Celebrating Easter: Traditions for a secular family

Happy Spring Equinox! I’ve been thinking recently about Easter; this year, Frida is old enough to really have a sense of the festivals we celebrate, and I know that many the seasonal rhythms we lay down now will stay with us for years to come as they are slowly woven into the fabric of our…

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Rhythm in the Home course announced

As a parent, life with a young child can sometimes feel chaotic and overwhelming. Juggling naps, work, chores, playdates, and setting up pinterest-worthy activities for your child can feel like a challenge – let alone finding time for self care, reflection, and connection. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Creating a strong, dependable…

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Preparing for Spring: Putting together a nature walk bag

I always find that it gets to a certain point in February – crocuses and snowdrops are popping up everywhere, daffodils are appearing in gardens and by supermarket checkouts, the days are suddenly feeling longer and lighter – when I start to really crave spring. Do you feel it too? Unfortunately, the weather man tells…

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Christmas decorations: Bringing winter inside 

Today is the last Friday before Christmas. My husband has finished work until the new year, I’ve started to it wrap a few gifts, winter solstice has passed, and Frida’s advent calendar is looking decidedly worse for wear. Christmas feels very close now – close enough to justify decorating our home a little. This morning…

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Care of animals: making bird treats 

Frida and I have had great fun making simple bird treats today. It’s a perfect practical life activity for a cold, dry winter day. Bird treats couldn’t be easier to make, and they are simple enough to do with young child (as well as being a great way to help our feathered friends keep well…

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Holiday gifts at two and a half 

I really enjoy picking out gifts for Frida. She is into so many different things at the moment, choices feel potentially limitless. This year I’ve gone for things which I hope will bring her joy through deep play, just as her other toys do. Our family celebrates both Christmas and Chanukah, so we will be…

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