General Interest

Surrendering to biologically normal toddler sleep

March 15, 2016

“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists. … Surrender is the simple, but profound, wisdom of yielding to, rather than, opposing the flow of life.” ~ Eckhart Tolle, author No other concept has helped me more as a mother than the concept of surrender — surrendering to the pregnancy process, to the […]

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Editor’s pick: Teen cluster suicides begs the question of parenting goals

March 11, 2016

I’ve come to realize that there is one fundamental question in which the answer is the foundation of our parenting approach. It defines how we, parents, raise our kids. That question is: How do you define success and happiness? Think about it… Attachment Parenting International strives to educate and support parents in raising secure, joyful […]

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9 tips to help your child sleep

March 9, 2016

“Just one more hug goodnight.” “I’m hungry.” “I’m thirsty.” “I have to go to the bathroom.” Bedtime can be a long process for many parents. At the end of the day, we are all tired, right? Well at least the parents are! All you want to do is put your child to bed and have […]

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Reaping the fruits of Attachment Parenting

March 7, 2016

Editor’s note: Attachment Parenting International (API) is excited to announce that Effie Morchi, a blogger with APtly Said, has accepted the volunteer position of Assistant Editor of APtly Said. In addition to continuing to blog about her family life, she will be managing the development of special editorial projects for APtly Said, such as the […]

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Editor’s pick: A kindness movement inspired by a potato

March 4, 2016

Looking back on the last decade since becoming a parent, I can see how Attachment Parenting International (API) values — trust, empathy, kindness, joy, compassion, peace — have shaped both my personal life and my professional career. The choices I make have stemmed from these values. Once my first baby was born, I chose to […]

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Editor’s pick: A moment of silence for the “mother” of doula work

February 26, 2016

I hired a doula for my third child’s birth. After an early preterm birth with my first and a medically necessary Cesarean with my second, my third baby was on track to be my first, and only, normal childbirth experience. I was pulling out all the stops, too — aiming for an unmedicated labor and […]

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My favorite part of the body

February 22, 2016

Our young children — still — master the natural, simple and intuitive connection between body, mind and emotion. Let’s support and inspire each other to live with more ease and calm, every single day. And in case you forgot how to do this, let your kids be your teacher. Last school year, my daughter and […]

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Editor’s pick: Breastfeeding in jail

February 19, 2016

I took a breastfeeding support call a few years ago from a woman who was spending a week in a county jail but wasn’t being allowed to use her breast pump. The situation didn’t end well. The jail never budged on its policies, and the woman lost her milk supply, but not before dealing with […]

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