“Follow your own passion— not your parents’, not your teachers’— yours.” — Robert Ballard not always easy taking straight path through trouble following conscience * * * Straight Line ~ Young Canada Geese follow parents through high waters • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Straight Line” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor © 2016
“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” — Chinese Proverb “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” — Anne Frank * * * Mother turkey shepherds her … More Parenting
“I love cooking. It’s one of my favorite things to do. To share my parents’ recipes that I grew up with is just something very special to me.” — Lance Bass “Baking and love go hand in hand, for as one bakes a tasty treat and fills the room with its sweet aroma, the true … More Old Family Recipes
“There are two things parents should give their children: roots and wings. Roots to give them bearing and a sense of belonging, but also wings to help free them from constraints and prejudices and give them other ways to travel (or rather, to fly.)” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “We were all born with wings. … More Wings
“Sometimes, not saying anything is the best answer. You see, silence can never be misquoted.” — Unknown author * * * Parental argument — Osprey photo by Mary O’Connor © 2017
Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.” — Kailash Satyarth “Childhood is a short season.” — Helen Hayes “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is … More “Childhood means simplicity.
One is roots. The other is wings. — Hodding Carter, Jr. * * * Photo credit: Mary O’Connor © 2014