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This is a library of all of our parenting blogs. This includes our gentle parenting blogs, babywearing advice and tips, my personal breastfeeding and home birth stories.

Throw The Best Zero Waste Baby Shower | food, games and fun!

Throw The Best Zero Waste Baby Shower | food, games and fun!

How to plan a zero waste baby shower… OK, zero waste baby shower might not be four words that you’d expect to hear together.   When someone says baby shower it’s easy to picture a tower of gifts, helium balloons, pink or blue confetti and […]

Raising A Zero Waste Baby in 2019

Raising A Zero Waste Baby in 2019

For such tiny human-beings, babies are capable of creating a significant amount of landfill waste. However, as parents it is totally possible to raise a zero waste baby…it just takes a little planning.   An unbelievable 20 billion disposable diapers are added to landfills in the USA every […]

48 + games to play outside with kids | free printable booklet

48 + games to play outside with kids | free printable booklet

Fun games to play outdoors with children We’ve compiled a list of awesome games to play outside with kids…there’s a printable version that you can download for free at the bottom of this post.   The first set need no equipment or prep time. The […]

Growth Mindset Activities for Kids | Free 30 page booklet for kids

Growth Mindset Activities for Kids | Free 30 page booklet for kids

Growth mindset activities | 30 page download  Most adults have heard a child say “I just can’t do it” or “He’s cleverer than me!” in frustration. Failure can be daunting if kids don’t understand that mistakes are essential to their learning. So, what’s the difference […]

Growth Mindset For Kids | Free Teaching Resources

Growth Mindset For Kids | Free Teaching Resources

Growth Mindset For Kids | How To Foster A Positive Attitude Towards Learning I don’t know about you,  but when I went to school, you were either smart, stupid or somewhere in between. The belief our kids have about their intelligence and ability has more […]

How to teach toddlers to read | 7 must-do activities!

How to teach toddlers to read | 7 must-do activities!

How to teach toddlers to read… I’ve said a few times that there’s no need to ‘teach’ a child to read. That they’ll learn naturally, when they’re ready. However, that’s not entirely true. We ‘teach’ our toddlers every second of every day…that’s why toddlers are […]

Loads Of Fun Games To Play Inside With Kids | free downloadable booklet

Loads Of Fun Games To Play Inside With Kids | free downloadable booklet

Fun games to play inside with children Every parent needs a handy list of fun games to play inside with kids (find the free printable booklet at the end of the post).   Whether you’re stuck indoors because of the weather or simply because you […]

Things to teach toddlers and things NOT to teach toddlers

Things to teach toddlers and things NOT to teach toddlers

What should we be teaching toddlers? In this post I wanted to talk a little about things to teach toddlers. The toddler years are an amazing time of growth both physically and intellectually. As parents or early years educators we need to nurture our toddlers […]