Tag Archives: attachment parenting

Babywearing: What’s In It For Mom?

  Babywearing as the Biological Norm My focus as a mother supporter, aka doula, is with the needs of the mother. For when we address the needs of the mother we by default address the needs of the baby.  So what is in a sling for the mother? Many years ago a history professor made an off the cuff remark …

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When in Doubt, Connect!

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder and son.

It’s a daily occurrence. I’m rushing around after my boys, cooking food, changing diapers, getting ready to head outside, all those things that, strung together, make up our day. Then I hear it. Jack starts to yelp or crash into the couch or follow me around blowing raspberries at me. It pushes my buttons. I start with taking a deep …

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Breastfeeding: You Better Like It

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding in public.

You know what we have on our hands? A full-fledged breastfeeding movement. Oh yes, women all over the globe are becoming empowered to breastfeed, step outside and shed that cover like we are burning bras in the 60’s. It’s electrifying. We might not think much about it, but we are all going down in history. This fight has many fronts. …

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19 Ideas for Free Self-Care

When it comes to self-care you need to get creative. You don’t have unlimited funds! You have kids who need your attention all the time! It takes some serious detective skills to figure out how to fit yourself into all of the caretaking that you do. We’re here to give you some ideas of how to carve time for yourself …

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Breastfeeding, Weight Loss and Body Positivity

By Abby Theuring, MSW I have been reluctant to blog about this topic, but so many people have asked questions that seem to come from a genuinely supportive place that I have come around to the idea. I have lost 25lbs this year. Many of you have noticed as you have made supportive and positive comments. I really appreciate it. …

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Co-Sleeping & Bed-Sharing

Ahhh…the ‘controversial’ topic of co-sleeping and bed-sharing. I’m assuming that if you are reading this page, you are either wanting to learn more about the topic or you are a supporter of it. If you are neither, I hope you stickaround to learn some of the basics! :) I’ve included some links throughout, so feel free to click to learn …

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Newborns, I’m Over It!

So, I am sure I will be hugely unpopular when I say this out loud, but I am so over newborns. I know I have only had 2, but that’s really all I need. I don’t want another one. I am so over them! I really do not understand what everyone is getting their ovaries in a bunch about. When …

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9 Signs That You Are a Second Child

I have been a second child for about a year now and something tells me that my first year of life has been very different from my older brother’s. I hear my mom talking to her mom friends and they all say the same thing, “I never would have let my first child do that.” Then they all giggle, “Yep! …

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