Toolkit Parenting

The Day We Met

Hey mama, My second birthday is soon, and while it is just another day for me, I can tell something is wrong. You are crying a bit more, feeling tense. I noticed. It is why I keep showing you my toys and nursing, because if these things make me happy, they should make you happy,…


Caffeinated Mama: Why I choose to Gently Parent

During the 9-months of my pregnancy I spent hours upon hours researching everything I could about being a parent but I can honestly say the one thing I think I missed was the concept of a “parenting style”. As it turns out, you are required to pick only one and follow every single related rule exactly. You have only 9 months to decide so think fast! Not to mention, if you don’t choose the right method you will spend the rest of your life regretting your parenting choices because after all you are 100% to blame for every single bad choice your child makes. Talk about pressure!

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10 Tips for Gardening with Kids


Having a garden with your children is an amazing experience. You learn, your children learn, and you work together as a team to grow things. After three years of gardening with my children from zero to seven I have found that there are things that can help make the experience less frustrating and more rewarding.…

Yesterday My Daughter Needed Me

Yesterday my daughter needed me. And for the full three days before that too. And every night this week. It is very hard, to be needed so. It is very hard to nurse constantly and not leave a room without wailing and screaming. But yesterday my daughter needed me. Yesterday my daughter needed me. To…