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Missing Sock Hack

THE MYSTERY OF DISAPPEARING SOCKS   One of the things I think I’d want for God to play back for me when I get to Heaven is: what the heck happens to all the socks?!?! Nothing could be more mysterious – and no matter how many pairs I buy and how well I try to take care of them, they…

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Back to (Home)School

Tuesday was our first day back at “school” (we generally start our learning time on a Tuesday because Mondays are our standing family days as Mama and Baba usually have work on weekends). I could’ve done with another week or even month off, but I had actually missed our beloved reading time on the couch ❤️. We had a late start because…

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Blog, Home Schooling, Unplugged, Urban Makoti

Why Do We Homeschool?

I’ve had to answer this question so many times.  Sometimes to seemingly well-meaning people and sometimes to seemingly judgmental or skeptical ones. I guess homeschooling is not quite the norm in our nation….so more often than not, when the topic of school comes up in conversation, I have to brace myself to answer a lot of questions…..lol! I think I…

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Learning About the Five Senses

We recently spent a week focusing on learning more about our five senses.  We read some great books on the subject, from friends and from the library.  Here are some of the fun activities we got up to, most of them from Learn-Play-Imagine: SENSE OF TASTE We played a game where I blindfolded the kids and then gave them different…

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Learning about Weather & Seasons

We’ve got some really good books on learning about the weather and the different seasons, but here are some of the fun activities that we’ve used to reinforce the ideas and concepts. THE WEATHER GAME We love playing this free printable weather game.  It’s fun and helps the kids remember the weather terms, and of course anything with dice reinforces…

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the different kinds of people you will find at gym
Blog, Unplugged, Urban Makoti

The 3 Types of Gymers

Every time I go to gym I can’t help but be inspired by all the people there, it’s inspiring on so many levels. Firstly, people at gym have made a resolution: to work on having a fitter/healthier/stronger/slimmer body. It’s one thing just deciding on something, but when you have to invest your hard-earned cash into a decision, it’s something else….

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why you have to marry up
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Why You Have To Marry Up

Financially, I’m not sure which one, between my husband and I, married up, because we both don’t have money, except for that inheritance lumpsum waiting for me  (lol! I wish); and our families are far far far from balling. Education-wise, I’m also not sure. He went to a high school that cost about R60 000 a year (20+ years ago),…

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