Boundaries, tantrums and positive discipline: how to be gentle but firm

Boundaries, tantrums and positive discipline: how to be gentle but firm Holding boundaries as a gentle parent How do you hold a boundary when you are a gentle, responsive parent?  It’s tough! Sometimes, gentle, responsive parenting can feel like we are being permissive or that we’re letting our kids get away with “bad behaviour”. It can …

Traveling with babies and toddlers: tips for a stress free journey

Traveling with babies and toddlers: tips for a stress free journey (Well, maybe not entirely stress free…) Traveling solo with two kids!  Ten years of traveling with babies and toddlers Next week I’m heading off on holiday with my family. This is the first foreign holiday for us since Covid. To say that I’m looking …

Sleep trackers and feed trackers: what are we missing

Sleep trackers and feed trackers: what are we missing? Do you use a sleep tracker or a feed tracker? Tracking apps are really popular with parents. There can be so much anxiety around how and when your child sleeps, or you want to make sure that your baby is getting enough milk and is feeding …

My biggest regret as a parent

My biggest regret as a parent My daughter turned 10 just before Christmas, which felt like a huge milestone. A whole decade of parenting! If you’re old enough to document your life on Facebook, you’ll have memories that come up every day (I know, the cool kids are all over on TikTok and Instagram these …

Newborn babies: the distress of crying and colic

Newborn babies: the distress of crying and colic What is colic?? The definition of colic has changed over the years, but essentially colic can be defined as sustained, inconsolable crying in an otherwise well baby. As I said in my previous blog, it doesn’t really matter whether it’s officially colic or *just* that your baby …