Presence

Make a “Play” List with Your Kids

April 23, 2014

My son is seven and a half, attending public school, and  just getting everything done in a day is a challenge. He is exhausted from being around kids all day and I have client emails to send and dishes that need washing. From the alarm in the morning until bedtime, we are negotiating transitions, trying to […]

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Why?

December 17, 2013

“Why mama?” Two huge brown eyes looked up at me, searching for answers. I stopped stirring and put down the spoon. “Because it is hot, and I don’t want you to get hurt.” Acceptance. There was no drama, no bargaining or rewards. Only contentment, pure and simple. For me, “Why?” is one of the most […]

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The Gift Is You

December 12, 2013

This post was written by TheAttachedFamily.com contributor Stacy Jagger, MMFT, owner of Sunnybrook Counseling, www.sunnybrookcounseling.com. Many parents I see in my counseling office are spending thousands of dollars on a variety of technological devices for their children each year–gaming systems, digital cameras, cell phones, etc.–while the children, who are displaying maladaptive behaviors and internal turmoil, […]

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Empathy: The Foundation of Emotion Coaching

December 10, 2013

This post was written by Stephanie Petters, coordinator of the API Reads program. The discussion of Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child  by John Gottman, PhD is continuing to unfold as we near the end of the book.  An excerpt from the book: “When children feel emotionally connected to their parents and the parents use this […]

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When Your Partner Wants You to Wean: Heart Advice for Nursing Mothers

November 12, 2013

*The terms “husband” and “partner” are used interchangeably throughout this post. “She’s too old to nurse. You need to stop.” “There’s no way my son is nursing when he’s three years old!” “You are being selfish. Breastfeeding past one year is unnecessary. You only do this because it gives you pleasure.” “I should have a […]

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Courageous and Creative

November 1, 2013

We end our 2013 AP Month blog event with this post from Zen Honeycutt, founder of Moms Across America. Today I invented the possibility with my accountability partners (yes, I have two … it takes two to keep me in line) of being Courageous and Creative. That is my theme for this year. No more business […]

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A Home Birthing Story

October 17, 2013

I’m pretty sure it never occurred to me I’d ever give birth at home. The first time around, I headed straight to the hospital, hooked up to the epidural, pushed her out and breathed a sigh of relief. After researching homebirth extensively while co-writing my book, my perspective on birthing began to shift. Birthing was […]

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We Heart Collage

October 15, 2013

This AP Month Blog Event post was submitted by reader Chwynyn Vaughan, who blogs at Mama Is Inspired. At all times, there is a work of glue art on the go atop my kitchen table. Since my son’s other first language is French, my husband finds it amusing that glue art is what my son […]

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