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All Blog Posts Tagged 'attachment' (27)

It Takes a Village

My daughter has Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). She has it because she spent the first nine months of her life in a Russian orphanage.yes""> It wasn’t caused by anything she did, she just didn’t get the love, attachment and bonding that she needed as an infant. And then I adopted her. Unfortunately, as a grieving widow, I

really didn’t have the emotional surplus to give to her, to help her bond and

rebuild her broken brain.…

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Added by Lanita Moss on May 19, 2010 at 7:49am — No Comments

Extended Breastfeeding Past the Toddler Age

Today is quite a special day — I have been breastfeeding my son for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days. Yay for extended breastfeeding!



When I started breastfeeding, I didn’t have a goal in mind of how long I wanted to do it. I had such breastfeeding problems during the first two weeks with sore nipples, all I was concerned with was learning how to breastfeed correctly so it would stop hurting so much. Thinking about how long I was going to do it was furthest from my mind, all I… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 23, 2010 at 12:04pm — No Comments

More on Attachment Theory

In the last post, I discussed the origins of Attachment Theory and how researchers first began to conceptualize infant-parent attachment. Psychologist Mary Ainsworth first began studying and testing her theory of attachment in Uganda in the mid-1950s. She intensely observed mothers and infants in their… Continue

Added by Amy Webb on February 10, 2010 at 9:44am — No Comments

I Can't Decide -- Do I want Another Child?

Today, I found myself pondering again what I have thought about a few times since Landon was born: do I want another child? Landon was only months old when family members and friends started to ask about the second child, and a lot of my mom friends seem to be having the second child now or are pregnant or working towards it. Not us. Thankfully, I don’t have a huge urge to have another one, although I loved being pregnant and had such a wonderful drug-free birth experience. I say thankfully… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 15, 2009 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Dooce Inspired: The Case of Our Deranged Bed

I am reading Heather Armstrong’s (better known as dooce.com to millions who read her personal blog) book It Sucked and Then I Cried. It’s insightful, self-deprecating and hilarious, as I expected — I love her blog. So I thought I’ll post a dooce-ish entry inspired by Heather’s writing:



So we finally set up our bed tonight. We moved into this house about a month ago, and we still were sleeping on just the box spring and mattress. (Well, mostly Don sleeps in the bed and I… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 3, 2009 at 6:32pm — No Comments

How Long Did You Breastfeed? Why Did You Stop?

After my wonderful experience with it, I have become passionate about breastfeeding and would like to encourage as many moms as possible to start and continue to breastfeed — that is a major reason why I started my blog, DagmarBleasdale.com. No matter how long you choose to breastfeed — one week or four years — I want to be a resource and cheerleader for all new mothers because I believe most women can nurse their child with the… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 14, 2009 at 12:58am — No Comments

First Night Away From Toddler--Why I Co-Sleep--Safety Guidelines

My niece invited all the Bleasdale women to New Hampshire to celebrate her bridal shower, and I was exited to go. L is 2 ½ now and I have never been away from him for a night. We practice attachment parenting and co-sleeping, meaning he sleeps next to me. So going to the shower meant that Don had to take care of L by himself for two days, including one night. I am the only one who can get our sweet little boy to sleep, by bouncing with him on an exercise ball or nursing him, so this was going… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on May 20, 2009 at 12:46am — No Comments

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