Blast From The Past – Who Will Go Further

“And where do your kids go to school?” It’s a question I hear pretty quickly when having a conversation with another mom while waiting at one of the kids activities. Well… with the ones I have not met yet ;-). We then chat about the homeschooling path we chose and about the school they picked. Today was no different.
One thing was different than usual though. While we were talking about our different approaches, the conversations quickly changed to how lucky we are that we had the education we got and the one we are able to offer to our children. We had this realization that we are actually very blessed, that our children are also lucky to grow up in an environment where education is possible for everyone. And this made me think of the following post that I’d like to share again today as a Blast From The Past.

I grew up in a nice environment. My parents loved each other, we had a nice house, everything we wanted to have, always enough food on the table and a cozy bed to sleep in. We also lived in a safe country with good schools. Education was never something to worry about. It was just normal.

When something is normal you usually don’t appreciate it enough. It’s just there. We headed to school, spent the day there learning with new books and from supportive, motivated and good teachers. Well… most of the time. Some of them seemed to be over it. Looking back now, knowing what can go on in other parts of this world, it was a so called luxury problem. They were still all amazing and we for sure always walked away with more knowledge than we had before.

It’s not a given.

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Share Your World – July 24th, 2017

Image result for image tea party

Did your kids play tea party with you too? Or with their friends, real friends or imaginary friends? My daughter played it so often. I sometimes wonder where they get it from and why it’s such a universal game… You wonder why I write about tea parties? Well because there is one question in Cee’s Share Your World Challenge that is related to tea and so it just triggered that thought.

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Tell Me Something Good #67

 

Yes, how about a little day domination? Be in charge. Take charge of your day. After all it is your day just as much as anybody else’s. So make it yours.

Let’s kick off this week on a positive note. By sharing something good, something that made you happy or you are looking forward to .

It’s easy:

  • Mention something that you consider being good in the comments
  • Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.
  • Share this post and invite your followers as well.

Before I share my positive thing with you today how about we all feel like we are top of the world for a moment? You know, that amazing feeling you have when you have accomplished something. You throw your arms up in the air to celebrate. You feel happy. Hey, why not now, why not today? I’m sure there is an achievement for you to celebrate? So do it! Throw those arms up, just like Rocky did…

Rocky movie yes celebration training GIF
And when you are done (are you sure???) then here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“Watched my son entertaining two very young boys for an hour in the park. The mom seemed exhausted and the boys started talking to my teenage son about the dogs he then started playing with them, chasing them around, letting them chase him and so on. At one point the mom called the boys over so they would leave him alone. He looked at her and said that it’s okay, that he’s sure she’d appreciate a bit of a break and that he’s happy to keep playing with them. You should have seen her face light up… and mine too…”

My Picks Of The Week 2017 – #29

It’s raining outside and I’m warming up from standing on the sideline of the soccer pitch once again, cheering for our girls who did a fantastic job. I love to see their dedication, their commitment but most of all the great team spirit and friendship. It’s not only them. It’s us parents too. One amazing group of friends. And I tell you: It makes standing in the cold so much easier 🙂

Here are my picks for this week. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. Have a wonderful weekend you all:-)

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Glorious

I do feel glorious today. Actually for days now. It feels like walking on clouds, dancing… I hope this feeling will last…

Stay tuned for my picks of the week… 

Unusual

I often wonder what actually is unusual. Is it something we see that we don’t see on a regular basis? Is it something that is not according to what we consider normal? Is it something that simply stands out? So many things, so many situations can be unusual. Achievements of course as well. So I tried to put together pictures of things, moments that I consider unusual. Let me know what you think 😉

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