Setting my parenting intentions


Mondays have been a special day for me.

A day on which I have opened my home and invited lovely, like-minded parents to share in a beautiful Waldorf inspired playgroup.

And in so doing, I have set my parenting intentions for the week ahead.


My parenting intentions are to be kind, respectful and gentle with my children.

To guide them with love and understanding.


And my resolve to parent this way has been strengthened and supported by sharing playgroup with my lovely playgroup families.

I notice how they parent their children with kindness and understanding. I see them guide their children with respect and gentleness.


And by noticing their parenting and how they approach different situations, I remind myself of how I would like to respond to my children.

It helps me to see different ways to help my children. To see where I can step back. To see where I could practice more patience.

And this is the beauty of a group like this. It helps me to strive to be the parent I want to be.


And as I held my last playgroup this week, it was with some sadness to be closing this chapter. I’ve loved these Mondays.

But I will take with me what I have learnt, as we find our new Monday rhythm. A rhythm that balances with my days outside the home at work.


You can read more about my Waldorf playgroup journey here and here.

???  And follow along on Facebook and Instagram to see snippets of our days ???

Blessings, Kelly

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  • Reply Bek @ just for daisy September 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Love the images that go with your beautiful words here. Wishing you all the best as you move forward in this new phase! xx

    • Reply Kelly September 28, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks Bek, it is a big change for us all, but seems to come along when it needed too. And I am thinking of holding seasonal celebrations too, so will be able to still hold together groups every now and again x

  • Reply Renee September 28, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I love your parenting intentions. What a special Monday group you had. I bet you will cherish lots of wonderful memories from it and best of luck finding your new Monday groove 😉

  • Reply kate @ livinglovinglaughing September 28, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    such a cherished time that you poured your heart and soul into! i know you will carry those good intentions into this new season! such a change huh – bittersweet xxxx

  • Reply Anna October 1, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    What lucky children you have – to have such a thoughtful, caring mum! Great post!

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