Mothers' Voices: Sophie from "Chroniques d'une Globe-têteuse", a French Mom in Missouri, USA

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.

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An Alternate Advent Calendar: Expressing Gratitude

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.

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Authentic Celebrations: Hanukkah

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.

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Children Crafts: Beeswax Candles DIY

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 together

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Mothers' Voices: Lisa Winter from "mama.rainbow.skies", Glasgow, Scotland

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.

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Fostering independence: our daily rituals in charts

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.

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Moon Cakes sugar-free : learning about the moon in a fun and healthy way

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.

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Mothers' Voices: Charlotte from "Hello Maman", Paris, France

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.

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