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Good Mother

Good mother What is the definition of a ” Good mother ?” I have never thought about it.  What qualities should she have? It’s kind of obvious that she should take care of the child’s physical and emotional needs, should teach the child what’s good and what’s bad and set...

Morning routine of the best mummy ever

Problem with doing morning routine. Our biggest problem with kids is to have them up and ready in the morning. When they were going to school everything seemed to be easier. They had to do the morning routine fast in order to get to school on time, but since we started...

Homeschooling thoughts

Homeschooling thoughts   We’re back!  – I know I keep saying that – but it’s a big thing that keeps hitting me.  We are back home. And that means we see old friends and acquaintances.  We have changed in different ways from them.   We are expats, which means we live in a...

Back home

Back Home We are back home after travelling for almost eighteen months and a few days ago, I met my friend. We hadn’t seen each other for a year or longer. We had been travelling, of course. and she is an oil and gas engineer working on fortnightly or monthly shifts in the desert...

Bugs, rain and floods

I didn’t put my mosquito net down the other night while I lay on my bed to read a book.  At least not until I switched off the light.  That was probably a mistake. The place was very quiet. Probably besides us, no one else was staying in the guesthouse. Quiet is a relative term, if there...

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Chiang Mai and hostel life

After a year of travelling, we finally made it to Chiang Mai… travelling for a year changes you. And it changes your budget as well. That is to say downward unless you become a millionaire in the meantime! Chiang Mai In Chiang Mai, where the best places to stay are in the old city...

World schooling, home schooling and unschooling

Exactly one year ago, the only thing I was worried about was my girls’ schooling. I wanted to move them to a different school because I wasn’t totally happy with the school they attended.  The schools I called didn’t even want to talk to me as they said their waiting lists...

Good manners

Good manners It’s a story from yesterday read and I have a laugh (additional info Tania is 1 minute older than Zoe ) We did some small gift shopping and I got Zoe a frog which she took immediately but didn’t say thank you. I took away the frog and 10 min after when we were...

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