Hi I am Hatti, a stay-at-home and work-at-home mum of two wild young boys. I’m from the English Lake District but currently following a long-term dream of living abroad on a Quinta in Central Portugal with my lovely boys, husband Garf and dog Mindi.
Parent Tribe was born as an idea I had after trying to think how I could combine both my design & techy skills with my passions for natural parenting, family travel and creativity. I started Parent Tribe by myself in July 2013 as a downloadable online magazine. We are now a mini team (Garf (my husband), Clare and I) and are excited to work on the magazine style blog, shop, family holidays and more in the future.
Since becoming a mum my life has changed so so much! It has made me believe in myself and to live by my values. I’m constantly trying to build my life around what I think is best for my children. I believe they are gifts of the future and so how we teach them and show them the world will in turn affect the future of our world. I try to live my truth, show compassion, be grateful and do what I love doing and encourage them to do the same.
My son’s have inspired me to do some fantastic things and meet some beautiful people in the last 6 years. I set up a natural parenting group with a friend, started my own business Creative Soul, a design studio with a heart, so that I could work from home around my boys. AND…I set up my own magazine blog/ shop, Parent Tribe and have met so many inspiring people from all around the world through it! In fact the reason I am in Portugal now is because I met Clare (below) when she contacted me to be involved in Parent Tribe and we instantly got on, went on holiday there and 6 months later ended up moving here!
I just love meeting other parents who are passionate about the same things as me and are making a difference in the world by living their truths and inspiring their children to do the same. I love kids, creativity, kindness, nature and fun and I hope you do too.
I’m Garf, Hatti’s other half and I am also from The English Lake District but fulfilling a shared dream of living abroad with Hatti and the kids.
Hatti and I share the same philosophy about raising our kids (thankfully) and want to encourage them to do what they enjoy and most importantly to be happy. I am also really interested in finding the best and most enjoyable ways for my kids to learn. I am always delving into the world of personal development, health & nutrition and I am happiest when out is exploring nature with my boys and our dog.
I’m really excited to join the Parent Tribe team and I will be blogging and helping with other things behind the scenes.