Blast From The Past – Chop Down The Tree

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I had a couple of conversations recently about the fantastic school systems in place in Europe, mainly Scandinavia. Where play time is huge and the approach is much more open to educating children than in some other countries. I read up a lot on their approach and I have to say it makes so much sense. Education is key for our children, I guess we all agree on that. But it’s also important that they have time to discover who they are. That they have time to recharge and most of all: Time to be kids.

While we are fortunate enough that we can choose what education we want our kids to take advantage of, not everyone can. There are many children who want to learn but simply can’t. Because they don’t have the schools or the schools simply don’t care for them. I wrote a post about this subject a while back and would like to share it again as a Blast Of The Past as I think it’s crucial to not forget about them. Everyone should have the right of education.

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My Picks Of The Week 2017 – #21

Did you think I forgot My Picks Of The Week post today? Nope, just trying out a new time slot, that’s all.

We have now truly hit fall and the days are just stunning. I have mentioned over and over how much I love fall. It’s the crisp air, the scent of the leaves and soil, the warmth of the sun. I love being outside during this time. I guess I have started being more in the moment again over the last couple of days and somehow it seems as if it has slowed down time. I don’t feel like the week has gone by as fast as all the others. And yet I’m surprised that it’s almost June. Crazy, right? We have soon reached the middle of 2017!

Well, I hope you get to be in the moment over the next couple of days, get to enjoy the weekend and hopefully spending it with loved ones. Here are my picks of this week and I truly hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. Have a happy weekend you all 🙂

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The Room To Be Yourself

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Our children mix with a lot of kids from all kind of different schools. They have a really good group of friends, all with similar values from what I can tell. It all happened by coincidence, you know. The way they found each other. Being home-schooled children, mine didn’t find their buddies in the classroom or playing during recreation. In a way it was life that brought them together.

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – May 19th, 2017



I was wondering lately if the seal also asks itself which way to go on occasion or if it’s always clear to it where it wants to go…

This challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.



When 3 Become 4

I’ve shared my thoughts before about how life changes when you as a couple have your first child. When 2 become 3.

It’s a big dynamic changer, don’t you think? Suddenly your life evolves around the tiniest and youngest member of the family. You no longer have priority. Your needs are second. Add to that the exhaustion that comes along with being a first time parent and you most likely find yourself wondering how you got to the point where you are at and admit that you would have never thought you’d feel like this ever.

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