Arthur’s Christmas List.

I thought I would write a little blog to show you what we have bought Arthur this year for Christmas. He will be three in two months time and I think these gifts are very age appropriate. 1. A Kitchen. Arthur’s main present is a wooden kitchen. He has been playing with a basket full…

Magic Biscuits

This is a simple little post, but one I thought may be nice to share with you all. I love finding little always to incorporate magic into the kids lives. One of my favourite ways is to make magic biscuits. This is so simple but is a really lovely activity to do together that feels…

Grimms Stacking Moons Toy Review.

I thought it might be a good idea to pop little reviews up of the toys we buy. I get lots of messages asking how I use them and if they get played with, etc. The reason for buying these was that I really really really wanted them. Haha! I bought them from Babipur and…

Why I Choose to Home Educate.

The summer holidays are nearly over for most families. We went to the park today and I overheard parents say the same thing a few times over…’I can’t wait until the kids are back at school!’. Well not for us…September and the holidays being over spells different things for me. Parks being quieter for a…

My Top 2nd Birthday Toys.

This one is quite easy as Arthur turned 2 this year. This is definitely the age when our little ones get more, well everything….More independence, imaginative and definitely more spirited! If you haven’t already saw there is a blog post up for 1st Birthday Toys, which may be relevant too. A couple of toys I’m…

My Top 1st Birthday Toys.

What are the best wooden toys for a 1st Birthday? This is something I get asked a lot! Even more recently when my my sister asked for help choosing my Nephews Lenny’s 1st Birthday Presents… With me being toy obsessed and all, she gave me full responsibly, and Β£80 to choose goodies for him! So…

Our Magical Life.

I thought I would do a bit of an introduction to tell you a bit more about me and my family…..I realise this is a bit late and I probably should have done this first. LOL! Better later than never though! So I’m Amy, I’m married to Dan, we have been together for 14 years…

Mindful Mama

I struggle with taking time for myself, doesn’t every mother? I love being out in nature, that is how I revive myself. A few moments in the garden after Arthur has gone to bed keeps me sane. I will often end up collecting bits and pieces, beautiful coloured leaves, petals and pinecones to name a…

The Magic of Play

Since my first blog post I have been thinking about my love affair with natural handmade toys and why I love them so much. We home educate our eldest boy and have always done this in a waldorf inspired way. I say inspired as we have never followed the Steiner education strictly…. I believe strongly…

It started with a Nin

This is serious! I though I’d share my journey about how I became addicted to wooden toys…. It began with the Myraid magazine….I can’t even remember the how, why, or when….I think it was something to do with a Steiner School open day. The book ( waldorf bible) came home with me that day and…