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8 Celebrity Attachment Parents

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One woman's opinion about attachment parenting. Read More »

Alanis Morissette has something she thinks you oughta know: she intends on breastfeeding her 16-month-old son Ever until he’s ready to stop, saying that the practice will keep him out of therapy. “For me, I protect his safety and his well-being and his attachment,” she told Billy Bush. “That stage of development is a very important stage.” She also said that she’s a fan of co-sleeping as well; “We’re definitely skin-on-skin connected as much as possible,” she said. I can’t say I’m surprised that Alanis is a self-defined attachment parent (AP); after all, her baby daddy is a guy named Souleye. [Celebrity Baby Scoop]

But seriously, I don’t get what all the fuss surrounding AP is all about. Carrying your child in a baby sling as opposed to pushing them in a stroller — so cute! Breastfeeding for as long as you and your kid damn well want to — if mom doesn’t care about a few nipple bites, why should we? Many of the aspects of AP sound pretty okay by me and I wouldn’t be surprised if, when I become a mom, I practice my own modified version. I mean, I’ve been co-sleeping with my dog Lucca since day one.

Here are seven other celebrity parents who practice AP and they don’t give a damn whether you approve or not!

Judge Judy Thinks Parents Should Be Licensed To Have Children

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National treasure Judge Judy hit up “The View” this morning. I barely recognized her when she’s not screaming at someone! But as always, J.J. spits the truth.

The ladies asked Judy what her thoughts were on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”‘ Brandi Glanville, who made headlines this week [second to last item] for saying that seeing her ex-husband’s new wife LeAnn Rimes holding Glanville’s children made her feel violently angry. Judge Judy very politely suggests that everyone STFU and grow up. “You have to love the child more than you hate each other,” she advised, before adding later, “Only mature people should have children,” to audience applause. And if Judge Judy had to issue a license to have children? She would. 

Eeek.  Anyone else a little afraid they would not pass muster? 

Girl Talk: I’m A Lesbian Mom

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The Boy Scouts refuse to let a lesbian mother lead her son's troop. Read More »
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The president comes out in support of same-sex unions. Read More »
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When I think about Mother’s Day, I usually picture a dad in plaid pajama pants destroying the kitchen with his kids in a clumsy effort to make his wife breakfast in bed. There is flour everywhere, kids are enthusiastically beating something in a bowl and Dad is putting a single red rose in a vase. The entourage brings breakfast to Mom, who is leisurely reclining on a mountain of pillows. Soon her kids are nibbling at the pancakes on her tray and her husband tells her she has an appointment for a massage/manicure/facial in a few hours. “Until then,” he says proudly, “you’re off duty.”

Mother’s Day looks a little different in our house. Because our four-year old son has two moms, it’s not always clear who gets special treatment that day. We both work hard all year and could both use a whole day “off.” Keep reading »

Debate This: Should Parents Encourage Teens To Have Sex At Home?

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North Carolina mom Patty Skudlarek says she would prefer her 18-year-old son have sex in her home. Why? Because she thinks its “safer” there. “With the kids having sex at home, it’s a safer environment, because, you know, it’s clean. And usually the place they keep the condoms are in their bedroom. So then they’re close by. And it’s just an environment they’re familiar with, as opposed to a motel, a car or a park, or wherever they’re doing it, these days.” Um, safer in what way? Safer in the way that there’s less risk of her son contracting bed bugs at two-star motel? Or safer in the sense that he’s more likely to use a condom if he’s doing it in his own bedroom? I’m sorry, but this is the kind of ignorant logic that encourages unsafe sex. It doesn’t matter where a teenager has sex, it matters how educated they are about it. Not once in this segment does Patty mention the more serious consequences of her son being sexually active — risk of pregnancy or contraction of STIs. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: Attachment Parenting Is The Lazy Mama’s Secret

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Time magazine's breastfeeding cover is just a tad provocative. Read More »

When you become a parent, one of the first things that you will learn is that everyone has an opinion about the way you choose to parent. From friends, family, your doctor, to strangers in line at the grocery store, everyone will impart their own unsolicited brand of wisdom — usually by telling you what you are doing wrong.

However, in the five years that I’ve been a mother, one thing I have learned is that there certainly isn’t one right way to parent. What works for one family might not work for another, and that’s okay. As long as kids are healthy, happy, and safe, do what you need to do.

But don’t think that coming to this realization will stop other people from judging you for your parenting choices.

The latest parenting trend under the microscope is Attachment Parenting (AP). Coined by pediatrician Dr. William Sears, this parenting philosophy promotes a handful of basic principles with the goal of fostering a healthy and secure bond between parents and children. While the principles of AP have been around for many years, the media has recently latched on to the less mainstream aspects of the philosophy in response to Hollywood celebs sharing glimpses into their apparently controversial parenting practices. Keep reading »

TIME Magazine Goes There With Toddler Breastfeeding Cover

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Whoa. Hi there, TIME magazine. You went there, didn’t you?

I’m as pro-breastfeeding-in-public as one can be, but this cover photo the intentional provocation of this cover annoys me.  The 26-year-old mother Jamie Lynne Grumet is model-hot and that’s no accident; nor is it an accident that her child she is breastfeeding is three-years-old, an age which some may argue is “too old” to be nursing at their mama’s breast. I make no judgments about this mother’s attachment parenting or breastfeeding. But I wonder, will the visceral reaction to this provocative cover  — which I would place bets on being covered up at newsstands, a la Cosmopolitan titties —  do more harm to the parenting tactics she believes in than it will do good?  

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The Dumbest Things Hipster Parents Do

OK, hipster parents, I get that you’re all WAY TOO ABOVE IT ALL to actually acknowledge being a dorky bunch of Moms and Dads, but I’m about to let you in on a little secret: you’re all a bunch of dorky Moms and Dads now. That’s what Moms and Dads ARE. You aren’t a young upstart anymore, you’re THE MAN. That’s not to say you can’t embrace that role and have some fun with it, but the more you act like you’re NOT a parent, the more horrible and weird a parent you become. Here are eight of the dumbest things hipster parents do. Read more…

25 Mom Confessions To Top All Mom Confessions

There are confessions and then there are CONFESSIONS. You won’t believe some of the stuff that the members of CafeMom are willing to spill publically (as long as they don’t have to use their real names:). Mostly because they know other moms have either done some of them, or at least contemplated doing them very seriously. Hey, we are only human!

We’re not sure what’s more unbelievable — the confessions themselves or the way some readers reacted to them.

Here are 25 pretty shocking parenting choices moms confessed to making, and some reader reactions. Some you can imagine … but some may surprise you. Read more …

Ann Romney On Working Moms: “Thank Goodness That We Value Those People”

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“I love the fact that there are women out there who don’t have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn’t easy for any of us.”

– Ann Romney spoke to Republicans in Connecticut last night and addressed, in a somewhat roundabout way, the recent kerfluffle by Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen who made dismissive comments about how Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.”  This is an odd wording, though: “I love the fact there are women out there who don’t have a choice.” But whatever, I just think her husband should have policies to back it up! [Think Progress]

Awesome Time-Lapse Video: Birth To 12 Years In Just 3 Minutes

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Frans Hofmeester is the father of two kids, Lotte, 12, and Vince, 9. Thanks to the wonders of technology, he was able to film their growth from birth to present day, editing the subtle shifts in facial expressions, hair length, tooth emergence, etc. into these three-minute odes to their life thus far. See Lotte’s video above and Vince’s video after the jump; I look forward to part two, in which we see Lotte’s sullen teenager phase emerge! [via Hyper Vocal] Keep reading »

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