Parenting Pep Talk is a weekly series of guest posts all about encouraging other parents by sharing some of our happy moments, the advice that has worked for us and some positive words of encouragement.
Today’s post is from Adelaide who blogs at A Crazy Mother’s Words.
1) Tell us a little bit about you and your family
Gosh, where to start, ok, there’s Myself (Adelaide) – I’m 25 and I am obsessed with Hugh Laurie! I’m a blogger (obvs) and I drink a lot of decaff tea.
There’s my partner who is called Robert, he’s just turned 31, he ends people’s Eczema for a living (part owns NewGenn), he is obsessed with melted cheese and bacon and likes a cheeky BrewDog beer if he gets the chance in the evening.
Then we have the kids, my eldest is called Edward, he’s 5 years old. He loves Alestorm, Paw Patrol & food. All da food, I think he must have like 6 stomachs.
And finally we have Eppy our youngest, she’s 2 and a half, she’s obsessed with Hevisaurus, always has ham, cheese & grapes for breakfast and will only sleep in Frozen nightwear.
We all live in a little town called Bungay which is in Suffolk. It’s a nice quiet town, lots of countryside for the kids to be surrounded by.
2) How would you describe your parenting style?
Most people would class us as an ‘attachment parenting’ family, we don’t believe in ‘cry it out’ or ‘time outs’, we focus on positivity and keeping a close bond with our children. We bedshare, we breastfed, we do time in’s and we babywear., we also use cloth nappies.
We believe this is the best type of parenting for us, we believe in having a healthy attachment with our children to make sure they are happy and brought up to have as much freedom as possible.
3) What’s your favourite thing about being a parent?
I think my favourite thing about being a parent is that even though if my kids have driven me completely insane by the end of the day, when I put the kids to bed I get this massive overflow of love just rush through me, they could have put me through hell and back all day but still, when we read our bedtime stories and we have a quiet cuddle and calm down I just see so much love and power in their eyes, it makes any bad feelings just vanish.
4) What piece of advice have you been given that you found especially helpful?
Probably just to follow my children’s lead in everything they do, let them guide me. Makes things a lot less stressful in our house!
5) What one piece of encouraging advice would you give to a new parent?
I would advise all new parents to do their research on everything, do your research on breastfeeding, do your research on cloth nappies, do your research on babywearing vs prams etc. Make your own informed decision. There is no right way to parent but I think all new parents should do a fair bit of research to help guide them in their parenting journey. But most of all just enjoy it, babies don’t stay babies for long.
6) Can you share one of your favourite parenting moments?
Ha! I felt so much pride recently when my eldest just turned and said to me; “Mummy, can we watch Pokemon?” Hahaha. I did shed a tear! Hahaha.
7) Anything else that you would like to share to encourage other parents?
I wrote a small post about what you really need for when you have a baby, most people babble on about a load of different boring things, in all honesty you don’t need much;
Thank you Adelaide for sharing your positive parenting moments and the advice you have found helpful.
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