Parenting

Your Quick Guide to Attachment Parenting

My husband and I have been attracted to the attachment style of parenting since the beginning of our parenting journey. Attachment parenting is an approach that supports a strong and loving attachment between parents and children. It includes some specific practices that encourage children's emotional development and a strong bond.   The eight principles of attachment parenting defined by Attachment Parenting International are:   1.[...]

Pregnancy & Birth

Know This Before You Choose Your Midwife

The two types of midwives available where I live, in California, are direct entry midwives and certified nurse midwives, or CNMs. You may think that any midwife will offer care consistent with the midwifery model of care, which is more conducive to a natural and enjoyable pregnancy and birth. But not all midwives are created equal! Depending on the certification and title of the midwife,[...]

Parenting

5 Reasons Co-Sleeping is Awesome

Co-sleeping may not be for everyone, but it’s definitely for me and my family! My husband and I love sharing our bed with our children. Here are five reasons why. 1. I feel closer to my kids. Sleeping together allows us to have as much snuggle time as we want with our babies, and we get to fall asleep snuggled up together. We take turns[...]