Set Your Summer Intentions

June 21, 2014
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As excited as I was for Cavanaugh to get out of school for summer, I was also a little worried that we could spend months inside hiding out from Texas, USA, heat and mosquitoes while playing LEGOs and Minecraft. We needed a to-do list of fun. Luckily, one of my organizing clients was working on […]

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Cloth

May 14, 2014
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As I carefully held you, my little parcel, I remember wishing the cloth away, wishing that there was nothing between us. You see, we had been linked your whole life. I had felt every hiccup and every stretch. As soon as I had the strength to sit up, I threaded you gently in between the […]

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Staying attached with more than one

May 12, 2014
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As my husband and I prepare for the arrival of our second child (a boy!) this summer, I find myself thinking about how different it will be compared to when our daughter was born. With my daughter, we came across attachment parenting as we started exploring different ideas around giving birth and caring for newborns.  […]

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Stop Hitting: An interview with Nadine Block, cofounder of the Center for Effective Discipline

April 30, 2014
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We are delighted to recognize National Spank Out Day, April 30, with an interview with Nadine Block, cofounder of the Center for Effective Discipline.   There is a fine line between physical punishment and child abuse, at least as the law sees it. Just where does the line lie between the two? Most people who […]

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Make a “Play” List with Your Kids

April 23, 2014
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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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Responding Differently: School, Work and Parenting

April 18, 2014
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Even before my first child was born nine years ago, I knew Attachment Parenting was something that fit my personality and values. My own parents practiced many Attachment Parenting principles, so it came very naturally to me. When my children were very young, I especially took the principle respond with sensitivity to heart. I wanted […]

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API Announces New Attached Family Edition: “Voices of Breastfeeding” Double Issue

April 16, 2014
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The core of Attachment Parenting is responding with sensitivity. API recognizes that breastfeeding can be difficult in our society. It is hard to do something different than our family and friends, who are our social network prior to becoming parents, and to find a new support system for our choices. It is hard to navigate […]

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Lessons from Parents of a Sleepless Baby – Part 2

April 14, 2014
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Continued from Part 1 As we relearned loving sleep routines with our son, we did strike upon a few techniques that worked well for us as a family. We are Roman Catholic, and praying a quiet rosary with our son before bedtime has two benefits: It relaxes him, and it relaxes us. He delights in our voices, […]

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