One Mother’s Experience with Cry It Out

by:  Hailey Williamson When I think of the times that I stood outside that bedroom door listening to my baby fuss and cry, nervously shifting my weight from foot to foot, I feel ashamed. Every instinct in my body wanted Continue reading One Mother’s Experience with Cry It Out

Alone to Confident: Parenting Outside of the Mainstream

Parenting Outside of the Mainstream

When my oldest child was born, I hid.  I kept secret the fact that we shared a bed, that I breastfed him almost around the clock and that I never, ever accepted his crying as necessary. The message from those around me was clear; Continue reading Alone to Confident: Parenting Outside of the Mainstream

Mommy Wars and Judgment Prohibited: Freeing Ourselves

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I am about to share a novel, brilliant and simple suggestion.  You will not be prepared for it. When you hear it, your shoulders will sink, a weight will be lifted, and you will be filled with lightness and hope. Continue reading Mommy Wars and Judgment Prohibited: Freeing Ourselves

Attachment Parenting: What One Family Wants You To Know

Attachment Parenting in real life. Welcome to the I Am Mom! Enough! Carnival hosted by Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama and Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children. This Carnival is dedicated to empowering ALL parents who practice and promote and Continue reading Attachment Parenting: What One Family Wants You To Know

Hot Dogs are Not Vegetarian: Do Labels Matter?

We like to say that labeling is bad and should be avoided at all costs; that it categorizes and generalizes people and creates artificial boundaries.  I agree. Mostly. But I have been spending a lot of time thinking about this Continue reading Hot Dogs are Not Vegetarian: Do Labels Matter?

None of us are Mom Enough: I Need To Be Clear About What I Believe

It is easy to lose focus when things get crazy. It is tempting to bend just a little bit to gain a few more readers.  In the interest of personal accountability I must admit that I believe None of us Continue reading None of us are Mom Enough: I Need To Be Clear About What I Believe

Going Without: My Gratitude Photo Journal

We had record high temperatures here in New England this week and that makes me grateful for going without. Today, I am grateful for: Going without sleep because it meant we got to see a rare alignment of planets and going Continue reading Going Without: My Gratitude Photo Journal

Choices for All.

Instead of being reminded that I was taking superb care of my first baby when he was born, I was encouraged to distance myself from my him. By sleeping away from him, putting him in a swing far away from Continue reading Choices for All.

Dear Mom and Dad: A Letter From Your Baby

We can never be prepared for parenthood.  We can think of things from our baby’s perspective though as is shared here in A Letter From Your Baby. Welcome  to Our Muddy Boots!  Please like our Facebook page, follow us on Continue reading Dear Mom and Dad: A Letter From Your Baby