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Entries from August 2009

A Mother’s Alamanac: Se7en “Brilliant Baby” Posts…

August 7th, 2009 · 5 Comments

It is World Breastfeeding Week and since I have been nursing solidly for nearly twelve years, and a couple still to go… It would be so remiss not to have an Almanac post all about babies and nursing. Click on the links if you want to read more… here we go: Se7en Things You Absolutely […]

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Tags: babies · Thoughtful Thursdays

Se7en Socialization Questions Homeschoolers Ask and Get Asked…

August 6th, 2009 · 22 Comments

The time has come, the walrus said… Since we began blogging folk have been asking me what I think about socialization and homeschooling. I keep putting it off – because for some folk it is really a contentious issue and for me it just isn’t! Now I do have high expectations of that word socialization. […]

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Tags: HomeSchool Questions · Homeschooling

Hot Lemon Pudding in Se7en Steps…

August 5th, 2009 · 9 Comments

So we are back to talking about lemons! In a recent post: Se7en Recipes and Tips For Bulk (Frugal) Vegetable Shopping… I was surprised to discover just how much we enjoy lemons!!! Anyway I have this friend, who is the most fantastic cook, everything is always good. Last week she sent us a recipe for […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

This Week (3rd August) at Se7en…

August 4th, 2009 · No Comments

A new week with a whole lot of new days to celebrate.’s Calendar. Enchanted Learning. Reading Activity Calendar. Teacher Vision. And these are the days we will be looking at this week: 3 August: Columbus Set Sail (1492). Lesson Plans from Read-Write-Think. Extracts from his Diary from Fordham. Biography from Wikipedia. A list […]

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Tags: Activity Calendar

Sunday Snippet: Giveaway – Through The Gates of Splendor…

August 3rd, 2009 · 10 Comments

Last Sunday we blogged about John Piper’s Biography Resources and I promised a great Christian biography as our GiveAway this week. The book we are giving away is: As usual the book was sponsored by: Through the Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot tells the story of her husband Jim Elliot and his four missionary […]

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Tags: GiveAways · Sunday Snippet

Saturday Spot: Our Keyhole Garden Begins…

August 2nd, 2009 · 10 Comments

A couple of Saturdays ago I posted a post on how to make a keyhole garden and that we would keep you posted on ours. Well nothing happened because we were quite simply in the depths of school. Finally this week we got the whole project going and did we have such fun!!! This type […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Outside · Saturday Spot

The Week That Was – 2.5

August 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Busy, Busy, Busy… this was our science week and not a single experiment came to pass – unless of course watching raisins rise and fall in a glass of soda counts. Yup, that counts but doesn’t really put a dent into the number of pending experiments!!! But you will have to look at our mid-winter […]

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