Mothering

Covering all aspects of mothering.

What NOT To Say To The Eating Disorder Mother

What NOT To Say To The Eating Disorder Mother

Everyone seems to know a cure for eating disorders but more often than not their suggestions are based on false ideas and myths about how eating disorders work. There are no straight forward solutions…

Public Breastfeeding and Men

Public Breastfeeding and Men

The controversy of breastfeeding in public seems to keep on keeping on, but is it really controversial, or are people just making up a whole lot of nonsense. One Dad explores the topic.…

No Teaching Required – Unschooling Maths

No Teaching Required – Unschooling Maths

Is maths all it's cracked up to be? Do children really need to be drilled on it for 13 years to be numerically functional in our society? Can children learn mathematics without years of instruction?…

When your Child is Angry in Public

When your Child is Angry in Public

Finding a way to balance your child's needs with social expectations is tricky for a conscientious attached parent. Here's a few tips and some comforting words from someone who's been there before.…

Mothering or Career?

Mothering or Career?

It took me a while to change some long held beliefs that no longer resonated in my heart; some misled thoughts and attitudes about the kind of women who chose mothering over career.…

Mess and Mothering, Meeting in the Middle

Mess and Mothering, Meeting in the Middle

Do the dishes need to be washed? Is the laundry pile taking over? Are the kids contentedly playing in a puddle in the yard? Have a cuppa while you can, the mess isn't going to vanish while you do.…

Breastapo? You Need A History Lesson

Breastapo? You Need A History Lesson

Likening breastfeeding support to the actions of the abhorrent Nazi party is an unacceptable trivialisation of the atrocities they committed in WWII, and a gross misrepresentation of lactivists.…

Compassion Not Condemnation

Compassion Not Condemnation

Toddlers are born escape artists. You physically cannot watch them every second of the day, it’s just not possible. Condemnation for humanity is all too common lately. We need some more compassion!…

Breastfeeding Grief

Breastfeeding Grief

Do women fail to breastfeed, or is society failing vulnerable new mothers who only want what's best for their babies? What causes breastfeeding grief?…