Pressures are high and patience is low as parents raise their children amid greater economic stress, but playing with children relieves the stress of parenting and work! Attachment Parenting International reminds parents there is more to play during this October 2011 Attachment Parenting Month.
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By Jessica Williams, www.LoveParentingLA.com Free Teleclass: “What Nobody Tells You to Expect When You’re Expecting!” From Preconception through Early Motherhood. Hosted by Sheryl Paul of Conscious Motherhood SIGN UP NOW!! Featuring: Carrie Dinow, MFT, speaking about the mind-body fertility connection. Sheryl Paul, MA, speaking about pregnancy.
As parents, my husband and I have read MANY children’s books starring animals over the years. Countless images and illustrations of lions, horses, cows and whales have delighted my son and daughter. Don’t get me wrong, I love all animals–but I must admit I
By Elizabeth O’Sullivan Issue 127, November/December 2004 Although a doula had been with Pat Welch when her daughter was born, she hadn’t been able to afford a doula two years later, at the birth of her son. When the pushing stage of labor triggered
Birthing Again: A VBAC Experience By Melissa Aberle-GrasseWeb Exclusive I lay on my bed in a square of moonlight, resting. Emma, only seven hours old, slept next to me, her hands folded together as if in meditation. Only my heart’s pounding–not with anxiety, but
In our family, changing the lyrics to “If You’re Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands” is essential to the song. We substitute words like silly, grumpy, snotty, and even verklempt for “happy.” Making up appropriate accompanying motions, well, that’s the fun part. Apparently hand-clapping
Introducing Birthing A New Mother Program from Conscious Motherhood by Jessica Williams,www.LoveParentingLA.com Friends, Last week I mentioned a free-video training offered by my friend and colleague, Sheryl Paul, MA, of Conscious-Transitions, in anticipation of the Birthing a New Mother home study program. The 8-week
The Vietnam War shaped my life in powerful ways. I was politically conservative when I entered college in the fall of 1965. As the daughter of an Air Force pilot I was unaccustomed to questioning authority. I believed what I was told. I was
I wrote recently about my seasonally-inspired need to reflect upon, and normalize, some new rules in our family. With school well underway, our schedules have become less forgiving and the calendar is suddenly full of visits, classes, birthday parties and dentist appointments. Spontaneity feels
Do you have independent readers? Do you ever wonder how best to support their growing relationship with reading? My friend Laura Simeon, a school librarian who has helped foster a love of books in many children, including my own, joins me today to chat