lent


A Pause in Lent, giving away, not giving up 12

This weekend was Maxi’s birthday party, which was his first proper party, by which I mean not a tea party at home with just a few people. There are three children in his class with birthdays all in the same week, so we decided to have a joint party in the local civic centre, with a disco for all three.


A pause in Lent, Easter for children 5

Today is the first Sunday in Lent and we have been making a big effort here to keep quieter and not shout at each other, which is working in the most. We have spent the weekend enjoying each others company and just chilling out, which is something we really have needed to do. Last Year my dear friend Angela from Tracing Rainbows wrote a wonderful letter for my boys explaining Easter for them and it is such a wonderful letter that I would like to share it with you (I am sure that Angela wont mind).  I re-read it to the boys this lunchtime and they are so looking forward to more »


Giving up shouting for Lent 4

We have talked a lot in The Mad House about what Lent is and what it means and last year we discussed the fact that Lent is about repentance, this year I am looking at reinforcing that message with them. I tried giving up shouting last year, but wasn’t too successful, so I am going to give it another go again this year, in fact we are all going to try and keep the volume turned down.   One other thing we are going to do is use the time to give to people less fortunate than us.  I want the boys to have an understanding of Charity and Red Nose more »