Fridays used to be our Field Trips days before my son was born. On Field Trips days we loved going to the museums but also to the forest, visit farms or go to the library. Without any doubts, visiting the Natural History Museum is one of my daughter’s favourite Field TripsRead More
With more than one child, and especially with a newborn, our homeschooling rhythm has changed. The truth is that, from my daughter’s perspective, I am now less available. I still wanted us to spend time bonding, wondering, laughing, discovering things together and I realized that we needed a structured time when both of us were available and mindful. I have called our special time together “The Morning Basket”, “Le Panier du Matin” in French.Read More
It’s a special time for our family. We are enjoying our days as a family of three and at the same time intentionally preparing for the arrival of a new baby. Things will probably change a lot in the next weeks and I am already reflecting on our Winter Rhythm.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
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
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
I realize I haven't given you a guided tour of our home for a while now. So before I'm rethinking and changing everything to welcome our new family member this autumn, I thought I should show you around.Read More
This week we went a step further into Process Art and I initiated for the first time a project where during 4 consecutive days she could work on the same canvas, each day with a different kind of art supplies.Read More
When I was little (and also as a grown-up) I hated maths. Maths were so... abstract and cold to me. I studied maths at a pretty high level in the Economics School but I have never enjoyed it. So making maths enjoyable and fun for my daughter sounded like a big challenge to me.
But maths can be fun, I have learned with my little one. And you can learn maths without even knowing it.Read More
I have written before about the importance of cooking with toddlers and about how to make this time enjoyable and fun for everyone. The truth is that the tools you are using are an important part of it.Read More
When changing countries every two or three years how can we build a group of support? How can we meet other parents without our kids going to school? How do we navigate differences in legislation between countries?Read More