Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration

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Today I was telling my son not to eat too much chocolate pudding. “It will give you a tummy upset.” I said. To which he replied, “Why Mama? My tummy doesn’t have feelings!”

I don’t have to look too far for inspiration. Nadir is the smartest, funniest, most creative little 5 year old I know. He inspires me to be smart and creative too. After all I do have to stay one step ahead of him!

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/inspiration/

We’re a family of three, live with it!

I suppose it’s very natural that when a couple has been blessed with at least one son and and one daughter, they find it their divine right to advise me to have another child and fast.

“Your son needs a sister!”

“Aren’t you planning to have another child?”

“Isn’t the gap quite big already, you need to plan your next child!”

This apparently is not a cultural phenomena but a universal one and as an expat living in the Middle East I get the same advice from everyone whether they are from Venezuela or from Pakistan.

Of course I must be absolutely miserable that I haven’t been able to produce another offspring in the last 5 and a half years. I must miss terribly keeping awake at night, changing pampers, potty training and toddler tantrums. What’s not to miss about having your hands in baby poo in the middle of the night? Or trying to shop for groceries with a screaming toddler in tow.

Yes, how unhappy I must be now that I have time for myself to pursue creative and healthy avenues like learning the piano or how to play tennis. That my son has lots of friends to play with and I keep him entertained and busy all the time.P1020225

Dear Family of Four/Five, Yes it would have been lovely if my son could have had a sister but it didn’t happen and I’m sorry if I don’t want to make myself miserable about it. In fact I am very happy with my situation. My little boy is perfect and smart and handsome and I’m truly blessed to have him. And no I don’t want do IUF/IVF or whatever else is out there as there was no reason for me not to get pregnant without it. So if God decided that I should have only one child, who am I to argue against that?

So next time you want to comment on why I have only one child, DON’T!

We’re a family of three, live with it!

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/game-of-groans/

The Reset Button

20130215_210841You know how when you look into the mirror you see your physical appearance stare back at you, in much the same way when you look at your children, a lot of your own habits and personality traits are reflected in them. And some of those habits you didn’t even know you had or at least didn’t want to admit they were there.

I never realized that I exaggerate a lot. I often use the expression “hundreds of xyz..” when xyz can easily be counted on one hand. I also like to make sweeping statements. “I’ll never do ____ again!” and there I am doing it the very next day. It’s only when I started hearing my son say and do the same that I realized that he was doing exactly what I do.

It’s also a little scary watching my child grow into a mini-me. Maybe I have hundreds of wrong habits that he might adopt and can never ever get rid of… Maybe he.. Wait, what? I’m doing it again aren’t I?. Just getting carried away.

This is also the reason why people want to give up bad habits when they become parents. They don’t want their children to follow suit. Some personality traits are hard to get rid of and are not really harmful whereas other habits like smoking should definitely be stopped when you have children. The only time my husband quit smoking in our 11 years of marriage is when my son was born. Although he took it up again after a year, it is commendable that he was able to quit considering how difficult it is.

But that’s how it is with children. They make us want to be better people. When a child is born, it is not only a new life for him/her but also for the parents. It’s as if a reset button is pushed and a question is asked, “Can you be a better person now?”

Chatterbox

“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.” — Blaise Pascal
Where do you fall on the brevity/verbosity spectrum?

“Mama, do you know what a chatterbox is?” said my nearly 5 year old son one afternoon. Without waiting for me to answer he continued, “A chatterbox is a person who talks too much. Like me!”

Later in the afternoon I took him to the playground in the country club near our house. “Hello, good afternoon!” said the receptionist smiling brightly.

“Hello” replied my son. “I’m going to the playground because I don’t have my swimming lesson today. My swimming costume is blue which is my favorite color.”

At the playground he met 5 girls who were in the 6 to 10 years range and were playing on the swings.

“Hello, I’m Nadir what’s your name?” The girls started giggling and looking at each other, feeling a bit shy to answer.

Soon enough they were standing around him while he told them where he was from, where he was living before coming here and where he went to school. He also proceeded to demonstrate the right way to sit on the swing.

Wherever he goes he wants to have a conversation with everyone. He especially likes to talk to adults because they ask him questions whereas other children are usually too shy to answer him.

I don’t know where he gets it from as my husband and I are both a bit reserved when it comes to talking to strangers and generally don’t talk that much. I was joking with my husband that soon the whole neighborhood will know everything about us thanks to Nadir and we won’t have any secrets.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/brevity-pulls/

A Mom’s Favorite Smell

From the yeasty warmth of freshly baked bread to the clean, summery haze of lavender flowers, we all have favorite smells we find particularly comforting. What’s yours?

My favorite smell has got to be the smell of a freshly bathed little 4 year old (I wrote bathed not baked, what did you think??) who is ready for bed in his cuddly night suit and who proudly declares, “Look Mama, I’m clean and fresh!”

After a whole day’s hard work of playing, jumping, running, talking, sweating and a bit of crying, it really is refreshing to take a bath and wind down. It also signals the close of business for Mama who can finally relax undisturbed with her laptop. But before that can happen, the little one has to be put to sleep. Two story books and the third story from my imagination does the trick and the little fellow is soon sleeping peacefully.

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http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/nosey-delights/

Friday Fictioneers: On Board

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“Do I have you on board?”

In front of Dave sat his three children looking at him open mouthed. They had been making plans for their Easter holidays and Dave had just proposed that they spend these holidays at home and make the most of it as he couldn’t take time off.

Little Adam looked at his older sister and gave a cheeky smile showing his missing front teeth. Daddy always sounded funny when he spoke like that.

“Daddy you’re not the CEO here, you’re at home!”

Dave smiled. “Really, then who is?”

“Mummy!” replied all the children together.

This post has been written for the Friday Fictioneers. For details see the link below:

http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/14-march-2014/

Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence

Saira had twin boys. Well they were not exactly twins but there were just 11months between them and for all practicalities they were like twins. As you can imagine, her house was always filled with excited voices, magnified screams, simultaneous laughter and heartbreaking crying.

One day as Saira went about her household chores leaving the two boys playing in the lounge she heard something unusual.

Silence.

On further investigation she discovered them in the bathroom with her younger son standing in a bucket of water with his clothes on and her older son pouring water on his head with a mug. Apparently they felt the heat of the summer and decided to have a bath with the younger one going first.

P1010214For a mother, silence sets off alarm bells. If there is silence and my 4 year old is not asleep then he is definitely up to no good. And if when I approach him he tells me that he is not doing anything I can be sure that he has already done it.

My son is extremely talkative and he is talking non-stop until he falls asleep. Literally. He talks while watching TV since there are a lot of questions to be asked, he talks while he’s having a bath and of course his stories are endless while he’s playing.

When I was pregnant with him he heard a lot of silence. I used to go to work where I would sit alone in my own office, come home and read a bit, not watch any TV and fall asleep. My husband was working in another city so there was nobody to talk to either. After all that silence, I think my son is making up for it.

But now I am so used to the house echoing my son’s personality, that when he is not around the silence can be deafening.

Chitter chatter, chatter chatter

Through the whole day,

It’s really so much better,

To hear my son play.

Tick tock, tick tock,

Go the clocks in my home

No sounds of sweet talk

When my son’s out to roam.

Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence

  1. The Sound of Silence | Through the Peacock’s Eyes
  2. Listen to the silence | Master Of Disaster
  3. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence | JGTravels
  4. Eight Things I Wish I Knew Before I Taught at a Boarding School | Kosher Adobo
  5. The Sounds of Silence* | Icescreammama
  6. underwood | yi-ching lin photography
  7. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence | Under the Monkey Tree
  8. Moments | anonim0us
  9. Moments | anonim0us
  10. Silent Agony | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  11. Silent crimes | Speaking Voiceless
  12. The Sound of Silence is a beautiful thing | Amanda Montomery
  13. Hug Her Back | Fish Of Gold
  14. Media Blackouts Insult My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  15. As Loud as Silence | Chimerical Chicanery
  16. Unspeakable | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  17. Aborted Words | The Backwords
  18. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence | carojesu
  19. yesterday’s snow lets | y
  20. A SILENT SONG | Diary of a mind
  21. A Common Baby Myth: Babies Should Sleep in Silence.. Ssshhh! | Peek-a-boo: Baby and You!
  22. Silence « mediumblackdog
  23. Never Give Up, Never Give In: My Epiphany! | Hope and Faith
  24. Brady’s Silence (explicit) | Stories From My Mind
  25. Coyote Hill | The Seminary of Praying Mantis
  26. A Silence Louder Than Words | snapshotsofawanderingheart
  27. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence | Tales from the Motherland
  28. When The Silence Almost Deafens You | Unload and Unwind
  29. Classy Broad
  30. The Day I Found My Voice | A Path of Living Stones
  31. When you said “Nobody loves you” | So Not Simple
  32. Finding what you didn’t know you were looking for… | Crap I Blog About
  33. WWC: The Sound of Silence | Learning the Anishinaabe Way
  34. Who Said So? | Buzzy Beez
  35. Silence challenge | knovak616
  36. The Silence Welcomes Me | StormieSteele
  37. Weekly Writing Challenge: Have you seen me? | Life of A Fallen Angel
  38. Silence | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  39. The Things We Don’t Say | A Sign Of Life
  40. Breaking The Sound Of Silence | At least we made it this far…
  41. In the silence of a word | MC’s Whispers
  42. From Silence Came Wisdom | Lifeinpawprints’s Weblog
  43. Blog challenge – The sound of silence « Defy The Narrative
  44. Could the end of ‘that time of the month’ be related to that time of the year? | Minnesota Transplant
  45. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence | Echoes of My Past
  46. Good Grief | Wittyburg.com
  47. silence and snow | from dreams to plans
  48. Weekly Writing Challenge: Sounds of Silence | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  49. Jumpers for goalposts… | Dreaminspice
  50. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence | Pop-Culture-Referenced
  51. The Silent Sisters | 22 going on 33
  52. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence | Bringing Out the God-Colors in the World
  53. Suicide no. 27: Vow of Silence | derekalanwilkinson
  54. Silent White | Mary J Melange
  55. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence | Your Original LUPUSDIVA….
  56. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Sound of Silence | No Apologies
  57. Cable Cut-off | The Zombies Ate My Brains
  58. Silence so Loud | My Weigh To Lose
  59. Silencing the Critics’ Chorus | V Learns Something New
  60. Silence of the Blog « ph.d. in creative writing
  61. Life: The Search For Someone Who Understands You | Paint Before Death
  62. Silence | Dandilyonz-4-U
  63. Remaining Silent | Bits of Life
  64. Inexhaustible Treasure | Love in the Spaces
  65. HOW DOES SILENCE SOUND? | SERENDIPITY
  66. A moment in Paris | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”

A Little Prayer

My son appeared in an assessment last week and just yesterday he has been offered admission in the “big school”. He will be joining after finishing the year at nursery. I wrote a little prayer for him as he embarks on this big step.20131206_0858461.jpg

The world awaits you my son

To explore, learn and have fun

May you always come through,

A mother’s prayers are with you.

Would you like to be a fireman?

Hotelier, doctor or even Tarzan,

May all your dreams come true,

A mother’s prayers are with you.

You’ll face difficulties on the way

Set eyes on the goal, never stray

May you never have a day to rue

A mother’s prayers are with you.

My baby you make me so proud

You are so special, so endowed,

May the blessings always renew

A mother’s prayers are with you.

OK maybe not Tarzan but it is his favorite program these days. Also he often says he wants to make a hotel when he grows up. Works for us!

Embarrassed!

Children can say or do something very embarrassing at times. I’m sure all of you have a story like that. Here’s mine.

PicsArt_1391613570227For some time it was very difficult to get my son to go to school. He would just refuse to go and any amount of coaxing, bribing or threatening would not change his mind. I checked with his teacher and she told me that he was perfectly fine once he entered the classroom and during the day he would interact well with her and the other children. Apparently all that drama was just for me.

One morning I had somehow gotten him in the car, but he was in a very bad mood. He was muttering and spluttering the whole time he was in the car. When we reached the school I was very surprised that he got down without any resistance and marched off towards the building. Little did I know what his motivation was.

As you enter the school building there is a small area where the parents drop off their children. The Principal and the teachers or their assistants are waiting at the end of this area to take the children with them to the class. Now the Principal is a very strict no-nonsense sort of lady who I suspect all the staff and probably some of the parents (including me) are a bit scared of. But apparently not my son.

He spotted the Principal and announced, “I’m going to put you in jail and lock you up”. I think that was the punishment he wanted to give her for opening the school and inadvertently making him come there. The principal just laughed and replied to him “Who’s going to run the nursery then?” I was hovering behind my son and glad that he didn’t reply “Exactly!” to this. All I could manage to say was “Oh he’s being a policeman today.” I suspect I was extremely red in the face when I said this.

The next day to make up for this incident I made my son give the Principal a flower. However, he refused to apologize since he didn’t think he had done anything wrong. The Principal was very kind and said that it wasn’t needed.

Soon after my son realized that he would have to go to school whether he liked it or not and stopped making a fuss in the morning.

Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red

  1. The Cell Phone at Crystal Lake (short fiction) | The Jittery Goat
  2. Red Christmas | muffinscout
  3. Ignored | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  4. Song of the fallen | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  5. An Angel’s envy | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  6. DP Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red | Sabethville
  7. Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red | Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer
  8. London Skyline | Travel with Intent
  9. Meeting the requirements. | Greg Urbano
  10. Good-Bye Mr. Olsen | Under the Monkey Tree
  11. Red | The Land Slide Photography
  12. Daily Prompt: Isn’t your face red | My Dog Ate a Lightbulb
  13. Daily Prompt – RED – |
  14. Dog gets fearful around dog run, human embarrassed | We Live In A Flat
  15. In Cuba: The Lady in Accented Red Reads My Fortune « psychologistmimi
  16. Snefarting on a quiet tube. | thoughtsofrkh
  17. Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  18. 261. Now That Was Embarrassing! | Barely Right of Center
  19. Embarrassment/ Daily Prompt | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  20. Red « Out and About With Mike and Lindy
  21. DAILY PROMPT: ISN’T YOUR FACE RED | Francine In Retirement
  22. Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red | Awl and Scribe
  23. Please Tell Me That I Did Not Just Do That! | marjanitalarosa
  24. Embarrassingly plagiarised. | The Number FiftyTwo
  25. Wii! | The Zombies Ate My Brains
  26. Oops…Red-Faced In A Crowded Elevator! | The Political and Social Chaos Blog
  27. Daily Prompt: Red | Tommia’s Tablet
  28. Resurrection | vic briggs
  29. Flappy Birds made me…Red! | Navigate
  30. Superembarrasing! | Edward Hotspur
  31. Embarrassing Moments? Yes, I Have Known a Few! | meanderedwanderings
  32. Isn’t Your Face Red? | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  33. The Offensive Dal | Flowers and Breezes
  34. Nephew Challenges my beard | Outreach
  35. Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red? | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  36. Redheads… | Haiku By Ku
  37. Red | Exploratorius
  38. Burning Red | Active Army Wife
  39. “You’re an embarrassment” | jigokucho
  40. REDS | Serendipity
  41. A Dummy’s Guide to: Embarrassing Yourself In Front of the Masses | Lemonaded Lemons
  42. Shy Girl | Sarah’s Typos
  43. Am Embarrassment of Status Updates
  44. “Isn’t Your Face Red” | Relax
  45. Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red | Duniya Ku
  46. “Red and the Red Ribbon” | Institute for Hispanic Health Equity
  47. Demons | Blue Loft
  48. DP: Red – Waiting for Summer | Words ‘n Pics…
  49. S. Thomas Summers: Writing with Some Ink and a Hammer | The Day’s Heart
  50. Daily Prompt: Lets (Red) Face It | Views Splash!
  51. The Tale Of A Haunted Hotel Room | Secret Autograph
  52. The train | Life is great
  53. Embarrassing moments between us | Raspberry’s Daydreams
  54. Red | As I See It
  55. Flying tampons! | Everyday Adventures
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Objects in Red For The New Year | Light Words
  57. Laugh It Off | Wanderlein
  58. Daily Prompt: Red – or Why Did They Hire Me? | Cancer Isn’t Pink
  59. Daily Prompt: Red | Traci’s Space
  60. Daily Prompt: Red | Lostinthot
  61. Daily Prompt: Being Embarrassed! | All Things Cute and Beautiful
  62. Isn’t Your Face Red | The Nameless One
  63. Seeing Red in RAW | Photography Journal Blog
  64. Photo Story: Fairy Falls | nightmare of daytime
  65. Daily Post: Red | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  66. Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red | Basically Beyond Basic
  67. Hits and Misses – Blogging Nightmares | My Little Avalon
  68. Red | Happily Skipping Thru Life
  69. Daily Prompt: Red | The Wandering Poet
  70. Blunder Should be my Middle Name | Rima Hassan
  71. Embarrassed? Not in China. | Mishe en Place
  72. Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red | Occasional Stuff
  73. Isn’t Your Face Red: Red Cow Ruin | Khana’s Web
  74. Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red | Po’ Girl Shines
  75. Red for Danger | alienorajt
  76. Red | Rebecca Barray – Writer/Photographer
  77. Daily Prompt: Red |Outside the Vein | Karen Gadient
  78. The Dr. Pepper Shirt! « One Crazy Mom
  79. How to stop shame from turning your cheeks red | Emotional Fitness
  80. 50 Shades of Mortification | Kosher Adobo
  81. Daily Prompt: Red | Foto Challenge
  82. Photo Challenge: Red at the office | Ryan Erickson
  83. One Starving Activist
  84. Red Sunflower | Purple Rosemary
  85. Almost a family party | Le Drake Noir
  86. The buffaloes are at the gate | Mindful Digressions
  87. Pendulum Clock | field of thorns
  88. MARILYN MONROE, DRAG QUEENS, THE POLICE, AND ME | hastywords
  89. Red | Ana Linden
  90. My Face Isn’t Red, But My Fridge is GROSS | Shades of Teal
  91. Speaking of public freaking… | FUNNY…PECULIAR
  92. Daily Prompt: Red | That Montreal Girl
  93. Embarrassment is spelled: M-E-G. | meg lago
  94. The Emotions of RED | The Christian Gazette
  95. Daily Prompt: Isn’t Your Face Red | Scarlet Azaleas
  96. Shame is good, sometimes | Parents Are People Too
  97. The One Time I Hate Red | Call Me Incorrigible
  98. Not Again! | HAPnHAP
  99. Daily prompt: The joys of anonymity | helen meikle’s scribblefest

Learning from my 4 year old

My son got a wonderful report from his nursery this last term. They tell me he is very intelligent and does his work with concentration. Now that’s he’s 4 I’ve got a tutor for him to start reading the Quran. And when she comes over to teach him, my son wants to climb on the table or sit under it. I can’t understand why he can’t sit still just for 20 minutes when he can spend 5 hours at school doing his work so well.

I also can’t understand why he must get up at 6 when the alarm is set for 7:15am and then jump on me in my bed. And why must he go to the park and then tell me he wants to do potty. Despite some of his odd habits there is much I can learn from him.

Last year when he had Animal day in his school he put a python around his shoulders and didn’t bat an eyelid. I could learn courage from him.DSCN1605

One day he was pretending to be a wolf and walking on all fours when he took a tumble and hurt his head. Instead of stopping he went and wore his bicycle helmet. I could learn resilience from him.

He always has an answer ready for everything. When I asked him why he wasn’t eating the cheese with his breadsticks, he said because he wasn’t a rat. And he wouldn’t have his carrots because he wasn’t a rabbit. I could learn to be witty like him.

He was singing a song and changing the words and laughing loudly at the result. I could learn from him to laugh more.20130712_074552

If he’s upset with me over something he’ll tell me to go away and when I leave the room he’ll come after me and try to be friends. I could learn from him to forgive easily.

And lastly he tells me about 10 times a day that I’m pretty and kisses me and hugs me. I could learn to be more loving like him.

Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ

  1. Secrets of the universe | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  2. Ethical Professor Boynton (Part 1) | The Jittery Goat
  3. Really! How much more 🙂 (for my US friends) | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  4. The younger years | muffinscout
  5. Daily Pormpt; Generation XYZ | Journeyman
  6. Internet Monsters: a very Grimm tale… Daily Prompt | alienorajt
  7. Another Day at the Gym | That’s Just The Way It Is
  8. Rock of the Ages | Exploratorius
  9. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer
  10. For Fun: The More, The Many-er | Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | likereadingontrains
  11. DP Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Sabethville
  12. I’m not happy with Naked People | Hope* the happy hugger
  13. Jumping the gaps | Unlocking The Inner Creative
  14. Daily Prompt: XYZ | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  15. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | The Wandering Poet
  16. Dating Through My Eyes | The Story of a Guy
  17. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ – Facebook are for the oldies | littlegirlstory
  18. The wisdom of old age (Daily prompt Haiku) | Tales of a slightly stressed Mother!
  19. The Really Inconvenient Truth | The Dragon Weyr
  20. Daily Prompt: Don’t Stop Learning | Step It Up
  21. Age | Sue’s Trifles
  22. Purpose Not Power | The Photo Faith Challenge
  23. Generations | hitting a brick wall
  24. The Psychology of Managing Across Multiple Generations in the Workplace: The Sandwich Method « psychologistmimi
  25. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | My Endless Rants & Ramblings
  26. Generated Generation. « ayimas
  27. Oh to be 90! | Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  28. Goldilocks and Generational Snobbery | meanderedwanderings
  29. Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  30. S. Thomas Summers: Writing with some Ink and a Hammer | The Music of Steel
  31. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | laura-in-china
  32. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Everyday Adventures
  33. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | ferwam
  34. Generation XYZ | The Nameless One
  35. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ – Celebration and Protest | The Pink Cucumber
  36. Maiden – Mother – Crone – Honoring Lifestages | Shrine of Hecate – Ramblings of a New Age Witch
  37. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  38. Mentoring: A Strand of Three | Live Life in Crescendo
  39. daily prompt: Generation XYZ | aimanss…
  40. Generation XYZ | Flowers and Breezes
  41. How Young are you? | Cascading Dreams
  42. GEN X VS. GEN ALPHA | DANDELION’S DEN
  43. Why Me vs Me Me Me | Reinvention of Mama
  44. Talking ‘Bout Yer Generation | The Shotgun Girls
  45. Why Do Young People Think ‘Just One Step’ =s Accessibility?
  46. My treasure | Life is great
  47. NOT Talking ‘Bout my Generation | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  48. How my story turned into a class project and gave me hope for the next generation | The Silver Leaf Journal
  49. Yesterday and today | Myriad Notions
  50. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | medicinalmeadows
  51. Learning Through the Ages | The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel
  52. The sun is the same in a relative way « Sithiram
  53. Inspiration Monday 27 January 2014 Meets the Daily Prompt: Never Send a Man to do a Boy’s Job | One Starving Activist
  54. UNDERSTANDING GEN X AND Y … SAY WHAT? | Serendipity
  55. IITYWTMWYBMAD?* (or How the Internet created a new language) | MC’s Whispers
  56. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ |
  57. Daily Prompt – Generation XYZ | Views Splash!
  58. Through the ages | Willow’s Corner
  59. Generation XYZ: What’s Age Anyway? |
  60. Like, gag me with a spoon! | The Flavored Word
  61. The Age of Cyber-Telepathy…(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations
  62. Age | Rebecca Barray – Writer/Photographer
  63. Where live the giants? | Emotional Fitness
  64. Daily Prompt – Generation XYZ – Young Old Man |
  65. Every second turning us in Gold | Dreams to Reality !
  66. Give Me Money. | The Playground
  67. Respect « One Crazy Mom
  68. The Generation XYZ | Passionately Bored
  69. A Certain Disconnect | My Author-itis
  70. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ/The Stagen Family | Advocacine’s Blog
  71. Hurt Not The Earth | Making Life an Art
  72. Age | The Land Slide Photography
  73. Going for the Kill (# 9) | Rolbos ©
  74. Dear GenX, Boomers: Why Are You So Obsessed With GenY’s Shortcomings? | thanks for letting me autograph your cat
  75. X, Y and V: is for Vampire « Brigid’s Cauldron, Prometheus’ Fire
  76. Finding Wisdom Along the Mayan Path | Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It
  77. Generations | authenticallyannamarie
  78. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | I really just pretend to know stuff
  79. Daily Prompt: Age | That Montreal Girl
  80. Daily post: Age | Destino
  81. Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Age | soletusknow
  82. Daily prompt: The bliss of entitlement | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  83. 10 Reasons That I Wish I Was A Toddler | The Pinterested Parent
  84. There’s No App For That Revisited | Wiley’s Wisdom
  85. Millenial | My Infernal Imagination
  86. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Basically Beyond Basic
  87. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ, 30 January 2014 | The San Francisco Scene–Seen!
  88. Somewhere Between X and Y | Polymathically
  89. If I’d only known then … | Brome Hill
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  91. AGES: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow | The Christian Gazette
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  97. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation | Edward Hotspur
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