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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Including meditation in our bedtime routine

I recently renewed my Headspace subscription. For those of you not familiar with Headspace, it’s a brilliant mindfulness and meditation app (not sponsored by the way – I just love it). I hadn’t used Headspace for well over a year, and I was delighted to notice that there is now section of meditations for children.…

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