointment, once again,
Feeling the corner
Drop out,
Long fall
Into oblivion,

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September 12, 2015


by dokurtybitz

Looking at
The empty space,
Feeling the echo
I face a change
Once again

September 7, 2015


by dokurtybitz

I’m the ear,
Listening to the troubles
And fears.
Soaking in
The roil and strife
Plaguing my friends.

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December 13, 2014

~ Quote from a Mother ~

by ladyliterati


“We are all artists – our children are our masterpieces – handle with care”


September 1, 2014

Well of Despair

by Seafarrwide


By Wendy Norman

Have you felt the pull of darkness, uttered a sigh of indifference to the world

Detached yourself from society with a blink of  gauze covered eyes

Uttered hard profanities to no one but yourself

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April 23, 2014


by dokurtybitz

Suspend myself
In a week of
Just being
Enjoy what I miss
The other 51 weeks,
During these seven
Short days

March 18, 2014

An “Amish Wisdom” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

I spent some time with a young friend of mine recently who, like most people, was having some difficulty dealing with her parents. Her parents, who love her very much, are the type of parents who want to be deeply involved in their child’s life and want to still tell her how to live her life though she is a grown young woman, with a great career and she is married. Obviously, this is difficult for this young lady as she and her husband need to make their own decisions and live their own lives. It does not preclude them from having a good relationship with her parents.

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February 25, 2014

A “Raising Children” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

I just had the joyous pleasure of spending a week with my daughter and celebrating her thirty second birthday with her. Though I talk to her several times a week, I had not seen her for two years due to scheduling conflicts and limits on vacation days, etc.

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October 14, 2013

What did you do at school dear?

by PookyH


“What did you do at school dear?”

Said the Mother,

Her mind on the road.

“In science we did an experiment, Mum

We turned a prince into a toad!”

“Oh really? That’s lovely, how nice dear.”

Said the Mother,

Mind still on the road.


“What did you do at school dear?”

Said the Mother,

Checking her phone.

“In history we went back in time, Mum

And a witch turned my friend into stone.”

“Oh really? That’s lovely, how nice dear.”

Said the Mother,

Still on checking her phone.

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March 13, 2013


by dokurtybitz

Maiden fair
Bearing the burden of two
As one,
A delicate angel
Neither fallen or sainted,

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