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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Meet the Mother: Jasmine Ong

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 Singaporean mama of two Jasmine Ong to…

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Child-led learning: Numbers + early maths (age 3.5)

We are in the middle of a real interest in numbers and maths at the moment with Frida. Suddenly, she can read (and mostly write, using her math materials) numbers up to a hundred, count way past a hundred, and do basic addition and subtraction in her head. She is fascinated by square numbers, by…

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Interview with Carine from Montessori Family

I was recently honoured to be interviewed by Carine from Montessori Family for her Montessori online conference. We talked about homeschooling, gentle parenting, work-life balance, having boundaries at work, favourite books, and so much more. I loved chatting to Carine, and you can watch my interview here: Thanks for having me Carine!

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Art corner age 3.5

I mentioned recently that I feel like Frida has had a developmental shift lately. As part of this, she’s much more interested in art materials. Colouring, cutting, using playdough, sewing – these are all things she is choosing to work on regularly at the moment. For now, we are taking an unstructured approach to Frida’s…

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Rhythm in the Home: Bedtime rhythm age 3.5

We recently moved out of our home for nearly three weeks whilst we had builders in to do a bathroom renovation (part of the reason this blog has been so quiet!) and whilst we were away I really noticed the difference that a change in rhythm – or more accurately, losing most of our rhythm!…

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Child-led learning: Reading and Writing (age 3.5)

I feel like Frida has had a developmental leap forward recently. She’s suddenly much more confident with physical tasks – she’s more confident on her balance bike, suddenly capable of doing up and undoing buttons – and her interest in reading, numeracy, and focused time doing art-ish activities has really blossomed. She’s also taller! As…

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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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