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

May 31st, 2017 · 6 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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Tags: Homeschooling · Thoughtful Thursdays

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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Tags: Brilliant Books · Caring and Sharing · Thoughtful Thursdays

A Zero Waste Evening at the Two Oceans Aquarium…

May 15th, 2017 · 6 Comments

When the aquarium announced that they were having a Zero Waste Evening I just knew I had to be there. On the journey that is Green Living, the more you hear the more you learn and the more you can implement. After traveling to Zambia a while back we reduced our garbage to a small […]

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Tags: Green Living · Thoughtful Thursdays

What We Really Want for Mother’s Day…

May 14th, 2017 · 6 Comments

It Was the Best of Times and it Was the Worst of Times… yes, I have just read The Tale of Two Cities. And that has to be the opening line for Mother’s Day all over the world. This is one of those days when the whole world goes quite crazy with ridiculous expectations. In […]

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Tags: Home Truths · Thoughtful Thursdays

International Children’s Book Day… and We Need Your Help to Build a Library…

April 11th, 2017 · 4 Comments

It was recently International Children’s Book Day… a great day to talk about the books we love and want to share with our kids. All our favourite favourites… Meanwhile, it is the season to be building a library book by book. We have done it before and we are doing it again. This year we […]

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Tags: Caring and Sharing · Thoughtful Thursdays

Let’s Talk About Gym and Getting Things Done…

March 30th, 2017 · 15 Comments

So I haven’t blogged about gym for a while, but then again, I haven’t been blogging a lot at all… And it is quite simply because I am slowly and steadily rearranging my life. It’s fun in a totally new way and I am loving it. When I started the Healthy Weight Programme at the […]

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Tags: Healthy Living · Thoughtful Thursdays

Two Oceans a Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa…

March 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

It’s World Water Day… and Cape Town is experiencing critical water shortages. We have done no swimming in the pool all summer long, and as a result we have had an almost daily walk down to the beach for a swim and refresh. The thing about living right at the beach is that you can […]

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