Adventures in Attachment Parenting: Nature’s Flu Remedy by Allison Silver


It's that time of year again. The weather has a nice chill in the air in the morning, the leaves are beginning to change colors, and before you know it the flu will be coming to visit. I don't know about you but that is one uninvited guest I could ...

The Calm Before the Storm by Heather Bowles


Good Saturday evening, ladies!  I hope everything is well with you. This week, I came to the sudden realization I have very little time left to prepare for the maelstrom that a newborn brings. Luckily, I kept all Tabitha's newborn clothes and toy-like lookieloos and thingamajigs, so other than a ...

Adventures in Attachment Parenting: Our Search For A Church by Allison Silver


I came across a quote this week that really hit home for me, "It's not that attachment parenting is difficult. It's being surrounded by people who are doing things differently than you....that is difficult." As parents we all look for support and it is difficult to be surrounded by people ...

Adventures in Attachment Parenting: Teething Bites by Allison Silver


​All babies react to teething differently. For some it's no big deal and they appear to break in teeth quite easily with no one even noticing. And yet for other babies getting teeth is quite a chore. They cry in pain, they push on their mouth, they want to nurse ...

Adventures in Attachment Parenting: Trusting My Instincts By Allison Silver


As I am sitting here writing this my baby girl is about to turn one. How did this happen? Just yesterday I brought home a little newborn baby. Who kidnapped my baby and left me a toddler? It’s kind of a funny spot to be in. On the one hand ...

Adventures in Attachment Parenting: Good Riddance Bumbo by Allison Silver


About ten years ago, I was working with babies and toddlers with special needs as an Early Intervention Specialist, when I was introduced to the Bumbo seat. The parents who had one seemed to love it. They thought it was so cute that their two to three month old baby ...

Adventures in Attachment Parenting: How Did We Get Here? By Allison Silver


My husband and I did not choose to become attachment parents. Attachment parenting chose us. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever have imagined that I would be one of those moms. You know the one that I’m talking about. The co- sleeping, baby wearing, breastfeeding mom! Being a ...

Oh, the Crying! by Heather Bowles


If I'm completely honest with myself? I have just about had it with this exclusive pumping mess. I don't know who I let tell me this was a good idea. Maybe it was one of those silly nurses in the hospital. "Well, since we've stopped your daughter from latching ever, ...

Bonding Moments with a Breast Pump: The Practice of Exclusive Pumping by Heather Bowles


I belong to a subset of the mommy blogger community that affectionately refers to itself as "crunchy". For those of you who don't know what that means: we breastfeed, cloth diaper, carry our babies in slings rather than using strollers,  make our own baby food purees, co-sleep, eat organic, recycle ...