How Can You Be Six Already?

Oh, Angie, how can you be six already? Just the other day – I mean, it was only yesterday, wasn’t it? – we were waiting for you to be born. And now you’re six, and it’s as if you’ve grown up overnight. Maybe you just seem so big because we’ve just welcomed your baby brother …

On Turning Six

Angie is turning six tomorrow – SIX! Last year we started a tradition of birthday interviews. Here is what she had to say about being another year older. 1. What was your favourite thing about being five? Spending time with Daddy. 2. How do you feel about turning six? Excited! (She jumped up as she …

Choosing A Name For Baby

At different stages of my life, I had chosen specific names for my future children. In my teens, I decided my daughter would be called Catherine – the fault of Emily Brontë. (Wuthering Heights is still one of my favourite novels.) In my early twenties, I wanted an Elizabeth – this time thanks to Jane …

{Friday Favourites} UK TV Shows

Two weeks ago I shared my favourite US TV shows. Today I’m going to share my favourites from the UK. 1. Downton Abbey Who doesn’t love a good historical drama series? I think Downton Abbey may just be one of my all-time favourite TV shows. Why were there only six seasons? Why? The plot: The …

A Letter To My Son

My sweet boy, Today we finally get to meet you. I can’t wait to hold you in my arms, to see your face and feel your tiny fingers grip mine. For months I have felt you move inside me; gentle flutters at first, getting stronger and harder as you’ve grown and pushed and turned around. …

It’s Our Homeschool Anniversary!

Today marks exactly one year since we started homeschooling. I’ve been enjoying seeing the countdown photos pop up in the On This Day app on Facebook. It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been homeschooling for a whole year, but at the same time it’s also hard to believe that it’s only been a year. …

Packing The Hospital Bag

One of the exciting things about preparing for the arrival of Peanut was letting the girls help me pack his hospital bag a few weeks ago. Despite the countdown chart we’ve been using to mark the time, Emmy thought that packing the bag meant I was going to the hospital that day to have him …

{Friday Favourites} US TV Shows

We don’t watch much TV these days. DSTV is ridiculously expensive, and when we moved we never got around to connecting the aerial, so the TV is really just for watching DVDs. I have no idea what the hot new shows are, but I don’t feel like I’m missing out. This week I’m sharing some …

No One Told Me Knitting Was Addictive

I have one girl cousin my age, and we spent a lot of time together as kids. Growing up with three brothers, she was the sister I never had. When her parents divorced, I’d join her when she spent the weekend at her dad. When we started to outgrow My Little Pony and Barbies, one …

{Homeschooling} Week 29 – Teaching The Letter S

This week we learned the letter S and the sight word ‘down’. (Learning the Alphabet – S. Reading the Alphabet – S.) You can download the letter S rhyme or get the whole bundle at my Teacher’s Notebook store. (There are several other free printables available at my store, so please take a look.) Our craft …