Just do your best, David!

On our living room, we have this piece framed up, to remind us that hard work matters. There’s a verse in the Bible that goes “… suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” (Romans 5: 3-4)

Hard work doesn’t always translate into success and achievement, but hard work has value in and of its own, and that’s one of the values we try to intentionally inculcate in the boys. And when school is the topic, there’s definitely lots of room for talking about what hard work looks like and why it matters.

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How we chose a primary school for our boys

I’m sorry, that’s not a very creative title, is it? But really, it’s a post that I’ve been sitting on for a long time, and just didn’t feel confident enough to share. Now that we are almost halfway through the year (GASP!), I do feel like we have gained a little experience with primary school life – enough for me to share – and it’s also a good time to talk about this, as many K1 parents are probably losing sleep over this issue as 1 July draws nearer…

Two years ago, I was you.

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Celebrating small adventures

As you have probably guessed by now, blogging has taken a little bit of a backseat this year, as it’s been challenging to juggle mothering my two adorable rugrats with managing Dottieshop and housework and church work. But I’m still going to blog as often as I can, and today’s rainy afternoon was the perfect opportunity to huddle up in my cosy sheets with my laptop while the boys took an afternoon nap. (I LOVE the sweater weather we’ve been having the past two days! Except during the school drop off and pick up times…)

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P1 Ready | School bag, check!

One of my concerns about David beginning Primary 1 next year was how he was going to lug his books to school. You see, both our boys are on the short side, and the average P1 kid seems to lug at least half his weight to school these days.

Worried that he might hurt his back muscles or develop bad posture by walking around with such a heavy load, I began scouting around for an ergonomic backpack for David a few weeks ago. That’s how I discovered Ergoworks, and I wrote in to ask if they would have something suitable for my son’s small size. They replied very quickly, and we made a trip down to the Ergoworks showroom about two weeks ago. And so, David is now the proud new owner of an IMPACT Ergonomic School Bag!


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