It’s time to address this question: What do I think about Attachment Parenting? I’ve been getting asked it a lot especially after I posted about Mayim Bialik’s new book. Answering this question is going to take much more than just one post, so I’m going to split it up into a few posts over the next couple of days. The first thing I want to make clear is that I don’t believe … [Read more...] about What Does the Mommy Psychologist Have to Say About Attachment Parenting?
I was raised in a teeny tiny town in Southern Minnesota. My parents lived on a dead end street. At the end of the street was a huge wide open field. Throughout my childhood whenever me or one of my sibling started getting too rowdy in the house my dad was famous for saying, “Go out to the field if you’re gonna wrestle.” And out the door we ran. We spent hours in that field … [Read more...] about Helicopter Parenting Just Isn’t My Style
I got home tonight and found myself quickly getting sucked into the parenting debates. Co-sleeping versus crib sleeping. Crying it out versus not crying it out. Breastfeeding versus bottle feeding. Working moms versus stay at home moms. Feminist parenting versus non-feminist parenting. The list goes on and on. We argue about so many different things. And then I step back and … [Read more...] about What Are The Real Parenting Problems?
Jill Smokler’s book Confessions of a Scary Mommy went on sale today. Smokler is the founder and creator of the hugely successful blog Scary Mommy, which was one of the first mommy blogs to rip the secrecy off of motherhood and start exposing our real struggles as mothers. Her blog is HUGE and has enough followers to populate a small city or take over the world. If you haven’t … [Read more...] about Confessions of a Scary Mommy is Finally Available
During our discussions about attachment parenting and breastfeeding, I’ve said many times that we don’t co-sleep. However, my reason for not co-sleeping has nothing to do with co-sleeping in and of itself, but is related to the fact that I fight like a WWF wrestler in my sleep. I’ve been this way since I was a little girl. Not only do I throw some fabulous right hooks in my … [Read more...] about I’m Done Sleeping With My Husband