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
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, Continue reading Extreme Parenting
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
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
This is a really neat challenge. For 12 days participants submit a photo representing their motherhood experience on a given topic. Each photo must be taken on the day it is submitted. Today’s topic is: Where/What I Spend My Day. Continue reading Where I Spend My Day: Moments of Motherhood #1
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
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
Okay, so my sister who works in film said “I would not so much call this an animated short as…” and that is where she left it. At any rate, I had so much fun making this and hope to Continue reading Is It Okay to Let My Baby Cry? A Movie by Pondering Jane