The printed Guides are finally here!
Are you a Mama who...
Too often finds your life at home with young children to be overwhelming, exhausting, and lacking joyful and creative FLOW?
Worries that you are not providing a calming, consistent, and nourishing environment for your growing children?
Wants to create a family culture that is inspired by your own unique family values and beliefs?
Values connection, creativity, playfulness, traditions, festivals, and slow simple living within your home?
Whole Family Rhythms are Seasonal Guides for Mamas who have young children at home and who are yearning to slow down, create, and connect with the rhythm of their days together.
The Guides are designed to help you plan, create, and animate a peaceful, balanced, and holistic rhythm in your home, flowing between structured, adult-led activities and child-led, imaginative free play.
Each Guide contains a seasonally inspired Early Childhood Rhythm complete with ingredients and supplies master lists; early childhood stories and fingerplays, and detailed directions for daily themes such as whole foods baking & cooking, watercolour painting, beeswax & salt dough modelling, drawing, crafting, and hiking.
Meaning hides in repetition: We do this every day or every week because it matters. We are connected by this thing we do together. We matter to one another. In the tapestry of childhood, what stands out is not the splashy, blow-out trip to Disneyland but the common threads that run throughout and repeat: the family dinners, nature walks, reading together at bedtime, Saturday morning pancakes.
– Kim John Payne author of Simplicity Parenting
Maybe you’re a Mama at home who believes that Peace begins in the Home – but most days you struggle to find that inner peace and calm within yourself...
Or you’re a working Mama who wants to provide your child’s carer with a nourishing daily rhythm...
Maybe you’re a family daycare facilitator who wants to offer a more natural, developmentally appropriate, alternative curriculum.
What’s the difference between Rhythm and Routine?
My mission is to help you create clarity, balance,and rhythm within your days so that you feel centered and empowered to nourish and support your children.
Daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms are the anchors that provide security and happiness to your child. In the early years especially, daily rhythm should revolve around food, sleep, and unstructured play both indoors and outdoors.
A balanced and flowing daily rhythm includes both ‘in breaths’ and ‘out breaths’ – times for contraction and expansion.
Expansive activities include free unstructured play, outside play, or hiking. Inward activities include mealtimes, sleeptimes, storytime, or a daily activity such as drawing, painting, or crafting.
Seasonal rhythms, festivals, and celebrations inform children about the ever-changing landscape in which we live. When we celebrate seasonal rhythms within the home we are creating traditions and rituals that mirror, complement, and illuminate what is happening in our natural environment.
The Seasonal Guides contain everything you need to plan and create this sense of balance and flow in your days at home with young children.
Are you a stay-at-home Mama striving to breathe more space, harmony, peace and simplicity into your days?
Do you need help organising, structuring, and planning your days with young children at home?
To celebrate the launch of these well-loved Guides in print, for a limited time I am offering all Four Seasonal Guides right now for only $89! (S & H not incl.)