May 3, 2018

The other day, I had one of those simple moments of pure joy.

I hopped onto a ferry with my 9 month old baby boy. It was just the two of us - my husband and daughter were off elsewhere having a daddy-daughter date.

Baby was strapped to my chest in the carrier and we went...

April 12, 2018

Does your baby need less breastfeeds as he gets older?



It depends on the day... 

See, this is the problem with blanket rules for babies - all babies are different and no baby progresses in the same way.

Some will gradually, as time time goes by, breastfeed less and...

March 27, 2018

So your baby is now 6 months old. Congratulations! You survived and are hopefully enjoying the crazy ride that is parenting. 

Now that your baby is getting bigger, what happens to breastfeeding? It’s a common question - so here are 6 tips for breastfeeding beyond 6...

February 28, 2018

Let's talk about separation anxiety - 

~ It usually begins around 6-8 months of age.

~ It will often peak at 12 months of age.

~ During this time, your baby who was once happy to be put down and left to his own devices, will start to protest and become upset if you leave...

February 23, 2018

"She doesn't actually NEED me, she just WANTS me..." 

What's the difference in the eyes and heart of a baby? 

Mama, you are your baby's world. Her Northern Star. The centre of her universe. 

Babies have simple needs - they need food, warmth, shelter... But they also need...

February 12, 2018

It's frustrating meeting so many new mothers who have been discouraged and disempowered by the people around them. 

Who are trying so hard to listen to their inner voice, only to be told that their instincts are wrong and they are creating bad habits. 

"The nurse told me...

February 7, 2018

Someone asked me the other day what our bedroom setup looks like so I thought I would share a picture.

This is our “family room”- yep, we’re all in together: husband, 3 year old, baby, dog and me. 

Most people are fairly forgiving of the baby in our room - apparently tha...

February 1, 2018

Is she STILL breastfeeding?

Is she STILL waking through the night?

Is she STILL using a dummy?

Is she STILL wanting to be cuddled as she falls asleep?

Is she STILL coming into your bed? 

Yes. She is. She still needs to be parented as tenderly through the night, as she is du...

January 21, 2018

STOP telling me my baby should be napping for at least an hour.

STOP telling me that "cat naps" are a problem that needs fixing.

STOP telling me my baby needs to learn to link sleep cycles.

My baby is nearly 6 months old and he naps for 30 minutes at a time during the day...

January 17, 2018

My baby is 5.5 months old and I think he might be ready for solids… Unfortunately (for him) I’m not. 

It’s not that I’m dreading the mess, the nappies, the food preparation (though in all honestly, I am dreading all those things). No, it’s something way deeper. Somethin...

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