L.R. Knost Book Giveaway

From tonight, I am running a Rafflecopter giveaway.

The particular book I’m giving away is, in my opinion, one of the best attachment parenting books I have ever read! The series of books written by this author have changed my life and my views on how children develop. L.R. Knost (the author) is an inspirational woman. Her books and her website have opened my mind and my heart to the idea that children don’t need to be punished to learn right from wrong. There was a time when I relied on time-outs. I cringe when I think back but sadly I wasn’t ever given the right information; I didn’t know better and with television shows (that I won’t name but I’m sure you’re aware of) I couldn’t imagine any other way – but there is!

I want to give away a brand new copy of this book to help someone out there. To gain the tools to find a more gentle way to discipline, if they wish to do so.

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About the book:
Gentle Parenting is about guiding instead of controlling, connecting instead of punishing, encouraging instead of demanding. It’s about listening, understanding, responding, and communicating. Written by children’s book and parenting author, L.R.Knost, ‘Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages’ is an introduction to the ideas behind gentle parenting and to its application in each of the developmental stages of childhood.

About the author:
Children’s book and parenting author, L.R.Knost, is an independent child development researcher and founder and director of the advocacy and consulting group, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources, as well as a monthly contributor to The Natural Parent Magazine. She is also a babywearing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, homeschooling mother of six. Her children are a twenty-five-year-old Pastor and married father of two; a twenty-three-year-old married Family Therapist working on an advanced degree; an eighteen-year-old university pre-med student on scholarship; thirteen- and six-year-old sweet, funny, socially active, homeschooled girls; and an adorable twenty-five–month-old nursling. Other works by L.R.Knost include the ‘Wisdom For Little Hearts’ series and the soon-to-be-released ‘Grumpykins’ series of children’s picture books which are humorous and engaging tools for parents, teachers, and caregivers to use in implementing gentle parenting techniques in their homes and schools.

Best of luck, everyone!

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Merry Mabon!

Just a quick post, to wish you all a Merry Mabon! Today is officially the first day of autumn.

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I love spending my days with this crazy pair. I am so grateful to know such amazing little people; it astounds me everyday that they came from my body!

When it’s autumn

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The nights draw in and the cold crisp mornings call for extended pyjama wearing and ‘duvet days’.
The landscape is ignited with hues of yellow, orange and red; trees look ablaze.

We splash in puddles, squelch in mud and dive into enormous piles of crunchy leaves.
We collect natures treasures of conkers, acorns, pine cones and blackberries.

Pumpkins glow and fireworks blow; it’s time for fun festivals and fragrant foods.
We come in from the cold and wrap ourselves in blankets; snuggled together, we sip our homemade soup.

The house is filled with the smell of hot apples, bakes, cakes, cinnamon and pine.
And we swap stories whilst amongst a honey golden glow of candlelight at bedtime.

When it’s autumn.

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Cornwall

It’s been a while since I last posted as we have spent the last week in Cornwall.

I really love Cornwall, it’s my favourite place. It is so magical. There is so much diversity – from white sandy beaches, to fertile green forests!

We took this holiday to celebrate Ava’s first official year of home education.

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We had fun on the beach. We went in search of shells, rocks and of course… Crabs!

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We visited St. Ives, where they have the tastiest Cornish pasties!

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We visited St. Nectans Glen. If you are ever in Cornwall then this little treasure is bucket list worthy! It is the most magical place I have ever been to.

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We had such a wonderful week together. I don’t know many children that build sandcastles and play in waterfalls during their first week of school.

I feel so grateful to be able to home educate. I’m looking forward to many more magical moments with my beautiful children.

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