What is Attachment Parenting? Attachment parenting is an approach to parenting that parts from the conventional “wisdom” of schedules, checklists, and “baby training” programs.  Your dear Aunt Linda may have bestowed upon you nuggets of wisdom such as “let her cry it out” or “get that baby on a schedule”.  These so-called tried and true approaches may have promised the security of rules for mommyhood success, but there was a monumental oversight.  The value system of generations past embraced the idea that children must be compliant and the goal was to avoid their becoming brats.  We can all agree that we do not want our son or daughter to be that kid

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What is Attachment Parenting? Attachment parenting is an approach to parenting that parts from the conventional “wisdom” of schedules, checklists, and “baby training” programs.  Your dear Aunt Linda may have bestowed upon you nuggets of wisdom such as “let her cry it out” or “get that baby on a schedule”.  These so-called tried and true approaches may have promised the security of rules for mommyhood success, but there was a monumental oversight.  The value system of generations past embraced the idea that children must be compliant and the goal was to avoid their becoming brats.  We can all agree that we do not want our son or daughter to be that kid

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As I mentioned in my article, “Mind Your Own Boobies- Public Breastfeeding”, you’re going to have to venture outside of your home unless the reclusive lifestyle is for you.  The key to success for taking your pumping show on the road is planning ahead.  Whether you have a single electric breast pump, a double electric breast pump, or a battery operated breast pump, make sure that you have all of the parts. First things first: get a good bag for breast pumps and organize it well using the checklist below. Download the Nursing Room Locator App by Moms Pump Here (found on iTunes and Google Play).  This GPS-enabled app searches to

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As I mentioned in my article, “Mind Your Own Boobies- Public Breastfeeding”, you’re going to have to venture outside of your home unless the reclusive lifestyle is for you.  The key to success for taking your pumping show on the road is planning ahead.  Whether you have a single electric breast pump, a double electric breast pump, or a battery operated breast pump, make sure that you have all of the parts. First things first: get a good bag for breast pumps and organize it well using the checklist below. Download the Nursing Room Locator App by Moms Pump Here (found on iTunes and Google Play).  This GPS-enabled app searches to

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If you are struggling with your comfort level with breastfeeding in public, you aren’t alone.  Many of us have been there and have been the target of the “shame game” from both camps. Strangers may get all up in your business! I was nursing my firstborn at a the food court of a shopping mall, clinging to this hideous floral cover thing that my aunt bought me.  In one single nursing session, I was approached by one woman who quite literally pulled my flowery nipple-hider off of me saying that I have nothing to be ashamed of and several passersby who made scoffing noises and shot me looks of disgust.  I was

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If you are struggling with your comfort level with breastfeeding in public, you aren’t alone.  Many of us have been there and have been the target of the “shame game” from both camps. Strangers may get all up in your business! I was nursing my firstborn at a the food court of a shopping mall, clinging to this hideous floral cover thing that my aunt bought me.  In one single nursing session, I was approached by one woman who quite literally pulled my flowery nipple-hider off of me saying that I have nothing to be ashamed of and several passersby who made scoffing noises and shot me looks of disgust.  I was

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