Caroline's life · parenting

A reading guide on natural development and respectful parenting

At our SPACE class recently we were asked what we ‘reflective parenting’ means to us. For me, being a reflective parents means deliberately raising Amy in the best way that I know how. It means making myself informed, by reading and listening to different authors and speakers on parenting and child development. It means being… Continue reading A reading guide on natural development and respectful parenting

Caroline's life · Embroidery

Crafty book finds at the Auckland City Libraries book sale

Polish needlework from Embroidery by Mary Gostelow   It’s the annual Auckland City Libraries book sale this week – only $5 for a bag full of books. Treasure hunting time! I’ve made some wonderful crafty scores, including an amazing book about traditional embroidery styles from around the world – Embroidery by Mary Gostelow (1979). This… Continue reading Crafty book finds at the Auckland City Libraries book sale

Caroline's life

Making lemon honey on a rainy day

** You may know this sweet preserve as ‘lemon curd’ or ‘lemon spread’. In New Zealand we call it lemon honey. It can be enjoyed on bread, as a filling for tarts or pastries, with meringue,  on ice-cream, etc. Give it a try – its sweet, a little tart and totally delicious! ** I decided to bring… Continue reading Making lemon honey on a rainy day