I had grand plans to write an amazing review of all my posts for 2014 – as well as all the cool stats that I can extract from the data on my lovely readers. Alas, I have been knocked over by yet-another-thing-my-kids-picked-up-on-a-train. They really have a talent for that. I suppose most of the credit goes to J for her hatred of hand-washing and love of tasting metal poles. (I still haven’t figured that one out.) So, without more ado, because the ado is shivering under a blanket, I present my top posts of 2014.
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Christmas has always been a special time for our family. It’s a tradition we enthusiastically embrace, even though we’re not exactly church-goers. In fact, I would go so far as to call us unbelievers, or even atheists.
But spoiling the magic of Christmas? Not on our agenda. Christmas is too important a tradition for us to abandon.
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Sometimes, self-care is a must. And today, I’d like to share with you one of my adventures in – er – self-care.
About a year ago, I decided I needed a few extra items in my wardrobe. I had a pile of material, (alas, the remains of a only once-used baby carrier that J rejected instantly – she hated being wrapped as a baby, so my pre-birth plans of no prams went out the window and the material went back into storage), so I thought, why not make a skirt?
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This week was not a good week.
So far we have managed, between my two children, to tick the boxes on a fair swathe of far too many major chronic diseases. It’s like we’re holding a bingo contest in a doctor’s surgery as they cry out various diagnoses terms, and I’m sitting there with a blank look and a pencil marking them off against some sort of ineffable list. I call it playing label bingo.
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Last week, I mentioned that C had paused in his desire to understand democracy and law. Well, the pause in learning about democracy never materialised. Partly because my DH brought him an awesome book on how one of the original Magna Carta’s ended up in Canberra which we have been slowly reading through it together. And partly because we just had a state election on the weekend.
Continue reading “Homeschool Diary: Politics and Statistics”