Category Archives: co-sleeping

Co-sleeping Converts #4: Montessori Experiments

This is the fourth in an occasional series on our experience of co-sleeping with our toddler (or baby, as he was when we began). You can see the series list┬áhere.┬á Lucky us, we’re staying in a fabulous studio apartment in Bath this week while we catch up with family in the United Kingdom. Among the […]

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Would You Like Some Guilt With That Parenting Advice?

Thanks to friends and RSS feeds, I came across a few different articles over the weekend that all stayed with me. I wanted to blog about each of them, briefly, but now my thoughts about them seem connected so I thought I’d just lay them out together and see what you think. The common thread […]

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Co-sleeping Converts #3: Sleep-crawling and Other Challenges

This is the third an occasional series on our experience of co-sleeping with our baby (and toddler, as he becomes later on!). You can see the series list┬áhere.┬á Co-sleeping becomes a whole new thing when your baby gets mobile. I was so astounded by observing the phenomenon of sleep-crawling (SBJ also sleep-talks and sleep-dances. It’s […]

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Co-Sleeping Converts #2: When Will He Get His Own Bed?

This is the second┬áin an occasional series on our experience of co-sleeping with our baby (and toddler, as he becomes later on!). You can see the series list┬áhere.┬á The most common question people have about co-sleeping may actually be about sex, but as I said in the comments to the first post in this series, […]

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Co-Sleeping Converts #1: The First Six Months

This is the first in an occasional series on our experience of co-sleeping with our baby (and toddler, as he becomes later on!). You can see the series list here.┬á We didn’t intend to become ‘attachment parents.’ We don’t tick all the boxes, but we could certainly sneak into an AP Christmas party and fit […]

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A Patchwork Parenting Manifesto

  Take a deep breath, parents. This is a manifesto of cooperative parenting, and I’m pretty pumped about it. As AHLondon and Angela said the other day, it can be so hard to have an open-minded, open-hearted conversation with other parents about How To Be A Parent. There is so much sensitivity and ┬ádefensiveness in […]

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December Babies (SBJ, Jesus and Me)

This time a year ago I was celebrating my birthday by cuddling my baby – with my arms instead of my uterus – having just met him on the outside for the first time. SBJ was born thirty-four years-minus-four-hours after me, and conveniently arrived at 11.10pm, just squeaking in to get his own birthday. Not […]

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Surprise! You’re an Attachment Parent!

Elizabeth berates Darcy for professing to love her ‘against your will, against your reason, and even against your character’. I sometimes feel the same about attachment parenting. Before we had SBJ, I had no inclination towards attachment parenting, and thought (as far as I gave it any thought at all) that it was probably a […]

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