Taking Mommy Time Outs Will Ruin Your Children?

Our absence in the early years, even as little as an hour here and there, could lead our adolescent children to believe that ignoring someone else's needs to get their own needs met will make them treat others terribly. Wait. What? I won't lie, I raise my eyebrows when a new mom of less than three months is out without her child. It's weird to me -- because I could have never done that. I understand that feeling of frustration that comes with being the primary caregiver, and I know the way you cry when all you want is a 20 minute shower without hearing a cry, or being asked to do something. ...more
OMG! Thank you for your honesty!!!! LOL @ (I love my kids; I love their little guts, don't doubt ...more

My one woman war on "Attachment Parenting"

I am an Attachment Parenting International leader.  I’ve read the books.  I’ve studied the research....more

Don't Lose Sleep Over the New Co-Sleeping Study

A new study has found that women who co-sleep with their babies are possibly more prone to stress than those who don't. I co-slept with both of my kids, and I could not disagree more. According to a Fox News article, "Breastfeeding and co-sleeping with baby affects mom's welfare," the study followed 195 women in a Chicago suburb for six months after they gave birth. The study showed that mothers who slept with their babies had "less-than-optimal daily rhythms" of the stress hormone cortisol....more
Thank you for this post! I am happy that there are still a lot of parents that find co-sleeping ...more

25 Ways to Prevent a Meltdown

I don't know about you, but if I can prevent tantrums and meltdowns, I will do everything in my power to do so. I would much rather prevent one than listen or hold space for one, and I never ignore my child when she's in distress. So here are twenty five ways to prevent a tantrum. These are all things I've done successfully with my daughter to avoid her losing it. And come to think of it, they also help me feel better! Enjoy!1)    Sing a song2)    Dance around3)    Put on a funny hat...more

Your Baby is an A**hole

I recently came across this gem from an essay by Jef Otte responding to the TIME magazine story:...more

Yay! Parent Judge Fest Over at Huff Post!

Perhaps a better title would be Step Away from the Comment Section of Parenting Articles.Because you know what? People are assholes. And I say that with the knowledge that I have been one of those assholes and am reformed. I'm just so done with anyone judging my parenting and I have been working hard to be sure that I'm not judging theirs....more
 @HomeRearedChef Thank YOU! I really enjoyed your post :)     I wonder how this all got so out ...more

Attachment Parenting, Sex, and Marriage

Brian requested that I write a post about sex because it bugs him that the majority of society doesn’t understand “attachment parenting” and makes assumptions about the sex lives of the parents who practice this style of parenting....more
@LizaWrites I'm going to disagree with you because the majority of people I know don't follow ...more

CASTING NOTICE: Silbings Who Have Different Parenting Techniques

I am working on a new TV show looking for siblings who are now parents, but are taking different approaches to raising their children. The siblings should have the same parents/grew up in the same house, but now that they are parents differ from each other when it comes to parenting techniques and how their children should be brought up. (example- one may be homeschooling vs public school, one may be vegan, religion may be important to one sibling but not the other, sports vs school, communal living, etc). ...more

Toddler Moms Debunk Extended Breastfeeding Myths

Myth: Breastfeeding will ruin your boobs! Truth: Your breasts will inflate through your pregnancy and engorgement when your milk comes whether your nurse your babies or not! Vanity has been known to get the best of me. I’ll admit it. If you fall in to the camp of women that occasionally puts a little too much focus on the outside instead of the inside, you’ll be glad to know that breastfeeding your kids is not responsible for your boobs going South! ...more
Could not love this more!! I nursed my 1st child until 18 months and I am hoping to go longer ...more