And/Or

December 2, 2014

    There is a lot of talk right now about gender neutral toys. About how gendered toys are having an adverse long-term effect on kids. I think we have overshot the mark.   The toys are not the problem. Granted some of them are problematic and ridiculous in their general stereotypical crapness BUT it’s […]

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5 things all new homeschoolers need to know

December 2, 2014

    So you’re done with school, or maybe you have decided to not even go there in the first place. But it’s a bit scary, right? I mean HOW WILL YOU SOCIALIZE THE KIDS and what of tertiary education and will you even get 5 minutes to yourself? Here are a few things you […]

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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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Minutiae

November 25, 2014

      Big things? Give me big things to tackle and I will knock that shit out of the ball park all day long and twice on Sundays. Drive 14 hours with the kids on my own? No problem. Have all the palaver that comes with a child involved in ballet performances? Ok, let […]

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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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Time to write the christmas list.

November 14, 2014

    Every year I sit down with the kiddos and they give me a list of things they might like to see under the tree come christmas morning. I always remind them that thew won’t get all the things but a long list of ideas is helpful to everyone. They all want Pop! Vinyl […]

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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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