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… ūüėā 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

Are You Paying Attention?

One day the small things become the big things. Continue reading Are You Paying Attention?

Happy Kids – What’s Resilience Got to Do With It?

Happy Kids ‚Äď 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‚Äôs 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?