Opinion: Finding the true essence of marriage


from 8 April 2013: Rex Ahdar is a law professor at Otago University.

Opinion: Finding the true essence of marriage | Stuff.co.nz.

Perfect Family?


No family is perfect.

Say SORRY. Many times.

Each day is a new day.



Children hear things

child hear

Children hear things adults say.

Written in a child’s heart. Like a curse, if negative.

Help them to hear God’s Truth and Love and Blessings.


Getting Homeschool Organised

child rootsHow do I get organised with homeschooling?

My response:

:: What is your goal for each child by the time they are 16 or 18?

:: What skills, attitudes, character qualities would you like them to to have and to hold by that time?

:: Keep your eyes on this goal … and step-by-step see improvement through the weeks – in (for us) communication skills, public confidence, work ethic, kind and generous, etc … (according to priorities).

:: Someone else’s program for someone else’s child will probably create a rod for your back. I have read interesting programs and ideas >> pick the best bits out of them and see if they’re worth pursuing by you for your family.

:: One thing I enjoyed asking (taken from a website I now can’t find): Is Mum having fun yet? linked with:

Who’s the adult in charge? (if Dad is, then they work in with his rules which will be similar but different to Mum’s – then Mum can relax and deflect responsibility for a bit).

You’ll work it out 🙂

Jack + Olly


Jack + Olly [pdf]


Baverstock Road is the old Thomas Road, on the way to the Zoo, in north-west of Hamilton.

I chuckled when I saw the names of the roads in the new Everton Heights (close enough spelling).

Jack + Olly



I read an article discussing phrases for encouraging children.

Here is my Pinterest board of various pics / posters that could be hung around the home, as reminders.



It Matters Whom You Marry

Girls’ version