In Which Karyn Gets All Worked Up!

I don’t know how I spent 44 years on earth and not heard this song before – but there you go.ย  This is how I feel about the work I’m doing. It’s now my theme tune.

People are living half lives where they barely exist and have cardboard feelings. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could soar?

We CAN make things better. We CAN do it.

Us parents.

Us Mothers.

We can. I know we can.

Please take 5 minutes out of your day to listen to this – properly –

About Karyn @ kloppenmum

kloppenmum is me, Karyn Van Der Zwet, mother of three and ex-teacher. I'm part of a revolution in parenting, with the aim to raise mature (not sophisticated) and self-assured children. I also know some stuff about adults. I have also had articles printed in The Journal for The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Children and Young People) and the US parenting magazine, Pathways to Family Wellness, as well I regularly write for World Moms Blog (named as one of the Forbes 100 most useful blogs for women 2012 &2013). You can follow me on facebook (kloppenmum) pinterest (Karyn at Kloppenmum) and twitter (@kloppenmum). I'm also vaguely on LinkedIn (Karyn Van Der Zwet). Thanks to Joe (Mr Hare) for taking the photo. Cheers, son: xxxx.
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8 Responses to In Which Karyn Gets All Worked Up!

  1. Judy says:

    I absolutely love John Denver’s music and songs and he was definitely one of my greatest influences. It’s so interesting for me that you shared this. I lived in a form of “zombieland” for years and it was my music that allowed me to express my feelings again. I am honored to know you, Karyn.

  2. Laura Weldon says:

    I never heard this one in all my years on the planet either! What a stirring anthem.

  3. Elena says:

    Thanks for sharing! That was beautiful.

    Black Uhuru has a song called “Solidarity” with some great lyrics along the same lines: “Everybody wants the same thing, don’t they? Everybody wants a happy end. They wanna see the game on Saturday, they wanna be somebody’s friend. Everybody wanna work for a living, everybody want their children warm, everybody wants to be forgiven, they want a shelter from the storm.” The first time I heard it as a young adult, it really struck me as a powerful call to come together as humans with the same basic needs and wants. You might enjoy it.

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