the tao of jaklumen

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We ALL need The Village

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Found out about this from Gene’O and Serins, actually, but the origin leads to Lizzi.

I admit my motivation is selfish. I have a village of sorts… otherwise I would have cracked with CPS threatening to take away our children, lingering in chronic pain for so long until I finally climbed on to the surgeon’s table again… and much, much, more. I suppose this is my 12 Labors as a would-be Hercules, but I am aware that others have it far, far worse.

(I don’t do Facebook anymore, so no, I won’t be on the FB page.)


“It takes a village to raise a child”

This phrase is so well known it’s almost hackneyed, and gets trotted out when parents receive support from other people, enabling them to better raise their children. Whether it’s hand-me-down clothes, useful equipment, solicited advice, a cooked meal during a frantic time, or the offer of some babysitting so that the overwhelmed mother and/or father can have some time out…there are so many vital ways a community of friends-and-relations can be involved (to a certain degree) in the raising of a child.

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Author: jaklumen

Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me. The username is still unique as of 2016, so it's just me, and only me. It's the real me, because I'm bad at faking otherwise.

One thought on “We ALL need The Village

  1. I’m glad you have a village – we all really need one 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this. I hope that lots of people join in on Feb 20th with #1000Speak 🙂


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