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
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
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 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
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?
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
Nurse, nurse, nurse your children. Day and night and night and day. Wherever, whenever and for however long you both want. No need to note the time when he latches on or cover up or leave the room or hide. Continue reading Nurse Away, Mamas. Nurse Away.
This story is flying around the internet and those who have a stake in wanting sharing a bed with your baby to be be illegal are having a field day. I have no facts about this suggestion, but I do Continue reading Vanessa Clark Found Guilty of Co-Sleeping: My Response
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
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.
The idea of gentle, attachment, natural, instinctual (whichever term you want to use) parenting was not one I understood until after my first child was born. Not until after my husband or I stayed up around the clock holding our Continue reading Never Smarter or Clearer.
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