Category Archives: A-Z of Gratefulness

Written on Apr, 28, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

~Oranges (no, not octopus!)~ Boring, eh? Well, I love oranges (and all citrus fruit really). My glass of orange juice in the morning is a little bit of sunshine to start my day! I’m grateful for citrus fruit because clementines were the only thing I could stomach for nearly 20 weeks at the beginning of my pregnancy with Morgaine. They …

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Written on Apr, 02, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

~Mentors~ I think that having lost my Mum at such a pivotal time in my life (I was twelve) I’ve clung on to strong female role models to help guide me through life. I am so fortunate to have at least three women who’ve nurtured me and helped me grow in different areas of my life. In high school I …

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Written on Apr, 01, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

~Letters~ I don’t know if I am grateful for letters but I know I LOVE them. I don’t receive near as many asI wish I did but that’s alright. A nice e-mail is good but there is something special about a handwritten note or card, too. I also like the other kind of letters….you know, the ones you join together …

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Written on Mar, 29, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

~Kindness~ I’ve had a few people drastically change the course of my life with just a little kindness. I also really appreciate all the little acts of kindness that happen each and every day in my house. It is heartwarming to see my little ones treat each other with kindness and respect and I hope that these are qualities that …

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Written on Mar, 27, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

~Jolly Jumper~ For those moments when I just can’t keep up with my inquisitive one-year-old. Ruadhán will soon be too big for it but I say that we got our 30 dollars worth out of it. ~Jigsaw Puzzles~ I remember doing jigsaw puzzles with my parents by the fire on cold winter evenings. It always makes me smile to remember those times. We’d …

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Written on Mar, 26, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

~Inquisitive Kids~ From Ruadhán needing to put everything in his mouth to Morgaine’s desire to mix, stir, move, and grove and Liam’s endless stream of questions, I am grateful to have children that always keep me on my toes! They keep me thinking about things and learning new stuff. They keep me moving and out and about. They are a …

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Written on Mar, 24, 2011 by in | 2 Comments.

~Homeschooling~ I’ve met so many wonderful people because of our decision to homeschool. I’ve had the opportunity to become involved in things that I normally wouldn’t have been able to do. I get to cuddle on the couch and read books to my kiddies in the middle of the day. I don’t have to worry about packing lunches or getting …

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~Google~ As a homeschooling family, I admit that we use Google A LOT. I like that the searches seem to be relevant to what I’m looking for and that I don’t have to go through a million and one links to find something worthwhile. The kids often ask to Google things (since when did Google become a verb?) We are …

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~Fresh Food~ We love to eat in this house and we try to prepare almost everything from scratch so I am very thankful for fresh food. I’m shocked at the cost of our food here in Nova Scotia but the alternative of feeding the kids junk food isn’t at all appealing. For a couple of weeks we’ve been eating less …

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Written on Mar, 18, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

~Ergo Baby Carrier~ I am so VERY grateful for my baby carriers, especially my Ergo. If I did not have my Ergo then I would miss out on doing a lot of things with my older children. I would also have a significantly messier house. I am so glad that with the help of the Ergo I can be the …

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