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Se7en + 1 Reader Questions Asked and Answered…

May 13th, 2016 · 4 Comments

I get asked a lot of questions, about living with eight kids and homeschooling and life in general, via email and just lately on instagram… some of them are easy, some of them are awkward and some, I discard as they arrive. But I thought I would gather up a few of them and answer […]

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Tags: Home Truths · Thoughtful Thursdays

Have You Met Henry Finch… And Se7en + 1 Finger Print Activities…

April 29th, 2016 · 7 Comments

With World book Day last weekend, we are celebrating with a week of books on our blog. I am Henry Finch, published by PanMacmillan South Africa is a thoughtful new release that will inspire artists of all ages and stages… a book full of fingerprint finches is enough to get any artists “arting.” You can […]

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Tags: Book Crafts · Reviews · Tuesday Art Task

What We Are Reading Right Now – The GALACTIC Edition…

March 29th, 2016 · 7 Comments

I thought I would bring you a galactic list of books to read, and we have tried to include something for absolutely everyone. Otherwise, it is the autumn break from school over here and the father person has surprised us with a few days off work… so here is a great post to keep you […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Reviews

Se7en’s Great Big List of the 100 Best Non-fiction Books for Kids…

March 18th, 2016 · 14 Comments

There are few things better than a fabulous collection of reference books, especially reference books for kids. When you look through a mountain of reference books you realise that some of them are clear winners and stand out above the rest, they are well designed, well illustrated and packed with intriguing factoids. Just like fiction […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Reviews

Se7en’s Guide to All the Fab New Kid Reads for 2016 from PanMacMillan…

March 6th, 2016 · 6 Comments

So we have had an invitation to a Roman Toga Party pinned to our fridge for months, literally months. Don’t you love when you have been waiting and waiting for an event and it FINALLY arrives. It was the annual showcase, from PanMacmillan, of new and wonderful books that will launch in 2016. Meet the […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Reviews

Se7en Ways to Raise Your Game by Doing Much Less…

January 28th, 2016 · 8 Comments

As I look back on our January blog posts over the years there is almost always on a post on rest, on slowing down, on avoiding the dash… it is a favourite theme of mine. The year that begins, for us, with summer holidays and walks on the beach… with everything in order… new calendars, […]

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Tags: Kids · Thoughtful Thursdays

Se7en + 1 Things You Really Don’t Have to Do Before Christmas…

December 22nd, 2015 · 6 Comments

When Summer holidays and Christmas collide with so many end of year functions, not to mention heaps of visitors from out of town for the summer break… it is very easy to completely forget the rest and recovery part of this time of year. In fact, I can hear readers laugh out loud when I […]

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