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My name is Lauren, though I’m happy to say that mostly these days I’m known as Mommy. This is because I get to enjoy more time with my precious son than with anyone else.
Benjamin is my full time occupation/entertainment, except for the 3 mornings a week he’s at play school. I’m secretly jealous of his teachers on these days because they get to be entertained by him instead of me. Then again, this gives me the time to devote to writing my book and building my websites.
All my life I longed to become a Mom and yet it took me 40 years to make this dream come true… Now I am finally living my dream and cherishing every moment. Being able to work from home, in my spare time (which is sparse), allows me the freedom to be available to Ben whenever he needs me.
Learning big words like Attachment Parenting
Before I became a parent, I had never heard the term Attachment Parenting. I hadn’t heard of co-sleeping or bed-sharing, or baby-wearing. Neither had I heard of baby-led breast feeding, or baby led weaning. And I certainly didn’t know how emotive these issues could be.
I never planned to be an Attachment parent… how could I when I didn’t even know what one was? I kind of fell into this kind of parenting pattern because I chose to breast-feed on demand, exclusively for the first 6 months, and this one choice led organically to many others.
Most of parenting for me in the early days or weeks of Benjamin’s life was instinctual.
It felt natural to me to keep Ben as close as possible, as much as possible. It felt natural to me to feed Ben whenever he required it.
In my blog, I’d like to share with you why I chose this approach, how it’s worked for us, and how you could make it work for you… that is, if this also feels like the natural way for you to parent.
I’d also like to offer you the hand of friendship. Because I know those first few days, weeks and months of motherhood can feel overwhelming. Sometimes lonely. Sometimes scary. Sometimes downright boring (dare we admit that?).
There will be days when you need emotional support, or a word of encouragement, or just some understanding from someone who’s been there.
So Moms, I’m here for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a comment and I’ll reply as soon as I can.
Of course, I’d absolutely love it if you loved every single tip I shared with you, but that’s not realistic. Please only take the ideas that work for you and discard the rest.
DISCLAIMER: I realise this form of parenting is not everyone’s cup of tea. I also know there are many wonderful ways to be a brilliant Mother. Please note that I am not knocking any other form of parenting. There are so many factors that influence how we parent, and we all have to find the path that works best for us and our families.
Here’s to ALL MOTHERS. We are a special breed. 😉
P.S. For my newest, freshest, hot off the press website, go to: inspiringmompreneurs.com