Keeping kids occupied during School Holidays

Here in Australia our children are on school holidays at the moment. When they were younger, I used to have all sorts of challenges during the school holidays for my Continue Reading →

Books about War

Our family loves reading history and learning it. The famous quote, usually attributed to writer and philosopher George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”, I believe is very significant. Continue Reading →

Book Suggestions for 11-14 year olds.

Four years ago I made a list of books that my children were reading at the time. Now that Princess is nearly 15 and Matey 12, I have made a Continue Reading →

Inspirational Movies to watch as a Family

When our children were younger, we watched ‘Pay it Forward’ as a family. My memory of the film was that it had a great principle that I wanted to introduce Continue Reading →

Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar

Every Christmas Season, our family has an advent calendar that we open each day in the lead up to Christmas. We started it when the kids were small to help Continue Reading →

‘The Good Lie’ Movie

We find that movies are an amazing way to teach about values and character formation in a subtle manner. As we are watching and then reflecting later on the movie, Continue Reading →

Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

One of Winston Churchill’s famous quotes is: “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Thus, I am now incorporating history into my children’s education in Continue Reading →