We all realise it takes a village, but it's harder to know what that village looks like for a modern day woman!Read More
The truth is for modern women there are limited options for getting help. And the biggest barrier is in our cultural attitude to women.Read More
By now some helpful friend or stranger has probably told you that your baby should be self-settling… And odds are, this isn’t happening yet. Maybe you are confident enough to laugh this off, or maybe you have a small, nagging voice telling you that this is your fault. Most of the sleep experts will tell you that you just aren’t trying hard enough.
Here are 4 steps to getting more sleep - only if you want to!Read More
Research has found a new baby typically results in 400-750 hours of lost sleep for parents in the first year. Sleep deprivation and motherhood go hand-in-hand. What I will do today is try to help you cope!Read More
Motherhood is not academic work, to be studied and analysed. To be successful at bonding and breastfeeding you need to switch off your neocortex.Read More
Your two jobs, breastfeeding and falling in love, require support, but most visitors do not have the skills, knowledge or cultural understanding of your needs right now.Read More
Women need postpartum support now, more than ever. Today mothers are sent home from hospital within 4 hours of giving birth, financial pressure sends parents back to work long before they are ready, and extended family live too far away to help. And the results are damning.Read More
Eating fatty food stimulates the release of oxytocin in the brain, which is why good fats are considered an essential postpartum food. Here's how to use those good fats that promote harmony and balance in the mind, and help new mums to relax and sleep more deeply.Read More
There are only three reasons why you might need to express breast milk. Here are the general oxytocin-inducing guidelines to pumping milk with love.Read More
Sleepy Magic webinar with Danielle Wright.Read More
Most of us know now that cleaning and childcare are mostly done by women, even if we work for money too. But this is just the tip of the iceberg...Read More
I'm pregnant with my third baby. What on earth were we thinking?!
If you are pregnant for the first time, listen up! Invest some time and energy on the bit afterwards - birth is only the beginning!
With the benefit of hindsight, here are some of my postpartum plans. In no particular order.Read More
I'm really proud to share with you the story of my new brand.Read More
Rachel Randall teaches birth dancing, a term she prefers to belly dancing. She says "In essence, it is a dance centred in the belly, the source of human life. Childbirth is viewed as a normal life event and from childhood girls learn how to use the muscles in their hips, abdomen and pelvis; they are loose and flexible."Read More
I recently learned about this method of non-hormonal birth control and it blew my mind that no one had ever taught me this about my body before! I had to share so I interviewed Hannah Ransom and asked her your questions about birth control options including withdrawal, diaphragm , the rhythm method and more.Read More
"For centuries, and in villages around the world, these transformations were honoured as a rite of passage, yet the guidelines to support us have largely been lost - until now."
Elly is a relationship counsellor and her book covers the four skills and eight steps to becoming us.Read More
Guest post by Elena Lipson.
The first time I left my son with hubby and went for a run, when my son was about 6 months old, I felt a pang of guilt in my chest. The first time I left to New York to have a girls weekend and left my son with my husband, when he was just about 2 yrs old, I cried in the car as my friend nodded in recognition of how hard it is to leave our sweet children.Read More
I used the Natural Floral Water a lot when my son was a newborn. It is a beautiful floral misting spray for babies and I always kept it in my nappy bag.
My son was a 3-5 times a day boy, and his poos were far from solid. It was often tricky to clean up when out and about and that Natural Floral Water came in handy for a quick change and spray until we reached a bath where we could do a deeper clean!Read More
Everyone falls in love with a newborn, so it's important to remember the other person you’re in love with too when a baby arrives and (rightfully!) steals the limelight.Read More