Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, & Parenting

Opportunity for mothers with postpartum depression

February 12, 2015

Editor’s note: Attachment Parenting International (API) advocates for a parenting approach rooted solidly in research, and continuing research further validates and builds upon API’s foundation. API shares this opportunity from Mills College for women with postpartum depression to share about their transition to motherhood: I am a graduate student at Mills College. For my research […]

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Giving presence to the firstborn

February 12, 2015

Editor’s note: The post was originally published on Oct. 15, 2008, and it continues to serve as a reminder to parents expecting another baby: For several weeks, I’ve been thinking about ways in which I give my children presence. I’ve thought about different ways I spend time with my kids, the talks we’ve shared, the […]

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Adding another child…it will get easier, it will get better

February 6, 2015

The biggest struggles I see from mothers in my API Support Group have to do with the addition of a second or third child. Whether it’s an older child having difficulty adjusting to the new baby, or the mom herself struggling to meet everyone’s needs, our API group meetings frequently come back to this topic […]

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Preparing for pregnancy the second time around

January 30, 2015

Before my first pregnancy, I spent months exercising, eating right, going to acupuncture and taking vitamins. I felt really on top of things. Then I got pregnant and was blindsided by terrible morning sickness. Then I had a miscarriage. Then I got pregnant again. Basically I threw up every day for a year. It was […]

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The truth about dads and Attachment Parenting

January 16, 2015

Like many bedsharing parents, I’ve had conversations where I let people assume my daughter sleeps in a crib. While I love our family bed, sometimes I just don’t want to get into the details of why I’m not afraid of suffocating my child and when and where I have sex. So I smile and nod […]

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The truth shall not only set you free…

January 7, 2015

It will hopefully save you and make a difference for someone else. As children, we do our best to navigate through this world with the guidance and support of our parents and/or loved ones. As parents, we give all of our love and do our best to nurture and guide our children. It was through my reflection […]

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Strengthening AP marriages

December 16, 2014

By Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson, cofounders of Attachment Parenting International (API) and coauthors of Attached at the Heart “Couples who are having difficulties in their relationship will find parenting to be an added stressor, not necessarily the blessing that solves all their problems.” ~ Attached at the Heart by Lysa Parker & Barbara Nicholson […]

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Control or the lack thereof

November 20, 2014

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Sept. 24, 2008, but it puts into perspective why new motherhood can sometimes be hard to adjust to. I’ve always liked to feel in control of my life. In my pre-baby days — back in the mists of time — I used to work full time in […]

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