Essential Reading

Whether you had the best parents in the world, or you had a bumpy ride, perhaps you thought your parents were awesome, but actually, you feel that you want to address gender, equality, feminism, anti-racism, respect, discipline, consent, and any other social issue in a different way, there is something for you here. 

It is OK to want to do things differently from the experience you had growing up - times change, attitudes change, the world moves on, and as parents, the best thing we can do is to challenge our own beliefs to make sure they are fit for the world our children are growing up in.

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"As you watch your child develop,

remember that they are also watching how you grow."

I  would encourage all parents to consider these essential questions:

1) What kind of parent do you want to be?

2) What kind of human do you want to create?

3) What knowledge and skills will you need to make that happen?

Here are a few stories from my own parenting adventure, some stories from Little Hurrahs Families, as well as books, blogs and ideas that resonate with the Little Hurrahs ethos.

 

Enjoy, Jo x

16 Feb 2022

Overwhelm, Boundaries and Connection

Cheat Sheet For Overwhelm

Overwhelm, Boundaries and Connection

1 Jan 2022

Sleep Baby, PLEEEEEEASSE!

As a parent, especially a new parent, it can feel like all you talk about is sleep

Sleep Baby, PLEEEEEEASSE!

1 Dec 2021

Are you 'Naughty or Nice'?

The shop assistant winks at me as if she’s done me a huge favour

Are you 'Naughty or Nice'?

15 Nov 2021

A Moment Of Calm

I am held by a feeling of freedom and space

A Moment Of Calm

1 Nov 2021

R-E-S-P-E-C-T - find out what it means to me

'young people these days, they've got no respect'

R-E-S-P-E-C-T - find out what it means to me

14 Oct 2021

Who Are We Creating?

Will they be funny? Clever? Interested? Kind?

Who Are We Creating?

30 Sept 2021

Sleep Signing

It shouldn't have come as a surprise

Sleep Signing

14 Sept 2021

What Did You Call Me?!?

Who is in your village and where are the shared / conflicting values?

What Did You Call Me?!?

31 Aug 2021

The Problem With Baby Sign

There is a problem with teaching your little one to sign, one which no one talks about...

The Problem With Baby Sign

14 Aug 2021

A, B, C of Babies

As a first time parent, instincts are essential

A, B, C of Babies

31 Jul 2021

Give Me Fever...

When Ollie was a year old, we began a hideous monthly cycle.

Give Me Fever...

30 Jun 2021

Don't You Stop

Ollie started going to nursery a couple of days a week.

Don't You Stop

31 May 2021

The Myth Of The Bond

Post Natal Depression

The Myth Of The Bond

30 Apr 2021

What Is Baby Signing?

British Sign Language-based Baby Signing is the ULTIMATE PARENTING HACK.

What Is Baby Signing?

14 Apr 2021

Lockdown? In, Out, In, Out, Shake It All About...

The possibility of being able to run face to face classes

Lockdown? In, Out, In, Out, Shake It All About...

31 Mar 2021

What Happens In A Little Hurrahs Class?

There’s much more happening that you won’t even notice,

What Happens In A Little Hurrahs Class?

14 Mar 2021

Respect

Every woman knows that there is a problem in our society.

Respect

3 Mar 2021

World Book Day

We are all chomping at the bit for our little ones to get back to school

World Book Day

1 Mar 2021

My New Baby!

Little Hurrah's has arrived!

My New Baby!