Everyone knows how to tell the time with the dandelion clock. You take a puff and count the blows until poof the pappus is all gone.
Want to do a more mindful version? Take a deep slow breath down into your belly and breathe out gently. Repeat this cycle 3 times. Now hold up your hand and imagine you are holding a dandelion clock. Breathe in and then blow out through your mouth scattering the
Filamentous achenes I just wanted to use that long word.
This week, I am hosting the following online family wellbeing sessions:
An online interactive workshop called 'Happy Kids What's Resilience Got To Do With It?'
Practical Tips for Overwhelmed Mums
The Yogarascal Technique™ 'How I Have Taught Yoga, Storytelling and Creativity To Kids for 20 Years and how you can too'
Yoga (for age ranges 4 to 6 and 7 to 10)
Mindfulness and Relaxation (for age ranges 4 to 6 and 7 to 10)
Storytelling (4 to 6)
Please let me know which session you are interested in for you or your child and I will send you the age appropriate link and day its on. Recordings possible in some sessions.
Last year, these spring onions were harvested from our allotment and needed a wash and hair cut! Tomorrow their story will feature in my Wednesday Five at Live Yoga and Storytelling for kids (and mums) #storiesfromthesaladbed
Am spending the majority of today mapping out a Spring Onion story, which will be shared with my Year 2 class soon too. I do think I need to get out more 🤣.
Yesterday's online family wellbeing story themed session wasn't about a ladybird. It was infact a Buddhist tale about a man, tiger, mouse and a strawberry. My sister in law Sally suggested I create a story with a strawberry in it as they were planting the one in the image below in a pot.
I host a group on Facebook called Yogarascal, where I share yoga stories for kids (and mums), relaxation ideas, healthy recipes, poetry, art ideas and relaxing music playlists, incase you know a mum who might like to come and play. I also create Stories from the Salad Bed and am writing a little book as I go called Veg on the Edge.
#yogarascal #happykidsareresilientkids #familywellbeing #mumandchildcoach #Guildford #familydialogues #familycoach
You are a Home School.
Your children are learning from you all the time. They are your biggest teachers too.
They show you how to be present and playful.
The fractions, capital letters and full stops can wait.
Stop worrying about what everyone else is doing.
What do you need?
Ease into all of this.
Be kind to yourself.
Allow your children see how you are kind to yourself.
Firstly, BE a peaceful, loving, gentle homeschool to yourself.
Enjoy your kids.
Drop a few of the juggling balls.
Focus on the doable.
LOVE➡️BE➡️ SAY➡️ DO
There is a waterfall and wifi at our favourite Lake District bolt hole: The Independent DerwentWater Youth Hostel. However, as my son pointed out it lacks a PS4.
I'm driving up there soon with my teenagers, and wanted to get organised with meal planning, hence this morning's thinking space in Thortspace.
A couple of years ago, I climbed Scafell Pike with my son, not my daughter, her legs were too tired, her feet ached and she felt too sick.
They made it up Snowden with me last year instead.
Perhaps my breakfast, lunch and evening meals will encourage them across Cat Bells.
What do you enjoy cooking when you self cater?