HOW TO START WITH INDEPENDENT PLAY AND WHY YOU NEED TO

Solo play is the go-to phrase right now, especially with more parents at home with kids – learn how to start independent play, and why. If you’ve read any of my posts about thriving in motherhood, such as How to balance mom life with working at home you’ll know that I’m an avid fan of […]

17 ITEMS EVERY NEW MAMA ACTUALLY NEEDS THIS CHRISTMAS

You read that right – the items I’m going to mention now are present ideas for the mamas, not the babes! When it comes to having a baby, it seems like we’re getting it all wrong. While a newborn baby is possibly the most heart-melting sight you ever saw, it’s important we don’t forget about […]

HOW TO PUMP AND NURSE AT THE SAME TIME

Combined pumping and nursing can leave many moms wondering how to tackle the two simultaneously. From when to pump, how to get in a routine, to conserving your freezer stash.

HOW TO INTRODUCE A BOTTLE TO A BREASTFED BABY

Whether you have to return to work, or just need a break you’re probably asking yourself how do I do introduce a bottle to my breastfed baby? Ah, a common dilemma. In this post, we’ll be going through the following: What is the right age to start bottle feeding? What bottle should I be using? […]

HOW TO TRANSITION FROM PUREE TO SOLIDS

For some families, starting their babies on solid foods can be a piece of cake. For others, it’s an ongoing headache to try to get baby even interested in anything other than puree. This post, naturally, is for the latter. If you’ve found yourself with tons of questions, no idea where to start and just […]

WHAT TO DO WHEN BABY WON’T SLEEP

As I’m assuming that you’re reading this in utter desperation at 4:00am in the morning, I’ll keep this post as clear and concise as possible. You can go through many articles from said gurus if you prefer as I’m going to say this out straight: I don’t believe in sleep training. Why? Because I don’t […]

HOW TO COPE WITH THE BREASTFEEDING DISTRACTION PHASE

Here I’m going to touch one of those hurdles that is almost unheard of and very barely talked about: the distraction phase. Yep, remember those days when you could feed your baby anywhere, anytime, any place? Thanks to this hurdle in particular, lots of moms may end up giving up on their breastfeeding journey, may […]

HOW TO SURVIVE THE WITCHING HOUR WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND

We’ve all been there. ‘Awww honey what a sweet baby we have! Who’s our cutie pie? Who, who?’ ‘WAAAAAAAAAA!’ *Looks at watch: 18:00 If you’re finding yourself with the same conundrum, you’re certainly not alone. Perfectly peaceful and playful days turn into sudden red-faced tears and mummy more than likely pulling her hair out. Good […]

HOW TO INTRODUCE BABY FOODS WHEN YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO START

Just when you think you’ve got it all under control and breastfeeding is well established or baby takes a bottle with daddy too – *wipes brow with relief while startling out the door, whoever said pump and dump?* Suddenly you’re in the dark and faced with the unknown again. I’m talking about baby food. And […]