The Baby Who Wouldn’t Go To Sleep- the story of a dairy allergy.

We’ve been living in a fog for the last year and a half, a guilty secret which we shared only with close family members. Our youngest son would just not sleep- or more precisely he would fall asleep but then wake up frequently throughout the night. This month we finally worked it out – he…

Montessori Home-schooling with a 5 year old and a toddler.

In the last few weeks our homeschool has undergone quite a transformation. Inspired by the work of Dr Maria Montessori, we have undertaken the task of using her method as a vehicle for a homeschool curriculum. Montessori revolutionised the way in which children, between 3 and 6 years old, were educated-seeing them as whole, as…

Resourcing Home Education

Image that you were given a huge new project at work and expected to show outstanding performance in your given field; you’d rightly expect that extra funding would be in place, additional time allocated and perhaps extra staff assigned to the project. In short, you’d expect additional resources to be able to carry out that…

Letting Go-Minimalism during lockdown

One of the advantages to living in a smaller home is that you tend to adopt more minimalist tendencies. In a small house, everything which is additional to our needs really stands out and becomes far more of an obstacle than simply stuffing it in a basement, attic or garage- far more of a temptation…

When you can’t/won’t buy new; Upcycling- a mud kitchen

‘Necessity is the mother of invention‘ Plato I’ve been on the lookout for a suitable lot of wood for making a mud kitchen for the boys to play with. I had been hoping to come upon a spare pallet or find something fitting in the wood pile. Alas, there really hasn’t been anything which would…

Cooking With Children

I love getting into the kitchen with son number one, it’s something we have done together since he was really small. Cooking with two has needed a ton of patience and a reworking of how we do things, I can’t pretend its getting easier, its often completely chaotic and definitely more messy! It helps if…