Halloween| Nature Style

We are half way through October already (someone please slow time down!) and Halloween, otherwise known as Samhain in our house, is on our doorstep! This is truly my favourite time of year and a festival that, thankfully, the girls have developed a love for too. Sadly, however, modern day Halloween has become a smorgasbord…

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Raising A Wild Child

The term ‘wild child’ is often batted around parenting circles, however, more often than not, it is used in a negative context to describe a child who likes to break boundaries and step outside of societies box of acceptable behaviours. On searching the definition for a wild child, the answer given is: “A Wild child…

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How To Build A Sensory Garden

Being outdoors truly has many benefits for your children. Last week we discussed our top tips for gardening with your children, and how to make it an enjoyable experience for all! One of the potential projects we mentioned was building a sensory garden for your little ones to enjoy. Sensory gardens are amazing not just…

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Tips For Gardening With Children

Gardening is a relaxing activity and enjoyable for all. As a family, gardening and maintaining our homestead is a huge part of our daily lives. But why is it beneficial for your children? Not only is getting physically in contact with the Earth very grounding and calming, but by taking up gardening you reap 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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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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