Here are some random, but important facts about Attached Parents at Work.
I’m Jen. I started this page on the day I returned to work from maternity leave after baby #2 (January 24, 2012). I was lonely and hurt by some comments from the attachment parenting community (1. that I would not work if I really cared about my children. 2. I value money more than my children. 3. I need to correct my priorities.). Not every parent has a choice. Not every parent can provide for their family simply by tightening their belt and making sacrifices. There are a myriad of reasons parents have to work; some are the bread winner, some go to school, some need the medical benefits provided by our employer to treat serious medical conditions, some are single parents, some are better parents because they work. Whatever the case, here we all are.
There are several contributors to Attached Parents at Work. All of us sign our name on each post on Facebook and on blog entries on this site. Not all of the contributors work outside of the home at the moment, but they have. This community couldn’t run without them. I love these women like family and I think you will too.
This community is not motivated by “likes” or shares. This is a safe place for working parents or parents who go to school and also happen to believe in attachment and gentle parenting. Quality, not quantity.
I will not ask you to buy stuff, donate money or share my site/page to win a prize.
If pictures of breastfeeding babies, child birth or circumcision information offends you, leave. This is not the community for you.
I think it’s important to support new/small like-minded communities. I do not do share-for-share (S4S), but you are more than welcome to share your page/blog/site on a thread we post every Tuesday at 5:00pm ET.
Everything shared here is in the spirit of education and part of my personal parenting journey. I am a gentle advocate and never post information intended to shame. I strive to model the behavior I ask of my children in all aspects of my life, including my interactions with other parents on Attached Parents at Work. Please know that if/when you see possible trigger topics here.
All of the admins/contributors for Attached Parents at Work believe whole heartedly in bodily autonomy and genital integrity. I do not find shaming parents who have circumcised their sons an effective teaching tool, but you will definitely see research-based information here on why routine infant circumcision (RIC) is a human rights violation.
Thank you for joining in us.