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DIY Chore Chart

As part of our countdown to homeschooling – five more sleeps! Yikes! – I made a chore chart for each of the girls. The idea is that once they’ve completed a chore, they clip that chore’s peg onto their chore chart. Hopefully this will get them a little bit more excited about actually doing their …

DIY Calm Down Jar

I am a writer. My husband is an actor. Is it any surprise that our daughters tend to be dramatic? Just about everything has to be a performance – including tantrums. I’m talking mega drama meltdowns here. I’ve also discovered that the age four is quite an emotional age, so while it drives me nuts …

How Do I Count Trials As Joy?

The devil has been whispering at me lately. “You can’t do this. It’s never going to work. The girls are going to drive you nuts. You’re making a big mistake.” It seems that the minute we decided to begin homeschooling next month, the girls began their preschooler version of the defiance campaign. They have been …

{Homeschooling Update} 37 Sleeps!

We’ve decided not to start homeschooling in January. We’re going to start in August. This August. The one that’s just over a month away. 37 sleeps, in fact. Not that I’m counting. It wasn’t a decision we made easily or lightly, but it’s what we feel God leading us to do. We’ve been having discipline …

Things I Never Knew

Motherhood is full of surprises. I never knew that it was possible to survive, never mind function, on so little sleep. Angie has always been a great sleeper, so I foolishly assumed Emmy would be the same. Boy, was I wrong! Even in the hospital that first night, the nurses brought her from the nursery …

Unprepared For The Difficult Questions

I am continuously amazed by how observant Angie is. She has a remarkable memory, and remembers random details from the first house we ever lived in – we moved out just before she turned two. We’ve realised that when she sits staring into the distance, she’s not daydreaming – she’s absorbing. It’s actually quite scary …

Beloved – Loving Discipline

“For the Lord receives the one he loves, and chastises every son he receives.” – Hebrews 12:6 In the final part of this study, I looked at love as discipline. If you have children, you will know that a large part of your day can feel like constant discipline – particularly if your children are …

At His Feet

Life is busy, especially when you have children. Two weeks into the school holiday, I am yet to feel like I’m on holiday. I wake up tired and go to bed exhausted, and I struggle to keep my frustration from bubbling over as the day progresses. “What are we doing today? Where are we going? …

35 Reasons My Husband Is The Bees’ Knees

My husband celebrates his 35th birthday today, and to celebrate him, I’ve compiled a list of 35 reasons why I think he’s awesome. In no particular order, they are: 1. He can plait our eldest daughter’s hair. (And that is an achievement.) 2. He lets me wear his hoodies. 3. He really is tall, dark …

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