|May 21, 2013||Posted by Luschka under Around England, Travel|
On Sunday we had a spectacularly rare event: a family day out. It’s normally one of us, going out with the children to give the other some time off. It’s rare that we all go out together, so this was blissful. We also often go to Legoland Windsor, because it’s pretty close to us, so…
|May 21, 2013||Alternative Medicines and Remedies, Attachment Parenting, Gentle and Positive Childbirth, Motherhood|
Before each of my daughters births I put together herbs for a sitz bath, which after the birth, I was able to bath myself and help with the post birth healing.
|May 18, 2013||Misc, On Mama's Mind|
I’ve been toying with putting Ameli in dance classes for a while now. She’s always asking for it, and she loved dancing around the living room. I did ballet for a while myself, as a child, and I think it’s a great form of exercise, perfect for little girls (and boys). A few days ago…
|May 16, 2013||Alternative Medicines and Remedies, Attachment Parenting, Child Health, Child Safety, Consistent Care|
Baby massage is a hugely beneficial tool for parents and carers to use as a natural and instinctive way of relieving tension, pain or discomfort. Have you ever sat with someone crying, and rubbed their back? This is natural and instinctive comforting. Have you ever had a child in pain from constipation and rubbed their…
|May 15, 2013||Carnivals, Festival of Food, Misc|
Welcome to the June Festival of Food Carnival, hosted by Diary of a First Child and Hybrid Rasta Mama. This monthly carnival will aim to bring together seasonal recipes, healthy food, and a diversity of flavours and techniques.
|May 14, 2013||Posted by Luschka under Carnival of Natural Parenting, On Mama's Mind|
When people say ‘emergency planning’ we all tend to think about natural disasters and catastrophes but there are more emergencies in life than those. Not to downplay the effects of an earthquake, flood or tsunami, which affect the lives of the many, but sometime emergencies are small, affecting only a few, but those are no…
|May 13, 2013||Posted by Luschka under Awareness Weeks, Competitions, Misc, Products|
There does seem to be an awareness day, week or month for the most obscure things these days, doesn’t there? One that I am particularly happy to support, however, is Baby Massage Week. I started practicing baby massage on Ameli when she was just six weeks old, and loved it so much I trained as…
|May 10, 2013||Posted by Luschka under Around England, Travel|
Actually, we’re not. That’s been the worst part of having children for me: the loss of holidays. I know you’re saying ‘say WHAT!’ or something like that, because we seem to have done nothing but travel over the last three years, but we haven’t had a holiday in over two years!
|May 10, 2013||Posted by Luschka under 3 - 4 years, By Age, Discovering Nature, Food, Home Education, Incidental Learning, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Raising Conscious Children|
I’m so glad I decided to plant the sunflower seeds the same day as the tomato plants, because for days and days nothing happened. We opened the growing thingy each day to find nothing, except one random weed that popped it’s head out. I was beginning to think the Heinz Grow Your Own tomato plants…
|May 9, 2013||Posted by Luschka under Carnivals, Festival of Food, Food, Kids in the Kitchen, On Mama's Mind|
It’s Festival of Food time, and I’ve decided to share our Frozen Yoghurt recipe with you over on my new Keeper of the Kitchen blog.