Why We Don’t Smack


Smacking, spanking, giving a good hiding, whatever you want to call it is not something we use now or will ever use in our parenting. The number one reason why is because we treat our child as we would like to be treated, with respect and without the threat of pain.

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Could cloth nappies be the right choice for your family?

A lot of people are curious about our choice to use cloth nappies along side elimination communication for our baby. Here are a few of the reasons why we decided to go down the cloth nappy/diaper route.

Better for baby

Disposable nappies are made up of a whole host of ingredients and generally people just accept that. They are heavily advertised and everybody else uses them, so why not us?

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What I’m really thinking – The breastfeeding mother

I read an article in The Guardian yesterday and wanted to write a response to it. The title is “What I’m really thinking: The bottle feeding mother.” The writer claims that although she had to bottle feed due to medical complications she would do it out of choice next time she has a baby.

But, she also states that the breastfeeding mothers make her feel judged and as if she is a “lesser mother” watching her, thinking “How could you? We’re doing the best for our baby, why aren’t you?”

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Letting go of expectations to bring back the magic…

When I was a child, the magic of Christmas was tangible. The build up and excitement started weeks before and every twinkly light and Christmas carol made my heart soar. I don’t know when it started to change but somewhere along the path to adulthood, I lost the magic. Christmas still looked the same, we decorated the tree, watched the Christmas movies, gathered the family together, but it all felt wrong.

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