Beautiful Books: Books for Winter

We have lit the first Chanukah candle, Frida’s beautiful advent calendar is being gleefully opened by excited little fingers, elderberry syrup is being dutifully poured out each morning, and I have stocked up on thick yellow beeswax candles to light our meals on these slow, cozy days. Each night Frida’s bed is warmed by hot…

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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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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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Exploring Nature With Children: Harvest Moon

As I’ve spoken about before, we loosely follow the brilliant Exploring Nature With Children curriculum, dipping into it most weeks. I find that it gives me something to think about in terms of what we might be looking for on our nature walks and books to pull out to support this. This week focuses on the Harvest…

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