The Next Step…


I am so, so very thrilled to be sharing the next step in my magical MamaPixie journey with you, and welcoming you all to!

I thought I’d begin by introducing myself and my family so you can get to know us a little better.

I am Emi, I’m 28. Nice to meet you. I take my Clipper organic tea white with two brown sugars. I love the smell of fried onions, of freshly ground coffee beans, of wet earth. I despise yoghurt in any form. I harbour a not-so-sneaky crush on Tom Hiddleston.

I have been married to Stephen, aged 31 and also known as DaddyPixie, for five years in July this year, after getting together in 2008. Stephen is a delivery driver for a large supermarket. He takes his coffee freshly ground with milk and two. He loves superheroes, particularly ones from the Marvel universe. His current man-crush is the actor Chris Pratt. He hates people who use their mobiles whilst driving. He plays guitar for a punk-ska band. He unabashedly loves My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Our eldest child is Ru, 5 1/2 years and a newly minted gamer, cutting his teeth on Harry Potter Lego on the XBOX360. He loves Maoam sweets. Hates being rushed. His favourite superhero is Wolverine. He is super sensitive but adept at hiding his anxieties from those he doesn’t trust. He think Loki wouldn’t have been half so bad if someone had just “given him a cuddle”.

Next up is Pixie, aged 3 years. She loves strawberries and eats an insane amount of cucumber. Her superpower is shrieking at an ear-splitting decibel when angered. She is the most openly loving child I’ve ever met… on her terms. She is a sensitive, emotional little soul. Her favourite song right now is Blank Space by Taylor Swift.

And finally is our newest creation, our 7 month old daughter, Gaia. She was born peacefully at home in June 2014 (her birth story will be in another post soon!). She loves crackers and cucumber. Enjoys being tickled. Above all, she adores her mama milk!

We also share our home with four wonderful felines, Millie, Yuli, Taliesin and Torsten (although at the time of writing this, Torsten is sadly missing!).

Stephen and I identify as Pagan, and we do follow the wheel of the year in our home with seasonal decorations and activities. Whilst we share our faith with our children, we also explore aspects of many other world religions, providing a wide base from which they can make their own informed choices regarding their very personal interpretation of faith, the world, and their place in it, always with tolerance and kindness.

We are also an autonomously educating family! This means that our children do not attend conventional school, instead learning through simply living their wonderful lives, and exploring their interests and passions. I hope to share more about how this works in our home and explain our reasons behind this particular choice in the coming weeks. It’s an in-depth topic that can’t comfortably be summarised, and I’d really like to give it the time and words it deserves.


That’s us really, feel free to ask any questions you like and I shall endeavour to answer them!

So here we are, ready to rock and roll with 2015 and one another!


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  • Reply Alice 3rd January 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Great to see more blogging from you. I enjoyed your posts on Crafty by Nurture!

  • Reply Denise 3rd January 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Hello gorgeous, wonderful to hear your voice again xx

  • Reply Lydia 3rd January 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Love your writing style Emi! And your cats have awesome names.

    Really looking forward to reading your blog as it unfolds!

  • Reply Arianne 3rd January 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I’ll be watching…

  • Reply Kate (motherherb) 3rd January 2015 at 10:26 pm

    So pleased to have found this, an exciting start to the new year! Xx

  • Reply Annie H. 10th January 2015 at 3:20 pm

    I looked out specially for your posts on Crafty By Nurture as I liked your irreverent, genuine warmth shining through your words. I was sad to see the blog stop, but so happy to see an entire site of your writing. Will be watching for more!

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