“How was your day?” Reconnecting with your child after daycare or school

If you have a child in school or daycare, I’m sure you’re eager to find out how your little love has spent their day. Although it can be so tempting to jump in with questions as soon as you see your child – What did you do? Did you have fun? – it can be less…

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Booking is now open for A Beautiful Childhood

I am delighted to announce another run of my course A Beautiful Childhood. I truly believe in an eclectic approach to raising children; in picking and choosing different ideas and methods to fit your own family values and needs, and in being inspired by different styles and trying things out to see what works best.…

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No such thing as bad weather: Clothing for all seasons

“There’s no such thing as bad weather – only bad clothing”. Changes in the way we live have contributed to modern families living in a far more sedentary and indoor-led culture, where we are increasingly disconnected from the natural world. But regular time spent in nature has well-known mental and physical health benefits, especially for…

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FAQ: Home Education (why we’ve chosen to do it + how it works for us)

A while ago I posted on Instagram stories asking if anyone had any questions about home education. I didn’t expect the huge volume of responses I received! I have been through all of the questions – many were the same or similar, so I have done my best to answer them all below! Why are…

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Read my interview on The Family Collective

I was recently interviewed by the lovely Abi Smissen for her blog The Family Collective. Abi and I spoke about my experience of pregnancy and birth, the highs and lows of motherhood, finding moments of mindfulness amongst life with a young child, community and friendships, and so much more. You can read the interview here.…

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Play spaces around the home age 3.5

I’ve had a few requests recently to share what Frida’s play spaces look like aged 3.5. I haven’t really shared much of what Frida is currently using, because not all that much has changed since I last shared some of our space in the summer. The biggest change I have made since last sharing is…

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Essay: Why feminism can no longer ignore parenting + how peaceful parenting can effect radical social change

The UK Government defines domestic violence as “any incident of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over… The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to: psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse.” Did you notice that the definition stresses that domestic violence is between those aged 16 or…

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Listen to me on the Creatively Human podcast

I was recently delighted to be invited to be a guest on Ruth Poundwhite’s brilliant podcast, Creatively Human. Ruth and I spoke about why I do the work I do, building a parenting community based on kindness and free from judgement, juggling work and home educating a young child, and much more. You can listen…

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The Peaceful Home: Communicating our needs as adults

In The Peaceful Home this month we have been focusing on calm communication. I chose communication as our first topic because communication is the foundation of everything we do as parents. Calm, empathetic communication has the power to connect us not only to the children and adults who share our lives, but to treat ourselves…

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Why children should know the correct name for their body parts

What do your call your child’s private parts when you talk to them? Willy? Fanny? Minnie? Down there? Bottom? Girly bits? Front-bottom?! We have always used the correct anatomical terms with Frida, and since she could speak she has used the words vulva and penis to describe human reproductive parts. Although this might have drawn…

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