Co-sleeping Contributes to Optimal Brain Development

November 14, 2016 at 7:51 pm

Pediatrician recommends babies sleep with their mothers at least three years for optimal brain development; says babies who sleep in cribs have smaller brains and insecure attachment





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Like all mammals, humans have been sleeping with their babies for millions of years. Babies have an innate desire to stay in constant contact with their caregivers for survival.

Modern Stay-At-Home Motherhood Might Be the Loneliest Job on Earth

July 8, 2016 at 2:29 am

Asked how many hours of adult interaction they got per week – not including their spouses – one in four stay-at-home moms said ZERO. The isolation of modern motherhood is driving more and more of us to figure out how to recreate the tribe


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The vast majority of stay-at-home moms surveyed in Facebook moms’ groups say they get little-to-no interaction with adults other than their spouses and grocery store clerks on a weekly basis.

Of the 52 moms who responded, nearly 90 percent said they had no local family or friends (other than paid babysitters) – to help them raise their children.

Nearly half (46 percent) said they spent an hour a week or less in the presence of other adults, and more than 80 percent said they spent less than five.

The average amount of time spent interacting with other adults (including grocery store clerks, gas station attendants, mailmen, waving neighbors, and strangers at parks) was just under 3 hours per week.

Beautiful Photos of Mammals Safely “Co-Sleeping” with Their Babies, As They’ve Done for Millions of Years

May 13, 2016 at 8:11 pm

The term “co-sleeping” has always seemed strange to me. It implies parents are doing something special or out-of-the-ordinary by doing what mammals have always done for millions of years – sleep with their babies.

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Circumcision Is Male Genital Mutilation

May 10, 2016 at 9:03 pm

It’s as bad as female circumcision

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circumcision-1Imagine what would happen in this country if a doctor strapped a young girl’s arms and legs to his exam table and began cutting away at her genitals, while she was writhing and screaming at the top of her lungs, trying to break free.

“Spanking” Children Is Domestic Violence

April 30, 2016 at 4:50 am

Spanking causes long-term psychological damage, according to “the most comprehensive study to date”

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While the average American would look at you like you were crazy if you said it was okay for a man to hit his wife if she didn’t obey him, that same person would likely argue that hitting – or “spanking” – children is not only acceptable, but advisable for producing “well-behaved, functioning” members of society.

This not only defies logic, it defies science.

Why I Sometimes Wish I’d Had an Abortion

March 7, 2016 at 4:53 pm

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422508_10151380249240106_318511931_nIn a previous blog post, I wrote about how having a baby changed my mind about abortion. The hardship of four years of unplanned parenthood made me change my former staunch pro-life position.

But in this post, I want to be even more explicit. It’s not just that I now support women’s right to choose as some sort of abstract ideology. I actually often regret having a child myself. Especially lately.

I recently posted on Facebook about four abused, neglected siblings who are up for adoption as a package deal. Who knows, maybe their parents were great and CPS just kidnapped them for no reason. But that’s beside the point. The point is there are basically zero happy, healthy, financially-prepared, functioning families out there willing to adopt four kids.

Circumcision is Child Abuse

March 2, 2016 at 8:06 pm

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The people behind the knife should be behind bars for life

Update: We’ve removed or blurred some of the images to allow us to post this on Facebook. Links to the originals can be found below each image.
thumb Beautiful, brand-new, innocent baby boys are being brutally tortured every 25 seconds in the United States.

Let’s not mince words about it. That’s what circumcision is – torture, sexual assault, genital mutilation, unconscionable child abuse, and one of the most egregious violations of human rights in history.

I understand that this blog post is going to make a lot of people angry and uncomfortable and maybe cost me a few friendships, but that is not my intent. My intent is to shed light on one of the darkest secrets of all time – one I had basically no knowledge about until a few weeks ago.

The mother of an only-daughter, I’ve really had no reason to research circumcision, so I had no idea the horrors it entailed. One of the moms in our peaceful-parenting play-date group posted about it on Facebook a lot, so I asked her what the big deal was in the park last week. She sent me a few links, and I dove in. What a can of worms…

Why Having a Baby Made Me Pro-Choice

February 16, 2016 at 6:01 pm

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326801_10150788721825106_393138554_o-300x225“I wonder how many people have abortions after they’ve experienced giving birth,” my partner, Brad, said a few hours after our daughter was born.

“I bet not very many,” I responded, still high from the fact that a tiny human just swam out of my womb and latched onto my breast. “I mean look at her… how could they knowingly destroy something so beautiful?”

Four years later, I know exactly how.

Before you start accusing me of being some kind of sick, twisted, child-hating, terrible mother, hear me out.