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Entries from March 2014

Se7en + 1 Tips for Free Online Learning, What Works, What Doesn’t and Resources…

March 21st, 2014 · 12 Comments

I have wanted to write this post for the longest time, but we kept finding new and wonderful things to learn about and so the post never gets written… but it is a topic so many of our friends ask us about: “What are your kids learning online?” I think when you are living a […]

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Tags: Blog School · Electives · Homeschooling

The Penguin Walk 2014… The Planes, Trains and Automobile Version…

March 19th, 2014 · 15 Comments

This past week was the Annual Penguin Promises Walk organised by the Two Oceans Aquarium and Penguin Promises. The official walkers walk all the way along the Southern Cape coast… they walk all week and eventually end up at Boulder’s Beach in Simonstown. They welcome walkers along the way and it is our family tradition […]

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Tags: Outings · Saturday Spot · Visit Cape Town

It’s Library Week and Time for an Update from the Gang at Se7en+1…

March 17th, 2014 · 8 Comments

It is Library week in South Africa and libraries all over the country will be celebrating. I have to say that our weekly visit to the library is an absolute highlight for all of us as we amble down the road and gather up some new and exciting reads to take home. This is of […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Caring and Sharing

Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #214

March 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments

A Friday Fun Post… on a Saturday…You know it was a great day when your little ones climb into bed all on their own and ask you to put the light out… Our day included…planes, trains and automobiles… I am hoping for a very quiet Sunday!!! Here are some lovely links from this week: I […]

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Tags: Fabulous Fun

How to Get Your Act Together in Se7en + 1 Steps…

March 14th, 2014 · 33 Comments

I can hear folk who have known me since childhood rolling on the floor laughing at the title of this post… me get my act together enough to encourage others. This post is not for them!!! This post is really for the so many moms who ask me: “How do you do it?” Now I […]

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Tags: Kids · Thoughtful Thursdays

Se7en + 1 Sewing Basics and the Easiest Skirt in the World…

March 13th, 2014 · 8 Comments

For the longest time I have said we must get sewing, it is time. My kids aren’t getting any younger and they need to learn. I firmly believe that familiarity with the ins and outs of certain life-skills when you are a child enables you to ease into them when you are an adult. In […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids

Sunday Snippet: To Take Sermon Notes or Not…That is the Question? – A GiveAway…

March 11th, 2014 · 22 Comments

So on a Sunday morning our kids stay in the church service with us. The sing the hymns, they read the readings, they pray through the prayers and they listen to the sermon. It isn’t that we don’t agree with Sunday school or children’s church, but we are all for families worshipping together. Our kids […]

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Tags: GiveAways · Sunday Snippet