Genderless Children! Innovative Parenting.

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A growing number of parents, teachers and experts say we should be raising children the ‘gender-neutral’ way. But is it a good idea? And what does it even mean?
Abbie likes Spider-Man. She likes the way he can shoot webs out of his fingers. So last summer, the seven-year-old opted for Spider-Man-themed sandals. “You’re a boy, you’re a boy,” taunted her classmates. Abbie has long brown hair, a penchant for train sets, and a reserve that could be taken for shyness. But when challenged by the boys in her class, Abbie “took matters into her own hands,” as her mother Kim Carnell puts it, offering evidence of her gender by flashing them. The anatomy lesson may have proved her point, but it landed Abbie in trouble with her teachers – and it was only later that Abbie plucked up the courage to tell her mother what had prompted the incident. Abbie refused to wear the sandals again.
On a recent rainy afternoon, my son hurtled around the Imperial War Museum in London, singing loudly. “Typical boy,” a fellow visitor remarked companionably, as I chased him. “Boys need to be outside – they just don’t do museums!”

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GE Refrigerator from 1950

And Look how Special, matching Mother & Daughter outfits. I wonder who had the time? Considering the Mom probably sat down to sew the dresses together after cutting out the Simplicity Patterns herself. Times sure have changed. Thank God and so have those ugly ass refrigerators. ©ourtesy of theniftyfifties reblogged rogerwilkerson:

Easy, Better Living ! Where did they get that statement from? Only thing that probably made things any less “easier” for Mother was some Booze cause Pops was probably nowhere to be found. Amen, hallelujah.

Mother’s Day 2012…we Celebrate

To ALL the MOM’S of Earth

Nobody’s Like You, Mom

Nobody’s quite like you, Mom.
You’re special in every way.
You cheer me up, you fill my cup
With tenderness, come what may.

Nobody loves me like you, Mom.
No matter what I do,
Good or bad, happy or sad,
You support me; You always come through.

Nobody’s equal to you, Mom.
With you in my life, I’m blessed.
I love you so, and I want you to know
I think you’re the very best!

Poem By Joanna Fuchs

©Photo courtesy of TT Coles