Today at “Mothers’ Voices” I’m welcoming Sophie from “Chroniques d’une Globe-têteuse” . We are talking about how to “Montessori” at home, the rhythm of their days when Lynne attends the Children’s House and during the week-end, the challenges of multicultural families, self-care and so much more.Read More
I often get questions here on the blog or on Instagram about where we buy our toys and materials and I have decided to put together a gifts guide with some ideas that can make beautiful gifts.Read More
At the approach of Christmas, Hanukkah and other festivals, the pressure is big to buy more, own more, do more. But we don’t necessarily need to give in and follow this trend. There is so much that we have already, own already, do or are already. Mindfully acknowledging these things is already enough.
So this year, I’m preparing a Gratitude Advent Calendar again and I want to share it with you.Read More
I want to share with you the beauty and the diversity of celebrations from different cultures around the world and about how families mindfully celebrate them. You might find inspiration in the way of preparing and authentically celebrating these festivals. Beyond rituals and traditions there are values.
Today let’s learn more about Hannukkah, who starts this year on the evening of the 2nd of December.Read More
Each year in Autumn we craft some jar lanterns for the cold dark, evenings when we light candles in our home almost the whole day, from breakfast to diner time. We also to take some of our self-made lanterns on lantern walks for Martinmas, a beloved and very much celebrated festival here in Germany.Read More
In this Guest Post for Multicultural Kid Blogs I have written about how we celebrate Martinmas in Germany; the story of this celebration, the preparations and about how we can create authentic family traditions.Read More
I have had the joy to be interviewed by Charlotte who writes an inspiring blog “Hello Maman” on slow parenting, homeschooling and motherhood. We talk about my parenting style, books that inspire me, also about how I homeschool my daughter and a topic dear to my heart: PLAY.Read More
We light candles for celebrations but also in our daily rhythm to mark the beginning and end of our meals, to bring awareness during our tea ritual and yoga sessions. We use them in the cold, dark winter nights and we light them in our garden during the warm evenings, under the glorious sunset light.
The only thing that changed about candles is that we now make them togetherRead More
I’m so excited to start again my series of interviews Mothers’ Voices that I have initiated in 2015 and delighted to have Lisa Winter from “mama.rainbow.skies”, Glasgow, Scotland as a guest today.
I came across Lisa on Instagram and each time I connect and see her bright, colorful pictures, I feel inspired. I particularly love Lisa and her daughter Cleo’s universe and Cleo’s way of peacefully playing indoors or outdoors, lost in deep concentration.
Lisa is based in Scotland where she raises her “rainbow child” and she has previously lived in Dubai and Athens. In this interview we talk about homeschooling and her sources of inspiration, how she chooses Cleo’s materials and toys and how she gets motivated to go outdoors by any kind of weather. Lisa will also share with us what self-care means to her and how she finds support in her motherhood journey.Read More
Each morning my daughter gets herself ready for the day and in the evening she prepares herself to go to bed. I was pretty sure that my daughter new what’s the next but I have realized that she would easily get distracted by other things.
As our wheal of time with the weekly rhythm worked so well, I have decided to put our daily rituals into simple and illustrated charts.Read More
We are now at ease in our Autumn Rhythm. After alternating unstructured, free periods of time when we only went with the flow and others, structured by Waldorf-inspired rhythm, I know that both styles can work for us. Right now what suits us best is a slow, flexible but anchored Autumn Rhythm.Read More
This year we have made something fun: cookies with the different phases of the Moon. I have seen this on Pinterest with Oreo biscuits and I liked the idea but nobody eats Oreo in our family. We came up with a healthy recipe. It’s vegan, sugar free (except for the sugar naturally contained by honey) and you can make a gluten-free version.Read More
It has been proven scientifically that feeling and practicing gratitude has a positive impact in our lives: from physical and psychological health improvement to better self-esteem.
Today I would like to share with you some simple ways to practice gratitude. They will take 5 minutes of your time, sometimes less. You can do them alone but I strongly recommend you to include your children.Read More
I’m so excited to start again my series of interviews Mothers’ Voices that I have initiated in 2015 and delighted to have Charlotte from Hello, Maman as my first guest after such a long pause.
I came across Charlotte on Instagram and we have been following each other for a while. I love Charlotte’s serene and peaceful way of organizing her life so that she can homeschool her son and continue her work as language therapists throughout France. In this interview we talk about how she manages this nomadic life and homeschooling, how homeschooling works in France, her sources of inspiration, how she takes care of herself as a mother and much more.Read More