By: Victoria Gensheimer
On October 11, 1989, I gave birth to a 9lb. 13oz baby boy. He was my second child. He was healthy and took to breastfeeding like a pro. When he was 22 hours old, I was informed that his bilirubin level was 8, which meant he was jaundiced. Since this level was measured from the cord blood, they viewed that as being “high.” Treatment would require the standard photo therapy; keeping him under lights. Right before discharge, … Keep Reading!!!
James Fallon is a neuroscientist who has spent his career studying psychopaths. On accident, he learned that his brain had revealed someone who had scan patterns indicative to a psychopath. He later found out his family history had a long line of people with clear psychopathic behavior.
So what led Fallon away from becoming a diagnostic psychopath? He says a nurturing environment during childhood.
This is what my friend Bridget said about Fallon’s conclusion: “This, right here, is why … Keep Reading!!!
Here is another (not so) Real Man of AP.
“Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter.”
This short film was a Tropfest Australia 2013 finalist.
Watch the creative and heartfelt story below:
One of my favorite movies of all time is Gone with the Wind (the book is even better).
Clark Gable was dreamy enough on his own, but him playing Rhett Butler? *swoon*…
So, I tend to avoid using that comparison.
But I digress…
The movie happened to by on TV tonight and I turned it on during a scene where … Keep Reading!!!
This week’s Real Dad of Attachment Parenting:
His wife, Stacy, said:
Home from the grocery store to realize you have to go back because you forgot diapers: $20
Awake until 1am assembling matching crib & changing table: $300.
Snapping a picture of your sexy husband passed out & bonding with your 4 month old: Priceless
We’re at week four and these stories of real attachment parenting dads have taken off! People are loving dads getting the accolades they deserve. A great aspect of this series is the lovely stories that the wives have been writing about their significant others. Verbalizing or putting into writing appreciation for one another is such a great thing for each spouse to do for the other, but it is also inspiring and beneficial to be able to read the heartfelt … Keep Reading!!!
Well, it happened. Brian had his first interview.
We received an email a few weeks ago for an interview request. What made us excited was it wasn’t for me, it was for Brian! They wanted to get his views on AP. This is the first time anyone has ever asked to talk to him about it.
“It’s about damn time!” Brian said. I agreed. We were … Keep Reading!!!
Attachment Parenting…So many people do this, some label it and some do not. Just like in my previous post that I wrote with the influence from Jamie, Attachment Parenting starts between a husband and a wife but the most impact you can have … Keep Reading!!!
I was talking to my friend the other day about how she was led to her career as a social worker because of her heart for children. It evolved into a conversation about what life experiences helped to shape our passions in life. Unlike my friend, my passion is not as much for children as it is for mothers – which ultimately benefits children. With my own children, or children living at the center without parents, I have a close … Keep Reading!!!
It’s the end of a long, rainy morning; we have waited in lines and in traffic. We enter the house, damp and cold, jackets hit the floor and shoes fly. Small feet are running wild. The block tower in the middle of the carpet gets leveled with one precise kick and baby is startled. Cries, screams, whining – Three little creatures need me – now! It’s time to squelch the chaos.
How to reconnect with three little ones, at once, … Keep Reading!!!
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From experience, I think practicing attachment parenting (AP) principles has had a positive impact on my children and my family as a whole. I believe in it so much that I’ve become an AP Advocate to help spread the word about how awesome this form of parenting is.
You … Keep Reading!!!
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And here we are. Down to the last days of summer, which for me means a turmoil of angst, packing, and insomnia. It’s cool here in NY this morning, and I want to scream, “No! … Keep Reading!!!
I am curious about your experiences with “mom groups” – best and worst. What things happened that made them one way or the other for you? I am..
So, Paa.la tagged in a response to a tweet she came across a day or so ago on Twitter. The replies to her tweet were calling me the usual – pedophile,..
Love this. Who breastfed a preemie?
It’s black and blue! Who sees gold and white?