Play and Create

Sort the sport stuff

February 17, 2015

    While we have chosen homeschooling instead of school, we still do a fair few activities. A lot of them are sport. During the year any one or more of my kiddos is involved in ballet, jazz, tap. netball, auskick and swimming.   It’s a lot of shoes and uniforms. And towels.   The […]

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My first year of busy

February 4, 2015

  I know I bang on about how much extra time we have as homeschoolers, and it’s true. But this year, for our family, it’s also our first year of lots of commitments.   My kids (particular;y my big 2) love organized activities. LOVE THEM. Tannah would have me take her to 2 things a […]

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Pinterest Playdough

November 28, 2014

    I know I’m not the only one who loves Pinterest. And I’m certainly not the only one who looks at all of the beautiful activities laid out and thinks “one day, I’m gonna….” The kids had been begging me to make playdough for a while and I guess I just got carried away. […]

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Like a kid.

November 18, 2014

  When we were off on our camping travels the kids played with other kids who were camping with their families. As they do. I love how kids are just “Hi, I’m seven. Let’s build a castle together.”. Mostly. For my kiddos there is often the conversation of some kid pointing out that something they […]

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One of those days

November 12, 2014

  Today started with me having some sort of Game Of Thrones related dream. Luke and I have almost finished watching season four (NO SPOILERS PLEASE) so obviously it’s hanging around in my subconscious a bit. I have no idea what the dream was about but in real life I was woken by the sound […]

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Post-holiday post

November 10, 2014

  So we’re back from our road trip. Three weeks, four stops, one caravan and a million games of UNO/sleeping queens.           We’ve been to the mountains, the ocean, a city, and a lot of space in between. We saw waterfalls, forests, salt lakes, landmarks, wind turbines, & tiny towns.   […]

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Travel art for bigger kids

October 15, 2014

Disclaimer-all the Micador art supplies in this post were gifted.     Tomorrow is the big day. We are off on a three week adventure in the caravan. We always take some kind of art with us when we go away. ¬†ALWAYS. But now the kids are bigger we can expand past simply stickers and […]

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10 Things you need to homeschool your pre-schooler

August 25, 2014

    I’ll give you a hint-it’s neither curriculum or worksheets. Many of us arrive at the decision to keep our kids out of school before our eldest is old enough to be enrolled. And, from the amount of posts and information around on how to “school” a very young child that are going around, […]

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