One of the things I worry about for my daughter is her connection to other people’s reality. Despite the political unrest, she lives a sheltered life in Sao Paulo. This author brought her kids into a war-zone. One might find that horrifying, but when things are hard, do children understand and appreciate more about the world?
One of the expressions I picked up from living in England for many years is “Keep the home fires burning.” For some reason, that expression, along with the WWI song from which it comes, is running through my head as I contemplate talking to today’s featured author,Rosie Whitehouse (click here to hear it being sung):
Keep the Home Fires Burning,
While your hearts are yearning.
Though your lads are far away
They dream of home.
There’s a silver lining
Through the dark clouds shining,
Turn the dark cloud inside out
Till the boys come home.
For me, Rosie is an up-to-date version of what the songwriters had in mind. Educated at the University at London, with a career as a BBC journalist, she chose to stay at home with her children and keep the house warm and welcoming, and the family’s spirits up, while her husband, the journalist
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