{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 …

New Frugal Living Series – And I Need You!

I’ve always wanted a big family. Perhaps it’s because I’m one of four children, or perhaps it’s because I’ve just always wanted to be a mom. After Emmy was born, I was convinced we would stop at two children, and well, Peanut will be here soon. But I won’t be having any more babies after …

Homeschooling While Pregnant? It Is Possible!

When we started homeschooling last year, we knew we wanted another baby but we didn’t think too much about what would happen if I got pregnant again. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been using Learning the Alphabet and Reading the Alphabet with the girls. We got off …

A Prayer For My Husband

It is my husband’s birthday today. I never know what gift to get him – why are men so difficult to buy for? But in a couple of weeks I’ll be giving him a son, so surely that counts as the Best Present Ever? (And covers his birthday, Christmas and Father’s Day? No?) I’ve also …