Attached Parents at Work


A Gentle Parent’s Guide to Sleep

I needed a gentle way to help him rest. I didn’t want to do any crying or any ‘training’ as such. I spent a long time wondering, is this even possible? I spent hours trawling through blogs and sleep help books, all telling me to be gentle and not let him cry-it-out (CIO), but none actually giving me solutions.

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I’m Not a “Wicked Step Mother”

It’s ok not to love them. Before you start jumping up and down, I feel strongly about this one…

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Hi. Your baby isn’t a sinning, tantrum throwing, evil genius trying to manipulate you.

Parenting is hard and there are no vacations. We are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the minute those babies come earth side. If you are not willing to make the sacrifice(s), perhaps a plant, fish or cat are better options for you.

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When it’s time to retire a pair of my son’s shoes I think about what we did together in those shoes. Did we stomp enough puddles? Take plenty of walks together holding hands and exploring? Did I say “yes” to…

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Attachment Parenting After the 7 Baby B’s

I have always wondered how attachment parenting evolves after the babywearing and breastfeeding years. Maybe this is it? Sweet moments when he checks in with me for just a little reassurance by reaching for my hand. Planning and preparing for our next adventure together. And leaving Mom in the dust when he’s ready to go it alone, knowing she’ll stumble by soon enough.

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