Trying to be perfect parents takes away from the beauty of parenting.
This week on The Great Equalizer, we chat about the TGE ethos (leading up to our first birthday) PLUS, most importantly, Sam talks to Learning from Luke’s Jess Roberts about raising a child born with special needs.
Attachment parenting is quite a controversy in the parenting circles and as a parent, I can understand why. I’ve learned that parenting is about instinct and mostly winging it. There is no rule book, Only a million parenting opinions.
What they don’t tell you about a Vaginal Delivery
I felt the aches and pains and went through it all, and today I sit with the very reason for those pains and she makes it all worth it.
Nobody ever said that being a mother would be easy… In fact, if we each think back to our baby showers. I’m almost positive that some mothers had a little twinkle in their eye. They knew what was coming.
Parenty’s resident Lactation expert, Carey Haupt, shares her incredibly personal and emotional birth story for this NICU Awareness Month.

How To Go From Maternity Leave To Working Mom (like a boss)

Transitioning from expectant mom to new mom to working mom is extreme, here are some tips to help you manage.

The Great Equalizer Podcast – modern cloth nappies

This week on The Great Equalizer, we talk modern cloth nappies with the SA Cloth Nappy Users Association, brought to you by Busy Bottoms Nappy Service.

Tips to help the breastfeeding mom

Your breastfeeding journey is yours.

MYTH BUSTED: The useless nipple

Men feel left out of the breastfeeding process, but they need not be.

7 things to eat when you are breastfeeding

Nutripaeds, Parenty’s resident paediatric dieticians, has some tips on how to optimise your diet to make sure you’re getting the perfect nutrients to support you and your little one!

6 things to look at when buying a breast pump

Carey Haupt, Parenty’s resident lactation consultant, gives the inside scoop on what to consider when buying a breast pump.

Breast may be best, but not for me

A mother’s experience of breastfeeding is complicated and cannot be expressed – not by me anyway – in 5 minutes. So, if you will please indulge me for the next 20 minutes or so.


3 awesome prizes up for grabs!

My son was stillborn, but he still had to have a name

I could not emotionally detach from my situation but I could detach myself from the process I was about to undergo.

Bringing a baby into this world can be the craziest experience ever

Every birth is unique and even if you are on your 5th child, you never know what your next birthing experience will bring

Maternal mortality rate has declined, but still way too high – report

Stories of mistreatment in hospitals for birthing mothers and child loss due to perceived negligence should never be a #metoo campaign

High quality baby products which are affordable and easy on the purse strings

When choosing your favourite baby product, quality does not always have to be synonymous with expensive

10 top tips to surviving the first week with a newborn

That first week coming home with your newborn baby brings so many emotions that it’s hard to figure out where to start. Here are a few tips to get you going…

I had a feeling something was wrong after my baby was born. I was right.

The fight against postpartum can be life or death, the feelings are powerful and real.




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