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Entries from July 2008

Se7en of the Best Toys…

July 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

After years of spending most of the day getting my kids to tidy their toys … This photo was the work of one four year old… and definitely time for some dramatic problem resolution. Clearly something had to be done! We were always pretty organized, everything in its own box or drawer and so on… […]

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Tags: Organizing Se7en

Se7en Easy Party Starters… and Gift Ideas.

July 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Welcome to Step 2: Arrival in the Se7en Steps to a Good Party Series… Firstly you have already set the scene with your fabulous invitations. So every kid will arrive at your party ready and steady and eager for action… Now is your chance to rise to the occasion and keep repeating this mantra: “Kids […]

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Tags: Practical Parties

Kids Rag Doll Craft…

July 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

My kids just like arty crafty books and I leave tons of them lying around to inspire them. Mind you, I never promise to do any of the projects with them. I also never stop them if they are motivated to get going with something, the tools are readily available to them. In fact, I […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Fabric Crafts · People/Puppet Crafts

Se7en Lunch Box Ideas for a Diabetic Husband.

July 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Since we homeschool I only have to think about lunch for my husband and I am often faced with the dilemma… What on Earth to Send for Lunch? What on Earth do I Put in the Lunchbox that is Exciting and Interesting and Worthy of Munching?!?!?! He is diabetic so he needs heaps of small […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

Sunday Snippet: Global Graffiti…

July 27th, 2008 · No Comments

This website: Wycliffe Kids Site has so many useful resources for teaching folk about spreading the gospel, literally to the ends of the earth… I have used this particular project, Global Graffiti, a couple of times. It is a great way to mobilize a large number of people and get them thinking of the whole […]

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Saturday Spot: My Sister the Artist..

July 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This is not really a spot, but rather a ramble of se7en wonderful artworks around our house. I am so grateful that I have a true artist for a sister and that my children can have real canvas paintings above their beds… Not to mention that they experience the process of art whenever they visit […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Inside · Saturday Spot

Yet Another Week That Was…

July 25th, 2008 · No Comments

The Jumblies came for a visit… In spite of all their friends could say, On a winter’s morn, on a stormy day; They went to see in a sieve, they did, In a sieve they went to sea; They plotted and planned for a year and a day, And where they were going they couldn’t […]

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