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Entries Tagged as 'Thoughtful Thursdays'

Se7en Takes One More Tiny Step to Living Greener…

January 13th, 2018 · 2 Comments

This is the season when everyone is making new year’s resolutions… and as one of my kids says, “New Year’s Revolutions.” Revolution works for me… I would love a green revolution to sweep through our home. We do some greening, but we could do so much more and what started as little incremental changes in […]

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Turns Out 2017 Was a Good Year for Learning… A Lot!!!

December 31st, 2017 · 12 Comments

I have been having an actual holiday… time away from my laptop, and it has been lovely!!! It is the week between Christmas and New Year, I should be resting and chilling out, it has been a long year and after countless roast beasts and secret Christmas preparations in the past few days, I feel […]

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On Take a Deep Breath…

December 14th, 2017 · 16 Comments

I finally took a breath, and it was good, so good. The air filled my lungs and I could breathe again. I didn’t know it, but I had been holding my breath for more than twenty years. Twenty Years. From the moment our first child was born, maybe even conceived, when he surfaced from the […]

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World Environment Day and Se7en Ways to Make a Difference…

June 6th, 2017 · 7 Comments

Living a greener lifestyle can seem somewhat overwhelming, because there are so many ways to live greener. The first place to start is actually to head into the great outdoors, wherever you are and start enjoying it. If you live in the inner city, then find a park or take a day trip to your […]

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Se7en Discovers Realistic Sleep, Screen Time and Exercise Expectations for Kids…

May 31st, 2017 · 5 Comments

A couple of weeks back I wrote a post on How to Get Your Kids Moving, and while I wanted to get everyone’s tips on how they get their kids moving I first wanted to assess our own situation. We set out to monitor everyone’s sleep time, screen time and exercise time for each day, […]

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Se7en Steps to Getting Your Sleep Back on Track…

May 22nd, 2017 · 9 Comments

In my year of getting things done, I never expected that learning how to sleep properly would be one of the most important things that I would be working on. After twenty years of not sleeping well, and developing possibly the worst sleep habits on earth, I am finally working on it. I went from […]

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Last Call for Books and Exciting News in Our Build a Library Book by Book Project…

May 16th, 2017 · 5 Comments

We are drawing to the end of our Build a Library Book by Book project for this year and we have such exciting news that I could just about pop. All along I have been wondering where we would put the books… there is no spare classroom space and how would the books be accessible […]

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