Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Traditional American Family

    As a child growing up in the 80's, I remember waking up to the smell of toast and juice each morning before school. Even though my mother worked as a teacher in a Head Start Program, she was home to fix me breakfast and see me off to school. At the end of my day, I remember seeing her face as I walked in the door It was a typical thing to have mom home while dad was at work. As a mother, my children get a lot of the same things. The only difference, things may have to be shifted around due to activities such as sports, meetings, etc. I don't think my kids have missed very much with me being a working mom. I must admit, I could not have accomplished much of anything without the support of my wonderful husband.
   The New York Times decided to see what are the dynamics of the family in their area. Through the United States Census, the American Community Survey was administered or required, given the $5000 penalty if a family chose to toss it in the trash. I wasn't so surprised to see the results. The family dynamics have changed in the past two decades. It's a fact. There is not much anyone can do about it.
I have included the link if you'd like to check it out.

I'd like some of your ideas of The Traditional American Family in 2011.

Have a great day everyone!

My First Blog

As a teacher, I have the wonderful opportunity to have 2 months off of work to regroup and energize the mind and soul before I have to join the workforce again. During those 2 months, I have time to read about current events, sleep and pretty much enjoy my day. As you may have noticed from the description from the title, this is a place to come together and talk about different events that affect most of us everyday. I will begin a blog each morning on a topic and I encourage you to post your comments, opinions, experiences and ideas. Some of the ideas I have for topics include, current events, kids, and families. These are only to name a few. THIS IS YOUR BLOG! I will respond to your posts periodically. The more people the better!

I understand that our views, experiences and beliefs are completely different. You are very welcome to incorporate those things into your posts. All I ask is to please be kind!

That about does it on my first introduction. Tune in tomorrow and happy blogging!

Here is a copy of one of the most inspirational poems!

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

 - Robert Frost