The other morning, when we were already late for school, I found my two young boys using cans of foam soap to cover the bathroom in snow scenes. As one son stabbed a foam snowman in the face with a giant carrot, I surveyed the mess and thought, “This is good material.” Instead of blowing … Continue reading Writing for Balance, an Attachment Parenting Tool
The Artist’s Way movement began more than two decades ago as author Julia Cameron shared her ideas with a few friends in her living room. Since then, Julia’s instruction through books and courses has helped millions of people around the world discover–and recover–their creativity, including parents. About the Interviewer Lisa Lord lives in Dublin, Ireland, … Continue reading The Artist’s Way for Parents: An interview with Julia Cameron, creativity instructor
For most of my life I struggled with the sensation that there was a hole in my life, a loss of something vital. It felt as if there was a fuzzy-edged void somewhere inside, floating in my chest. I didn’t understand where it came from, just that it was there from before I had words … Continue reading Finding “Home” and Healing with Attachment Parenting
Dad and I are alone together in the small family room off the kitchen. He’s sitting on the sofa, and I’m perched on an old stool, looking through the window at the green hills of the neighbouring farm. It’s a view I’ve seen a million times; a view that always calms me. I love the … Continue reading Dear “Little Me,” a Letter from My Grownup Self
The seeds for my organization, Parenting for a Caring World (PCW), were sown back in 1981 when I learned from La Leche League (LLL) International about the parenting approach that many now refer to as Attachment Parenting, though there was no name for it then. About the Author Maureen McCarthy lives in Wayne, Indiana, USA, … Continue reading Listen to Your Baby!