Author Archives: NZ Filbruns

About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.

Little Pink Gumboots

Why are we living on the West Coast of New Zealand, instead of still in Canterbury? Well, strange as it may sound, the answer to this question can be traced back to a little pair of pink gumboots. Hold on, … Continue reading

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Projects

Our big project for the past month and a half or so has been clearing the land across the road, as I described last week. A few other things have happened in that time, though. Mr. Intellectual decided he wanted … Continue reading

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Book Review—Breath of Heaven

Title: Breath of Heaven Author: Alana Terry Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction Release Date: December 9, 2017 My Thoughts: I have a problem with Alana Terry. Her books draw me in so thoroughly that I end up not being worth much … Continue reading

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Land Clearing

For a month now, my boys have been working on clearing land across the road from us. We need grazing land for our cow, and were offered the use of a hillside that was covered with gorse and broom. The … Continue reading

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Cooking Class!

I was chosen recently to review Kids Cook Real Food, a cooking class for children starting with raw materials rather than processed foods. I haven’t felt like I did the best at getting my children to help prepare meals, so … Continue reading

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Product Review—Persuasive Writing & Classical Rhetoric

About two and a half years ago, Mr. Intellectual told me that he wanted a more structured Language Arts program. I had been finding things here and there for him to do, but he didn’t like that and wanted to … Continue reading

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May 2018 photos

Here are the rest of my pictures from May. The little boys built this castle in the sandbox one day. Mr. Sweetie found his Ecuadoran flag (from Let’s Go Geography) and flew it from the top turret. One Tuesday evening … Continue reading

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Book Review—Joey

About the Book Title: Joey Author: Jennifer Marshall Bleakley Genre: Inspirational, Memoir Release Date: May 8, 2018 The heartwarming true story of a blind horse named Joey. My thoughts: A horse story for adults? This idea was quite intriguing to … Continue reading

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Children, May 2018

I took a lot of pictures of my children in May. I braided Little Miss’s hair for the first time! It’ll be awhile before I do it again, though. Her hair is still so short! Grizzly on top of Mr. … Continue reading

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Product Review—The Critical Thinking Co.

When we had the chance to review something for The Critical Thinking Co.™ recently, I asked Mr. Intellectual to look over the choices with me, as this looked like products he would enjoy but no one else in the family … Continue reading

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