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 to go to him, pick him up, and spend my whole night comforting him at [...]
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; babies must cry and sleep on their own. I was so lonely. I was scared. [...]
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. I think. Ready? Let’s stop talking about judgment and mommy wars. These things are ridiculous [...]
Defined by basic principles of responding to our babies’ and children’s needs, Attachment Parenting is parenting plain and simple. Many choose to call it ‘instinctual’ parenting because it is a form of parenting that has been practiced for millions of years, since the dawn of humankind. “The essence of Attachment Parenting is about forming and nurturing [...]
I really enjoyed creating this. The goal was to clarify what attachment parenting really looks like. I hope that you enjoy watching it. (Note that after “interviewing” the kids, there is something different- so hang in there!) Can you relate?
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 peaceful, loving, attachment parenting philosophy. We have asked other parents to help us show the [...]