“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better”Albert Einstein. It wasn’t an intentional thing but somehow we seem to have been pulled towards nature this month. Maybe it was the need to retreat away from the busy school holidays or maybe it was the simplicity and calm that called us. Either way, we have had some of the most beautiful and relaxing family days. When you are submerged into nature you can’t help but feel peaceful and grateful for the world around you. It encourages you to move your body, breath in fresh air and spend quality time with your family. Its nourishing in a way I never really understood before. A true tonic to the crazy days of busy family life. Everything seems a little clearer after a spell outdoors. What did the kids learn that I didn’t teach them? Fin has really taken it upon himself to learn how to spell. I would say he’s doing it all on his own because he is the one who has the drive and is the one asking the questions but of course, we are involved in helping him learn correctly. (Although it has been so much fun […]
What a summer we are having! It is probably common knowledge that here in the U.K. it can be a bit hit and miss on the sunny day stakes but boy, oh boy have we been blessed with one long hot summer or what?! July has been a delightful mix of sandy toes, salty hair and ice cream kisses. Shall we begin? What did the kids learn that I didn’t teach them? Pops came out with a gem the other day. She said “Mummy, did you know that a starfish isn’t really a fish because it doesn’t have gills, fins or a backbone?” I picked my jaw up off the floor and looked suitably proud and impressed by her vast and ever-growing animal knowledge. Fin has started singing! It is the cutest, off-key sound you’ll ever hear. It literally melts my heart to hear him. He has now taught himself all the words to all of the songs on the Moana soundtrack and performs it with joy and gusto. What did the kids teach me that I didn’t already know? Pops taught me that some lipsticks contain fish bones! From being vegan I knew to avoid some makeup products due […]
Well, do I have a treat in store for you guys today or what?! I have been blessed to make friends with a fantastic lady called Rose who just happens to be no other than a vegan nutritionist! I am so super excited to share this blog post today as Rose has agreed to answers all mine and your questions on how to successfully transition your children to a plant-based diet. She is an absolute legend for agreeing to take the time to answer all of these questions so thoroughly for you. However, before we head into the Q and A I wanted to tell you a bit about our experience of turning the kids vegan and then I will properly introduce you to the star of this piece. I am so often asked about how we successfully transitioned our children to a plant-based diet. There is no denying that when trying to encourage your children to eat in a completely new way that you will need a lot of patience and understanding. It takes times to break old habits and it is that much harder for children to appreciate the health benefits that these new foods bring. Always be […]
Wow! Have we had a colourful month or what?! It has been so much fun. We have had the chance to get away a lot this month and with it has brought a diverse and plentiful set of opportunities for education. There is nothing more freeing than staying in a new environment and having only a pen and paper for resources. It forces you to rely on the world around you to inspire, create and learn from. So without further ado, I bring you the answers to this month’s questions. What did the kids learn that I didn’t teach them? Well, there is so much to choose from this month. As I previously mentioned we had the chance to go away this month. We got the chance to stay in a tiny house with relatives and simply living in that environment taught us all so much. We had to practice compromise, respect, sharing and kindness. The kids learnt how to be quiet when someone was sleeping or working, they learnt to share what small amount of things they had and adapted to the new sounds of the nighttime world around them. Aside from all of these compassionate moments they learnt […]
Hello lovely people! I have a quick post for you today. We have decided to do the occasional video on our new YouTube channel to help you get an idea of who we are. Today we are talking about why we turned vegan. Are you a vegan? If so then we would love to hear about your journey. If you’re not vegan and just having a little think about making some healthy changes then why not give it a try for a few weeks and see how you go? We are happy to help you get started. I promise you won’t regret it! Help us out! If you have any questions or comments, leave them down below, or shoot us an e-mail! And, as always, if you’re thinking about buying some of the items mentioned in our blog, use our Amazon links throughout this article or down below; it helps us create content that you like to read or that helps you out, and it costs you nothing — win/win! We appreciate the support.
This has been my favourite month of the unschooling year so far. I think that’s partly down to the increase in weather temperature, allowing us to get out and about a bit more but also because we have made many new friends this month. Its just been the kind of month that clicks. (Plus we went to the beach which makes everything better right?) So without further ado, onto our monthly questions… What did the kids learn that I didn’t teach them? Pops learnt how to do a helicopter street dance move. Very impressive it is too! Fin taught himself how to write Tesco. I couldn’t believe it when he walked in with a Tesco shopping list that he had written out himself! Spelt perfectly too Fin, well done! What did the kids teach me that I didn’t already know? Pops taught me that crocodiles grow teeth up to 50 times and Fin taught me that hot water is heavier than cold water. Apparently, its because heat holds more energy. This fact blew me away. The kids had been reading the Usborne lift the flap General Knowledge book together and taught me many things that I didn’t already know. What […]