Autumn Activities

September is here and autumn is upon us once more. With that familiar chill in the air, many families see it as a time to return indoors and ride out the colder months until spring returns. However, these months are some of the best months to get out exploring nature. Rich colours adorn the trees,…

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Homeschooling | How To Discuss It With Family

Homeschooling is on the rise. More and more families are opting to educate at home, each for their own unique reasons (you can read ours here). Yet there is one thing they all have in common. Each family will have had “the talk”. Whether “the talk” was a simple light hearted discussion or a somewhat…

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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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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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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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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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My Positive Birth Experience: A Birthday Baby | Guest Blog

I want to start this off by saying props to all Mommies out there. No matter how you deliver your baby (all natural, epidural, home birth, hospital birth, etc.) You are an incredible, strong woman. To any first time Mommy-to-be, have no worries, child bearing is a natural thing from God and your body was…

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Our Top 5 Books For Christmas

Christmas is a fantastic time to cosy up as a family with a good book. As suggested in our last post, we prefer a relatively minimal Christmas, and try to incorporate the 4 present rule. We find books are a fantastic fit for a minimal Christmas! Books aid reading development, as well as promoting mindfulness…

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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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