Working Parents

I never worked harder to stay-at-home

June 14, 2013

I wish I had known how much I would love being a mother. How could I have anticipated the depth of this love? My heart opens with wonder when I watch my 18-month-old son lift his arms, snap his fingers, and gently sway to music. Any music. We could be in the check out line […]

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Jealousy, It’s Crawling All Over You

June 12, 2013

My mom used to sing a song to me as a child every time I got jealous. It started, “Jealousy, it’s crawling all over you. There goes your eyeballs…” I’m jealous of my husband and his connection to our three year old. Sometimes I feel like a third wheel (I know it is normal; I Googled it). […]

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What About Bob?

November 20, 2012

I don’t know how Bob got the name.  Something about Bob wanting to break up with Ben, my son. I said it in jest and it just took. During the times I didn’t want to breastfeed, somewhere between a meltdown and bad day, I would say to myself or maybe even out loud, “Ben — Bob wants to break-up […]

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Extra Pair of Eyes

July 23, 2012

I cannot underscore the importance of a supportive spouse, partner, or mother’s helper when you’re a work-from-home parent of a mobile baby or preverbal toddler. Just this week, my seven-month-old son has learned to climb the few steps between the family room, where my office is located, and the kitchen. I had hoped the steps […]

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Dr. Sears Comments on TIME Magazine’s Attachment Parenting Cover Article

May 17, 2012

Guest blogger Dr. Bill Sears shares his thoughts on the much talked about TIME Magazine Attachment Parenting Article, “The Man Who Remade Motherhood.” Hello parents!  The cover was risky but a brilliant hook by Time Magazine to attract readers, and they achieved their goal.  The writer, Kate Pickert, herself a new mother and one of […]

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TIME Magazine Shows Attachment Parenting is Going Mainstream, Not Extreme

May 14, 2012

When we, Attachment Parenting International, learned that TIME Magazine decided to take on attachment parenting in its May 21, 2012 issue, we had to ask, “TIME, are you news magazine enough?” Beyond the incendiary attempt to pit mothers against each other asking, “Are you mom enough?,” and a strategic cover contrived to sell copies, what […]

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Motherhood: Is It Holding Mothers Back?

April 27, 2012

“The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women,” is the latest release of self-effacing mom lit, by prominent French intellectual Elisabeth Badinter. From her recent piece in the Huffington Post: Today’s ideal of motherhood requires that we give birth in pain, without benefit of an epidural, since this robs us of our first […]

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Working When I Should Be Sleeping

April 24, 2012

Most people I know are sleeping at 2 or 3 in the morning. If they’re awake, it’s because one of their children is, too, like a new baby needing milk or a preschooler retelling a bad dream. If their children are asleep, they are, too…usually. Every one of us has probably experienced that uncharacteristic bit […]

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