Earthway Parenting provides a safe space for ALL parents no matter where you are on your unique parenting journey.
Hello and WELCOME! My name is Nikki Smith, I’m a Registered Nurse and a Maternal Child and Family Nurse. I created this community to give you the knowledge and information needed to begin your unique parenting journey.
I specialise in early infancy, breastfeeding, toddler behavior, mother care as well as parent support. I believe an essential foundation in better understanding your baby and/or toddler is in developing conscious awareness around who you are as parents as well as a greater understanding of your baby and/or toddler’s developmental and emotional needs.
I will help you get to know and understand yourselves as you become parents as well as enhance your greater knowledge when it comes to your baby and/or toddler so that you can get back to enjoying your parenting journey and all that it has to offer.
Earthway Parenting is an open and mindful community to come together to learn, and empower yourself with knowledge and education so that you can have the courage to embrace the winds of change within your parenting journey.
I believe that ‘knowledge is power,’ and to nourish your soul with information through partaking in workshops as well as personal one on one mentoring that I have developed with you and your unique family in mind, means to feel at ease again.
Are you currently feeling or thinking thoughts such as;
- “I would love more knowledge on the period AFTER I give birth, what to expect, how to set up healthy foundations of attachment, maybe even ways in which I can help my partner feel more empowered in bonding with our new baby and what to expect as a new parent too?”
- “I would love more education whilst I’m on my breastfeeding journey, such as milk supply, breastfeeding position education, or maybe how to increase my supply?”
- Perhaps you’re pregnant and would like to feel knowledgeable as well as know what to expect with breastfeeding once your little one is Earth-side?
- Are you amidst the chaos of toddler-hood and thinking “this will pass, I’ll just wait it out and see what happens…”
- “I literally can’t keep going like this, I would love some gentle parenting tools and guidance into my sons emotional needs and development so I can better support him through this?”
- You might even be thinking something along the lines of, “My relationship is suffering, I’m exhausted, I need more support but I don’t know how to even begin this discussion that needs to happen…”
Becoming a parent is the only job in the World where we do not receive any training, there is no guidebook and the ‘guide’ that we have is more than likely the internet!
Don’t get me wrong I LOVE the internet and you’ve no doubt found me here, BUT there is so much noise out there!
What parents need is wholistic education prior to giving birth so that breastfeeding, babywearing & information on hormonal changes can be conveyed prior to bringing their new baby home.
Parents with toddlers need to feel confident in their parenting style and know that the gentle parenting tools they are given are research and evidence based.
There is no need to feel the avalanche of overwhelm.
When we work together you will leave feeling empowered & confident, knowing too that you have tackled these sensitive topics with a Qualified Practitioner.
Welcome to Earthway Parenting, welcome to discovering conscious and gentle parenting.
If you have ANY questions please get in touch.
To book in for your FREE 15 minute discovery call please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you & connecting with you soon!
Love & Light, Nikki x
The Beyond Birth Online Program
Earthway Parenting’s Beyond Birth online program is based on the successful workshops developed and facilitated by Nikki Smith, Mama of three daughters, Registered Nurse and a Qualified Maternal Child and Family Nurse.
The Beyond Birth online program was developed with your fourth trimester in mind. I truly believe that as a new parent if you are educated and informed on what to expect when you bring your new baby home it will make for an easier transition, with far less overwhelm and much more time to enjoy your post partum.
The online workshop has been developed to be a supportive, non judgemental space, providing you with evidence based research and realistic tools to help create a magical journey into parenting.
This is exactly what every pregnant family needs to know!
I understand how valuable your time is which is why the Beyond Birth online program was developed so that you and your partner can delve into the program at your own pace whilst in the comfort of your own home!
My intention both as a Maternal Child and Family Nurse and a Mama of three, is to inform as well as empower parents on their new parenting journey.
When you go home with your new baby I want you to feel supported and confident with the peace of mind and knowing that you are educated and aware of what to expect when you step into this very new and at times, overwhelming threshold of becoming parents.
I made sure to also develop the online program with things that I had wished I’d known before our first daughter arrived!
“A whole new world of wonder, amazement & a deep, profound love that you never knew existed is opened up before your very eyes…’
Much Love and Light, Nikki Smith.
I feel more prepared. More relaxed and more informed.
A great amount of information. The comfortable environment made it easy to ask anything and cover everything. Thoroughly enjoyed the flow of conversation among the group. You’ve found your calling Nikki!!
I am so glad that we found you! I feel really well equipped to understand and be able to deal with what life is about to throw at us in two weeks time! I feel so much more relaxed and no longer anxious because I know what to expect and have learned skills that I know will be invaluable once bubs arrives. Seriously one of THE best decisions we… Read more “Daniella Steer”
Calming and motivating! I feel calmer in not putting so much pressure on myself to be the ‘perfect parent,’ but to be more present and in tune with my toddler. A conversation regarding the type of parent I want to be (or what my children see me as) has really stuck with me. When I find myself in a stressful situation now with my toddler, I ask myself “what type of… Read more “Siobhan Foster”
Being a first-time mum I wanted a relaxed introduction to becoming a parent. Nikki’s class was warm, inviting and informative. She made it comfortable for both my husband & myself. It’s a class that will suit & benefit anyone. Both my husband and I would definitely recommend attending Nikki’s classes xx thanks Nikki
Nikki Smith of Earthway Parenting is an absolute blessing to have walk with you both in pregnancy and after birth. Nikki has all the credentials and skills of a medical-based background which pairs beautifully with a truly nurturing, heart-centred approach to birth and parenting. It’s a rare combination and one that is holistic, practical and well-rounded. The support and wisdom Nikki has offered both my husband and myself throughout… Read more “Carla Versitano”
I feel so much more confident about the journey ahead. I feel at ease and relaxed. This workshop was ideal for myself to take on-board the information provided in the workshop.
I feel calmer and more informed. I realise I am not the only one thinking, feeling and going through this in motherhood/parenthood! A welcoming and informative workshop. A truly beautiful group of people to share experiences and thoughts with.
Nikki is very calm, loving and welcoming. She was very encouraging and understanding throughout the workshop. The information is very easy to understand and connect with and seems easy to implement. I am looking forward to using the tools with my kids and being a more peaceful parent 🙂 Thank you
I feel more confident to keep on working on my parenting and helping my kids with their emotions. It has also helped me to keep myself calm. I have gained a greater awareness of how I choose to deal with tantrums and big emotions. I am much more calm and empathetic.
’I loved it! I am SO glad Josh & I did the workshop, I had no idea there was so much that goes into Breastfeeding! I feel so much more confident & comfortable going into our parenting journey.
Your workshop is real & hearing your personal experiences really made me feel like we could connect on a personal level.
One of the biggest things I actually took… Read more “Tegan King”
I feel so much more confident in being able to practice gentle parenting and better equipped to take on toddler challenges without losing it! A great safe space to discuss parenting issues. Nikki was really informative, relatable & easy to talk to 🙂
Nikki is all about empowering parents to trust their instincts, their bodies, and their baby’s cues. To be told that it’s ok (and preferrable) to go with the flow each day, and listen to your heart as a parent is truly refreshing, especially when there are so many books, well meaning friends and relatives, and websites that want to tell you otherwise. I was fortunate enough to attend one… Read more “Grace Mac”
LR Knost; Editor of the Holistic Parenting Magazine & Gentle Parent Author
Nikki Smith is one of my favourite peaceful parenting resources. She offers prenatal workshops to help you off on the right track and parenting classes to support you on the journey.
Great to learn about tips and tricks to make parenting less stressful ahead of time. Also really helps to be more informed about what to expect during the first few months once the baby gets home.
If there is ever a course that parents should take, this is the One! As First time parents we were entering the unknown. However after completing this course we are now knowledgeable and confident in our journey ahead. This course differs from others as it has a very open relaxed approach and most importantly it covers postpartum, an area not often spoken about, but so important. Thank you Nikki… Read more “Michelle Angelides”
Having a third party explaining things to both of us was more useful/helpful thank just one of us telling the other. It helped us as a couple start planning what we’d like to happen going forward.
The best thing I could have done to prepare for our new baby. I feel so much more prepared in so many ways, feeding, settling, carrying and comforting mostly. I love that it involved my husband so much and it allowed us to bond and connect and opened conversations about parenting and the post partum period. Thank you SO much, I highly recommend!
Much more informed and more excited about the idea of motherhood. I really enjoyed the experience. Nikki made us feel so comfortable, it was a great group and everyone sharing was fantastic.
Peaceful and logical. Great to have someone that speaks from experience and professionally. I feel that we are now so far ahead emotionally, physically and ready for this little ball of wonder to enter our lives!
I had a lot of fun and I was always engaged in every class. The information we received and that was covered was great. I really appreciate that this course was available and feel fantastic now about moving into parenthood. I would recommend this course to everyone!!
Fantastic to connect with other ‘expecting parents’ and share in their thoughts, expectations, questions and experience going into this process. I also found it fantastic for guys and how to support both parents and their relationship going into mother and fatherhood. I learnt so much about wrapping/wearing my baby and how to be involved in conscious parenting, as well as being a more present mum and partner. I loved… Read more “Taryn Vinson”
The best pre-parenting course I think I could have ever done. Absolutely amazing. I have learnt so much from Nikki and feel grateful to have been able to go. Thank you 🙂
I have been meaning to write this for a few weeks but have been busy with my newborn babe and wanted to make sure that when I said THANK YOU to Nikki it was everything I had wanted to say. I am already a mum to an 11 year old, so when I was pregnant with this little one I felt like I had it mostly under control. Boy… Read more “Sharni Sinclair”
I loved all of our discussions and handouts each week to go home and reflect. I felt good. A lot of tips to go home with and start implementing with my own children. I felt like I was on the right track to parenting, I was implementing a lot of the things discussed but it gave me more information to then deepen this at home.
Nikki, you’re such a beautiful writer. So full of heart and wisdom. Thank you for for your honest account of what parenting can be like. We here at Baby Berry Collective look forward to your feature articles and hang off every word you write! We love your tips and ideas for how to ensure we’re the best parents we can be. A truly gorgeous person inside and out. Thank… Read more “Lucy Green”
This workshop was SO informative but not overloaded- it’s refreshing! Each week I started to implement some or maybe one of the strategies discussed with my toddler. We now don’t rush things like getting in the car. Sometimes I would have just sat with him whilst he played and now I play for a good 10-20 minute period of time where I’m INTO his game! I am SO impressed… Read more “Maja Novakovic”
Interactive, hands on, inspiring and very informative. Your workshop was very involved, supportive and very welcoming. You have a very friendly, unopinionated approach and I already look forward to seeing you again at your toddler workshop in a few years! Thank you and I can’t wait to recommend you to friends when they are expecting!
It’s a warm inviting workshop, I felt Nikki is open and honest. She listens and supports all choices. It helped me feel normal to connect with other mums and share stories. I felt a lot better about becoming a mummy.
I found the workshop to be very informative. After feeling a little anxious and unprepared about having a baby. I am much more confident and excited to undergo this journey.
Amy Molloy; Hay House Author, Journalist and Editor of Collective Magazine
“I feel far more peaceful and confident in my choices. More importantly, Nikki gave me the tools and strategies to sit down with my husband and get on the same page when it comes to our parenting decisions (love the red, orange, green categories!). I also just feel far more ‘normal’ – realising that certain behaviours are just my daughter being a two year old and not a criticism… Read more “Amy Molloy; Hay House Author, Journalist and Editor of Collective Magazine”
Very helpful, parenting is not easy, (Nikki was) helpful with techniques to help.
This course is unmissable for parents-to-be who seek to be informed, empowered and excited about their journey into parenthood. Invaluable knowledge and experience are shared with a real focus on the needs of the group as well as covering a host of important topics. My husband and I looked forward to every class and he felt valued and included in the process which was so important for us.
… Read more “Carla Versitano”
I feel like I understand my sons behavior’s and emotions better, and I now go into a situation with a different perspective. I loved connecting with different parent’s and finding out the things that I am going through, that I am not alone.
I felt like the information was shared in a really genuine, caring and informed manner. I learned so much and now have more faith in both my own capabilities and inherent abilities, and that of my partner. I have more confidence to back myself and my instincts.
I really enjoyed the connection and it felt like a healing workshop. I am looking forward to reading through the content over time, I’m happy and ready to implement it into my life.
Michael and Taeyoung Berg
We found our consultation informative, inspiring with great information & amazing tips. We feel more positive about enjoying being parents. After one session we have found it to be quite inspiring, positive, encouraging and hopeful. Now we have a realistic approach.
Brooke van der vyer
I feel like I have a number of strategies and tools that I can implement at home. It was also so nice to meet and speak to other parents that may be having the same or similar challenges, knowing I am not alone! I found these workshops extremely valuable for me and my family. It was a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you felt comfortable to share your challenges… Read more “Brooke van der vyer”
Elisabeth Watson Johnson
Nikki is the real deal – down to earth, genuine, approachable and so knowledgeable about conscious and connected parenting. She walks the talk but doesn’t pretend to be perfect. I have enjoyed all of our interactions and correspondence, and value her advice.
We loved coming to the workshop and learning all of the different components of parenting! I am so happy to walk away feeling like a more mindful and calm parent. These workshops have really given us the tools to parent gently and on the same page as a couple. The workshop has allowed me to connect with like minded people. So many of the topics that were covered resonated… Read more “Tiana Pritchard-Richards”
Nikki, I’m so grateful that my husband and i were able to participate in this incredible series of workshops. Thanks to you, we both feel a sense of calm and preparedness for the journey ahead. The information you have shared is so invaluable to anyone who is preparing to become a parent. Truly fantastic stuff! We looked forward to the classes every week!
Great opportunity to step away from the daily grind to invest some time in preparing for parenthood. Helped me mentally process what is about to happen 🙂