On the eve of her birthday (a year and a half ago)

I recently found a piece of writing that I started scribbling over a year and a half ago, on the eve of Frida’s second birthday.  I wanted to share it with you now, unedited and unchanged, exactly how I found it. – Frida will be two tomorrow. Two! I have been reflecting a lot as…

Read More

The Peaceful Home IV: Coping with tantrums

A question I am often asked is whether or not Frida ever has “tantrums”, because I don’t tend to talk or write about these. The honest answer is yes, she does experience them – but very rarely. Last week Frida went through one of these difficult moments, so I thought it would be the perfect…

Read More

Meet the Mother: Kelly Klockenbrink

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 Dutch photographer and mother of three Kelly…

Read More

The Peaceful Home Part I: Creating “yes spaces”

A “yes space” is simply a space where you don’t feel like you have to always be saying “no”, “don’t touch” and “don’t climb” to your children. Creating “yes spaces” in your home allows everyone to feel more relaxed. Your children are free to touch, explore, move, climb, and look after their own needs, and…

Read More

Avoiding activity overwhelm as a parent

A mother recently asked for advice in my Facebook group, saying she had many good intentions around setting up beautiful displays for her child, putting together bookshelves, preparing art activities, and so on, but she struggled to find the time and/or motivation to follow through and put these actions into practice. It can feel overwhelming…

Read More

Meet the Mother: Mylinh Nguyen

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 Brighton-based weaver and textiles lecturer Mylinh Nguyen…

Read More