Tuesday, 30 June 2009

:: The Wild Child ::

This arrived in my inbox today. I subscribe to 'The Daily Groove' and would really recommend it. Thought i'd share this one as it made me smile. Go subscribe. :)

THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle
www.enjoyparenting.com/dailygroove


:: The Wild Child ::

Domesticated animals confined to farms, zoos, and
similar unnatural habitats lack a certain "spark"
found in their wild counterparts. They've been bred
or trained to live apart from their nature. They've
adjusted to their lack of freedom.

Put a wild animal in a cage for the first time and
behold the fury! What else would you expect from a
creature who still knows it's supposed to be free?

Children are born free and wild, and they don't
readily submit to "domestication." And thank Goodness
for that! Because those who retain that spark are the
ones who will uplift humanity in generations to come.

Today, look for evidence of the spark of wildness in
your child... and *celebrate* it! Trust that s/he will
civilize in due time. And in the meantime, let that
spark ignite the flames of an authentic, passionate life.

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Friday, 26 June 2009

Busy!

Just thought i'd check in to say hi. Things seem very busy right now. I'm not finding time to get anything done. But hoping soon a rhythm will emerge again and i'll get a chance to blog every so often again.

Starting to get a few more things ready for the baby. Only 5 1/2 weeks to go now. We're very excited and can't wait to greet the newest member of our family. Phoebe has been talking about all of the things she can do with the baby... some more realistic than others. :-D

Tryin to find time right now for hypnobirthing and some relaxing crafting as this seems more important than trying to blog. But to be honest doing anything is a struggle right now. I'm happy though... very very happy, and i feel that lots of good stuff is coming my way.

Will go for now but hopefully not for too long before i can sneak back with some pictures. Take care everyone. xx

Monday, 15 June 2009

Recently Read Books

The Birthkeepers - Veronika Sophia Robinson

Excellent book. I love Veronika's writing and this book has totally inspired me. Whilst i won't be having an unassisted birth I will be using a lot of what i've learnt and read about in this book. I feel completely empowered and so excited and ready for our new baby this summer.

The Diaper-free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative for a Happier, Healthier Baby or Toddler - Christine Gross-Loh

Really good guide to 'Elimination Communication' which we will be doing with our next child - though i have started reading Ingrid Bauer's book and I do prefer that so far. I'd still recommend it though. Especially useful for Russ who likes things in a straightforward format.

Evie's Kitchen - Shazzie

Raw food and natural parenting biography and guidebook. I learnt a lot of interesting stuff from this book and hope to increase the raw food in our diet. We even bought the dehydrator and I just need some simple things to try in it now. Don't think we can quite afford the superfoods yet... or indeed justify the carbon footprint involved either!

You Are Your Child's First Teacher - Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Some of this i quite liked but other parts i really disagreed with. I was not overly enamoured with the section on babies and breastfeeding etc. I think its worth a read but i'll prbably end up selling it on as it just doesn't fit with our beliefs about natural parenting.

Grandma and Grandpa's Visit

It was good to see Grandpa and Grandma this weekend. We had a lovely time in the garden, a nice meal out and lots of fun playing in the sandpit. Here are a few snaps.














Thank you for the lovely presents - Phoebe loves playing with Pinocchio and her bumblebee spinner.

Yoga with Lynsey






Apologies...

for all the picture posts with no writing. I have a huge backlog of photos as i haven't had a chance to blog in ages... or reply to emails or read other people's blogs etc. So please be patient. There's a few more and then i'll talk to you, i promise.

Auntie Lynsey

Last week my sister came to stay with us for a few days. We had a really nice time just relaxing here and talking, and Phoebe adores her. Thanks for coming over Lyns. xx



Blooming



Quietly growing and making plans for welcoming this baby.

Feeding the chickens




More about the chickens to follow later. :-)

New Things :)

Puppet show and funny faces





Baking



Farm

The farm. The week before last we went to the farm with Phoebe's friend A and her Mummy. I don't remember asking if it was ok to use the photos on the blog so i've just put a few snaps of Phoebe playing on the tractor and examining some hay in the maze. Though the photos have come out great and I must email some through to them. We had a lovely time.




Dancing





Friday, 5 June 2009

Meeting 'MummyBear' and 'LittleBear'

Just wanted to post to say how much i enjoyed meeting someone new recently. A lovely lady got in touch via the blog and the GP forum. She had realised we lived closer together than she had thought. So last week she came to play along with her little boy. We had a great time playing and Phoebe really enjoyed showing off the chickens.
She has now started a blog which you can find by clicking here. It was lovely to meet you. We will have to get together again soon!

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Light Evenings

A little watering





Some beanpole construction.



A little experimentation.













Digging





Sifting



Playing