Festive Food: Tips from a Nutritionist

Although the festive season brings many culinary reasons to be joyful (personally I am all about the roast potatoes, garlic fried sprouts, mince pies and custard, and a strong gin and tonic), for some of us navigating the season’s family meals with their children can be challenging. From well-meaning family who load your children up…

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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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Calm Celebrations course now open for booking

I am delighted to announce that booking is now open for my Calm Celebrations course. As a parent, you want to give your children joyful experiences. You want to make memories that they will cherish well into adulthood, gifting them moments of calm togetherness alongside exuberant celebration. We know that spending quality time with friends…

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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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On Our Bookshelves: Winter Books

It is officially December! This morning I showed Frida our new rotation of books, which are all about winter and the holidays we celebrate (Chanukah and Christmas). I have been so excited to rotate in our winter books this year! I think because it has been a difficult summer and autumn for us, winter this…

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Montessori Gifts for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers

With the festive season fast approaching, I have updated my Montessori-friendly gift guide. I hope you find it useful! Below are a selection of toys I feel pretty sure would be welcomed by any family with an interest in the Montessori ethos –  or actually, any family at all. They are well made, beautiful, mostly made of…

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