It's Winter in the southern hemisphere and if you are lucky enough to be in Australia or nearby, you will be enjoying the beautiful bounty of citrus on the trees. It is a magical sight, one that children and parents both love! So remember to eat your fruit that is growing on your own trees… Continue reading This week: visit a local food garden 🙂 (5th June 2018)
Exciting things are happening in the world right now with the enthusiasm of supporting local community workers and remembering to pay people what they deserve for the effort they put into their offerings. For example, there are local producers of all kinds of goods all over the world, and they are rapidly being chosen and… Continue reading This week: support your local producers in whichever way you can 🙂 (13th January 2018)
As you're enjoying the first fresh days of the new year, and setting intentions and reflecting on what was great (and not so great) about the year passed, don't forget to listen to your body and honour its very specific needs at the beginning of a new cycle. The body's seasons begin fresh every year:… Continue reading This week: honour your body’s needs at the beginning of a new year 🙂 (2nd January 2018)
For a couple of years now I've had what I suspected was a "red-meat allergy", from a paralysis tick bite. This is a growing concern especially on the coastal areas of NSW and QLD. There are new cases diagnosed every day, children included, so I wanted to share with you a little of what I've… Continue reading Mammalian Meat Allergy (Alpha-Gal) – aligning yourself with the right tribe – and live with it successfully and happily
Thousands of children around Australia are returning to school this week. It's a time of fresh beginnings, of anxiety, excitement, new friendships and relationships - and not only for the children, because parents are equally feeling the mixed bag of emotions. Parents worry about their children, mostly. But what about ourselves? Do we ever think… Continue reading The mum who had a fault and shared it.
I'm certainly not an expert when it comes to describing methods of teaching various education philosophies. But it's an area that interests me and I'm learning quickly ... so many people are asking me what the difference is between Montessori and Steiner. If you don't know anything and are looking for a basic parent's-view explanation,… Continue reading Steiner, Montessori and Your Child
One thing we all need to deal with occasionally is the insecurity we have as a result of a particular childhood or teenage experience. There's one lesson I learned today from battling with my insecurity and it's this: No matter what happened in my childhood that affected me, helped create the belief systems I have… Continue reading We’re only human? No, we’re better than that.
It's common for friends to exclaim that this little boy, my son of 7 months, has pure joy in his face. Wouldn't it be great if we all had such ready, joyful smiles! If I were to ask you how you are, could you answer like this? 'Brilliant! I am fantastic!' Maybe it is not… Continue reading Happy to be happy!
When little toddlers mature into little boys and girls it becomes easier to expect more of them and we find ourselves speaking to them in ways we never used to. We might expect them to: - understand consequences - recognize hazards and dangers - always be kind and gentle, courteous and polite to others -… Continue reading Little adults and their parents
Ever noticed how what we expect almost ALWAYS comes true? How many times do we say, 'I knew it!' Or 'I knew that would happen!' Expectations are a lens that we see life through. It is so incredibly easy to become aware of your lens and take it off, replace it with a different colour.… Continue reading Changing perspective using coloured lens