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This blog is organized into several main categories:
1) Playfully Learning - A highlight of some of the ideas and tools that we use to create a fun, exciting, and rich environment for my children. My main goal is to help foster an early love of learning in my children. To do this, we use a follow a very gentle learning path based mostly on rich literature, child-led activities, creative outlets, and lots and lots of sunshine and fresh air. I don't follow any particular method. However, I do draw ideas and inspiration from some of the teachings and writings of educators like Maria Montessori and Charlotte Mason.
2) Just for Mama - This is a section dedicated to all of my adventures (and misadventures!) homemaking. It contains articles specifically dedicated to things like meal planning, recipes, sewing, crafting, gardening, and all things in between.
3) Attachment Parenting - As co-leader of the Columbus Attachment Parents group, I discuss some of my experiences raising two children as an attached parent. I also discuss articles and research relating to attachment parenting that I find interesting.
4) Ask the Attached Mama - This is a fun weekly feature where you can talk directly to me. Got a question or want to hear my two cents? You can submit your questions . All names and addresses will be kept strictly confidential.
What is Attachment Parenting?
Attachment parenting is a term first used by pediatrician and author Dr. William Sears. It is based on the idea of using sensitivity and emotionally available parenting to help foster a strong bond or attachment with children early in life. It is his theory that a strong bond can help children develop the emotional intelligence they need empathize with others, connect with their peers, and succeed in life.
See also: The 7 Benefits of Attachment Parenting,