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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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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Our Story | How GUWN Began

History, everyone has one, and every person you admire has a story of their journey and how they came to be where they are. Previously, I discussed the enormous shift that occured when Aria was born, for those that haven’t read it, you can read it here. However, it occured to me that we had…

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Homeschool With The Seasons | Autumn Activities

Here at Growing Up With Nature, we are a big fan of using natural resources to bring nature into the classroom, as well as keeping schooling costs down! Luckily, Mother Nature is fantastic at supplying beautiful schooling supplies all year round. Here we cover just a few options for our favourite time of year, Autumn!…

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Home-Schooling | Why We Chose It Over Conventional Education

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Education is perhaps one of the most important yet controversial topics in parenting. We all know that our children need to learn, but how, what and where are all up for debate. Home-schooling in particular, receives a lot of attention and seems to be a major point of debate. In the past, before public school,…

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Autumn Family Bucket List

Another season is upon us! In England, Autumn has well and truly arrived. The leaves have turned to beautiful reds and oranges, and with it the colder nights! As a family we absolutely love Autumn. Last year, Aria was only just 2 months old and we were still getting to grips with being first time…

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5 Autumn Activities Your Family Can Enjoy!

‎Autumn is a fantastic time to get out and exploring nature. The rich colours of the trees, crunchy leaves and a nip in the air that reminds you winter is just around the corner. Whilst it may seem that the harsher weather may be cause to head indoors, this couldn’t be further from the truth!…

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5 Lessons We Should Learn From Our Children

There is no doubt in any parents mind, that when it comes to raising children it is one giant learning curve. Nobody hands you a manual at the hospital. There is no one right way to raise a child. It is one of the single most challenging and rewarding things we will ever do in…

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The Fourth Trimester | Second Pregnancy

The Fourth Trimester is a special time for all mothers, whether it’s your first baby or your fifth. It’s a time of bonding, recovering and soaking up all of that newborn smell! After only 10 months, I was entering the fourth Trimester for a second time! But how did my experiences differ? Physical Recovery After…

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5 Things I Would Go Back And Tell Myself As A First Time Mum

Parenting, a daunting, life changing responsibility that I certainly hadn’t planned to experience so early in life. I had never really planned on having children, my maternal instinct was solely reserved for animals, when it came to babies I didn’t have a clue. So finding myself pregnant came with a lot of anxiety. Horses and…

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