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Why the Chores Can Wait

“Mama! Hey mama! Do you wanna play with me?” her 3 year old asks as she tugs on her mama’s pant legs. “In a minute sweetie. I need to finish these dishes.” “Mama! Mama! Chase me!” She says with excitement. “In a minute. I have to get this done.” “Mama! Mama!” she tugs on mama’s shirt. “Can I help?” “Maybe …

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Inconvenient Meltdowns – How To Stay Calm

We know that when our children lose it, really lose it, to the point where they have practically ZERO control over their emotions and are beyond distressed,  that they need our support and understanding. I find it relatively easy to stay calm and support our poppet during a huge meltdown when we’re at home and have the luxury of not …

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This is it: How I Became an Attachment Parent

My mum once told me she thinks parents today research too much. I respectfully disagreed with her. I don’t think most parents research enough. I read and research about parenting A LOT, more than anything else. After my daughter was born I realized this was going to be the most important job of my life. This. This is it.

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Trust Those Instincts, Mama

When our eldest daughter was born five years ago, I wish someone – anyone – had said to trust my instincts. To go with my heart. Instead, maternal health nurses, well meaning friends, family and random strangers, all had a zillion different pieces of advice. Overwhelming much?!  Exactly. Being a first time mum, a big part of me felt like …

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Is there another way?

When my daughter was born, she liked to be held. We spent her newborn days snuggling in bed. Eventually we would get up and snuggle on the couch. After a couple of months I learned how to wrap her so I could carry her around for walks and around the house. It was lovely, but it didn’t leave me much …