I’m Hayley, an expat wife and mama living in Dubai with my husband (Mr. Bu) and daughter (Little Bu). I’m an Attachment Parenting and Gentle Parenting advocate, passionate about parenting gently and forming a strong bond with our children. I’m on a mission to help parents (and parents-to-be) to learn how to parent gently and naturally to raise emotionally healthy children.
Before we moved to Dubai, I was an Account Director in a media agency, living in Notting Hill and generally living a hectic London life, with food and travel being central to everything we did. Then Mr Bu was offered a job in Dubai and our lives changed completely within the space of a few short months.
We moved countries, I gave up my career, became pregnant, we bought a house, renovated said house, and then Little Bu arrived. Within a year I went from a London career-woman to a stay at home mum in the suburbs in the Middle East. And what a wonderful move it’s been. It’s allowed me to discover my true passions – Gentle Parenting, Attachment Parenting, Natural Parenting. Hopefully, through The Gentle Mama, I can help you on your parenting journey too.