Frustrated by Mealtimes?eating together improves our children’s wellbeing Continue reading Why eating together improves family happiness, joy and connection
My children are 22 months apart in age and when they were small the health visitor suggested I burn all the advice books I had surrounded myself with. I was stressed out thinking that I wasn’t getting things right because the book ‘said so’. A particularly memorable morning was when one of them had climbed on top of the table and wee-d and the other simultaneously missed getting to the potty and poohed on the floor. I certainly don’t look back at this moment with great relish but do remember laughing and seeing the humour in the situation whilst … Continue reading Your Child Needs a Good Slap
Finding Magic in the Woods with Luke. Walk. Breathe. Stop. Notice. Smell. Breathe. Listen. Repeat ‘When children engage their senses with the world around them, they feel happier and more hopeful about life‘ Marie Manuchehri ‘Stop being weird mum’ Chakra Number 2 JT x #rewildthechild #mindfulness #summerfunandlearning Continue reading ‘When children engage their senses with the world around them, they feel happier and more hopeful about life’ Marie Manuchehri
My daughter’s main love language is ‘time’, for many children and adults ‘time is love’ Over the past 5 days we’ve played monopoly together. We’ve only got a little travel, she gets it all out and blu tacs the hotels in place each day. We play for about 30 – 45 minutes (her choice) and then take a photo of where we’ve got up to for the next time, and leave it out if possible. Yesterday, I’d left the window ajar and the money blew everywhere. With only 2 of us playing I feel this game could go on for … Continue reading Mindfulopoly – Connection Through Collaboration & Play
Yoga At Home Would you like to have time during the week for yoga with your children, a time to connect, play, laugh, stretch, relax learn from each other and grow? Perhaps you are finding it tricky to find a class and time to suit. Practising yoga at home with your family can tick a lot of these boxes. I’m going to share some ideas below for ways I’ve weaved it into my family life over the past 11 years and hope it gives you some ideas and confidence to try it at home too. Post Natal Yoga When my … Continue reading Family Yoga Flow
Children Love it When We Are Playful What have you done today that has tapped into your playful side? Maybe you’ve sung a song, danced while you hoovered or showered, laughed at yourself or got down with the kids and played in a paddling pool, on the swings, slid down a slide, had some fun making lunch with eachother, giggled at a TV show together? Our children love to see us being playful, and when we are playful together it brings us to the moment- the present. We can all relax together, enjoy one other, learn and importantly connect. … Continue reading Think Less, Feel More.
This weekend my family and I have been at a festival called ‘Camp Bestival’. It’s something we’ve done for almost 8 years and has become our main summer holiday. We all love adventure and variety, but there’s something quite comforting about going back to the festival each year, the children love it and there’s always so many unexpected surprises. I think the children also enjoy it so much because it connects us very much as a family, we aren’t distracted and are more physically, mindfully and heart-fully there for each other. 4 nights under canvas and 5 days wandering around … Continue reading Lesson from a Festival – Connection, Collaboration and Community