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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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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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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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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