Another #elsabeskow favourite- Rosalind and the Little Deer. I find all the Elsa Beskow books to be a gentle introduction to fairytale-like themes for preschoolers before they begin the Grimms collection in Kindergarten.
This week's #realmothersdiversevoices interview is up. My intention with this series is to reveal the endless ways our family values can inform our Daily Rhythm. The mothers I have interviewed lead diverse lives but they each have a huge sense of clarity about what their Family Values are and consciously and creatively strive to create a Daily Rhythm in alignment with those values. Today I am honoured to welcome Bethany @cloisteredaway to the Whole Family Rhythms circle. Bethany is a homeschooling mother of four and the editor/creative director of her lifestyle blog Cloistered Away, dedicated partly to memory keeping and safeguarding the slippery years of parenting and partly to encouraging other mothers in their own journeys. Her answers come from a place of wisdom and experience. I especially enjoyed what she shares about patience- something we all need more of! Head to wholefamilyrhythms.com and scroll down to the Journal to read Bethany’s full interview. 💛✨
Just turned four and learning how to milk the goats all by herself. Fine motor skill work at its finest! And look at that little smile too- so proud! #farmgirl #fouryearsold #homesteading #fromcitytocountry
Have you ever wondered what it means to be a “loving authority”? Are you struggling to hold boundaries without using rewards or punishments? I'll be on Instagram Live next Friday (July 28th) at 2pm to discuss what Gentle Discipline is (and isn’t) and how to begin using it in your homes. Click the profile link to register and receive a free PDF to go along with the talk. Looking forward to seeing you there! 🌻#gentlediscipline #lovingboundaries #rhythmofthehome
It's salad season! 💚🌱🥒🥗 #grownyourown #wholefamilyherbs #containergardening #youcandoittoo
Meet our newest family member (and the kind I've had my heart set on for years now) - Digger (a little nod to #rivercottageaustralia). He's settling in very well and hasn't destroyed too many socks. We're learning how to teach him like his pack and Mama would and he's learning very quickly. I am so happy to finally have a faithful companion in the home and helping with the farm. 🐾🖤