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Entries from June 2015

Birthday Season Begins… Happy Birthday Hood #2…

June 14th, 2015 · 15 Comments

This past week there was a birthday in the house… And suddenly Hood #2 is sixteen… To the guy who can always find a “comfortable” spot to sleep… The reader of bazillions of books… The cleaner of beaches… And an always got your back kind of brother… The guy who can’t miss a competition… To […]

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Tags: Home Truths · Our Events

What’s on the Coffee Table Right Now…

June 11th, 2015 · 7 Comments

Last week I wrote a post about the books that we are reading right now… on any given day and throughout our days. As I wrote that post I thought it is a good time to start a new series. Every week or so we head for the library, and while the kids gather up […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books

So Where Exactly Does Your Garbage Go?

June 9th, 2015 · 10 Comments

This week was World Ocean’s Day and last week was World Environment Day… All these days count for something. They are there to remind us to stop and think about the bigger picture… beyond our own neighbourhood. Earlier this year we were working on creating a green manifesto for our family… It isn’t as easy […]

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Tags: Green Living

Sunday Snippet: For the Spirit God Gave Us…

June 8th, 2015 · 9 Comments

Our Bible Verse of the Week… 2 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, But gives us power, love and self-discipline. Week by Week Week 1: When you pass through the waters… Isaiah 43:2 Week 2: The heavens declare… Psalm 19:1 Week 3: You have searched me Lord… Psalm […]

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Tags: Sunday Snippet

A Poignant Post: Another Year….

June 8th, 2015 · 16 Comments

This is not one of our usual posts but over here we do blog about our “life and times” and sometimes life is sad. I really needed to write this post for two kinds of readers – those who have friends that Lose a Baby During Pregnancy and You Would Like to Help Them, and […]

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Tags: Our Events · Thoughtful Thursdays

Se7en’s Fabulous Fun #278

June 7th, 2015 · 2 Comments

It was a wild and stormy week. The sort of week that you should baton down the hatches and stay indoors. Instead our calendar was packed and we were crazily busy, just about a million things to do, not to mention a burst geyser… and plenty of plumbers. Lovely Links from This Week Our friends […]

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Tags: Fabulous Friday Fun

A Day in the Life of a Reading Family…

June 5th, 2015 · 10 Comments

Lots of folk have asked us what we read as a family, and how and when we fit reading into the day. Then when they hear what we read they ask us if we do anything else… honestly not really!!! As our homeschooling journey goes on it becomes quite hard to figure out, what we […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books