A big announcement…

Well friends, it’s been a hot minute hasn’t it? I hope you’re all doing OK during these strange, uncertain times. Our family is currently in week seven of social distancing, and things have been up and down for us, like I’m sure things have been for you too. I’ve been experiencing sadness at missing our…

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Some sweet spring verses

Each morning, Frida and I gather for morning time over breakfast. We read poetry, learn about artists, listen to beautiful music, read nature books, learn languages, and so much more. One of my favourite parts of morning time is learning, singing, and reciting some seasonal songs and verses. With the current big shifts in the…

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Coronavirus and kids: Talking, doing, learning

Things can feel uncertain at the moment, and a lot of families I’ve spoken to are feeling worried and anxious about what will come over the coming weeks and months. I’ve quickly pulled this post together in the hope that it will help. How to talk about the virus with children Talking to children about…

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Letters from A Beautiful Childhood

Hello friends! It’s been a while. I wanted to let you know that, from this month, I will be sending out a monthly email letter, from my heart to yours. In each letter I will share some reflections on the month that has passed – on parenting, our home education journey, my peaceful parenting education…

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Morning time playlist

We listen to a lot of Classical music throughout the day when we are at home, especially during morning time. If you use Spotify, you can find our current morning time playlist here. I edit it every now and again but it’s basically just gentle Classical music, and it’s a good place to start if…

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Celebrating September: The start of (home)school, a seasonal shift, and some new year festivities

Happy September! I always get “back to school” feelings when September approaches, and this month is no different. There is a distinct chill in the air in the mornings and evenings, the sun is going down a little earlier, some of the local trees are starting to turn, and rosehips are growing fat in our…

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The Prepared Adult: The power of observation

This month I am taking part in a project on Instagram all about the concept of “The Prepared Adult”, and I thought I would share some thoughts here too. If we’re not already connected on Instagram, come along and say hi! Last week (I’m a little behind – oops!) the participants in “The Prepared Adult” were writing…

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Planning for our first “official” year of home education: Curriculum resources I’ll be drawing on

Last week I blogged about my planning process for Frida’s first “official” year of home education. You can read about it here. In that post, I promised to share some of the resources I can see us using over the coming year, so here I am making good on that promise! Before I begin, I…

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