Alissa

Going Against the Grain: Labor and Delivery

November 11, 2010

I wrote here about the struggles that arise when your parents disagree with your parenting.  The feedback was overwhelming and I have decided to share my own story of going against the grain and my path to attachment parenting.  I do this in the hopes that you will take a few minutes to share your […]

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Going Against the Grain: Pregnancy

October 18, 2010

I wrote here about the struggles that arise when your parents disagree with your parenting.  The feedback was overwhelming and I have decided to share my own story of going against the grain and my path to attachment parenting.  I do this in the hopes that you will take a few minutes to share your […]

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Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 14, 2010

I find myself sort of disappointed in my Facebook friends recently.  Many of you may have noticed the barrage of “I like it on…” status updates the past few days.  These all seem like sexual innuendos (I like it on the table, etc.) And many of you probably remember back in January when every other […]

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Child Spacing and Attachment Parenting

August 16, 2010

My son is almost one!  Along with all the emotions that go along with my baby getting quantifiably older, a pretty unexpected one is emerging: uncertainty.  I am plagued with uncertainty because Sol’s turning one means that soon (hopefully) my cycles will return and we will think about trying to conceive again.  Originally we had […]

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When Your Parents Disagree With Your Parenting

July 1, 2010

I am sure that no matter what parenting style a person chooses, their parents or parents-in-law will disapprove.  However, it has been my experience that attachment parenting sometimes gets the least support (and sometime the most upheaval) from the grandparental units. My grandmother was told that her milk “was just water” and that she would […]

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Outdoor Families, Part 1: Hiking with Children

May 28, 2010

Summer is upon us, folks! Summer in our house is… well, not really spent in the house. We are outside as much as possible and have already gone on several hikes and camping trips. This is the first installment in a series of informative posts to help you and your families enjoy the great outdoors […]

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Take Ten: How 10 minutes can make you a better parent.

May 13, 2010

As a mother who is tuned in to her baby’s or child’s needs, and seeks to meet those needs in a prompt and loving manner, it is easy to put yourself last.  Raising a child is an act of devotion, and it is so common to forget that taking care of yourself is an important […]

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