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Parenting After a Loss

November 9, 2012

I lost my sons in May at 20 weeks after a long, hard pregnancy. When I came home to my little girl, 2 1/2 at the time, it was both a relief to be with her and a hardship to be around her. I’d spent a week in the hospital longing to be with her, […]

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When Relatives Criticize, Transitioning to Stay-at Home Parent, and More at The Attached Family

October 6, 2012

It’s finally here! This October, in celebration of Attachment Parenting Month 2012, The Attached Family online magazine is focusing on the importance of parent-to-parent support. No matter who we are, where we live, or where we are on our parenting journey, each of us longs to connect with like-minded others: Who’s Your Support? Get the inside […]

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What is Attachment Parenting? Guest Post by Peggy O’Mara

October 3, 2012

We are thrilled to feature a guest post by Peggy O’Mara, mother, author, editor and owner of Mothering magazine. Here, she explores the foundations and history of Attachment Parenting, showing how AP became what it is today. What is Attachment Parenting? by Peggy O’Mara The recent furor in the press over attachment parenting stems from […]

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Baby: from Other to Teacher

September 28, 2012

If you survey mainstream Western baby-care advice from the past two centuries, you’ll see a common theme: the perception that babies are wild beings who need to be tamed in order to be incorporated into family life. The concept of “otherness” is familiar in the history of humankind – it’s a driving force behind the […]

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Making the Best Sleep Choices for my Family

September 17, 2012

This week someone got in touch with me to talk about a new study in the journal Pediatrics, which suggests that there’s no long-term harm associated with certain methods of sleep training. These methods use controlled crying in order to encourage babies to fall asleep on their own. They followed two groups of babies at […]

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Helping Older Kids Adjust to a New Baby

July 16, 2012

My older son was 2 years and 8 months old when his little brother was born.  I’d agonized for a long time about child spacing, and was worried about how Sol (my first born) would handle the addition to the family.  We’re 3 months into being a family of 4 and I’ve learned a lot […]

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Crying as Sport?

July 13, 2012

Everyone loves babies. We’re programmed to. It’s biological: A 2008 research study at Baylor showed that the happiness centers in our brains light up when we see a baby smiling at us. Conversely, a 2012 study at Aarhus University showed that a baby’s cry elicits a unique, lightning-fast response in his parents to soothe the […]

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Fighting the Battle Against Oversupply

June 12, 2012

And just because someone has the opposite problem, doesn’t mean that oversupply isn’t a problem in its own right. This was originally posted on the blog of Pittsburgh area doula and childbirth educator Vanessa T.  Fighting the Battle Against Oversupply With less than half of women breastfeeding at the six month mark we have to […]

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