I’ve never written a day in the life before, mainly because our days all look very different. Sometimes they are very busy, full of noise and activity, especially if I’m childminding. Sometimes we visit a lot of friends and family during the week, other times we enjoy going into reclusive mode and just being with each other for weeks on end. But I suppose there is a certain pattern to our days. We like to sleep later than most families with young children. We like to have more activity in the morning, and quiet restful afternoons, followed by a pre dinner outing or activity. We like to take things as they come and do what we feel like doing, rather than doing what we feel we should. So I thought I would share with you what today looked like for us, so that those of you who are interested can get a look into what a day in our life entails.
Sometimes it is the most simple activities which result in the most engagement and imagination from children.
This was certainly the case today!
I took a simple stainless steel bowl, emptied out a selection of tea bags into it, and grabbed a selection of spoons and jars. Ta Da!
If you have followed Love Parenting for a while, you’ll know that I am passionate about full term breastfeeding. If you had asked me a year ago I would have told you that I expected Little Cat to breastfeed well into childhood, guessing until around seven years old. He has always been an avid breastfeeder (as a newborn he once cluster fed for nine hours straight!) and he still adores breastfeeding more than anything in the world. But in the past six months or so we have experienced some unexpected changes to our breastfeeding relationship.
To begin with, I noticed a change in my milk production. It was still plentiful, but it had noticeably dropped from the abundant fountain of milkiness there had once been. Around this time LC’s feeds became a bit shorter, but other than that there was no change to his feeding habits.
A few months later, things began to change again. Several occurrences happened in quick succession.
I love finding new blogs that inspire gentle and natural parenting approaches, and I’m sure many of you feel the same. So with that in mind I am dedicating this post to sharing some of the blogs and facebook pages I have found to be hugely inspiring and informative on the subject of natural parenting.
In no particular order…