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Herbs 101 - How To Get Started Using Herbs

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Do You Like Herbs?

I love my herbs!

I only scratch the surface of them, but I've been growing and using my own herbs for years. In fact, that's how I got my girls into a bit of mindful gardening. But I thought I'd share a few herb tips because we can all use herbs. They're really easy to grow. They're really easy to use.

Which Herbs To Use?

There are so many different herbs that you can grow and use. I am going to just cover some of the basic ones here: Rosemary, Lavender and Mint. 

And as …

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Planning For Busy Mums

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How DO You Create A Better Work-Life Balance?

Do you know the mum that seem to just effortlessly juggle it all? The one that always seems to know what is happening next in the calendar, who has scheduled play dates in advance, never forget's the school dress-up day, or just generally seems on top of it all.

What is their secret?

Planning! 

As a mum who juggles; several businesses, homeschooling and running my home I can tell you that I have been a planner for many years. It is only in the la…

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How To Set Intentions With Your Children

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If like me, your mornings with your kids can be pretty mad, then I have the perfect tip that you can add in that will help with some of that craziness. Its setting Intentions. I know, it sounds a bit business-like but honestly, it can be a really useful tool. 

So, What Is Intention?

This is a way of thinking that focuses your mind and allows you to have clarity. It can be part of goal setting or specific aspirations.

Wow, sounds pretty intense!

Intentions For Day-To-Day

For children…

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Affirmations For Tweens and Teens

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It is a difficult transition, from child to teen. I never thought that the term "tween" was real until my girls hit 11! Oh boy, did I learn that this in-between age (hence tween), can really start to mix things up?

Trying to get my girls to do some of the really simple stuff (put their rubbish in the bin), which was never an issue before, suddenly turned into big events! 

Yes, the eye-rolling started too! 

Sound familiar?

Our kids are moving into a whole new stage of development, physically,…

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Teddy Bear Breath - Kids Mindfulness Exercise

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Getting started with breathwork can seem abit daunting. The breathing exercise below is perfect to get you and the kids trying some really simple breathing techniques. 

You can also watch the full video, which talks you through the whole breathing exercise. 



Who Is This Breathing Exercise For?

This exercise is for parents and teachers who are looking to begin some simple mindfulness for kids activities.In this blog I will guide you through a breathing technique you can use with younger …

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Rhubarb & Custard Gin

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I love Rhubarb! Usually it goes into a crumble, which I love but this year friends seem to have a bumper crop and I was given so much Rhubarb. What was I to do with it all?

The answer came in one of those lovely flashes of inspiration. I have been busy sorting through lots of the goodies that the girls and I have been foraging, from Haws to blackberries we have quite the stash. It has got me looking into lots of different ways of making cordials, tonics and tinctures. I shall be sharing more fo…

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8 Eco-Friendly Christmas Ideas

Eco Friendly Christmas Ideas

As part of my Mindful Parenting, I try to look at environmental aspects of living too. Sharing ideas with my girls has been great, they love getting involved in making things and it has also made them more aware of factors around eco-living such as reducing waste and plastics. 

I could do lots of blogs about this - it is something I feel strongly about. Our role as parents is to educate our kids, surely the impact we have on our environment is one of those areas that we can easily bring into ou…

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Mindful Makes For Christmas

Mindful makes for Christmas

This time of year can get crazy. School plays, concerts, presents to buy and homes to decorate. Finding mindful moments can be tricky. I always love the lead up to Christmas, no matter what else is going on I have tried over the years to make sure that we enjoy the season. 

We love our Christmas crafts so it is the perfect time to get those creative juices flowing and combine the love of Mindfulness with that Christmas Spirit. I have listed just a few of the activities the girls and I have enjo…

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7 Calming Techniques For Kids

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No matter the age, when we see our child dealing with their anxiety or feelings that overwhelm them it is hard to know what we can do to make them feel better. As a mum to an over-anxious daughter, I used to want to try and 'fix it'. This doesn't work. Why? Because we need to provide the tools that enable our children to be able to help themselves. Working with them in a safe space. 

Feelings In Children

There can be so many reasons why your child feels anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or angry.…

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Mindful Listening - A Great Way Of Introducing Mindfulness To Kids

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Rachel here at Mindful Parenting, back with one of my favourite mindfulness techniques called Mindful Listening. Some of you may have come across this before. There are various ways you can practice this, as everything in Mindfulness, I just wanted to share one of those ways with you today. You can use this in any way you want. It is something that you can do on your own, or with the kids. It is a great mindful exercise to start using with your family or for teachers you can also make this a min…

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