Build A Wildlife Garden | Animal Habitats

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As stated in our previous post, using the right flowers in your garden is essential if you want to support the local wildlife. However, there are lots of other ways to give the wildlife a helping hand, such as creating specific habitats. From mini ponds to bug hotels, there are options for gardens of all…

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How To Create A Wildlife Garden

Looking after the wildlife is a key part of our home education, as it is for many home-schooling/unschooling families around the world. But how can you support the wildlife at your own back door? Creating a wildlife garden is not only a fantastic way to support the local ecosystem, but will also provide invaluable lessons…

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Exploring Nature For Toddlers & Babies

Being out in nature is essential to our well-being, the benefits not only help physical development but is a key component to good mental health. However, many parents struggle with getting their younger children outside or find that lots of activities cater mainly for children over 5. Thankfully, nature is a fantastic provider, and there…

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How To Get Your Children Interested In Nature

One of the most common questions I get asked is how do I get my girls so interested in nature and the outdoors? So many parents I speak to struggle with getting their children out of the house and off on adventures, especially those with older children who would rather spend time gaming inside. However,…

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Homeschooling vs. Unschooling | What’s the Difference?

Home education is a growing field within many countries of the world, particularly in the United Kingdom. Through one reason or another, parents are choosing to follow an alternative path to conventional education. When it comes to home education there are many different forms, and we all do what is right for our own families.…

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The Importance of Choice

Choice. Freewill. Two very important concepts within our world. Yet, some of the most forgotten concepts when it comes to children. Why is something so simple and critical as choice so often an after thought? Why do so many parents end up overriding their children’s choices? Some may argue it is a side affect of…

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Santa? Not In Our House! | Our Alternative Christmas Story

Santa. The staple character of most western Christmases. Not in our house. I know, Scrooge, how could we not tell the girls about Santa!? Won’t they miss out on all of the magic!? The answer to both of these questions is a resounding NO.  Aside from personal beliefs, which we will get to in minute, there…

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How To Have A Minimalist & Meaningful Christmas

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In the western world, Christmas has become a massively commercialised affair. Parents pressured to build a pyramid of presents that the Egyptians would be jealous of.  Their play space cluttered with a whole host of noisy, flashing toys children become overwhelmed. This approach costs a small fortune, does absolutely nothing for your child’s development, or…

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The Benefits Of Nature | Why Is It So Beneficial For Children?

Parents have heard it a million times. We say it nearly every day on our social media. Nature is AMAZING  for your children. It is perhaps one of the best gifts you can give your little ones, apart from your love and affection of course. But why? Why is time outside so crucial for their wellbeing?…

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Autumn Family Bucket List

Another season is upon us! In England, Autumn has well and truly arrived. The leaves have turned to beautiful reds and oranges, and with it the colder nights! As a family we absolutely love Autumn. Last year, Aria was only just 2 months old and we were still getting to grips with being first time…

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