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  • 5 Oct 2015

    Education Special Published

    We just published our education special edition - you’ll find the 50 best in alternative education inside - from forest nurseries to eco schools. Plus read why schools don’t educate and what you can do about it. The theme for our latest edition is magic. Want to have more fun together and crate magical playtimes with your child? This edition is packed with articles to help you on your way. You can take our seven steps to unlocking creativity, explore how to build the best dens and play spaces and make beautiful autumn crafts. […] more

  • 1 Oct 2015

    20 books for kids - Black History Month

    October is Black History Month and there are plenty of events taking place across the UK. The perfect place to start an education about black history is at home, and we’ve rounded up some of the best children’s books to get you started. Here are our twenty top picks for inspiring you and your children during Black History Month. […] more

  • 1 Oct 2015

    Our home education journey

    Dan and I knew we were going to home educate from the start. We might have had wobbly moments but from the instant we fell pregnant with our eldest, it was pretty much a sure thing. As I did my research about educational theories and the legalities and realities of home educating in the UK I swung wildly between styles. Some days I saw the merit in following a carefully chosen curriculum and on others I was convinced that a completely autonomous unschooling lifestyle was the path for us. Ultimately (and probably predictably), as our daughter approached mandatory school age we settled comfortably somewhere in between the two. […] more

  • 8 Sep 2015

    Keeping strong at Equinox

    You may well be aware that we are entering a time of flux and change. Even if you don’t know about Autumn Equinox, a lot of people notice a change in their body’s rhythms and their general health at this time of year. Before I knew that much about Autumn Equinox, I’d notice that every year around the same time, lots of the people I was working with seemed to succumb to some bug or another, feel more tired, emotional, or a bit all over the place. I later learned that Autumn Equinox, which falls this year on Sunday 22nd September, is a time of extraordinary change when we often experience what is known as a ‘healing crisis’. […] more

  • 3 Sep 2015


    Oscha Slings is the original UK Jacquard woven baby sling company. They have designed and carefully developed woven wraps and ring slings for you to carry your baby. Providing wonderful support and comfort for parent and child in an array of elegant, contemporary designs, each product is hand crafted from finest organic and ethically sourced yarns. They make for the perfect setting to promote healthy bonding and development for your child. We have a Roses Eros Ring Sling with a gathered shoulder and silver rings to give away to one lucky reader. […] more

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