This is not the page where I announce I am a parenting guru. I thought I was until I had children. Now both of them routinely baffle me on a day to day basis. What I will say is, I have leanings towards the gentle and the natural, with a good dose of bonding and attachment thrown in. I like active birthing, baby slings, co-sleeping, breastfeeding and baby-led weaning - they worked for me. But darn it, if we ever have another, I will be sorely tempted to just have an epidural and get them on a bedtime bottle ASAP in the hope they will magically start sleeping through.
Here are some articles I wrote about parenting - they may or may not have a feminist angle but hey, sharing our struggles as parents is important. It ain't all domestic bliss back here.
- On that controversial topic, SLEEP....
- Purees and Power Struggles
- The Story of Controlling Mum and Disempowered Dad
- The Reluctant Cook
- School Places: Everyone only wants the best for their children right?
- On enjoying life: everything doesn't have to be perfect
- How kids bring a whole new dimension to the tricky art of making friends
- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: The "So, d'you think you'll have another?" question
- 20, 30, 40: When is it ever the "right time" to have a family?
- What I have learnt about SLEEP
- 10 things you should know if you're thinking about baby number three