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Donnette Davis

Cascades, South Africa
female, age 53
single, 6 children
Speaks: english
Joined Jan 2, 2009
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Having been a single mother most of my adult life, I quickly learned the responsibility of having to look only to myself to provide for my family, their well being and their education.

I had never really been employed by anyone and went into the property business at age 20, where things were really booming and business was great. For 10 years that is, till things changed somewhat! I changed business direction and went into law and legal admin where a working day entailed nothing less than 14 - 18 hours (a day).

Given that one needed to look after one's family, long working hours were necessary and given the fact that I have insomnia it really just assisted in producing the goods! A failed marriage or two later I was blessed with my "S" and "River" and "HRH ADMD" who are and always have been my sole responsibility, and one which I take extremely seriously. I elected to start homeschooling a number a years ago after the situation in South Africa became so volatile and unsafe for children (and educators) in public schools, with classes of up to 50 children, that it made no sense to pay the ridiculous school fees that we are forced to pay in this country.

In 1996 the SA Constitution made homeschooling legal and although it is still frowned upon and disliked INTENSELY by the authorities there is little they can do about it. Out of homeschooling our website was born, a need to create and share resources with the thousands of other families who could no longer afford to send their children to school, one because of the lack of safety and security, two, the lack of quality edication and three, and very importantly, the ridiculously exhorbitant prices we had to pay to try and keep our chldren safe in an environment where learning became impossible.

St Aiden's Homeschool was born.
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Groups Care for Chinese Animals, Friends In Need: chronic illness & pain support, Songs for the voiceless, World Wide - Legal Action 4 Animal Rights
Birthday Dec 31, 1964  
Languages english  
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
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Eating Habits trying to keep it somewhat healthy!, TRYING TO BE HEALTHY - FAILING MISERABLY, Try and Eat Healthy, Love Carbs, Aspiring healthy eater, Coffee - Now!, A well balance Died  
Wild Fact About Me Single mother of 6 blessings, ardent blogger, webby, homeschool fanatic, writer of children's educational books, believe in protecting the environment, animals, women & children and lending a voice for the voiceless. COMPLETELY ANTI-VIOLENCE
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Music James Blunt, Josh Groban, sinead o connor, Aslan, Ronan Keating, Westlife, Irish rebel, Irish Folk Music, enya, gospel, u2, Pink Floyd, opera, celtic, country, Easy listening, coldplay, Classic Rock  
Movies Schindler's List, Michael Collins, angela's ashes  
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Favorite Foods Madras Curry  
Favorite Places Ireland - anything Irish - always Irish!  
Can't Live Without Wireless, Computer, My Kids  
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    Dec 27, 2013 7:41 PM

    Varcolac V. (93)
    Happy New Year Donnette!.



    Dec 29, 2012 5:13 PM

    Jenny D. (830)

    May 2013 be a year of true friendships!


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    Sep 4, 2011 5:45 AM

    Jenny D. (830)
    great day!
    Any human who feels that he or she is not "good enough" to cultivate peace and generosity is overlooking the wondrous gift of life. You live, therefore you are good enough.
    - Dhyani Ywahoo, Voices of Our Ancestors
    Dec 28, 2010 6:00 AM

    Jenny D. (830)
    Start of the 66th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    26th December: the start of the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race Official website

    Dec 27, 2010 7:06 AM

    Jenny D. (830)

    Best wishes for all that's bright and beautiful on your birthday!

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    Simone D. (1462)
    Dear Donnette, Hope your weekend is going great. Hugs.

    Beautiful friends

    Mar 22, 2010 2:40 PM

    Roberto A. (84)

    Warm regards!!.
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    Diane V M. (37)

    Thanks for the add! blue sparkle script
    Mar 20, 2010 3:35 PM

    Carole S. (338)
    Welcome, Donnette . . .
    My new friend!

    Mar 19, 2010 3:18 PM

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                                 Happy Vernal Equinox !  

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