Ideas that go hand in hand with Gentle Parenting

Self care Gentle parenting does not always come naturally, sometimes I find myself feeling frustrated and like things ‘aren’t working’ and I know, I’ve let my cup go empty. We talk about filling our kids cups and how to do so, so its funny that we as moms can completely neglect our own. Self care…

Cookie crumble puff cupcakes

These are a slightly less sugary than regular rice krispy cupcakes I grew up with. As you can see below, you’ll need- Muffin cases Puffed rice, plain or honey Sugar free chocolate cookies Your favourite marshmallows Prepare all your ingredients- Lay the cases out Crumble the cookies Heat the marshmallows in a heat proof bowl…

Afternoon Tea and road river walk

Being fairly new inhabitants of this spirited little island we now live on, we decided to celebrate Maddies birthday twice. Once here and we have a trip to England planned in February. We sang to her in the morning and she blew out a candle on a stack of mini pink donuts before opening presents….

How baths before bed ensure a calm and cosy evening

A lot of us have bedtime routines, a general order of how the night with our little ones is going to go. After Maddie turned two, we noticed that bath times were getting her stirred up and restless. Just totally overtired. It felt like a chore and the whole indigestion don’t have a bath or…

Boutique of the week: KidEco Carboards

KidEco cardboard is a company that do different self build items made of economical cardboard, including planes, houses and as seen above, castles. They’re a very creative toy that either you can design or like us, can let your toddler go to town on with pens and glitter, stickers and paint. The size of these…

New Years resolutions

1. I want to drastically decrease my waste impact this year. I’ve thought about shopping at farmers markets with less packaging and have made a little Pinterest list to get started. 2. Mother Theresa said ‘The poor come to us in many forms‘ I have been feeling really challenged in the area of giving, this…

25 days of giving advent

For advent we read a little book by Max Lucado called In the Manger. It’s an incredibly special way to spend each night leading up to Christmas and fits in with story time before bed. Sometimes the build up to Christmas can be as fun as the day. It’s a good opportunity to think about…

Winter hiking and gear

I wanted to write a little about reasons to hike in winter and the correct gear to do it with. Yesterday we had this really sunny day so we went out for a walk and around the corner we found a little trail leading all the way along the coast to a neighbouring town. We…

Morning routine with a 3 year old – anxiety free

I wake up from my light that acts as a sunrise. It wakes you up naturally and is a calm alternative to the shock buzz of an alarm. I down a glass of water and get out my bible and any devotionals. Lately Maddie has been waking up with me, I’ll give her a sensory…

Boutique of the week: We are Scamp

WE ARE SCAMP have these sweet Pajama sets just in time for a Christmas Eve present. Good quality whites with garnet collar and cuffs. Your toddlers name can be printed in the middle, as seen above in metallic gold, grey or red. You also have the choice of a wreath of hearts or stars, style…