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Entries from April 2009

Happy Birthday Hood #3

April 10th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Happy Birthday Hood #3, thanks for a great day hanging out with us… And we all hope that Eight is Great!!! We unwrapped together, we snacked together (you wanted(!) boiled eggs on toast for breakfast!), we read together and we baked together… We had a bit of a Bakerella Day inspired by the Pioneer Woman. […]

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Tags: Home Truths

Se7en and ProBlogger’s 31-DBBB Part 1…

April 9th, 2009 · 8 Comments

I have joined up with the Problogger for a month of blog-improvement… “31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge – 31DBBB.” Let me just quickly rave on the Problogger: I love the Problogger I have been reading his blog since before I started blogging… full of tips, full of brilliant ideas and all sorts […]

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Tags: About Blogging · Blog School · Homeschooling

Meal Mapping with Kids…

April 8th, 2009 · 21 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I posted a post on How to Feed Se7en. And when I wrote it I knew that I wanted to get our kids more involved in meal planning or at least to realize that this is what there is for the week and this is what we will be eating. […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts

Greek Easter Bread in Se7en Steps…

April 7th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Well when we were young and newlywed we used to buy ourselves an Australian Woman’s Weekly Cookbook once a month. And this is where we first met Greek Easter Bread and started our Easter tradition of baking it. Over the years our recipe has evolved somewhat but this is where we got the idea from […]

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Tags: Family Recipes · Happy Holidays

Sunday Snippet: Passover Resources For Kids…

April 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Last week in our Sunday Snippet we did a Mighty Moses Scavenger Hunt. Now the last plague, that I only touched on, was the death of the firstborn, described in Exodus Chapter 11. All first born sons in every Egyptian family would die that night… after which Pharaoh would ask the Israelites to leave. And […]

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Saturday Spot: The Unsung Hero

April 5th, 2009 · 7 Comments

I haven’t done an “around the house” Saturday Spot for a while. And last Saturday was the anniversary of Nathaniel Briggs patenting of the washing machine in 1797. I for one am extremely grateful that he made the effort because without our washing machine I would surely die – and it wouldn’t be a slow […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Inside · Saturday Spot

The Week That Was – 40

April 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Can you believe 40 weeks of blogging! And what a week it’s been… with a moment of podcast fame and a snippet in our first ebook… and we had so much to celebrate, not least of all Van Gogh’s birthday: While all this was going on Autumn took a backward step and we were back […]

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