This week on The Attached Family online magazine…

by Rita Brhel on November 15, 2011

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Reflections on Motherhood

Poet and children’s author Barbara Benjamin is the mother of a 26-year-old daughter. She received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Auburn University in 1979. While her daughter was young, she happily chose to be a stay-at-home mother. When the school days arrived, she became a substitute teacher in the local school system where her daughter attended. Read more about her story, as well as poems illustrating her views, at .

Creating a Village

The life of a parent can feel very isolated. Warm relationships with caring adults can sustain us when we’re struggling and help our children feel at ease when they’re away from home. So, how do we build the village we need to raise our children? API Leader Jenni Pertuset answers at .

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Rita Brhel (124 Posts)

Rita Brhel, CLC, API Leader, is the Publications Coordinator for Attachment Parenting International. She also works as a WIC Breastfeeding Counselor at Hastings, Nebraska, USA, and is a freelance agricultural journalist. She lives with her husband and 3 children on a sustainable family farm. She enjoys crocheting, listening to music, photography, reading biographies, being with nature, volunteering with 4-H, and singing at church.

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