Rhythm in the Home: Our tea time rhythm + favourite books

Last week I posted about our morning time rhythm, so I’m following up this week by talking about tea time! What is “tea time”?  Tea time is simply how I refer to us sharing some beautiful books together each afternoon after a snack and some tea. It’s a welcome period of rest and connection at…

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#familiesbelongtogether

Many of you will be aware of the horror that’s currently going on at the US border at the moment, with young children of asylum seekers being torn away from their families. If you’re not aware of what’s going on, you might read: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/06/usa-family-separation-torture/ Losing Frida is the thing that scares me the most in…

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Forest Schooling: Interview with Rachel from Little Gulls Beach & Forest School

I am delighted to bring you this interview with Rachel Stevens who runs Little Gulls Beach and Forest School in Kent, UK. Rachel is a creative, warm, driven mama who is bringing some really inspiring projects to life, and I am so pleased to share this conversation with you.  Can you introduce yourself and your…

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Rhythm in the Home: Our morning time rhythm + favourite resources

“Morning time” is one of the topics I get the most questions and requests for more information about, so I thought I would give you a deeper look into our morning time rhythm and our favourite resources. What is “morning time”? Morning time refers to a period of time we spend reading books and exploring…

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The Peaceful Home part V: 10 reasons I don’t use punishments (and what I do instead)

I am often asked about my view on punishments, and why we don’t use them. I hope this blog post sheds some light on why we choose not to use punishments and aim for a gentler, more respectful path when it comes to discipline. Ten reasons why I don’t use punishments: 1. I choose to…

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Learning to read and write the Montessori way: Introducing the moveable alphabet

I recently decided to bring out the moveable alphabet that I have had sitting in a cupboard upstairs for a while and introduce it to Frida. If you’re not familiar with it, the moveable alphabet is a brilliant Montessori material which recognises that most children will be able to start spelling out words long before…

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