Jennifer Parker

Jennifer Parker is a freelance writer, doula and mother of three. She lives in Perth, Western Australia.

Jennifer Parker is a freelance writer, doula and mother of three. She lives in Perth, Western Australia.

Breastfeeding a Toddler

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 by from Blogs
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends all children are breastfed to two years and beyond. In our culture this is rare, with most children being weaned before the age of one. As a mother, it can be hard to go against the grain, but there are some very good reasons to continue to breastfeed your ...

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It's a cold, wet, and windy day and your toddler is bouncing around the house wearing a cool summer dress and insisting they go outside and play. Worse is when your toddler refuses to wear any clothes. Every parent has experienced this at some time and it can be incredibly frustrating. Short of tackling them ...

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Surviving the First Weeks

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 by from Blogs
You have the nursery set up, the bassinet assembled, and a closet full of the most divine little clothes you've ever seen. Most expectant mothers agree that one of the best parts of preparing for a new baby is the nesting to create a space for their precious bundle of joy. You think you're completely prepared, but are you? ...

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Baby Wearing

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 by from Blogs
Baby wearing is the practice of carrying your newborn or older baby by using a pouch sling, ring sling, or wrap. It has long been practiced in more traditional societies and its benefits are slowly being recognized in the care of modern babies. So what are the benefits of wearing your baby and how does ...

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Your Child Care Options

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 by from Blogs
The decision to entrust your baby or child into the care of somebody else when you return to work is hard, and it can be confusing deciding which type of service is best for you. As a starting point, here is a summary of the different types of childcare available. You need to check your ...

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We've all seen them in Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Super Nanny. These mythical creatures who come into your home with a spoonful of sugar, a guitar, or a star chart and transform your household from chaos to order. So who really hires a nanny, and what do they do? Here are some ...

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