Tag: attachment parenting

My defining moment: When I stopped trying to have a “good baby”

When I became a mother, I was the first of my close friends to do so. I’d never seen anyone in my circle of friends go through this enormous life change, and nothing I’d read had prepared me for it. Even having a former career as a teacher left me wondering what I was supposed to

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In Honor of International Babywearing Week

Next week, October 7-13, 2013, is International Babywearing Week! There are so many things I enjoy about wearing my babies and toddlers: the ease and convenience, the closeness, the ability kiss and sniff their little heads as many times as I please, seeing them enjoy it just as much as I do, the effectiveness (when my middle

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Cooperative Kids – Book Giveaway and Answers to Your Parenting Questions!!

In case you missed it, start here with Part 1 of this mini series in which I introduced the book Love Limits & Lessons and the powerful impact it has had on my parenting repertoire.  Included in that post was the fantastic opportunity for readers to write in with questions for author, Bill Corbett to provide

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The Blessing of Infertility

I know, bizarre title, right? But stay with me… Being an infertile mom to a houseful of kids is a strange place to be.  When I go out and get the constant “Wow! You have your hands full!” comments from strangers, I can’t help but think…”you have no idea how empty they once felt.” The nursery sat empty

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