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The truth about how I FEEL ‘in the moment’ as a respectful parent.

Today, my 5yr old son totally lost it. Like a 5yr old does. He poured sand from his shoes on my bed, after I asked him to remove his sandy shoes outside. He squirted water on the floor from a water bottle as he watched for my reaction and he hit his sisters again watching...

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2 baby products you can swap right now for low tox, Easy, DIY alternatives

It’s no secret that our beauty products are full of dodgy chemicals. And it might be hard to believe, but so are our baby products.  Some of the most popular brands of baby products are the biggest offenders lacing creams we put directly on to our babies largest organ (the skin) with parabens, petroleum-based oils, propylene...

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The Books Under our Christmas Tree 2018

I love books.  In an effort to own less stuff, books are my Achilles heel.  I LOVE THEM.  How they feel, how they smell, how they look, there really is nothing like a beautiful book. (see what I did there, I rhyme! 😆 )  My youngest children, love them too.  My oldest is a closet book...

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Respectful Parenting: Raising children to become themselves

Traditionally, obedient children, meant good parenting………the aim was to train children/people to make life as easy as possible for the adults around them for the most part and force them to become the people we want them to be before they are ready to make those choices for themselves.  There was also some outdated idea...

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When children are given the freedom to learn

And just like that……Halloween becomes BIOLOGY. With many questions this morning about what is growing on our pumpkin. Discussions on decomposition, microbes, molds and fungus unraveled like a mummy’s bandages. (see what I did there 😆 ) Funnily enough, Violet had recently watched an episode of the magic school bus, that included information about mold and microbes....

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Socialization without school

Here’s what it’s like getting “socialized” without school ……it looks like real life. ➖ The children and the adults intentionally make friends and hang out with people they like as much as they want, whenever they want. ➖ Just like real life. ➖ The children and adults build relationships with people of all different ages....

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How children learn without school

But how do they learn without school or sit down lessons? Through LIVING.  It is literally impossible not to learn when you are allowed to participate in life, follow your interests and explore the world in as much detail and as often as you like. Today, this little guy provided us with just one of...

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what if we supported full time mothers like this?

  I couldn’t be more grateful that women have a choice.  Choice to work, choice to be home with their children, choice to work from home etc.  But just because we technically have choice, doesn’t mean all choices are well supported. I’d like to start by getting something out of the way, I’m not against...

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Birth Affirmations

So at just over 35 weeks, the birth of baby A is rapidly approaching.  I’ve really been feeling in to my birth over the last week or so and though I have a lot of beautiful affirmations from my hypnobirthing course, I also wanted to create some that really resonated with me, personally.  I want...

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