They are very useful and can enhance our lifestyles, at the moment however, I constantly see negative influences in our lives. When I leave Fowey River Academy at the end of the day, I pass parents who have just picked up their children from Fowey Primary School and I am shocked at how many parents […]
Dearest Father in Heaven, Bless this child and bless this day Of new beginnings. Smile upon this child And surround this child, Lord, With the soft mantle of your love. Teach this child to follow in your footsteps, And to live life in the ways of Love, faith, hope and charity.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” The child replied: “I want to be a phone so that my parents will pay more attention to me.” A four-year-old’s brutal judgment on adult absorption with technology.
In typical brown family fashion the costume ideas changed on a daily basis from Secret Princesses, to the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. My tactic is to wrack my brain for what we have that can be used, I would rather spend our time creating something that can be taken apart and re used […]
What do I mean by transitional play? When kids play it becomes a story, an adventure as they move from one creative story to another. When we build parks we tend to think of them as objects and this leads to disjointed play. The play park that was recently built below is good fun and […]
Family Budget and Accounting If I start with our family budget, my daughters will begin to understand how money works. They need to understand how some months we have more money and how we need to save for rainy days and holidays. First thing first, teach them how to compile a budget. We’ll use their […]
Discipline is a wronged word. Discipline is so much more than a telling off. Discipline causes me to drive correctly on the road – maybe not all the time but generally I stay within the speed limit and I stop at red lights. Discipline is helping me to limit my eating this week. I feel […]
Its birthday season around here which means sewing time. Ive joined Stashbusting sewalong 2015, so its a chance to de-stash and make some pressies. First up are these super hero capes made from a duvet which has been languishing in my fabric draws for a few months since it was gifted to me. Not quite […]
Woken up by youngest sitting on my head in keenness to give me my present. Accompanied by husband in loudest quiet voice in my ear “DON’T WAKE MUM UP, she’s still asleep”, well not any more. Given yummy presents and cards a a declaration of their love. Aahhhh. Hardly a breath later comes “can we […]