Challenge 20 – Share the love

Your challenge this week: Do you have a plant that needs splitting or a cake that is too big for just your family to eat? Have you cleared out your children's clothes or toys and could pass them on to new and grateful owners... the challenge this week is to share the love and pay … Continue reading Challenge 20 – Share the love

What is this blog all about?

As I haven't written much for a while I thought I might reintroduce myself and give you a little reminder about what this blog is all about... The brief version is that my Dad was a Philosopher and he wrote about morals and ethics.  We talked for hours about how challenging it was raising children … Continue reading What is this blog all about?

Challenge 19 – Bee Curious

Your challenge this week: to sit and watch bees in the garden or the park and talk to your children about why they are so important.  To get creative and discover ways that we might easily encourage more little bees to make their homes nearby or contribute to an insect survey. This challenge encourages the … Continue reading Challenge 19 – Bee Curious

Challenge 16 – to donate a food item, together with your child, to your local food bank.

Your challenge this week:  to choose one or two items at the supermarket to donate to the local food bank.  Talk to your children about food banks and discuss some of the issues surrounding food poverty.  Take them to the shops to buy a few items and donate them to a food bank. This challenge … Continue reading Challenge 16 – to donate a food item, together with your child, to your local food bank.

Challenge 15 – to make a simple winter treat for your garden birds

Your challenge this week: to make a very simple birdfeeder using just pinecones, lard and birdseed, and then watch your garden birds go crazy for the extra food over the winter.  It's a child-friendly project which I know you, your children, and the birds will find hugely rewarding. This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Responsibility, … Continue reading Challenge 15 – to make a simple winter treat for your garden birds

Challenge 14 – to eat pancakes for breakfast this weekend

Your challenge this week: to eat pancakes for breakfast, to be as indulgent with your TOPPINGS as your TIME spent with your family around the table. This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Courage, Gratitude, Generosity, Resourcefulness, Patience. What you need to complete your challenge this week: At least 1 hour 100g of flour, 2 … Continue reading Challenge 14 – to eat pancakes for breakfast this weekend

Challenge 11 – to keepsake your children’s achievements

  Your challenge this week: to gather together your children’s artwork, certificates, memories or mementoes and collate, display them or gather them in a safe place that can be kept and reminisced over in the future. This challenge encourages the following values: Kindness, Gratitude, Creativity, Resourcefulness, Patience, Commitment. What you need to complete your challenge … Continue reading Challenge 11 – to keepsake your children’s achievements