The dark and the light of mothering little ones

Jess Urlichs is a writer living in New Zealand with her husband and two under two human babies and two fur babies. She is an author of two poetry books, 'From One Mom to a Mother' and 'All I See Is You' and a children's picture book on emotions called 'The Rainbow in my Heart', inspired by her little man. Jess loves blogging and writing down her…
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Attachment Parenting – what does it really mean?

The essence of Attachment Parenting is about forming and nurturing strong connections between parents and their children through kindness, respect and dignity. Recommendations are based on the psychology of attachment theory and also recent brain research showing that early responsiveness to infant needs has positive  lifelong effects on social and…
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Mother’s Day, With Meaning

The ads are everywhere.  You can’t miss them. No, I don’t want a soda stream or a steam mop for Mothers’ Day, thank-you very much, Mister Ad Man.  What I would love is for all mothers to stand in your power and own your worth. Being a mother can have pretty low status. There are so many influences for this, but we can be our own worst…
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Your Crying Baby’s Language

"I feel like a really bad mother," confided Sarah, mother of four month old Molly who, apart from an early bout of colic that was overcome with some simple changes to Sarah's own diet, has been an easy, happy baby who rarely cries. Sarah explained, "the other mothers at mums' group all talk about hungry cries, tired cries and angry cries and I am…
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