12 Things Your Crying Baby Wants You to Know

Should I Comfort my Crying Baby? Thinking about crying from a baby’s perspective. After yesterday’s honest and vulnerable piece from Hailey, I asked her what she thought should follow it.  She brought herself back to the time when she was Continue reading 12 Things Your Crying Baby Wants You to Know

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

A Response to A Physician’s Apology for Circumcising Babies

As the mother of  a circumcised son who found out the truth too late, I cannot celebrate this apology. I suspect that the physician who issued this apology does not want this either. All one has to do is view Continue reading A Response to A Physician’s Apology for Circumcising Babies

What I Would Tell My Brand New Mom Self

Things are different in retrospect- especially when it comes to mothering.  This is what I would tell my Brand New Mom Self.  by Jennifer Andersen I would tell her that she’s got it. That this level of demand is short-lived, Continue reading What I Would Tell My Brand New Mom Self

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.

Changing The Rules: Wanting A Kid With You Most Of The Time

About a year ago I posted about House Rule #1, which basically stated that any minute my husband was not working, he must have  a child with him.  Whether he had to run to the store, had just walked through Continue reading Changing The Rules: Wanting A Kid With You Most Of The Time

I Cried: Adjusting to Life with Two Children

Adjusting to Life with Two Children

It was 7:00 on Friday and both kids were asleep.  I came downstairs, sat down and I cried.  I cried like my high school boyfriend had just dumped me.  I knew that it was going to happen.  As soon as Continue reading I Cried: Adjusting to Life with Two Children