5 Tips for a more Minimalist Christmas

A few years ago, I decided I will do my best to care less about material things and focus more on things that are meaningful, like spending a nice time doing something interesting. Since I became a mother this feeling became even stronger. I want my son to learn to value more the time he spends with friends or in nature, rather than watching videos, for instance. Also, my family and I live in a very small flat which means we have to be creative and selective of the things we have. Read More

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Photo by Nuraan Ackers

If you follow me in social media, especially Instagram, surely you have seen how much my little one and I love smoothies. We drink a natural, organic, home-made smoothie almost every day. I would say we have a smoothie 98% of the time. My little one has been having a smoothie pretty much since he started weaning. We have it for either breakfast, mid-morning or lunch. Read More

Chocolate & Pumpkin Spice Cake

Photo by Nuraan Ackers

Halloween is nearly here. A most loved festivity for kids and… some adults too. I didn’t grow up celebrating Halloween, nor was I used to the changing seasons, but since I started to live in the northern hemisphere, these two things are now aspects I pay attention to. Especially the changing seasons. I find that the transition from summer to autumn is the biggest change of all. It goes from bright, relatively warm afternoons/evenings to dark, rainy afternoons/evenings. Read More

What attracted me to the Montessori Method and how I apply it at home

Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and professor of anthropology at University. In the early 1900s she presented a revolutionary approach to education. Dr Montessori’s research work was based on observation of children, which combined with her background in medicine led to her method and approach to education. Her approach is child-centred, which means a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, prepared environment. Read More