Playtime For Everyone – Top Tips for Creating the Best Play Environment

As a parent you may feel pressurised into creating engaging and fun activities for your children to do all day long. What if this is not the best for them though? What could possibly be better than an action-packed schedule of dancing, arts, music and sports? An action-packed life of following your own passions andContinue reading “Playtime For Everyone – Top Tips for Creating the Best Play Environment”

Mum Guilt – Riddling Through My Funny Bones

Pretty much every Mum will feel guilt for the things they cannot provide their children. We all know that loveable childhood book ‘Funnybones’, well guilt can lie within every part of us, bubbling away beneath the superficial surface layer. Why does Mum guilt exist? How can gentle parenting help us be at peace with it?Continue reading “Mum Guilt – Riddling Through My Funny Bones”

I Don’t Worry That My Kids Will Be Angry At Me. I Only Worry They Won’t Be Angry Enough.

This statement sounds strong and seems a very strange aim for raising your children. Does it mean we want our children to be angry at us? Yes! Seriously? Yes! This blog post will help you get your head around the anger our children will experience in life, how to celebrate it when they’re angry inContinue reading “I Don’t Worry That My Kids Will Be Angry At Me. I Only Worry They Won’t Be Angry Enough.”

Whatever Happens – I Don’t Want to be Anything Like My Mother!

How many people say that ‘as long as I do the opposite of my Mum when raising my own children, my kids will be fine.’ I have a Mum who has narcissistic traits and I had fears of becoming like my Mum too. I disagree with the statement to do the opposite of your parents,Continue reading “Whatever Happens – I Don’t Want to be Anything Like My Mother!”

The Power of Words – ‘To Speak or Not to Speak, That is The Question’

When first becoming a parent, you may feel what you say is unimportant. That your baby won’t understand you anyway, right? When they first start exploring their surroundings, you may feel they need to be told ‘no’ or controlled verbally in some way. When they turn to toddlerhood and start walking and talking, you mayContinue reading “The Power of Words – ‘To Speak or Not to Speak, That is The Question’”

How Not To Mess Our Kids Up – When Gentle or Attachment Parenting Can Go Wrong

We do not need to know the answers, by seeking advice from experts or others, we simply need to be our child’s answer. This statement by Gordon Neufeld in the above video makes perfect sense. If we are constantly seeking tips from other parents on what we should do about our child misbehaving or withContinue reading “How Not To Mess Our Kids Up – When Gentle or Attachment Parenting Can Go Wrong”

My Child is a Fussy Eater – Help Me Gently Encourage Healthier Eating Habits

I am the ultimate fussy eater. I grew up with mild eating problems which turned into bigger problems when I left home. I was determined to help my children enjoy healthy food, as this would contribute to my aim of them being happy. What is going on behind the mind of a fussy eater? WhatContinue reading “My Child is a Fussy Eater – Help Me Gently Encourage Healthier Eating Habits”

Prepare My Baby for the Arrival of Another Baby… or erm… Two More Babies

As a Mum you are excited to continue trying for a new baby to join your happy single child in the future world of adventures together. It took only 3 years to conceive our first baby, so we didn’t imagine I would fall pregnant very quickly this time either. Shocked, I fell pregnant whilst exclusivelyContinue reading “Prepare My Baby for the Arrival of Another Baby… or erm… Two More Babies”

Isolation and Postnatal Depression with a Young Family – COVID19 And Other Reasons

They say it takes a village to raise a child. This saying does not help when you have young babies and no support network or visitors. Now with the Coronavirus isolating the World within the walls of their homes, every family will be able to relate to this isolated situation. There are many Mums whoContinue reading “Isolation and Postnatal Depression with a Young Family – COVID19 And Other Reasons”

Breastfeeding – The Whole Truth Part 3: Tandem and Triandem Nursing

Planning for a second child is not always an easy decision, especially if you are still breastfeeding another baby. When you discover you’re pregnant you are now already tandem feeding and this blog will help with some points to consider. If you discover you are pregnant with twins, you may wonder if it’s even possibleContinue reading “Breastfeeding – The Whole Truth Part 3: Tandem and Triandem Nursing”