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When Daddy is Overwhelmed….

I think there is a lot of responsibility which falls onto a father's shoulders.  Paying the bills and keeping his family fed and warm; helping to teach the children all they need to know before adulthood; helping his son become a man; going to work day in and day out regardless of whether he wants…

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The Question of Being Hands Off with Teens

Things are changing in our home.  In less than six months we will be the proud parents of three thirteen year olds.  Over the past year the older children have morphed into three young people.  Gone are the wildly enthusiastic, easy going, happy go lucky three musketeers, who have brought such intense happiness to our…

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Family Work Day

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we had logs, branches, wood chip and lots of mess left over from the storm.  It felt overwhelming.  But you know what?  It is much less overwhelming when one approaches situations like this as a family - en mass. Right from when the children were little, we always wanted…

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Storm Damage

Last Friday we were hit by a nasty storm, so bad it kept all of us bar Gary and T12 awake.  Everyone was a little scared, and rightly so.  We had a large fir-tree, situated approximately 2 meters from the house, which was swaying precariously.  The storm, being characterised by its wind strength, had already…

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