Paper Jet Challenge: Win a Trip to Zanzibar #BeAKidAgain

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In celebration of Youth Month, Travel Start is challenging you to get in touch with your inner child by taking part in the Paper Jet Challenge. Submit a video of your best paper plane flight video, challenge your friends, and stand a chance to win amazing prizes! Enter by clicking HERE. You have until 7 July 2018 to enter.

I was challenged by Travel Start to share my favourite childhood memories and what better memory to share than my favourite childhood adventures on my grandparents farm.
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Growing up in the 1980’s and 90’s we were fortunate enough to have grandparents that lived in Rural South Africa and farmed sheep. I remember my brothers and I having, almost, full reign of the farm. I remember finding old bricks at the wind pump and deciding that we were going to build a house. We spent hours and hours building this little, dilapidated house with only 4 short “walls” only about 3 bricks high. We spent the whole weekend playing in our little house den. Our imaginations ran wild with all our little adventures.

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Dad readying the horses for someone to ride and my Aunty Sharon ready to ride.

Having the freedom to explore the farm and watch our grandfather work with the sheep was definitely an advantage I didn’t realise my peers and other children weren’t exposed to. Something my children don’t have exposure to today. I remember feeding lambs that had been abandoned by their mothers with my grandfather. Its a memory I treasure to this day and have shared with my children on numerous occasions (probably to the point of annoyance).

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Feeding the lambs with Grampa

The kidlets have had different experiences that we never had as children. My mother used to co-manage a game farm in the Upington area and we spent many holidays there. They have many fond memories of going on game drives, walking up to giraffe and watching them from a short distance.

One thing I would love to add to our family holiday memories is a trip to Zanzibar. What a beautiful place! There is so much to sea and what better way to make new memories than on beautiful beaches and museums.
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Zanzibar: a romantic island paradise of aromatic spices, tropical beaches, and exotic African rhythms

Zanzibar is a unique paradise. Beyond the dreamy turquoise and raw coconut coastlines and delectable cinnamon-vanilla aromatics, it is a place of dazzling colour, spellbinding culture, and bewitching soul. Zanzibar is an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania and is home to an estimated population of 1.5 million. Attractions include Stone Town, Mnemba Atoll, and Kendwa Beach.
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Get ready to lose yourself in the sultry rhythm and shabby decadence of this tropical African paradise with cheap flights to Zanzibar. Zanzibar is home to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ), which is 10-minute drive from the centre of town. The airport serves Kenya Airways, Mango Airlines and Precision Air. Popular domestic flights to Zanzibar depart from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Zanzibar is approximately 3 hours, 35 minutes.

Win a Trip to Zanzibar

In celebration of Youth Month, Travel Start is challenging you to get in touch with your inner child by taking part in the Paper Jet Challenge. Submit a video of your best paper plane flight video, challenge your friends, and stand a chance to win amazing prizes! Enter by clicking HERE. You have until 7 July 2018 to enter.

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop #132 ~ Family and Parenting

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The Hearts for Home Blog Hop is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Meet my cohosts here!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ Our Eighth Child’s Pregnancy Testimony (Children are a Blessing)
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Postpartum Life Update with Youtube Link (Children are a Blessing)
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5 Sure-fire wayts to stop a tantrum before it starts (What’s Up Fagans)
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The Battle to be a Consistent Parent (Live Life with Your Kids)
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Adding a new baby to your family? (HealthBeat)

Are you singing the (baby) blues? (HealthBeat)
Mother Suffering From Post Natal Depression

How to deal with temper tantrums (The Jenny Evolution)
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Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

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Please make sure to display our Hearts for Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

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We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!

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Lifebuoy vs Winter

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When I received the press drop from Lifebuoy and read their Lifebuoy vs Winter campaign, I immediately thought of my dad. Strange thing, don’t you think?

Me, Dad and Brian in the early 1990's at St Michaels-on-Sea in the KZN South Coast

Me, Dad and Brian in the early 1990’s at St Michaels-on-Sea in the KZN South Coast


When I was little, my father worked on the gold mines in the Free State Goldfields. He didn’t work underground, but due to the nature of his work (he’s an artisan), he had to take a shower before he came home and the mine provided the Lifebuoy soap bars to all their employees. It’s a brand and scent that I have always connected to my dad’s time on the mines.
Aunty Triena, Me, Brendan and Dad at my Matric Farewell (Snr Prom) in 1999. (Dad dressed to match my dress)

Aunty Triena, Me, Brendan and Dad at my Matric Farewell (Snr Prom) in 1999. (Dad dressed to match my dress)


Isn’t it amazing how one brand and scent, in this case Lifebuoy, can bring back those long forgotten memories?

Prevention is better than cure this winter

As the weather gets colder and we spend more time indoors to keep warm, it is inevitable that most of us will catch a cough, cold or flu as germs are spread more easily during this time.
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With the cold and flu season upon us, it is imperative to give your immune system a boost, whilst adequately protecting yourself from sources of cross-infection. According to the Centres for Disease Control, the single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year (Source), however good health habits can also help stop the spread of germs and illnesses.

Most of the common winter viruses are carried in the air and transmitted when someone sneezes and coughs or by touching infected surfaces, thus spreading the virus. Source

Lifebuoy, the world’s number one selling germ protection soap brand, has a few simple tips to help prevent the spread of infections and germs this winter:
1. Don’t get too close
2. Wash hands frequently
3. Nourish your skin
4. Stay hydrated
5. Clever coughing
6. Get enough zzzz

Just by implementing these simple measures, one can make a big difference that will help protect you, your family and those around you throughout the winter season.

To find out more about the Lifebuoy, or tips on how to implement a healthy hand wash routine, visit the Lifebuoy website and Facebook page.

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop #120

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The Hearts for Home Blog Hop is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Meet my cohosts here!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ Quick Father’s Day Gift With Meaning! (The Logbook)
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HEARTS FOR HOME BLOG HOP GUIDELINES

Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

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Please make sure to display our Hearts for Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

Hearts for Home @ Monsters Ed Homeschooling Academy

 

We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!

We have created a Pinterest Board so that we can help spread the word on the blog’s that have had featured posts on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop. Make sure to stop by and check it out HERE.


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Freebie Friday Linkup: Fathers Day Resources

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Fathers Day Resources

Father’s Day Pack from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
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In my Father’s Day Pack you will find the following activities:

Language Arts: An original interactive emergent reader, vocabulary/sight word practice, and writing practice sheets.

Math: Fun tool time puzzles!

Another Free Father’s Day Printable from Best Activities for Kids
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I love seeing my children’s drawings. I wanted to make another Father’s Day free printable for the young children to show their art skills. This is such an easy gift for every dad on their special day. I know my husband will love getting one of these on Father’s Day!…

Freebie for Father’s Day from Meet the Dubiens
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My mother’s day freebie printable questionnaire was such a hit, I had several blog readers ask if I was going to make one for Father’s Day. I’m happy to report that I got one whipped up last night. The kids filled them out today for their daddy, and he’ll be thrilled to get them next weekend for Father’s Day! Once again, all the fabulous clip art from this questionnaire was purchased from the uber-talented Miss Tiina…

Father’s Day Printables from Preschool Mom
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…with children for Father’s Day! You’ll find
printables Father’s day cards, handprint
crafts, flower cut and paste activities and
more..

Father’s Day Bible Printables from Christian Preschool Printables
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Free Father’s Day Bible Crafts, Activities, Honor your Father Printables, games, Copywork, Verse Cards, Minibooks, Gifts for kids to make and more! Great for Homeschool & Sunday School Lessons.

Father’s Day Bible Printables from Little Blots of Faith
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Here are some Father’s Day bible printables and activities. You can use these crafts and printable awards in your Homeschool, Sunday School, and Mission trips.

Father’s Day Poetry Page from The Crafty Classroom
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Just a quick little printable for you today!

I’ve just made two different Father’s Day Concrete Poetry Printables.

These make wonderful custom gifts from older children.
Have kiddos write different words to describe their Dad,
using the grey lines as a guide.

Father’s Day Resources from Bible Story Printables
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In today’s world, Father’s Day can be a tough holiday to tackle. You may soon realize that many
of your students are living in situations where their father, for one reason or another, is absent
from the family. This is a wonderful opportunity to present to children that God is their eternal
father. He loves and cares for them and will stand by them no matter what life throws at them.

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Summer Holiday 2015

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We spent the week with my Grandmother, Aka Granny by the River, at the Vaal River. It was LOVELY getting out of the city for the week and spending time with my 81 year old Gran and cousin Neil, who is also visiting for the holidays. Poor Papa Steve had to work, so only the children and I went away. Next time we’ll come down as a family. Its only an hour and a half away.
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A few days after we arrived, my Aunt and cousin Liané arrived and spoilt the kids rotten with canoe rides swimming in the river and rough housing in the pool. “Crazy Granny Sha” is the kidets’ new favourite person.
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Here are a few pics of our week out of the city. This week has done me the world of good. Some R&R has been much needed by all of us.
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