Attachment Parenting is something that came naturally for us. Not that we don’t struggle just like everyone, but it fit our family best. We didn’t even realize there was a name for it or such a following of it in the beginning. Although, online mommy groups certainly made me aware very quickly that this was the box we fit into and this was the label we must use! One of the big concerns we had when we found out we … Keep Reading!!!
Attempting to Prepare for Twins
I’ll admit it, I found it very hard to be excited about my twins while I was pregnant. I had moments but most of the time it was sheer terror about what was coming our way. Previously, I wrote about some of these struggles; It’s Okay to Not Be Excited About an Unplanned Pregnancy. As my July 20th EDD approached this fear only intensified and I was 50/50 wanting them out because the pregnancy … Keep Reading!!!
In a world where we are often surrounded by scary, sad news stories it’s hard to completely protect our kids from seeing these stories. Children are intuitive; they overhear us in the other room, they pick up on our emotions, they overhear us talking when we’re sure we’re out of earshot, they hear people outside of the home talking. They will almost always find out what’s going on. The question becomes how do we help them understand and cope without … Keep Reading!!!
The world’s coolest billionaire has stepped up his game again. The CEO of Virgin Group has added a year’s paid parental leave to benefits his employees receive. This means dads can enjoy the first year with their newborns as well.
All employees can take up to 12 months and be assured their job will be waiting when they return, but those who’ve been employed with Virgin for more than four years receive 100% of their pay for that time. Those … Keep Reading!!!
Breastfeeding moms in Brazil’s largest city have just received a boost in support from lawmakers. The city of Sao Paulo, Brazil have approved a new law that will prohibit businesses from stopping public breastfeeding. Once the mayor signs off on the bill, which is expected to happen in the next few weeks, anyone who violates this new law will be fined 500 Rs (Approximately $150 USD). All public and private institutions and businesses will be held to this new standard.… Keep Reading!!!
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!!!