A Harry Potter Birthday Party {Part 2}

Angie had a ball at her Harry Potter themed birthday party – and I had a lot of fun planning it. If you missed it, take a look at yesterday’s Harry Potter party food post. Don’t you just love a good dress-up party? I couldn’t find a uniform small enough for Rafe, so I painted …

A Harry Potter Birthday {Part 1}

Earlier this year I introduced Angie to Harry Potter. She was hooked from the first chapter of The Philosopher’s Stone and has been living in her own Hogwarts-dreamland ever since. She even sent herself a Hogwarts letter. So, of course, she wanted a Harry Potter themed party for her seventh birthday. It works so well …

Enjoying Maths With Smartick Method

Confession time: maths was never my favourite subject – especially once the alphabet got involved – and so it’s one area of homeschooling that I’m less than 100% confident about teaching. I recently heard about Smartick Method and was intrigued enough to try it out. I received a free subscription to Smartick Method in exchange …

An Empty Cup: When Mom Neglects Herself

Running on empty The other day, Rafe was up all night with a fever. The next morning, I took him to the doctor first thing. When Emmy swallowed a kiddies’ domino a few months ago, Jacques took her to casualty right away. When the girls were playing and Angie hurt her eye, I took her …

{Currently} All The Things

Hello there. It’s been a while. Here’s a bit of an update for you. Things We’re Loving Onesies. Sure, it’s a bit of a mission to go to the loo in the middle of the night, but there’s really nothing warmer to sleep in. Harry Potter. Angie is just a little bit obsessed. We’re on …

Learning Fun With Nessy Reading & Spelling

Probably the most exciting part of our homeschooling journey has been seeing Angie learn to read. I recently heard about Nessy Reading & Spelling from Nessy Learning, and I couldn’t wait to try it out. I received a free three-month subscription to the programme in exchange for an honest review. Reading and Spelling Fun Nessy …

Why I’m Not Marching (And What I’m Doing Instead)

All week, I’ve seen event suggestions pop up in my Facebook feed: a march here, a protest there. All with one message: Zuma must go. I’ve thought about attending one of them. One has just been arranged in my town – a march from a local park to the library. There’s an almost palpable sense …