Your challenge this week: is to grow something from seed. This challenge can be as simple or complicated as you have the time or resources to make it. Ultimately, its an opportunity for you to spend an hour or two outdoors with your children, doing some gardening and trying your hands at growing something, flowers, … Continue reading Challenge 21 – To grow something from seed.
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
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?
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
Your challenge this week: to make one simple and thoughtful change this Christmas to reduce the amount of plastic your family uses. Before you are put off please let's begin by being reasonable and realistic here, there is no expectation for you to boycott all plastic. It's an impossible and unrealistic ask. Instead, learn a … Continue reading Challenge 18 – to make one mindful change to reduce your plastic usage this Christmas
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
Your challenge this week: to find a local festival for you and your family to enjoy some good food, good drink and good music. Find something new to experience and somewhere new to explore (or stick to what you know, I love food, therefore, I love a food festival - it's a safe bet!) This challenge … Continue reading Challenge 12 – to take your children to a local festival
Your challenge this week: Set your alarm clock or stay up late and catch a sunrise or a sunset with your family or a friend. This challenge encourages the following values: Gratitude, Resourcefulness, Optimism, Patience, Commitment, Serenity. What you need to complete your challenge this week: Keep a close eye on the weather forecast. Plan where … Continue reading Challenge 10 – to catch a sunrise or a sunset
Your challenge this week: to hold your family close and be fearless in the face of the heinous acts of terrorism that have been wrought upon innocent men, women and children in our own and so many other beautiful countries across the world. Love transcends fear and hate so choose love over everything, especially during … Continue reading Challenge 9 – Inspired by recent events it is simply this. Love and look after each other.
Your challenge this week: To ask yourself what memories you could make by giving yourself permission to switch off all technology for 24 hours. This challenge encourages the following values: Resilience, Gratitude, Resourcefulness, Optimism, Patience, Commitment, Serenity. What you need to complete your challenge this week: Switch the power button to 'off' on your laptop, … Continue reading Challenge 8 – Give yourself permission to unplug for 24 hours