When I had very bad grammar she would correct it and tell me the right way to say it. My mom takes the place of my father most of the time since he is an absence in my life. To me she is more than a mother, she is a father figure. Every day she pushes me to do better in everything I do. She teaches me how to treat a girl and show respect.
Working Women and Family Life: Finding the Balance Carolyn Lakes Ohio State University Abstract For too long women have struggled with a choice between work and family. Is it possible to have both and meet in the middle? Women working can have many benefits for the family such as income, positive role modeling, instilling a work ethic in children, time being more structured, etc. However, it can also have many negative effects such as lack of time spent at home with family and children, stress of maintaining the house and chores while working, less wages for working women, etc. This is a very important issue to examine because it affects many women living and working in our country in this day and age, and because it allows us to improve upon the negative consequences and continue practicing the positive benefits.
“Farm Girl” Michelle Brown Van Hooks ENG 115 May 16, 2013 In reading the essay “Farm Girl” written by Jessica Hemauer, I find that her situation plays a common role in many lives today. Jessica had to give up most of her childhood to help her family with the farm. In doing so when she is finally able to participate in child like activities, she realizes how her hard work on the farm helped build her character. I find the main point of Jessica’s essay is she realizes how all of her hard work made her stand out from her peers. Jessica is describing how she was not fond of waking up early in the morning to help the chores on the farm before having to attend school.
She saw how hard her mother worked inside doing her wifely chores, and on the ranch being able to work just as hard as any man, but still having to stay in a ranch wife’s place. Blunt admired her mother for her skills and quiet strength. Later in life she began to question was quietness strength or a cop out.” Work is the tool that wears us down, draws us in and keeps are eyes on the next two steps ahead. The issue is power. And it’s the silence that kills us” (Breaking Clean 154).
This is stating how when she came back from schooling there were so many problems it created between the family. The two stories may not have the same story but they have the same relative theme, which is that motherhood is hard and many problems get created between
With her father being absent from her life she did not grow up with a father figure, which could have had a big influence on her as well. I know as a young adult my father has helped me grow as a person just as much as my mother has, if not more. He still shows me more and more how to be me, he has shown me to live, laugh and love like every day is going to be my last. My mother shows my how to love my lover or the love of my life. She has taught me how to be a wonderful wife and mother when that time comes.
Sibling rivalry usually continues throughout childhood and it can be very frustrating and stressful to parents. When the kids fight, parents usually punish the older child and take the side of youngest child. It makes that the older child loss the relationship with their parents. One of the most principal’s problems that affect the relationship between siblings, it is that sometimes parents do favoritism only with one child and it makes they can harm and even destroy sibling relationships. For example, in my case, when I was child I was the darling of my mother because I always got good grades in school, my mother said that my sisters should be like me because I was doing my homework on time and was very studious.
All of the women on my mother’s side of the family exhibit this same trait, so it’s no wonder that I exhibit it as well. Personal space has always been important, especially to my Mom and my Aunt. I can remember my mother would go into her room sometimes and lock the door, and I used to feel sad when she did that because I just thought she didn’t want to spend time with me. As I’ve grown older, I realize now that she was only seeking time for herself, and that’s so hard to get when you are a parent. I find myself locking my door quite often, but I sat my children down and explained to them the reason why I feel the need to do so.
Professor: Roger Fontana English Composition-115 4/19/15 As I was reading Jessica Hemauer “Farm Girl” I felt a great connection to her story. I chose her because I am a country girl as well, who went through similar things as she did. Early as a child my Grandmother had a farm which I worked like Ms. Hemauer, being young and wanting to enjoy childhood should be the normal life. But it’s not up to the child, especially when you haft to earn your keep or help your Family survive no matter what your age is. Some may think that’s abuse or wrong to make a child work as hard as she did, but when that child grows up.
Not only, did she help me with my studies, but ensured that I did not fall behind in school. As we grew older, Candice became my pillar of strength, in some of my most distressing periods. I have seen her, over the years, help several people in her spare time, and she always has a keen interest in doing something for the community and giving back. I am aware that Candice is being tried because she has uncertainly broken the law, but I believe--if true--it could only be due to bad influence. I strongly feel it would better serve the community, and Candice, that she not be sent to prison.