3rd Pregnancy | First Trimester

pregnancy

Pregnancy. It is quite simply amazing. Whilst life taken a few unexpected turns the last few years, I have been fortunate enough to experience pregnancy three times within the last 2 years. Many people wait years to see those two lines, so whilst two of three pregnancies were a complete surprise, we do feel incredibly…

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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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A Rather Unexpected Surprise

This last year has been a whirlwind with being pregnant and the arrival of our second daughter, Ryver, in June. After adjusting to 2 under 2, we decided to focus on building our life for the near future. Getting married, building a home, creating our careers. Whilst life could be hectic at times, we finally…

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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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Wander Lust Spirit | Guest Blog

Earlier this year, I married my best friend; a man that continues to inspire me each new day. I’m glad the wedding chaos is over, but in keeping with the newlywed spirit, I’d like to introduce myself by sharing something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Something old: For as long as I…

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The Power of Honesty In Effort |Guest Blog

I’m just going to cut to the chase.  I’m trying really hard to be a good mom to ThriveToddler.  I’m trying harder at this goal than ANYTHING else I’ve ever attempted in my 33 years on earth.  Since he’s been born (a little under 2 years ago), making sure that I “do right by him”…

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A Mother’s Guilt…. | Guest Blog

I am beginning to realise that the feeling of mum guilt will never go away. There will always be something I think I need to do better, to do more of, or less of.  The feeling of guilt just seems to cling to different aspects of our everyday life as the children grow fast before…

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