Who Says Children Do Not Work?


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You know I get told all the time that I will not have any luck getting my teenager’s to do any work in the yard, garden, house or anywhere else. Well since we have homeschooled for the last four years I have gotten more work out of my children than I did when they were attending public schools.

I keep telling my children that I will not clean up after them because they are at the age that they can clean up their own messes. My oldest son has done an excellent job on learning how to fix the plumbing in our house with the help of my husband. My daughter has turned out to be quite the cook in the kitchen, and keeping it nice and clean. My youngest teenager does the best job which is avoiding work as much as he can (LOL).

However, he has improved on putting forth the effort when we take his games, television, and other items that he may enjoy away from him. We try to teach them that the world does not revolve around them and that they have to work hard for the things that they want out of life.

We are very protective of our children and we limit the places that they go, people they talk to, and anything else because the only thing that matters in my opinion is that they receive an education. Everything else beyond that is optional. Since we have moved they do not have many friends not because we do not want them to have friends but because they do not need to worry about fitting into the crowd right now.

There is not a shy bone in any of our children and I am sure that they will make friends when they finally make their way into the workforce. However, we do talk to them about choosing the right friends over the wrong friends. I personally, have only a handful of friends because they usually stab you in the back, talk about you when you are not there to stand up for yourself, and use you for what they can.

Some people say that I miss out on many things because I do not have friends. You know what I enjoy spending more time with my family instead of trying to fit in with the crowd. I know that I am a geek, love to learn about new things, and live my life to the fullest with the company of my family. The only ones that will stick up for you when it really comes down to it is your family.

Reexamining the Reblog


If anyone has conflictions about the items that I reblog please feel free to let me know. I find that most of the items that I reblog are interesting, beautiful, and something that I would like to share on my blog. I understand the concept and thinking that the person on the other side might be a spammer. I would just like to say that I enjoy reading and reblogging interesting information that other’s post. I also try to leave a comment to the owner of the blog about the material that I have read.

The Daily Post

The last time we discussed reblogging, your opinions in the comments were mixed:  some of you felt that reblogging was a great compliment, and others felt that it was something akin to theft.

We here at The Daily Post love a good etiquette debate, so let’s wade back in, shall we?

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Mutts in Love


That looks like a wonderful cup of coffee!

Views Splash!

The mornings seem to last forever now. Never have I roamed around in my house, watched the dawn, and done things other than necessary. I miss it even when I live in it. It’s all a dream.

Each morning starts with my favorite silhouette at the door. The shadow of her hand slowly caressing my forehead to wake me up. I don’t. I can’t. I’m already awake. I see it happen. But then a snap and I smell lovely breakfast. 2 mutts madly in love with the same woman. She feeds them both. One leaves for office while the other stays wagging his tail.

Remembering the same unperturbed love, true to its center, when all beliefs made sense. The smell of the breakfast: breaking my fall into a mindless abyss, that smile: breaking my heart into a flutter, that kiss: the longest 30 seconds of my life (that I got…

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Summer Fruits


That looks great! We love fruit in this house along with lots of vegetables….. Time to get the garden and fruit trees going…..:)

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Lazy days
Mid afternoon heat
Languorous looking
For a long-lost treat
Summer fruits spilling
Like gold at my feet

Hot afternoons
Spent with friends and wine
Convivial, constant
Pleasure is a crime
Summer fruits glisten
Like everything fine

Lost evening hours
The balcony replete
With benefits, bursting
The blessing complete
Summer fruits spilling
Like gold at my feet

© Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

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Sharing My Weakness As A Writer: Grammar


As many other people who struggle with grammar I have to say that I have gotten a little better at watching the grammar mistakes. I usually find them when I go back to edit the material that I have written. I feel your frustration….:)

The Krystol Method

I love to keep it real with my readers! With that being said I have to tell you a weakness that I have. I know I shouldn’t have it and it seems VERY basic but it is a struggle that I have. Yes, grammar! Grammar I hate it with a passion. I thought that I was getting better but I guess I am not. It has come to my attention that I need to work on my grammar. I was embarrassed and thought, ” Oh no! I need to get a handle on this.” It’s funny I got good grades in English class, but I guess this part of it I just so happened to not do so well in. What I have done to help me work on my grammar is to read constantly. During my stay at FullSail University, I made some great friends. When we learned and…

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I Miss You!


Awesome post here! I also have people that I miss everyday. Many of them are not with us right now because they are in a better place….

The Story of a Guy

We all have someone that we missed, whether it is someone who we don’t see on a daily/weekly/monthly basis or someone who lives far away or even someone who is no longer with us. Everyone shares these feelings. This is for you. I miss you!

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Heading to Camp (NaNoWriMo)


Well I might need to up my game on writing. However, I write at most 100,000 words a year. Now, if I could just write all the time I would be able to write this much in one month.

My Writing Diary

30 days. 50,000 words.

Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? To some writers, this is the credo of NaNoWriMo, the international event that takes place every November. But what if you’re unable to do this in November? What if you’re unable to dedicate your November to writing 1,667 words every day?

WELL HAVE NO FEAR!

This is Camp NaNoWriMo. Camp NaNoWriMo is a two-month event — once in April and once again in August — with the same heart and soul of the original NaNoWriMo.

But why am I writing about this? Because starting on April 1, I will be participating in the first Camp NaNoWriMo session. I already have my cabin, and am already conversing with my cabin mates. I am absolutely ready for April 1 to come around so I can start writing!

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