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 Natural End To Our Breastfeeding Relationship

I certainly never imagined nursing my 4.5 year old!  Come on- he would be old enough to ask for it, have teeth and be eating full-fledged food for cyring out loud! But here we are, and just a few days Continue reading A Natural End To Our Breastfeeding Relationship

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.