How to set up a minimalist toddler friendly-home the Montessori way

Minimalism and Montessori Minimalism and the Montessori Method work surprisingly well together as I was able to find out myself over these past three weeks or so. I recently came across this method, although I had heard of it before. I still thought it was mainly reserved for specialist schools and not exactly something I … Continue reading How to set up a minimalist toddler friendly-home the Montessori way

Autumn Wildlife Gardening

As autumn is slipping gradually into winter in the northern hemisphere, I was trying to think of some small wildlife gardening projects you can do with a toddler. My little one was pretty disappointed after all the plums and apples had disappeared and composting and mulching is not exactly an enticement. And the watering can … Continue reading Autumn Wildlife Gardening

Top 6 Natural Teething Remedies

Natural teething remedies can be very effective to help your baby through these rather painful episodes. Below is a general chart giving you an indication when you can expect your baby's teeth to appear or, medically speaking, "erupt". There is a broad range of normal and some babies are even born with their teeth or … Continue reading Top 6 Natural Teething Remedies

Top Natural Sunscreen Brands and Homemade DIY Sunscreen

Chemical sunblock, mineral sunscreens, natural sunscreens - what's the difference? Using appropriate sunscreen is one of the most important steps we can take to protect our skin from potentially harmful UV-rays. At the same time, the product of your choice should preferably be free of any ingredients which can both affect our health and can … Continue reading Top Natural Sunscreen Brands and Homemade DIY Sunscreen

Natural Insect Repellents As An Alternative to Chemical DEET- How Effective Are They?

I take my daughter to a woodland playgroup almost every Thursday morning. In the summer, the woods are swarming with midges. Being quite intelligent little beasties, these midges look for shelter underneath trees and the undergrowth. It is even worse when it rains and that, unsurprisingly, happens a lot in Scotland. I found myself between a … Continue reading Natural Insect Repellents As An Alternative to Chemical DEET- How Effective Are They?