Blowing Dust Off Boxes

Blowing Dust Off Boxes

Most families treasure memories of shared experiences and holidays, stories and anecdotes that make us laugh, piles of photographs waiting to be put into albums…..  In our family, we each have a “special box” containing various treasures we’ve collected throughout the years. Perhaps a first pair of shoes, some special cards or letters we’ve received, some of(…)

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Blog Maintenance

For those who receive my blog updates by email, I thought I should explain that I’ve been missing in action for awhile, due to Molly having broken her leg not long after relocating our family interstate, and it’s been a bit crazy around here! I haven’t been blogging much, but I have been doing some(…)

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Is Strewing Manipulative?

Is Strewing Manipulative?

I was recently helping my daughter purchase some Lego on Ebay. At the conclusion of the sale, she commented, “I love it when they show suggestions at the bottom of the page of other things you might like. I often find lots of cool stuff!” She didn’t feel any pressure to investigate the suggested options, but(…)

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Autodidactism

Autodidactism

Here in Australia, we are in the middle of summer holidays and people are slowly starting to think about the new school year beginning again. Some of us don’t live in that paradigm anymore. We are school free. We live as though school doesn’t exist. Except, of course, that it does. School is part of(…)

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Saying Yes With Joy

Saying Yes With Joy

For the most part, saying yes to my kids comes naturally to me. It hasn’t always been for the best reasons though. Whilst my natural default setting has usually tended to be “Yeah, sure, why not” (unless I’m tired or cranky!), there have been times when I have wanted to say no but have said(…)

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It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

We don’t own a Christmas Tree. We’ve had a couple of artificial trees previously, and the last one was actually quite nice, but we gave it to the op shop two house moves ago, partly because our house at the time wasn’t big enough for a tree, and partly because we decided we would rather(…)

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Settling In

Settling In

After our first night in our empty house, things were about to get a whole lot more cluttered! With the truck arriving 30 minutes earlier than expected, I was not only without coffee making facilities, but also without a take away coffee. And it was 6.30am. Oh dear! Before we knew it, the multitudes of(…)

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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Finally, finally, after two overnight stops, we made it to the real estate agent to hand over a small fortune in exchange for a large set of keys. We were almost “home”. We had fun exploring our new house and discovering some of its unexpected surprises (well, I don’t guess they’d be surprises if they(…)

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Hello Victoria!

Hello Victoria!

A mistake on my calendar meant I suddenly had one less day in which to get everything packed up and ready for the removalists. It was a mad scramble and very stressful and I am so thankful for my amazing family and for friends who pitched in to help! Before we knew it, the moving(…)

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See Ya Later NSW!

See Ya Later NSW!

We have moved house a lot of times. We have even moved quite long distances away. But this has, by far, been the most intense move we’ve ever done. I think it was partly because It was an interstate move Geoff was away a lot leading up to the move We didn’t have a lot(…)

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