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

Sunday Prayers: Prayers for Children who are Hurting

Today I offer prayers for children who are hurting.  Whether it is from an illness or abuse or a void in their lives, I pray for them. I pray that they know comfort and feel our love.  That their hurts Continue reading Sunday Prayers: Prayers for Children who are Hurting

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.

10 Ways to Handle the Day With Children after a Sleepless Night.

All of us parents have been there. Maybe it was because we had a coffee too late in the day or because  our baby is cutting teeth.  Or we might have had three consecutive nights with only a few hours Continue reading 10 Ways to Handle the Day With Children after a Sleepless Night.