Parenting Outside the Lines with Confidence: Motherhood Moment #5

Parenting Outside the Lines with Confidence by:  Jennifer Andersen These are not just any old ordinary bowling shoes.  In them stands four people, 2 young, 2 grown, who are finding their way.  Parents and children who are walking an unexpected Continue reading Parenting Outside the Lines with Confidence: Motherhood Moment #5

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

Grass, Stones and Time On Your Own: A Letter For My Daughter

Dear Sydney, Each morning you come downstairs, put on your coat and red rain boots (the only footwear you have worn for about a year), open the glass slider and walk outside.  You take a walk around the yard- checking Continue reading Grass, Stones and Time On Your Own: A Letter For My Daughter

Going Without: My Gratitude Photo Journal

We had record high temperatures here in New England this week and that makes me grateful for going without. Today, I am grateful for: Going without sleep because it meant we got to see a rare alignment of planets and going Continue reading Going Without: My Gratitude Photo Journal

Mayim Bialik: A Voice for the Rest of Us

  Mayim Bialik, who currently stars in “The Big Bang Theory” just published the book “Beyond the Sling” which is all about her choice to Attachment Parent her two children.  And to Ms. Bialik I say kudo’s, thank you and HOORAY! In two short Continue reading Mayim Bialik: A Voice for the Rest of Us

Learning To Know You: A Letter To My Son

Dear Owen, Yesterday we went swimming.You, your dad, Sydney and I. You had been asking for all of us to go for days.  You have been taking lessons and are doing so well, and you love being in the water Continue reading Learning To Know You: A Letter To My Son

Posted, Gratefully.

With my commitment to create more joy for myself and my family in 2012, I intend to spend time intentionally reflecting on gratitude.  Starting today. Today I am grateful for superheroes and first bikes. For breakfast in bed and the waters’ Continue reading Posted, Gratefully.