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9 things never to say to an attachment parent

1. Are you STILL breastfeeding? Yes, we are still breastfeeding. Many of us continue to nurse until our children outgrow the need. Others choose to employ some gentle weaning strategies. We will probably point out that the World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for a minimum of two years, and thereafter as long as the mother and child desire. (Note: not …

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6 Ways To Have Sex When You Cosleep

There seems to be a myth perpetuating that attachment parents and cosleeping/bedsharing parents aren’t able to have sex. “If your baby is in your bed, how on Earth will you ever be able to have sex again?!” This is a serious question! How on Earth will we be able to have sex if we can’t use this specific spot at …

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It’s OK To Nurse Your Baby To Sleep

We’ve just welcomed our third sweet baby girl to this earth. All I want to do is hold her tiny body, watch her as she sleeps and soak up all the moments in between. These desires stem from the knowledge that this is our last baby, and also from the feeling of freedom to embrace my instincts and to trust …

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Hold Me With Both Arms: My Story of Bringing Home a New Sibling

When my son was born I cried. The moment he arrived I loved him the way I loved his sister when I first held her nearly 4 years earlier. My daughter did remarkably well with the birth of her brother. She adored him. She held him and kissed him endlessly and tucked her stuffed animals in with him. I had …