Booking for A Beautiful Childhood course is now open

I am delighted to announce another run of my online course A Beautiful Childhood which will take place during June and July. 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…

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Brilliant preschool resources we love

As you’ll know if you’ve been reading this blog for a while we are home educating Frida* which means that she doesn’t attend any kind of preschool, instead splitting her week between myself and my husband. We’re all finding these preschool years incredibly fun; full of wonder and delight at the world around us, learning…

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Meet the Mother: Dr Pragya Agarwal

I am delighted to be sharing this interview series with you, where I will be talking to a different woman every fortnight about parenting, motherhood, their daily rhythm and what makes a beautiful childhood. So without further ado, let’s meet the mother… This week, I’d like to welcome writer, entrepreneur, speaker, educator, and mama of…

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Meet the Mother: Amelia Allen Sherwood

I am delighted to be sharing this interview series with you, where I will be talking to a different woman every fortnight about parenting, motherhood, their daily rhythm and what makes a beautiful childhood. So without further ado, let’s meet the mother… This week, I’d like to welcome mama of two Amelia Allen Sherwood to…

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A simple sewing work + activities for fine motor skills

Sewing beads onto material with thread. Frida loved doing this today. This was absolutely process art: there was no outcome in mind, just some exploration using two materials she knows well (sewing materials and threading beads) in a new way. After she had finished she wanted to display her finished piece next to some of…

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Meet the Mother: Rowan Webley

I am delighted to be sharing this interview series with you, where I will be talking to a different woman every fortnight about parenting, motherhood, their daily rhythm and what makes a beautiful childhood. So without further ado, let’s meet the mother… This week, I’d like to welcome British mama of one Rowan Webley to…

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Growing Plants

It is starting to feel like proper, Shirley Hughes-style spring here in London. Sunshine, clouds, rain, mud, wind. Sunny mornings and wet afternoons, new welly boots and garden dirt under our fingernails. Bulbs on the table, flowers brightening up surfaces, seedlings on the windowsill. After months of neglect we’ve started to venture out into the…

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