The Peaceful Home: Inner Work and Parenting Triggers

Last month in The Peaceful Home we were exploring inner work, mindset, and mindfulness for parents. As the days grow darker and nights get longer, I am feeling a real sense of drawing inwards, of craving space for reflection and meditation, carving out time to read, plan, and ponder, and really focus on my own…

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“How was your day?” Reconnecting with your child after daycare or school

If you have a child in school or daycare, I’m sure you’re eager to find out how your little love has spent their day. Although it can be so tempting to jump in with questions as soon as you see your child – What did you do? Did you have fun? – it can be less…

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Essay: Why feminism can no longer ignore parenting + how peaceful parenting can effect radical social change

The UK Government defines domestic violence as “any incident of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over… The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to: psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse.” Did you notice that the definition stresses that domestic violence is between those aged 16 or…

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Listen to me on the Creatively Human podcast

I was recently delighted to be invited to be a guest on Ruth Poundwhite’s brilliant podcast, Creatively Human. Ruth and I spoke about why I do the work I do, building a parenting community based on kindness and free from judgement, juggling work and home educating a young child, and much more. You can listen…

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An invitation to join The Peaceful Home

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 communities, our societies, and our world. At its heart, peaceful parenting is a social justice issue. As adults, we have more power than our children. How we choose to use…

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Bringing beauty into daily life with children

“The things the child sees are not just remembered; they form part of his soul.” Maria Montessori I’ve shared this quote many times before, and I’m sure I will continue to do so! It’s one I come back to time and again, and for me it underlines my desire to give my daughter a beautiful childhood, a space in which to grow, learn, and flourish. I think that beauty is…

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The Peaceful Home X: Parenting, shame, and raising wholehearted + resilient children

Welcome to the last blog post in “The Peaceful Home” mini-series! In this series I have been talking about peaceful parenting, sharing tips help you to increase the ease and joy with which you parent whist reducing the conflict in your home. We’ve had posts on stepping away from using “no” so much, creating “Yes Spaces” in your…

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The Peaceful Home IX: Three common parenting issues and how to approach them

I receive a lot of messages and emails asking for support on how to parent peacefully whilst navigating challenging situations. Here are three common parenting issues and some thoughts on how to approach them.  “My son just will not cooperate in the mornings. It’s a fight to get him dressed each day, and getting him…

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Meet the Mother: Sophie Lazarski

I am delighted to be sharing this interview series with you, where I will be talking to a different woman every fortnight about parenting, motherhood, their daily rhythm and what makes a beautiful childhood. So without further ado, let’s meet the mother… This week, I’d like to welcome Parisian mama of two Sophie Lazarski to…

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