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{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 …

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 …

Where Is The Love?

We’re not very good at this love thing, are we? I’m not talking about loving our family, our spouses, our children, or our friends, because we do love them, albeit imperfectly. It’s this “love your neighbour” thing we get so wrong all the time. The literal next-door neighbour we don’t know because our walls are …

Stepping Out Of Martha-Mode

I haven’t done a personal, from-the-heart post in a while. I’ve been caught up with homeschooling and lesson prep, with moving to a self-hosted domain and all that entails, with just keeping my head above water at this crazy busy time of year. How is it the middle of November already?! It’s so easy to …

Teaching My Children To Pray

Hearing my children pray never fails to warm my heart. There is something so pure about the prayers of a child, words that come straight from the heart, no second-guessing or doubting. I think we lose that as we get older and start to become more conscious of what we’re saying, wondering if it’s okay …

A Prayer For My Country

I wasn’t going to write about the latest horrific wave of xenophobic violence happening in South Africa. I didn’t want to add my outrage to everyone else’s, because I don’t think getting worked up helps at all. It’s easy to get caught up in the negativity and helplessness, especially if you’re active on social media. …

Ten Days of Easter – Day Three

Today we made these praying hands that I saw over on Your Modern Family. I cut out blocks of coloured cardboard and punched a hole in each. I asked the girls to think of people they wanted to pray for. Angie chose which colours represented certain people. She’s only just started identifying letters properly, so …

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? …

To Home School, Or Not? That Is The Question

Angie will be in grade 00 next year, which means that before we know it, she’ll start grade one. It’s probably time to get serious about making decisions regarding schooling. She is not on any waiting lists, though there’s no way we could afford private schooling anyway. There are several good government primary schools in …

Four Ways To A Less Chaotic Morning

I don’t know about you, but there are some mornings when I wish I could click “refresh” and start the day over. Whether it’s convincing my daughters to sit on their bums while finishing breakfast, or making my eldest understand that frost on the grass means closed shoes instead of sandals, or watching them move …

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