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Introducing...Madame Underpants!

Category: This is What Happens When Life Happens to Us
Published: Tuesday, 02 December 2014
Written by The Kiwi

Madame Underpants

I've got...nothing to say. Except...

How to make bouncy balls.

Category: This is What Happens When Life Happens to Us
Published: Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Written by The Kiwi

We went to an awesome science fair at the museum about a week ago. Awesome. Loved it. So did the kids.

One of the activities was making a bouncy ball. I thought it was worth recording the recipe. Problem is, I'm not sure I've got it completely right. It was over a week ago!

If anyone sees a mistake, please point it out.

This is what happens when children watch Bear Grylls and Steve Irwin.

Category: This is What Happens When Life Happens to Us
Published: Sunday, 02 November 2014
Written by The Kiwi

Kylie and Jack (aka Steve "You can call me Stephen for short" Irwin) under their make-shift shelter for the night.

At least we know that if our children were stuck in the back yard they'd know what to do.

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Check Out This New Card Game: Exta-Cards - Final Product.

Category: This is What Happens When Life Happens to Us
Published: Friday, 19 September 2014
Written by The Kiwi

Jack and I started a new game called "Exta-Cards", the first prototype of which I wrote about here.

The photo above is how the game ended up (with Kylie's help).

This is how you play.

Check Out This New Card Game: Exta-Cards - Prototype One.

Category: This is What Happens When Life Happens to Us
Published: Friday, 12 September 2014
Written by The Kiwi

First we played Connect Four.

Once.

Then we played Noughts and Crosses.

Once.

Then Jack said, "Let's play my game." And he drew this plan to explain it to me.

Why We Home School Our Kids.

Category: This is What Happens When Life Happens to Us
Published: Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Written by The Kiwi

We are radical! Well, not so much anymore. For the record, I thought home schooling was the best way to go years and years before I got married and had children. I mean, c'mon. The teacher/student ratio for a start is streets ahead of a school classroom. And I had been a primary school teacher. I knew how it was. As hard as you try, some kids just get left behind, or remain unchallenged. I just knew that even the "average" kids had so much more in them to give that was just not coming out!

Maybe I was just a crap teacher.

Possible.

Still, when I raised the idea of home schooling our children with my wife, she was enthusiastically...against the idea.