Today in Streatham. Partners in Slime. The amount of glue, glitter, pots we also use at home… 😂 I love the Science in Action but the chemicals in some of the crap my daughter uses, eww. And the plastic. On a healthier note. Last night. Creative Cousins decorated gingerbread biscuits. With various e-numbers, sugar and preservatives. They thoroughly enjoyed it. This morning, whilst in Shavassana pose, the puppy found one of their tiny blue smarties abandoned on the floor. She then climbed all over my face and bounced around the house. Currently bundled in her basket. Chocolate is dangerous for … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at a Slime
Why Sketching Builds Resilience What do you remember doing as a child and not really appreciating at the time, and has this influenced you now? Is Outcome Always A Priority? During half term 2015, my husband Paul was away with work in Syria, so as often happens in the holidays, I drove the kids up North to visit their older and younger cousins and spend time with my lovely sister in law, Auntie Sally, two mums working together is always so much easier than one eh. On this occasion we met at one of our favourite bolt holes in the … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Why Sketching Builds Resilience
Do your children have a bedtime ritual? Below is a gentle idea to soothe them before bedtime and ease them into sleep. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Simple Bedtime Idea My brother in law responded to my newsletter, ‘Simple Ways To Enhance Children’s Sleep‘ by sending over a beautiful message about his evening wind down routine. This included lighting a candle before he snuggles under his soft covers. I shared his story with my daughter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After she’s cleaned her teeth, my daughter lights our little buddha statue, and then settles back for a short and calming foot massage. When she was little … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Sleep and the benefits of Bedtime Routines for children
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Take 2 Did you know that simply sitting for 2 minutes each morning and exploring a a little quiet time to check in with you can make a big difference to your day. You may enjoy meditation, journalling, listening, chantingc whatever works, go with your flow, nobody is watching. 🙃 During this time maybe set an intention for how you would like to BE today in the busyness of your day. I enjoy creating a word of the day and today, it is ‘courage’. It’s None Of My Business There’s something on my mind and I’m going to say … Continue reading The Possibility of Courage
In 2014 whilst trekking in the Usembero Mountains in Tanzania, I decided I’d like to explore meditation more, so I said out loud: ‘Dear Universe, I’d like to find a meditation mentor please.’ The next morning I was up really early to go on a dawn chorus/bird spotting walk, in these stunning mountains. I got chatting to a lady called Elizabeth from Belize who I’d had a few conversations with back at the huts, and found out she was a Yoga and Meditation teacher. She truly was. She embodied all that was beautiful, peaceful, and kind about the practices and … Continue reading Walk Slowly – Random Notes of Wisdom
Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got To Do With It? Being a parent is the most challenging job any of us will have! This session is designed for curious parents who would like to explore ways they can give their child fresh possibilities to adapt to the challenges of life. In this 3 hour session you will learn ways to – Teach your child how to adapt to frustrating times. Become their life mentor. Help your child’s learning experience to become easier and more effective Become aware which parenting styles get the best for you and your children Elicit calm responses with your child when you have to communicate topics which could be stressful Improve their self esteem Develop enjoyable … Continue reading Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got to Do With It?