What does Attachment Parenting look like for you?

2012-0522_Babywearing

A dynamic group of moms here in Nashville joined together a couple years ago to create the outdoor-loving Bambino Brigade. They’re a running, hiking, zoo-going, nature-center-loving bunch of mamas of young kiddos. They also connect over some great parenting conversation on their Facebook page and web message boards. One conversation in particular caught my attention last week, and the mamas gave their blessing to share it here. On the heels of the shocking “Are you mom enough?” TIME magazine cover –which looked to be exclusively about breastfeeding, but also took a broader look at … [Read more...]

Safe Harbor Mama

Safe Harbor Mama

A few weeks ago in my weekly women's circle, our "homework" was to "try on" something we really wanted to be or do. To act as if. To practice a little fake-it-til-you-make-it. I decided to check out what it felt like to be a "safe harbor" mama. To me, that’s the kind of mother who creates a welcoming, safe place for her children, no matter what's going on. The kind of mom my kids will turn to, even when they’re older, even when they’ve really screwed something up. It’s the same basic idea as gentle, natural, or attachment parenting. Whatever you call it, I've been concerned that I'm not … [Read more...]

5 Faves: Birth, Breastfeeding, and Mothering

Five Faves: Birth, Breastfeeding, Parenting facebook fanpages

In honor of Cinco de Mayo on this lovely 5/5, here’s a list of 5 of my favorite birthy and early parenting Facebook fan pages: Birthing from Within Childbirth Connection Kelly Mom Attachment Parenting International Momma Zen   Birthing from Within Birthing From Within provides books, products, certification programs, and events for anyone interested in childbirth. We are on the cutting edge, offering mindful, compassionate and dynamic childbirth and parenting preparation. Find a wonderful class or doula near you! Take a workshop and change your perspective on what birth … [Read more...]