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the lil man and his mama

the lil man and his mama

The truth of the matter is no matter how far we come in our thinking and our experiences there is always something more we can learn.  I am and will continue to be a lifelong learner; it is something I am proud of, and quite frankly part of my DNA.  As a teacher, I often ask my students “What did you learn over the weekend/break?” “What new piece of information do you have now that you did not have a week ago?” Students are often quick to respond with an enthusiastic and collective “Nothing!” and I have to tell them that it just could not possibly be true.  It is impossible to go through a day in life without learning something.  Learning doesn’t have to happen in a classroom, it does not have to come out of a textbook; we are forever learning new things about the world around us and constantly reevaluating our belief systems and redefining what we accept as true about ourselves, about others, about the world around us.  For many of us when we think of “learning” we think it needs to be academically founded, but truth be told, some of the best learning takes place through life experience and our reflection along the way.  In short, that is what this blog is all about: life experience (particularly as a new mother figuring out the world of Mommy-hood) and my reflections along the way.  It is always great when we can learn from someone else’s trials and tribulations (avoiding some of the pain in our search for an answer), so, if I can “teach” you anything from my experience then we both win, and we’ve both learned something in the process.

Enjoy,

ElleJay

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