A home-schooling mum’s chore chart

Need some jobs or chores done by the kids; here is a simple idea for getting chores done around the home.  This busy home schooling mum of 6 has kindly shared her effective chore chart with No Excuses! Easy organising for large families. Each child has a A4 laminated card printed with their name at the…

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A car “boot” sale anyone?

Have you ever gone through your home, counted and sorted shoes.  I am not talking about your own, but the ENTIRE family ~ most importantly the kids.  This is not an easy task mind you, it’s almost as difficult as storing or sorting clothes. After reading this post from My Jewellery Box blog ~ Drowning in…

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A Poem

The Misunderstood Child A poem about children with hidden disabilities by Kathy Winters I am the child that looks healthy and fine.I was born with ten fingers and toes.But something is different, somewhere in my mind,And what it is, nobody knows. I am the child that struggles in school,Though they say that I’m perfectly smart.They…

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Guess what you need to do tonight

Guess what happens tonight….the dreaded………….  DAY LIGHT SAVINGS I don’t know about you, but I HATE IT.  Why you may ask?  Here are my pros and cons: The longer daylight hours = more time to play, work around the yard, enjoy the great outdoors. BBQ with friends and family can be great due to the…

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The Drover’s Wife – by Henry Lawson

Russell DRYSDALE (Australian Artist), The drover’s wife – 1945 The two-roomed house is built of round timber, slabs, and stringy-bark, and floored with split slabs. A big bark kitchen standing at one end is larger than the house itself, veranda included. Bush all round–bush with no horizon, for the country is flat. No ranges in the…

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