Play and Create

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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Irrational dislike

August 11, 2014

  I know I’m pretty zen about mess and lots of people think that being school-free requires a load of patience, but I have a couple of things that I irrationally dislike. And they are things that pretty much make me a card-carrying member of the Fun Police. You know what I hate? BALLOONS.   […]

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This week we were..

July 27, 2014

  So I started a Sunday thing, did it once and then went away and forgot all about it. Let’s try again shall we? But we’ve been away for a while so this “week” covers the last couple.   This week we were..   -At ballet a whole lot. Willow’s primary exam is at the […]

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R.I.P lofty ideals

November 13, 2013

    Are you like me? Did you once upon a time have many lofty ideals about all of the things you would never buy/feed/read/watch with your kids? I was so cute and eager. So wholesome. As the years (and children) wore me down I changed my tune. Partly through my own changed ideas on […]

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