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Normalizing Extended Breastfeeding

May 15, 2012

The Momosphere is all atwitter over Time Magazine’s cover story: “Are You Mom Enough?” From its “shocking” cover photo to its provocative title, it’s obvious Time was shooting for “mommy war” controversy (something I work hard to stay away from). If I shy away from controversy, why would I ever agree to the possibility of […]

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The Benefits of Babywearing Your Toddler

September 15, 2011

My daughter, Bella, is almost 22 months. My husband Sam and I still babywear her many times. To some, this might seem a little crazy. She is perfectly able to walk and we own a stroller she loves. She isn’t as easy to carry anymore, and it requires some maneuvering to get her in an […]

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Telling Your Child About Death

July 29, 2011

Just three weeks ago I paced the house, cleaning and straightening. I was nervous about breaking the horrible news that our neighbor and first-grade teacher had died suddenly. My eight-year-old daughter adored this woman and I knew that she would be hurt. Children learn about death from many sources, but they learn about grieving from […]

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Reflections on Our First Year

June 2, 2011

I entered parenthood with a crib and an epidural. I had never heard of attachment parenting, and was pretty sure the family bed was something that could wreck a marriage. As my baby turns one, and my husband and I celebrate our eighth year of marriage, we happily (and a bit nervously) went out for […]

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Interview Series: Martha Wood

February 17, 2011

We are continuing our interview series with API Contributing Bloggers with Martha Wood.  Read on to hear more about her thoughts regarding weaning, co-parenting, and how she peacefully deals with breastfeeding criticism. Tell us about your family. I am a single mom, co-parenting with my daughter’s father. She is 2.5. She is my only child. […]

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What’s the Big Deal with CIO?

January 7, 2011

See what’s going on in Attachment Parenting this week on The Attached Family online magazine: What’s the Big Deal with CIO? Among parents of infants these days, there is constant debate about how to respond to a baby’s cries. On one hand, there are proponents of the “cry it out” method, where the baby is […]

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To Detach Him without Detaching

November 15, 2010

My son has reached 2 1/2. Okay, so we have a few days left but it is almost here. It is scaring me a little. I can’t believe he is growing up so fast. He is making huge leaps in his development lately; his vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds and he is growing […]

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Wearing a Toddler

July 5, 2010

My son Jacob is 22 months old. He loves to run and climb and jump and throw balls and all those things that toddlers do. He is no longer the babe in arms that he was for the first months of my life, carried from place to place by others. Today, he motors under his […]

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