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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Helping your child peacefully settle into preschool

As the end of the summer approaches, many children will be starting preschool for the first time – and many parents will be feeling anxious, wondering how their child is going to settle in and how they can help them to do so gently and peacefully. Before I go any further, I want to preface…

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The Peaceful Home Part VIII: Help! Gentle parenting isn’t working

An issue that I often come across on peaceful parenting forums and threads goes something like this: “I am a gentle parent. I don’t punish or bribe, I try my best to keep calm, and I have a strong connection with my child. When they act in a way that is unacceptable, I am loving…

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Meet the Mother: Christie Drozdowski

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 writer and mama to two (one still…

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