Tag: books

Why I want you to know about the Fertility Awareness Method

I often toy with the idea of silly alternative names for my blog. “Ring Slings and Breastfeeding” is one. The other is “Parenting Ideas with Really Bad PR”. I totally get why parents balk at even looking into things likeĀ educaring, elimination communication or the fertility awareness method. They sound either twee, hippy-dippy or just plain weird. I mean, elimination communication? Who refers to pees and poos as elimination?! I totally…

Happy Birth Control

Did you watch Business of Being Born by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein? I know there are mixed feelings about this documentary but I loved it. Sometimes you need to be a bit one-sidedĀ to get your point across and this film totally does that for natural birth. The team is back with a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a documentary about hormonal birth control, Sweetening the Pill. I just…

Off-topic: reading for bilingual babies

I’m in the privileged position of being a bilingual mum bringing up a bilingual baby. My mother is British, my father German and my husband Brazilian. For the moment our little family is focusing on English and Portuguese although I intend to introduce some German further down the line. As a child living in Germany with strict limitation on tv and movie time, books were one of my main sources…