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 Peaceful Home is now open to new members

I’m so pleased to be opening up The Peaceful Home to new members, ready for a brand new topic in September. I believe that parenting can be a truly radical act. The way in which we raise our children can have a profound positive impact on our families, our communities, and our world. At its heart,…

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The Prepared Adult: Some thoughts about self care

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! This week the participants in “The Prepared Adult” are writing about self care, and how this…

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The Prepared Adult: The prepared environment

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 again – oops!) the participants in “The Prepared Adult” were…

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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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Making Sense of Screens Course is open for booking

I’m delighted to be running another round of my Making Sense of Screens course in September, and booking is now open! I designed the course because as a parent, figuring out an approach to screen time can feel overwhelming. With so many conflicting voices and opinions, so many scare stories about both the harm of…

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The Prepared Adult: Some thoughts on the “prepared parent”

“The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas.  It includes the training of character; it is a preparation of the spirit.” Maria Montessori Montessori developed her now world-famous educational method for use in schools, so when she was writing she directed her words towards…

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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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