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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Spring Nature Activities

Spring is here! Finally, warmer weather and longer days are on their way! Whilst winter does have it’s own wonders, you can read them here, there is something to be said for an adventure on a lovely sunny day. Here are our top spring activities for your family to enjoy! Nature Hunts Spring is a…

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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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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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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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