Sometimes we need a reminder that our work is important and is being seen by somebody. This is for mothers. For the Mother of My Children: It is hard, I know. You never imagined how very much you would sacrifice Continue reading For Mothers
My own experience with motherhood has left me in awe. Never could I have imagined the strength and fortitude of mothers, and now I hear about their acts of courage every day. Indeed we are awe-inspiring because we give up Continue reading Why Mothers are Awe-Inspiring
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
Things are different in retrospect- especially when it comes to mothering. This is what I would tell my Brand New Mom Self. by Jennifer Andersen I would tell her that she’s got it. That this level of demand is short-lived, Continue reading What I Would Tell My Brand New Mom Self
After being diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer while pregnant, I learned of Hidden Blessings and Finding Home. Click here to read part I and part II of this three part series. As with all things in life, there are hidden blessings. Continue reading Hidden Blessings and Finding Home
It was scary at the time, but my story of Pregnancy Thyroid Cancer and Attachment Parenting has a happy ending. by Jennifer Andersen With my first born there was my birth story, and the circumstances surrounding my birth story. And for Continue reading Pregnancy Thyroid Cancer and Attachment Parenting: A Happy Ending
Do Not Want to Miss It Jennifer Andersen How do I explain the monotony that I experience at least once during each of my days now? That chasing my two year old around the yard while he stops and Continue reading Do Not Want to Miss It
Last week’s posts (here and here) sparked more conversation than I had anticipated. And different conversation than I was bracing for. I received comments and e -mails from moms sharing their own stories. And these stories all seem to Continue reading Too Vulnerable
I have resisted motherhood form the time Owen was six months old. And while I have always enjoyed my children and spent my days playing with them it used to be that I was constantly trying to get a break Continue reading Resisting Motherhood
Welcome to the March 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting With Special Needs This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared Continue reading A Mom and Her Son
As a follow up to yesterday’s post, I want to share some of the wise words that Fred Rogers had to share. His background is interesting and I have enjoyed learning more about him. “As parents, we need to try Continue reading Mister Rogers Talks AP
When Owen was about two and a half we checked a Mister Rogers Neighborhood DVD out of the library. Owen chose it, and I thought it would be nostalgic for me- even if he was bored with it. I was filled Continue reading Mister Rogers: Grateful for the Life He Chose to Live.
Welcome to the “I’m a Natural Parent – BUT…” Carnival This post was written for inclusion in the carnival hosted by The Artful Mama and Natural Parents Network. During this carnival our participants have focused on the many different Continue reading My Name Is Jennifer and I use Disposable Diapers.
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.
There were some interesting conversations happening on our Facebook page this weekend. They were about the father who posted a video of him shooting his daughter’s laptop on her Facebook page. I was pretty surprised by the reactions. I guess Continue reading Regarding “Facebook Parenting For the Troubled Teen.”