One Mother’s Experience with Cry It Out

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

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 Changing Voice

  Sometimes it can be tough.  Saying what you mean, and meaning what you say.  Because what if you say something that offends somebody?  What if we write something that suggests there is a better way?  And what if the Continue reading A Changing Voice

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.

Our Children Share Our Bed: Shame on You “Super”nanny.

Every once in a while I turn on the show “Supernanny”.  This past Friday, the voice narrating deemed one of the most wonderful and thoughtful parenting choices my husband and I have made, “shameful.” I am an intelligent parent.  I Continue reading Our Children Share Our Bed: Shame on You “Super”nanny.