So I recently joined the BaltAP (Baltimore attachment parenting) yahoo group. I never really had heard the term “attachment parenting” before I had Connor and even after I heard it I was still confused about what it actually is. I decided to join the group to find out for sure, and to meet some other local attachment mamas. I’m positive that there is a yahoo group like this in almost every city in this country, so you can see if there is one in your area.
It turns out that this is a VERY active group, I get sometimes get 40+ e-mails a day from people in the group discussing all sorts of attachment parenting ideals. It turns out, that based on the topics, this was the perfect group for me! I guess whether I knew it or not, I am practice attachment parenting. Topics range from breastfeeding to natural childbirth to home remedies to self weaning to ECing and cloth diapers. I love reading the daily digest because I feel there is such endless knowledge from those mothers who have had their own experiences with attachment parenting.
I have and always will be an advocate for many of these topics, but I am by no means an expert. Heck, I’m a novice…learning as I go. I just do what feels right to me as a mother, I do, what I’m sure my mother did for me.
What experiences do you think have shaped your attachment parenting style? Do you get overwhelmed, or just go with the flow? I’d love to hear more from mommas out there with great insight…I love learning more each day about raising a family