And The Kitchen Table Exists Because I Scrub It

On embracing being houseproud. Well, so that is that. Now we must dismantle the tree, Putting the decorations back into their cardboard boxes — Some have got broken — and carrying them up to the attic. The holly and the mistletoe must be taken down and burnt, And the children got ready for school. There Read more about And The Kitchen Table Exists Because I Scrub It[…]

Movement Area Update – 2 Months Old

This week, I made the first changes to Lefty Baby’s movement area since we set it up for him. His interest in black and white images has been waning, so I took down the Munari-inspired felt mobiles I’d made for him and replaced them with a few different objects. Obviously, I don’t have all of Read more about Movement Area Update – 2 Months Old[…]

Open-Ended, Gender Neutral Christmas Presents for an Infant

Despite being a secular family, as I discussed in my Top Ten Tips for  a Humanist Christmas post, Christmas has always been a big deal to us. We enjoy getting together to eat a big dinner, spend time with one another and contest the annual games tournament. I love decorating our home and sending cards Read more about Open-Ended, Gender Neutral Christmas Presents for an Infant[…]

Top Ten Tips for a Humanist Christmas

Top Ten Tips for a Humanist Christmas As I state in my ‘about’ post, our family identifies as Humanist. What is Humanism? Humanists UK (formerly the British Humanist Association) define a Humanist as someone who: trusts in the scientific method in understanding how the world works and rejects the idea of the supernatural makes their Read more about Top Ten Tips for a Humanist Christmas[…]

Montessori Movement Area – 1 month

After the rush of newborn madness that was Lefty Baby’s first month, I finally managed to spend some time organising his movement area, making it a space which works for his current developmental needs. He has been more awake throughout the day and is at least somewhat happier to spend time in places that aren’t Read more about Montessori Movement Area – 1 month[…]