Child Led Parenting: Our Main Philosophy for How We Parent

Before becoming a parent I think most people have ideas about how they want to do it. They might have a preference over breast or bottle, whether they want to co-sleep or not, and even as far as how they might want to enforce discipline. But throughout our entire journey thus far as parents, one thing has remained a strong constant. We’ve been as child led as possible. So this post is going to be a bit about my philosophy as a parent, and essentially my take on what child led parenting actually is. Child Led Parenting: Our Main Philosophy…

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Separation Anxiety – Why Is Our Toddler Suddenly a Koala Bearby

As the dad to a breastfed baby I’m pretty used to being the least favourite parent. I’ll admit that at times it’s bothered me and I haven’t liked the fact our daughter VERY CLEARLY prefers my wife. But it is what it is. Then all of a sudden we’ve entered the wonderful world of bastard separation anxiety! Now I’m the walking physical form of Satan and our toddler is a koala bear. Or koala bearby. See what I did there? Like a baby, but a koala? I’m totally making koala bearby a thing by the end of this post. Separation…

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Being the Least Preferred Parent – Sometimes it Sucks!

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that our daughter prefers her mum to her dad. To be honest, it’s not even close. I know that I am the least preferred parent. And the vast majority of the time I have been totally fine with it. But I’ll be honest and admit that lately it’s started to get to me. Being the Least Preferred Parent – Sometimes it Sucks! I suppose I should start this off by saying that a huge part of the reason I’m the least preferred parent is because my wife still breastfeeds. When you’re the…

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What is Helicopter Parenting and Am I a Helicopter Parent?

I dare say you’ve heard the phrase “helicopter parenting” get thrown around before. Maybe you’ve heard that it isn’t the best thing to do for the development of your children. But my main question, after the obvious “what is helicopter parenting?” would be where does helicopter parenting actually start? And is there a difference between being a helicopter and simply wanting to spend lots of time with your child? Spoiler alert: I don’t know if I have the answer. I never really do. What is Helicopter Parenting and Am I Actually a Helicopter Parent? What is helicopter parenting? Well it’s kind…

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5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Breastfeeding a Toddler

Breastfeeding a toddler is a little bit different to breastfeeding a baby. Don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to deal with the early day struggles of establishing a latch, or having to cluster feed on a daily basis. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its own downfalls. So I’m stealing the blog away from my husband once again, and I’m giving you 5 things I absolutely LOVE about breastfeeding a toddler. Warning, this post contains sarcasm. 5 Things I Absolutely LOVE About Breastfeeding a Toddler 1. Having my nipples chewed to pieces One thing I absolutely love about…

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