I am a huge fan of Dr. Laura Markham and her website Ahaparenting.com, so when she put out a book on sibling relationships, I was thrilled. Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings (PPHS) is a welcome addition in the world of positive parenting. Really the only
I am so over this mommy wars stereotype. I see many references to mommy wars in the media—portrayals of women that show us as judgmental, petty, gossipy people who resort to passive-aggression or verbal catfights—but how real is this so-called phenomenon? Online, I see
Whether you’ll be glued to the game, waiting just for the commercials, or playing a board game with no television in sight, this coming Sunday is a great time to try out some new appetizers (or share some old favorites) with friends and family.
At Pathways to Child Flourishing, Attachment Parenting International’s 20th Anniversary symposium, Peggy O’Mara (founder of Mothering.com) shared this statement about her parenting journey, “In the 70s there was no name attachment parenting just a desire to parent more naturally…Attachment parenting is not about rules but
I was 24 weeks pregnant with my oldest son (I’ll refer to this as PG1) when I woke up one morning and felt like someone had kicked me between my legs. I felt bruised from the inside and outside. It was painful to walk
During pregnancy with my second son, I learned that some of my baby carriers could help support the belly during pregnancy. I wrapped my belly starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy to help with my chronic pelvic instability. (Pregnant women may also know this as symphysis pubis
Some people say ‘healthy baby, healthy mama’ is enough when it comes to a birth. For me, that is not enough. Yes, the “destination” is imperative, but the journey matters, too. It is possible to both celebrate an amazing new life and mourn the
There are loads of baby products out there: some are adorable, others seem like they’ll solve whatever baby-related issue you may have, some are just plain clever or fun. But, what do you really truly NEED for your newborn? Here’s my list for baby
In mainstream, modern Western culture, we parents of young kids often practice silo parenting, "My home, my kids, my stress; your home, your kids, your stress." Some say that this mindset is actually The Missing Ingredient in American Attachment Parenting.