• Blog,  Blogging,  Celebration - New Year,  Musings

    2018: A Year in Review

    So hard to believe we’re already in 2019! Before we move forward towards the New Year let’s have a quick recap of the Old Year, like all years since forever it was jam packed with life. My new refrain is ‘boring is great, I love boring’ though there were not many boring moments in 2018.  It was a fantastic year, so much happening, many special moments, although there were times we barely held on by our fingertips. Let’s get to recapping the old so we can begin the New. Since we began moving into life with older teens I find my time and energy is more limited, so alas blogging for…

  • Blogging,  Blogging - Guest Appearances,  Home Education

    Start Homeschooling Summit Starts Today!

    Starts Today The Start Homeschooling Summit  starts today!!!! I’m so excited and eagerly looking forward to listening to all the workshops, counting the hours. I’ve been home educating for a long time and I can sure do with a boost and inspiration. As I shared last week we’ve 34 presenters from around the world chatting about a huge variety of topics. The Start Homeschooling Summit is a shortcut to creating the kind of homeschool you really want.   What You Receive All of the videos are FREE for 48 hours after they go live! I really encourage you to join us, I want you to be empowered by the reassurance, inspiration and sense…

  • Blog,  Blogging,  Musings

    2016 The Year That Was: 2017 The Year That Will Be

    Every blogger is motivated to write for differing reasons. When I began blogging twelve years ago my initial impetus was to record glimpses of our family life and whilst that vision has shifted to encompass a bigger picture, much of the ‘family diary’ flavour remains. After spending the first couple of days of this year unable to recall what we actually did in 2016, half convinced we mush have just drifted through an entire year, I am rather grateful that I blog. Scrolling back through posts I was pleased to discover we didn’t drift, we did achieve, there was lots of living. Although it wasn’t a strong blogging year as I was in a…

  • Blogging,  Blogging - Daybook

    My Daybook: 8th September, 2016

    Outside my window… Spring has arrived, my favourite season of the year, I love Spring with its perfect weather and fresh possibilities I am thankful… that our children are blessed to have such a fantastic father, I never, ever take this for granted. He teaches them so much, not only the obvious such as skills, but virtues, more lasting and precious. Totally committed to fatherhood he pours his energies into nurturing our children, modeling how to be great men for our sons, ‘setting the bar’ high for our daughters I am thinking… about priorities and time management.  All About Learning has very generously gifted me with AAR Level 3 to use and review. Obviously…

  • Blog,  Blogging,  Blogging - Guest Appearances,  Home Education - Language Arts

    How to Raise a Family of Readers – Guest Posting

    I’m certain it’s apparent to all that we’re rather passionate about books and reading here. Reading in our household is an integral part of our family culture and highly valued. Simply, reading is something we do as a family. Today I’m chatting over at Sunlit Pages about how PC and I have fostered a love of books and reading within each of our children over the years. As a bonus I interviewed our oldest seven for their thoughts as to what they believe we did to support reading in our family. The children’s insights are fascinating and as their mother I found it enlightening  and heartening to hear reoccurring themes and experiences. Whilst you’re visiting over at Amy’s…

  • Blogging

    Welcome To Our New Home

      Welcome to our new online home, we are very excited to be able to share our space with you at last. The last couple of weeks have been a time of steep learning and discovery as I’ve been preparing our new ‘abode’. My desire is that you will find this space welcoming, inviting and easy to navigate, please contact me with any comments, queries or requests. One purpose of our new space is to ‘house’ our various websites and blogs under ‘one roof’, to this end we are busy spring cleaning. We will soon be ‘opening the doors’ to a new look for our book website, Aussie Book Threads, where our family shares…

  • Blog,  Blogging

    Instagram Tour: Australian Outback and Out West

    I’d love you to join me for an instagram tour a follow on from our blog tours, it’s time today to have a visual fest. Whilst I read/follow a variety of blogs and instagrams I’m particularly drawn to some more than others, which I’m certain is the same for most of us, why some blogs and instagram accounts strike a cord more than others I can’t say, but that’s just how it is. Join me today as we visit with Aussie mamas who live in the Australian Outback and Out West. From The Verandah Ainsley at From the Verandah lives in Central Queensland with her husband and six children on their family Station…

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    Blog Tour: Gentle and Creative

    Want to climb aboard with me as we embark upon another blog tour? Last week we toured Aussie Farms and didn’t we view some lovely, eye catching blogs:) Join me today as we spread the blog love and visit with some ladies who personify gentleness and creativity. Karen at Pieces of Contentment is a dear friend and also a distant cousin, Karen lives locally and we have been friends for nearly seventeen years. A friendship with somebody as special, gentle and wise as Karen has an impact and she has modeled and taught me much over the years.  In some ways we appear similar we both; have a strong Faith in Our Lord, are…