Mindful Mum; The Importance of Joining Your Child’s Wonder
Do we model joy? Do we model a thirst for knowledge? Do we model tranquility? Are we showing our children that life is a wonderful thing to live or an endless round of work and repeat?
A Cheat’s Guide to Feeding Your Toddler
Weaning was one of the most stressful parts of parenthood for me. I’m a pretty good cook but it became apparent fairly early that our mostly paleo diet wasn’t going to work with BLW, as an added challenge Alfie hated quinoa, sweet potatoes, wild rice and basically everything else we ate at dinner time. These are the recipes I fought back with! Alfie seems to have a inate awareness of my natural tendency towards lazy parenting and responds accordingly by refusing to eat anything out of a packet. Since his fist mouthful of food he has rejected all baby food as well as jarred sauces or convenience products. Which isn’t…
Offering Choice; A 5 Step Guide to Offering Your Toddler Choices.
A Montessori approach to offering choice to your toddler; how to create a parent respectfully and avoid conflict.
A First Time Mum’s Guide to Thriving with a Newborn
You Can Thrive I made it through my first year of motherhood and I’d like to think that I have a few tips and tricks up my sleeve which will help new parents. Here are 6 things you can do to prepare for the birth of your baby. As a first time Mum I’d heard all the horror stories! I expected the worst; no sleep, taking hours to leave the house, exploding nappies, a body in complete ruins. Most of these things happened but what no one tells you is that YOU CAN COPE with them! And you can cope especially easily if you’re organised, well fed and have had a…
Bilingual Baby; How to Raise a Bilingual Child – Montessori Resources from Birth to Three Years
This post is brought to you by Eva from Eva Montessori at Home. “Hi, I’m Eva! A language teacher born and raised in Girona (Catalonia). In love with my family and Montessori philosophy, I am the proud mama of a feisty toddler called Arnau. Languages and travelling are my passions. Since motherhood, my days are filled with laughter, storytelling, music, beach trips, forest walks, practical life, sensorial and pretend play and many more.” . My mother tongue is Catalan but I am a fluent English and Spanish speaker, so when my son was in the womb he got to listen to English, Catalan and Spanish on a daily basis. Children…
An Open Letter of Thanks; It Takes A Village
Alfie is very lucky to have been born into an extended family who ladies him as much as his parents do. In honour of Grandparents Day, I’ve written an open letter of thanks to Alfie’s grandparents and my village; a village which surrounds my family and I with love, support and encouragement. Thank You Thank you for taking for Alfie when he was sick. Thank you for taking Alfie when I was tired. And thank you for taking Alfie when we sick and tired of each other. Thank you for accepting that I know it all but being gracious enough to give advice when I finally asked for it. Thank…