attachment parenting

This is what started it all

November 19, 2010

When I read my friend Rebekah’s birth story, which she shares here, here, and here, something about the description of her original doctor’s office sounded very familiar to me. Rebekah and I used to work for the same company, and we had the same insurance. I asked which OB she went to, and it was […]

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Crunchy with a side of Moderation

November 16, 2010

This weekend a high school friend of mine came to visit with her three children. I hadn’t seen her in years, but we found we still had plenty in common, lots of notes to compare, and with the five children between us, no moments of awkward silence. It was great to see her. We talked […]

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Guest Post — What is Wrong With Ms. Jong?

November 11, 2010

Earlier in the week I posted a quick note in response to Erica Jong’s Wall Street Journal opinion piece where she claims attachment parenting is a prison. A reader, Alice Campbell, who is a Regsitered Nurse, a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with IAIM Australia, and a Regsitered Circle of Security Parent Educator, left a short comment […]

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Attachment to an Open Mind

November 8, 2010

I‘ve read a few articles lately comparing attachment parenting (AP) to helicopter parenting. The closeness is described as a prison, and Erica Jong, in her article in the Wall Street Journal, even went so far as to say that AP is a tool of the political right to keep parents out of politics. I literally […]

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You Might be a Counterculture Mama if . . . .

October 29, 2010

I‘ve never considered myself strange. In fact, I’ve always just wanted to be normal and mainstream. But after having a twitter converstation with @TheLeakyBoob about the many uses of breastmilk, I realized I’m just not ever going to be. So here’s my tribute to all the counterculture mamas out there, reluctantly or otherwise: You might […]

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My Dreams of Thailand

October 10, 2010

I wish this photo were more clear. It’s my grandmother (holding a baby cousin), my mom, my sister and I, sitting outside my grandmother’s house in 1979. I didn’t live in Thailand until I was in college, and that was Bangkok — a cosmopolitan time where I clerked at the Embassy and partied at nightclubs […]

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The Pressures of Parenting

September 22, 2010

Two interesting articles came out the last couple of days. One comes from Blacktating Blog (a new favorite) about how babies in Africa don’t cry, because their mothers breastfeed them as soon as they hear a peep. The next one I found through, and it’s an article about a Notre Dame study on the […]

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