Once upon a time…

Hi….I’m Emily…or Emmeline…depending on what I’m doing. I’m also the Mama behind the camera and captions of the Instagram blog account @malakai_and_a_malamute…

Other than that, who am I? I’m a word-wielding, nature loving, outdoor mama. I’m a passionate advocate for getting children out into nature, learning through play and just generally passionate about life in general…

I’m an author (who really must work on getting her next and much better book out and about to be read) a poet, a sleep-deprived, hangry person who loves trees and sea and books and my ‘boys’ – my hurricane toddler Malakai and his very large and equally dopey and good natured best friend Baloo the Malamute puppy.

I’m a (mostly and working on it) attachment parenting, gentle parenting believer with a short fuse. I believe in green and organic and natural and simplifying…but my kid can spot a MacDonald’s 5 miles away and round the corner, hidden by a hedge and please please please DO NOT open the understairs cupboard. Or the upstairs one. Or the spare room drawers. Like I say, I’m working on it. But I’m working on it in my spare time (cue hysterical manic laughter) I’m a carer, I’ve mentioned the hurricane and pup and I have a giant husband too…who it helping with the tech side of this so I’ll leave that comment there…

Home pre-school is our next big venture with a hodge podge of Montessori and Waldorf layered over a hefty dose of unschooling with a tonne of lifeskills and as much muddy outdoor exploration as we can wrangle. Just on a journey to see what works for us and make the most of this fleeting time of childhood.

That’s pretty much it but with a busy life, an inexplicable attraction for the bizarre and the aforementioned passionate nature I’m quite sure I’ll slip a few totally unrelated things in here.

Read…enjoy…comment…share…rant…mail me…subscribe…agree/disagree as whim takes you and I’ll look forward to seeing what you have to say.

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Writer, Poet, Photographer and Mum to two wild boys…