Wednesday, February 27, 2013

these days: together

We have been enjoying slow days together, spent busing ourselves with home duties. The first year with a little one can be very tiring, don't you think? Sleep seems to come in waves and I am just hanging out for daylight savings to be over. My big girl has dropped her day sleeps which means little to no "me time" until after 8pm when the girls are tucked up and the dishes are done. 

I have written a few times about taking things slowly, and I don't think as a parent of young children (in the fast paced society in which we live) we can have enough reminders.  Taking days gently, not trying to do too much, eating regular meals and snacks, winding down with the sun, a warm bath with epsom salts (such a treat I tell you), followed by honey & milk and an early bed. All things we are practising here.

pictures from a morning peeling fruit.....one of our favourite (pro-metabolic) snacks, stewed fruits and cream.  I peeled, she sliced (and ate) :) 




12 comments:

  1. Lovely things you're practising there... and you've just reminded me to get out those epsom salts! x

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  2. Lovely. And Yes the first year with a little one (my Buny is 2.75) and a wee one (7 months) is tiring ad Yes.. I need to slooow it down even more.

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  3. Yum I love stewed fruit. I especially love it on porridge. Just a question did you stew all of that fruit together? I usually just stew one fruit at a time.

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    1. We stewed the apples with lots of cinnamon and the other fruit (this time pears and nectarines) together.... delicious!

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  4. Such a diligent little helper you have.
    x

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  5. i think its lovely to take things slow. i constantly need to remind myself of this although i am getting better at it. we need to hold onto these days for as long as we can because all too soon they will be over. xx

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  6. we also love to draw epsom salt baths every other day for the boys (must do for me) i love this space you have created for your sweet family x

    ps. strange question maybe and hope you don't mind me asking Natalie - do you exercise or see any remedial heath specialists ? i am in the process of sorting some "me" time and not sure what to do or where to start x

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    1. Sorry for the late reply Sarah.
      I am very much into using a CHEK practitioner (http://www.chekinstitute.com/) for any exercise/ personal training I do. I also love a bit of yoga - although at the moment, with Milly still breastfeeding, there is no exercise happening other than a fairly energetic life running around after two girls!

      I would suggest start with lots of fresh air and movement - yoga or walking are perfect to clear the mind with young children. Nothing too strenuous - you want to keep those stress hormones away :)
      x

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  7. Ooh, I wish our days were slower at the moment. Sigh. It is looking quite lovely here - you've had a makeover!

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  8. I love the image of your little on up at the kitchen bench, preparing snacks with you. So precious...I'm in the process of overhauling the way we eat - but especially snack. I borrowed Jude's Wholefood for Children book from the library again - after having a brief flick through it when Sassy started eating solids. I barely had time to take it in then (yes, that crazy first year!) so hopefully I'll get more our of it now...Interested to hear more about this ecookbook you were talking about x

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  9. as lovely as everyone wrote. dreamy even. i pinned this to me developmental board in hopes that others will slow down and allow their young ones the autonomy to help in the household. i may not be able to have my own children but i am if anything, a mother at heart. thank you for this sweetie sweet peek.

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  10. Look at how engaged she is! My little one loves to cut as well.. her 'specialty' is cucumber salad where she gets quite creative with cinnamon and whatever else she fancies. :) And loves offering it out! ALthough she won't have any - she's the type of chef that doesn't eat her own cooking!

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