9 tips to help your child sleep

March 9, 2016
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“Just one more hug goodnight.” “I’m hungry.” “I’m thirsty.” “I have to go to the bathroom.” Bedtime can be a long process for many parents. At the end of the day, we are all tired, right? Well at least the parents are! All you want to do is put your child to bed and have […]

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Reaping the fruits of Attachment Parenting

March 7, 2016
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Editor’s note: Attachment Parenting International (API) is excited to announce that Effie Morchi, a blogger with APtly Said, has accepted the volunteer position of Assistant Editor of APtly Said. In addition to continuing to blog about her family life, she will be managing the development of special editorial projects for APtly Said, such as the […]

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Editor’s pick: A kindness movement inspired by a potato

March 4, 2016
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Looking back on the last decade since becoming a parent, I can see how Attachment Parenting International (API) values — trust, empathy, kindness, joy, compassion, peace — have shaped both my personal life and my professional career. The choices I make have stemmed from these values. Once my first baby was born, I chose to […]

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Editor’s pick: A moment of silence for the “mother” of doula work

February 26, 2016
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I hired a doula for my third child’s birth. After an early preterm birth with my first and a medically necessary Cesarean with my second, my third baby was on track to be my first, and only, normal childbirth experience. I was pulling out all the stops, too — aiming for an unmedicated labor and […]

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My favorite part of the body

February 22, 2016
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Our young children — still — master the natural, simple and intuitive connection between body, mind and emotion. Let’s support and inspire each other to live with more ease and calm, every single day. And in case you forgot how to do this, let your kids be your teacher. Last school year, my daughter and […]

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Editor’s pick: Breastfeeding in jail

February 19, 2016
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I took a breastfeeding support call a few years ago from a woman who was spending a week in a county jail but wasn’t being allowed to use her breast pump. The situation didn’t end well. The jail never budged on its policies, and the woman lost her milk supply, but not before dealing with […]

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Kindness is contagious

February 17, 2016
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Editor’s note: This week, Feb. 14-20, is Random Acts of Kindness Week, an observance created by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation that is right in line with the values espoused by Attachment Parenting International (API) families, local API Leaders and volunteers who practice kindness every day by following the third of API’s Eight Principles […]

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We are in the love business

February 13, 2016
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Valentine’s Day has traditionally been a holiday for couples, an observance set aside for parents to give each other a special token of their love. Bouquets of flowers, boxes of chocolate, candy hearts and cards with arrow-wielding cupids come to mind. What doesn’t readily come to mind, but perhaps should, are neurons deep within the […]

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