Nurturing Emotional Intelligence in Your Child

Nurturing Emotional Intelligence in Your Child

Parenting is a journey filled with joy, challenges, and the opportunity for profound emotional connections with your child. Cultivating emotional intelligence is a key aspect of raising resilient, empathetic, and socially adept individuals but even the most emotionally intelligent parents can find themselves losing their cool at times. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance […]

Navigating Barriers to Nutritious Kids Lunch Boxes

Navigating Barriers to Nutritious Kids' Lunch Boxes

As parents, ensuring your children receive the right nutrition is a top priority. The food choices we make for our kids can significantly impact their physical health, cognitive development, and overall well-being. But what happens when you have a picky eater or one of the other barriers that exist to make this more difficult to […]

Navigating Friendship Struggles with your Tween

Navigating Friendship Struggles with your Tween

Navigating friendship struggles with a tween can be a complex journey. As they transition through this critical phase of development, their social circles expand, friendships evolve, and conflicts become a part of their experience. Understanding and supporting them through these struggles is crucial. Let’s explore some effective ways to handle friendship issues with your tween.  […]

A day in the Life of a Newborn

A day in the life of a newborn

Eat, sleep, poop, cry. That’s pretty much it. Except it isn’t. There are so many new things to discover about the tiny person you have created and the new role of parenting you have embarked on. Eat Babies can feed 8-12 times in 24 hours. They may cluster feed, where they will feed lots of […]

How to Communicate Effectively with our Partner

How to communicate effectively with our partner

Communication is the basis of all our relationships and interactions with other humans. When we are born, our only form of communication is crying, a nonspecific means of trying to meet our needs. As we develop language, we are more able to assert our needs and wants. This comes not only from the words we […]

Could you experience birth trauma? 

Birth Trauma

Many things can happen in unexpected ways during the process of being pregnant, having a baby, and becoming a mother. Some of them will be unavoidable. Some of them might be created by the systems we have in place for birthing. Some of them will be informed by thought patterns and beliefs we have held […]

LGBTQI+ Parents

LGBTQI+ Parents

By Emma Atkinson, Midwife There is no way to make a definitive guide for any group of parents as each lived experience will be different. Parents who belong to the LGBTQI+ community need the same education as all parents but might find it harder to access it. Some issues that may occur are: Stigma- both […]

The Mental Load

Mental Load

By Emma Atkinson, Midwife Is this phrase something you have heard of? Mental load which includes emotional labour, is the invisible labour and brain effort made to manage a household, family, employment and relationships. It is the preparing, organising, anticipating, planning work needed to keep life running smoothly. This is an important concept to understand […]

Attachment Parenting

mother holding baby in sling

By Emma Atkinson, Midwife Attachment parenting sounded to me like a nightmare, as a parent who struggled with the new skills I was learning and felt “touched out” and overwhelmed a lot of the time. It seemed like an idea that was telling me to always be holding my child and never having the space […]

Social Interactions with a baby

mothers group with babies

Social interactions are basically any contact that we have with other people. Everybody’s social interactions are different. Some of us are social animals and some are more introverted, and this can change over time. Some people have lots of hobbies or very social workplaces. Some people need face-to-face contact to feel connected, others experience strong […]