My Simple Morning Rhythm as a Mother of 3

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Establishing a simple morning rhythm is essential for promoting calm and gaining control over the most important part of your day.   I recently wrote about establishing about establishing a calm, simple before school rhythm for your children – but what about you?   How you start your day can affect how the rest of […]

How to establish a simple, calming before school rhythm: 6 ideas to implement

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Building a simple, calming before school rhythm will help the rest of your day run smoothly. Here are 6 ideas to make your before school rhythm less overwhelming and more joyful.   Whether your child is starting school for the first time or your child is beginning a new term, there’s always an opportunity to […]

Welcoming Summer: 5 Ways Adapt our Family Rhythm

welcoming summer featuring a 5 year old girl admiring a sunflower

Summertime is a brilliant opportunity to slow everything down. With schools and preschools broken up for the summer, it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace the simpler things in life and enjoy being with your children. Welcoming Summer For us, welcoming summer means adapting our daily and weekly rhythms to accommodate the warmer weather. Without school to […]

No-schedule Summer? 4 reasons why you don’t need a schedule for your children

No-schedule summer: a 6 year old girl picks sunflowers in a field

With so many colour-coded schedules popping up all over my Instagram and Pinterest feeds, I wanted to add an alternative solution: a no-schedule summer!⁠ ⁠ Does this sound horrifying to you? Well I promise you that it’s not. ⁠ The problem with hour-by-hour schedules is that you’re quickly setting yourself up for a stressful summer […]

Summer Scavenger Hunt: Two Free Printables for Toddlers and Preschoolers

summer scavenger hunt: 3 boys look for shells on the beach

How ready are you for summer? The long break between school years can feel pretty daunting at times which is why I’ve created this summer scavenger hunt printable for you to download and print. There’s something very organic about observing the coming and goings of the new seasons. The children are naturally curious, asking questions […]

Summer Bucket List: a free printable for toddlers & preschoolers

summer bucket list: a 4 year old boy and 6 year old girl stand in a field of flowers

Summer is the perfect opportunity for children to build up to longer durations of independent play and so for the most part, our Summer rhythm is rather relaxed. The children spend a large amount of their time outdoors, creating their own games and activities as they go. As summer approaches and I see more and […]

Welcoming Spring: 5 ways we adapt our family rhythm

welcoming spring: a two year old girl in a pink jacket and blue baseball cap walks amongst yellow tulips and pansies

The first signs of Spring always fill me with a pure sense of joy and delight. The cherry blossoms in the local city park; the longer hours of daylight and signs of new life everywhere. Welcoming Spring and the promise of the memories to come is one of my favourite things to do each year. […]

How to Create a Simple After-School Rhythm for Young Children

a 6 year old girl plays with a Grimm's wooden rainbow and peg dolls

If you have a young child who is at school or nursery all day long, you might notice that they are a little cranky after-school. Perhaps your questions about their day go unanswered or maybe they burst into tears over something that wouldn’t usually bother them. When I was teaching Grade 2, concerned parents of […]

5 Essentials for Building a Daily Rhythm

5 essentials for building a daily rhythm featuring 3 year old boy on a wobbel board

Toddlers and young children thrive on routines. That’s why building a simple daily rhythm is so important if you want life at home to run smoother. Have you ever thought about why children act out during events like Christmas or even a trip to grandma’s? It’s because they are out of their usual routines! Young […]

Autumn Activities for Kids: 25 playful prompts

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If you’re looking for some Autumn Activities for kids, then you’ve come to the right place! Autumn (or Fall, depending on where in the world you live), is our favourite season. The cooler weather means that we spend most of our time outdoors making the most of what mother nature has to offer.   But […]