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
Next week, over 500,000 people will gather in Washington D.C. for the International AIDS Conference. This is just one of the influential week-long events that Saving Our Sons participates in each year on behalf of babies. The advisory board plans for Continue reading Save a Baby Today! (Get Free Stuff Too)
This is real. This is pain. I think of my beautiful baby boy, brand new, forced out of his comfortable fetal position and strapped down against his will. Helpless. I think of the scalpel being taken to his unsuspecting soul. Continue reading Speak Up To Stop A Baby’s Scream
The View has never been known for accuracy, but a recent show which perpetuated lies about breastfeeding reached a new level of harm and irresponsibility. Let us be clear; Breastfeeding: It is A Big Whoopi. Welcome to Our Muddy Boots. Continue reading Breastfeeding: It is A Big Whoopi
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
Do Not Want to Miss It Jennifer Andersen How do I explain the monotony that I experience at least once during each of my days now? That chasing my two year old around the yard while he stops and Continue reading Do Not Want to Miss It
It is my only explanation.
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
Last night I went to dinner with my Mom’s Group. We spent some of our time reminiscing about our first playgroup, and acknowledged the vast difference in who we were then, and who we are now. We chuckled about how Continue reading Permission Granted: A Gift For New Families
Reference has been made to “The Age of Overparenting” and admittedly I am not sure what practices this is referring to. The term itself does concern me. In an age where activities, school and media disconnect us from our instincts Continue reading Is it possible to “over” love your child?
Yep. Not often, but I still do. I know this is shocking to some people. It happens behind more closed doors than you realize and it is sad that families feel the need to hide this choice. There are lots Continue reading YOU STILL NURSE YOUR ALMOST FOUR YEAR OLD ?!