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Sacraparental Lent 2014: Quick Guide

As you can tell, I’m really enjoying exploring Lent on the blog this year. To help you navigate the labyrinth of posts coming from different angles, here’s a quick reference guide. Sacraparental Lent for Kids (and adults!) 2014 These are the posts I have written or plan to write, with links to the ones that […]

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Lent with Kids: Getting Ready for Week 1

(Western) Lent in 2020 begins on Wednesday 26 February This is the first proper weekly post of our Lent with Kids series. If you’re reading this after the first week of Lent, or if you want to see the range of other Lent ideas¬†we’ve got, you can also head¬†here, to the series index¬†to see what’s […]

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Sacraparental Lent with Kids

This is an introductory post to our Lent with Kids series, explaining how and why we’re using candles and a bunch of other things to make Lent meaningful at home. I wrote this several years ago now, and it has become a cornerstone of our family spirituality. Skip to the bottom to see the basic […]

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Shrove Tuesday: How to host a low-stress, community-building Pancake Party

Pancakes are political Would you like to know your neighbours better? Do you like delicious food? Do you want to change the world, one small action of kindness at a time? Well, do I have the festival for you: Shrove Tuesday! When I was a little girl, our elderly neighbours had spare keys to our […]

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Is It Bedtime Yet?

You probably need this book, either for yourself, or for a dear friend. The hilarious, empathetic and sweary Emily Writes has followed up her first essay collection¬†Rants in the Dark with a second collection, Is It Bedtime Yet?     This time, with typical generosity, and an eye to telling more people’s stories than just […]

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Kind, Wise, Brave & Joyful: How we created our family list of core values for our family

How do you¬†want your kids to turn out? I mean, to the extent that anything we do has or should have influence, what do you really care about? What do you really hope will stay with them? What if you could know that, say, three¬†things you teach your kids will actually stick in their lives? […]

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