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6 Ways To Have Sex When You Cosleep

There seems to be a myth perpetuating that attachment parents and cosleeping/bedsharing parents aren’t able to have sex. “If your baby is in your bed, how on Earth will you ever be able to have sex again?!” This is a serious question! How on Earth will we be able to have sex if we can’t use this specific spot at …

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When They Shut Down & Stop Listening

Ever notice your child seeming to shut down or completely switch off and not listen to a single word coming out of your mouth? This has been a relatively new scenario for me…not due to any stellar parenting skills on my part, but rather because our eldest poppet is so expressive and demonstrative. Shutting down isn’t something she does. She …

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The Myth of the Sleeping Baby

Millions of dollars are spent by parents every year on books and programs to help them get their babies to sleep. The problem is they are missing one fundamental truth: Babies Don’t Sleep or more specifically Babies Don’t Sleep Through the Night There. I just saved your $14 on your next Amazon purchase for one of the 51,165 books available …

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Raising a new generation to drive out hate with love

More shootings. More tragedy. More victims. More lives lost. More shattered families. It’s exhausting. It’s infuriating. There is a place for those feelings. There is a place for anger. We should be angry about the loss of life. We should be angry about violence happening again and again in our communities. We should use this anger to galvanize ourselves into …

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Attachment Parenting: Playing the Long Game

Many of us discovered attachment parenting when our kids were tiny babies. We chose to hold them close, perhaps sleep with them, not let them cry, respond to their needs. We read about other parents like us and came to define ourselves as attachment parents as we worked to allow our kids to form secure attachments to us. Then our …

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It’s OK To Nurse Your Baby To Sleep

We’ve just welcomed our third sweet baby girl to this earth. All I want to do is hold her tiny body, watch her as she sleeps and soak up all the moments in between. These desires stem from the knowledge that this is our last baby, and also from the feeling of freedom to embrace my instincts and to trust …

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Do kids really need consequences?

Much has been written about the Brock Turner case involving the now infamous rapist-who-was-also-an-athlete, who was sentenced to a meager 6 months in jail for the crime. Many articles on this topic focus on the need for children to experience the consequences of their actions. These arguments say that if children aren’t held accountable (i.e., punished) for their actions as …