Woke Mama Libby

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Want to know WTF a Woke Mama is? Each week, we’re introducing awesome women who are making the world a kinder place, one happy baby at a time.

Name & age: Libby, 21

Baby: Delilah, 11 months

How did you end up doing gentle parenting?

I’ve always strongly believed that age is just a number and babies should be treated with the same respect as adults.

Our experiences throughout childhood are what shape us as an adult and if we are showered with love, kindness, honesty, compassion and understanding then we mirror that as adults.

For me it felt really natural and instinctive because I’m naturally a chilled person.

What does being a woke mama mean to you?

Educating my daughter so she becomes a conscious, courageous and compassionate person and will question everything, even if it goes against the tide.

Most awesome moment so far? Too many to write!

Biggest struggle so far? How do you cope with stressful moments?

At the moment Delilah is going through a sleep regression and teething so I’m slightly sleep deprived, but I just need to cling onto my patience and empathy… also not to let people say “it’s because you co sleep“!

How will you juggle work with gentle parenting?

That’s a really tough question. I would use a relative or childminder that has identical views to parenting as you and negotiate so your job is flexible with working from home or less hours.

Any advice you would give to new mums?

Relax, cherish every second with your newborn because they don’t stay little for long!

What’s on your soundtrack to your first year of being a Woke Mama?

Iggy Pop – Passenger

Follow Libby on the gram for earthy, awesome, wild and dreamy posts >> @Youthfulmama

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