Unconditional Positive Regard

(This post was originally written for Instagram, but it received such a positive response that I wanted to share it here too.) I believe that one of the most important gifts we can give our children is that of unconditional positive regard. Coined by the psychologist Carl Rogers, it means that when we’re interacting with…

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Reflecting on 2018

As the year slowly draws to an end, I have been spending more and more time looking inwards to the year that has passed, and considering some gentle intentions for the year ahead. I’d like to share a little of my process of reflection with you here.  Over the past year… Frida has continued to…

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Festive Food: Tips from a Nutritionist

Although the festive season brings many culinary reasons to be joyful (personally I am all about the roast potatoes, garlic fried sprouts, mince pies and custard, and a strong gin and tonic), for some of us navigating the season’s family meals with their children can be challenging. From well-meaning family who load your children up…

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Booking open for Rhythm in the Home

I am delighted to announce another run of my Rhythm in the Home course! The last course sold out in a few hours, which was a lovely surprise, and I know some of you who wanted to join in missed out, so I will be running the course again in February. Why did I create the…

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How do I talk to my kids about Santa?

“What are you doing about Santa?” is a question that comes up a lot in peaceful parenting groups. If you decide to “do” Santa / Father Christmas, it is still possible to do so in a gentle way! For our family, Santa is a fun fictional character who Frida loves to talk about (like, loves.…

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On the eve of her birthday (a year and a half ago)

I recently found a piece of writing that I started scribbling over a year and a half ago, on the eve of Frida’s second birthday.  I wanted to share it with you now, unedited and unchanged, exactly how I found it. – Frida will be two tomorrow. Two! I have been reflecting a lot as…

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“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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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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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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