Thoughts on Sleep Training, Promotion, and Parents

The recent piece on sleep training sparked what I believe to be misguided outrage in many people. I want to address some of the issues that were brought up and speak generally about the importance of what we promote to families.

Our Children Are Not Our Equals

Do you believe that children are our equals? What does this theory look like in practice and are we doing our children any favours by acting as though they are?

Supporting Moms: Tell Me What I Want To Hear?

Shouldn’t we all support each other? Hmmm… well, no. Not that I don’t think we don’t offer support to any parent who asks for advice moving forward, but do we give carte blanche to all actions? Absolutely not. Or at least absolutely not for me.

Why Blaming Attachment Parenting for Your Failures is Wrong

I finally realized that we need to address the elephant in the room. And that elephant is that Attachment Parenting all too often is being treated as list of things that parents MUST do.

Parenting, Work, and the Spoiled Baby

Recently I was lead to a piece written by Katha Pollitt who claims that Attachment Parenting is bad not only for women, but for children too. Her evidence? Well, none.

To Lose A Mother

This was officially the weirdest welcome I’d ever had coming back to Toronto. And then my dad opened his mouth, and for everything, I wish I could go back and make that never happen.

One Step At A Time

Here is a personal story about how making changes to how one parents one step at a time can do more good than we may give credit for…

Judgment Day

Breastmilk is better than formula. Babies aren’t getting nearly as much touch as they need. Co-sleeping can help your baby stay safe if done safely.

Debunking the myth of Mommy Guilt: Why a dose of it is actually a good thing

It seems more and more in Western society, women are trying to push for ‘guilt-free parenting’ as a response to the ever popular ‘mommy guilt’ problem.  There are books, blogs, and articles on the topic