Wake up to the double standards, people. Tits on a billboards are considered beautiful while tits “whipped out” in the open to feed my babe are disgusting? Stop shaming women by saying that you support breastfeeding, “but…” Please. If you put ANY qualifiers on a woman’s right to nourish her child – things like when, […]
A break from all the seriousness for a little laugh. My parter made this one night after putting our toddler to sleep. I think it’s hilarious. Can anyone relate?
Part two of a cultural exploration of western sleep training practices. (Find Part One here.) Dear Parents, Often reading about parenting can automatically turn on our defensiveness radar. Please know that regardless of your parenting choices – past, present, or future – I am not judging or condemning you. My voice on this topic of […]
Lately, the topic of sleep training (a/k/a “Cry-it-Out” or “CIO” for short) has been on the forefront of my mind. It began with an innocent question from a family member over the holidays as to whether or not we use it with our children. The question both surprised and saddened me because it […]
A few months ago, I stumbled across the article, “A Peek Into the Past: Touching Our Babies,” on the history of mothering practices. I had recently published my own critique of a vintage parenting book from the 1920’s, and I was excited to see that someone else was exploring these influences. I was also intrigued by the […]
My partner and I were talking the other day about the perpetuity of detachment-based parenting advice. The conversation followed a visit to a local Baby Expo, where we were alarmed and infuriated to see the “ABC’s of Safe Sleep” people woman-ing a table – again interchanging the concepts of SIDS and overlying – passing along […]