Family Category

Outnumbered: When the Duet Becomes a Trio

This is a blog post that I wrote for the Blog ‘The Forever Years’. See http://www.theforeveryears.wordpress.com Have you ever seen the BBC comedy series ‘Outnumbered’? It is one of my favourite TV shows, and it is my husband’s also. It documents the everyday life of a couple bringing up their three lively children. Those children […]

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Joyful Journeys through June: On Welcoming Winter Wellness

Winter. Love it or loathe it? Do you flourish in winter or do you find yourself floundering? Do you thrive during the colder months or just survive? I love winter, usually. There are so many things I love about it. And I love all the seasons for their distinctive flavours. They are all to be […]

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An April Fool’s Day Little Box of Family Tricks

Mark Twain is reputed to have said, “The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.” No one seems sure about the origins of how April Fool’s Day traditions began. April 1st used to mark the beginning of the New Year.  This was moved to January […]

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Sleep glorious sleep

Sleep, glorious sleep! We would love to try it. Three naps a day — Our wished for past time! Just picture a great big bed — And all kids asleep Oh, sleep, Wonderful sleep, Marvellous sleep, Glorious sleep. Sleep, glorious sleep! What is there more vital? Right all through the night — I could say […]

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Lattes and Laughs: On the laughable linguistics of little ones, and other life lessons learned.

‘A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones’ Proverbs 22:17 Kids are so funny. One of the things I love about having children, is that they are a constant source of entertainment, 24-7. You don’t even have to go to the movies, or watch a comedy on the telly. […]

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School holiday serenity for stay-at-home mums….or just staying sane.

I like the school holidays….it is a rest from the school and kindy morning rush, a reprieve from making school lunches, and a chance to try new pursuits as a family. We can have a picnic breakfast in bed at 9 o’clock, and we can stay in our pyjamas til midday if we so choose. […]

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COME WHINE WITH ME

Keep Calm & Cook On: Reflections on Mealtimes with Small People. I’m not really a big fan of all the cooking shows on the telly (and there as so many of them!) but last night I was thinking that there really should be a program called ‘Come Whine with Me’. Contestants would have to cook […]

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Contemplating Camp Chaos 2014

Keeping Calm & Camping On…. Camping is a ‘holiday’, a holiday in inverted comas, but jokes aside, I really do love camping. It will be lovely to be immersed in nature, to get back to basics and to have a vacation from screen time. My husband enjoys camping and the kids really love it. They […]

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Glorious Giving

A Father’s Day Goodie Bag   A Photo Frame for Father’s Day Scripture Coffee Bags: For Coffee & Captivating Communion with our Creator I love scripture coffee bags. They are so fun to make and look so pretty. How about making some for a friend who loves coffee? That way, when they have a coffee […]

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