Peaceful parenting books: Pregnancy, birth and the fourth trimester

I read a lot of books. A lot. Whenever I share about the books I am reading, I’m invariably asked to write a blog post with my favourite parenting books, but every time I sit down to do so I look across at the hundred or so books nestled lovingly in my study and feel…

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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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Celebrating Autumn: On Our Bookshelves

Autumn is most definitely on the way. I can feel it in the cool mornings and evenings, the darker nights (which are so welcome in our home!), the candles which are lit with increased regularity, and the delicious feeling of new starts that tells me September is close. I’ve put away our Summer books and pulled…

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What We’re Reading: Dinosaurs, fossils, evolution, reptiles, prehistoric life

Like all young children, Frida is pretty varied in her interests – from mice to microbes, she has a voracious appetite for learning new things. But every now and again, a topic comes along which leaves very little space in our reading for anything else. At the moment we are in the middle of such…

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Beautiful Books: Picture books about Frida Kahlo

It feels like I can’t turn anywhere without seeing Frida Kahlo merchandise at the moment, due to the current exhibition at the V&A museum in London (which Frida and I will definitely visit together soon). We didn’t name our daughter Frida specifically because of Frida Kahlo, but the link obviously didn’t pass us by either.…

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Rhythm in the Home: Our tea time rhythm + favourite books

Last week I posted about our morning time rhythm, so I’m following up this week by talking about tea time! What is “tea time”?  Tea time is simply how I refer to us sharing some beautiful books together each afternoon after a snack and some tea. It’s a welcome period of rest and connection at…

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Rhythm in the Home: Our morning time rhythm + favourite resources

“Morning time” is one of the topics I get the most questions and requests for more information about, so I thought I would give you a deeper look into our morning time rhythm and our favourite resources. What is “morning time”? Morning time refers to a period of time we spend reading books and exploring…

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Exploring Nature With Children: Butterflies

This week is butterfly week in Exploring Nature With Children, the wonderful nature curriculum we are using. We have been looking out for any butterflies we spot in our garden or out on our walks, as well as observing our own butterflies who recently hatched from their cozy pupas. Waiting for them to emerge has…

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