Solving World Problems One Mum at a Slime

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

Solving World Problems One Mum at A Time : Indulging Imaginations

Indulge Your Imagination Do you ever feel hopelessly overwhelmed with the state of the world and wonder how putting out recycling out once a week, eating more lentils and quinoa and using paper straws will make the blind bit of difference? Today my daughter asked me for a cloth carrier bag to go shopping with instead of a plastic one. This could create a small ripple in our local community and even contribute to world plastic reduction! Who knows what a difference our small seemingly pathetic actions can lead to? This is me on the trip with her and her … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at A Time : Indulging Imaginations

Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Why Sketching Builds Resilience

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

Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Family Adventure to Pompeii

Family Adventure to Pompeii What’s on your family wish list? This week we enjoyed adventures in Naples. Yesterday was a wonderful trip to Pompeii Mind the bees. Video here Jane x Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Family Adventure to Pompeii

Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Family Adventures in Naples

Today we climbed Mount Vesuvius Today we took a train to Ercolo then tourist bus up to Mount Vesuvius, enjoying great views of the city of Naples sprawling below, whilst slightly terrified of the narrow coach turns. The carpark with all the coaches was probably the most dangerous part though. From here, we walked about 15 minutes on a reasonably wide path to the crater rim. It was pretty windy, Ellie’s ears ached from the cold and sand stung our eyes. It was definitely worth it though. We survived the return journey to the station, and from here walked 15 … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Family Adventures in Naples

Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones As usual there was an intense amount of work left to cover and no time factored in to create connection. People say, ‘Jane how do you know what to do, what’s it like walking into a class you have never met and teaching them, do they mess about?’ A handwritten 2 page letter was left on the desk informing me of the 12 most troublesome children including: ‘f has ADHD, x, y and z are trying to be the alpha males, s is sooo lazy really stamp on him, t is aggressive, l calls out all the … Continue reading Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Sticks and Stones

Solving World Problems One Mum at At Time : Sleep and the benefits of Bedtime Routines for children

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