Hello 2019!

Hello 2019, how quickly you've arrived. It only feels like last week that it was October and we were observing signs of autumn and now here we are in the throws of winter and a new year. Our Christmas was perfectly slow and relaxed. We purposefully make Christmas Day fairly normal just with church and... Continue Reading →

Weekly Round Up: countdown to Christmas

This week we have been on the countdown to Christmas. This hasn't really meant much other than our normal rhythm has slightly adjusted and we've been cleaning and tidying the house and readying for family visiting. Today is Christmas Eve and we have decorated the tree and been tidying. The children have finished their crib... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Father Christmas

I mentioned in my last post about Advent that we don't do Santa with our children. We made the decision when our son was young and it wasn't easy. Going against the norm can be hard but we felt very strongly about why we were choosing to do so. I actually have very strong and... Continue Reading →

This Is How We Advent

Yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent and marks the start of the four week preparation time for Christmas. A time for quiet reflection and peaceful preparation that isn't indulgent. This doesn't sound like the Advent we see happening all around us. When I looked at my phone on Saturday it was as though Christmas... Continue Reading →

This Week’s Round Up: Weather

We've enjoyed learning about weather this week. Monday was our best day. We made rain makers and then danced round to rain sounds (you know those 'relaxing' 2 hour rain noises with pan pipes over the top). Joseph loved it. He certainly has a talent with dancing and movement and loves to move to music.... Continue Reading →

Night Weaning

It's that time again. The night weaning time has come. I wish I could feed for as long as my children wanted. I wish lack of sleep didn't impact so heavily on my mood and ability to function. But it does and there comes a time when everyone needs more sleep. Both my eldest two... Continue Reading →

This week’s Round Up: Moss

This week our focus has been moss. We started the week by saying "I don't know much about moss", so we got out some paper and thought of everything we could about moss and we were surprised by how much we did know. We then added to the list once we'd researched and knew some... Continue Reading →

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