Hayley Chalkley

Hayley is a freelance blogger, writer, and grateful mama of four young people. An experienced social worker and longtime home-edder, Hayley writes about respectful parenting, natural learning, and intentional living at takingakinderpath.com.


Often found eating carrots, wearing odd socks, and dreaming of life in a van, Hayley can also be found soaking up the socials on Instagram and Pinterest, usually with a giant cup of tea in hand.

Hayley Chalkley
Happy family playing and baby learning to walk at home.


How to Encourage Your Baby to Walk

Given a safe space to practice and lots of loving attention, learning to walk comes naturally for most babies.

Mom changes a reusable diaper to a baby on a changing table.


Are Cloth Diapers Worth It?

Given the initial cost and ongoing energy use, you might be wondering are cloth diapers worth it? We’ve rounded up all the info you need to help you decide.

Happy infant baby boy using training Bumbo seat to sit up.


What Ages Are Safe for a Bumbo Seat?

While the suggested Bumbo seat age is between 3 and 12 months, we dig a little deeper into why it might be better to wait until your baby is a...

Asian mother is breastfeeding baby girl on the grass field.


When Is It Too Late to Start Breastfeeding?

When is it too late to start breastfeeding? Whether you stopped breastfeeding and want to begin again, or this is all totally new to you, we’ve got the answer

Adorable newborn baby using a pacifier and wearing a pink onesie.


When Do Babies Stop Wearing Onesies?

The answer to when do babies stop wearing onesies is a personal one. We’ve rounded up the main issues to help you make the right decision for you and your...

Adorable baby boy blowing nose into tissue paper by his mother at home


How to Help Your Congested Baby Sleep

Humidifiers, saline nose drops, a steamy bathroom and upright snuggles can help clear your baby’s stuffy nose and help you both get the sleep you need.

Puttting a nursing pad in the nursing bra


How Often Do I Need to Change Breast Pads?

We’ve rounded up all the information you need to make the best decision for changing your breast pads along with your feeding journey.

Crying baby climbing out of crib.


Help! My Baby Won’t Sleep in Their Crib

There are many reasons your baby may struggle to sleep in the crib, and lots you can do to help you and your little one get the rest you need. 

Careful mommy wearing bodysuit on her child.


Dressing Your Baby for Sleep: A Parent’s Guide

Sleep is essential for survival and sanity. Dressing your baby for sleep in the right clothing will help give them (and you) the rest we all need.