Category Archives: Parenting

The truth about how I FEEL ‘in the moment’ as a respectful parent.

Today, my 5yr old son totally lost it. Like a 5yr old does. He poured sand from his shoes on my bed, after I asked him to remove his sandy shoes outside. He squirted water on the floor from a water bottle as he watched for my reaction and he hit his sisters again watching...

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The Books Under our Christmas Tree 2018

I love books.  In an effort to own less stuff, books are my Achilles heel.  I LOVE THEM.  How they feel, how they smell, how they look, there really is nothing like a beautiful book. (see what I did there, I rhyme! 😆 )  My youngest children, love them too.  My oldest is a closet book...

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Respectful Parenting: Raising children to become themselves

Traditionally, obedient children, meant good parenting………the aim was to train children/people to make life as easy as possible for the adults around them for the most part and force them to become the people we want them to be before they are ready to make those choices for themselves.  There was also some outdated idea...

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what if we supported full time mothers like this?

  I couldn’t be more grateful that women have a choice.  Choice to work, choice to be home with their children, choice to work from home etc.  But just because we technically have choice, doesn’t mean all choices are well supported. I’d like to start by getting something out of the way, I’m not against...

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Birth Affirmations

So at just over 35 weeks, the birth of baby A is rapidly approaching.  I’ve really been feeling in to my birth over the last week or so and though I have a lot of beautiful affirmations from my hypnobirthing course, I also wanted to create some that really resonated with me, personally.  I want...

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