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Ideas that Maximize Sleep Space in Your Home

When we moved into our new home a few weeks ago, I was skeptical as to how our sleeping arrangements were going to work out. You see, we are a family of ten, and squeezing into a home with two small secondary bedrooms wasn’t exactly ideal in my opinion. 495 more words

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scapegoat in German

Scapegoat is German is Sündenbock ,the goat that is used for blame for one’s sins.

The origin of the phrase is in the Bible, the old testament. 561 more words

Shaping Our Child's Inner Voice

Published this week in Mind & Spirit, this article considering how we speak and act with our children helps frame their narrative of who they are and what they are capable of, illustrated by my daughter’s first foray into ballet and auditions.

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My Motherhood Manifesto

If we don’t know where we’re going, we’ll never get there.

That’s probably one of the biggest truths I gleaned during my professional career. It’s hard to believe as I sit here in my yoga pants with sticky kid messes underfoot, but I was once a deeply driven, overly ambitious business professional. 1,214 more words


Echo part II: The desolation of Echo

New trainers, old trainers, Welly bobs too
Armchair, couch cushions, various types of poo

DVDs and CDs and house plants galore
Firewood, Christmas decs and as well as coal and more… 408 more words

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A return to wheat

Monday, September 25, 2017

September 25th is the date when we prefer to begin planting our soft red winter wheat (SRW).  Well, that is going to happen today.  466 more words


Glandular fever update #9

It has now been a year since I first started with a sore throat and generally feeling unwell, which led to tonsillitis and then glandular fever being confirmed by blood tests in later October. 269 more words

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