Latch Tricks

1- Try “gravity assist” positions. Laid back nursing where baby nurses “on top”, dangle nursing where you get on your hands and knees and lower your breast into baby’s mouth. It’s harder for baby to latch on shallowly when the…

Red Frog

Dear Eldest Child, A year ago something happened between the two of us that has stuck in my mind ever since, and that will now stay with me for the rest of my life in the form of a small…

Attachment Parenting is Not

Attachment Parenting is not Indulgent Parenting. Attachment parents do not “spoil” their children. Spoiling is done when a child is given everything that they want regardless of what they need and regardless of what is practical. Indulgent parents give toys…

Dear Alex

Dear Alex, Today is Father’s Day. Thank you for being an awesome dad to Thing One, Thing Two and Thing-ette Three. One thing that I’ve learned about motherhood is that it is easier to be a single parent than it…

Against Nursing in Public

Dear Stranger, You are doing something that makes many people very sad, very angry, very uncomfortable, very defensive. Please consider the impact that your actions have on others. We share this public space of ours. Some of us choose to…

BBQ Cat

Dear Daughter, I am daydreaming of BBQ Cat. It is now 4:25AM. I began trying to get you to sleep “For Real TM” at 11PM. I tried it all. Your nose is snuffly and you have some gas, I’m pretty…