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Weekend Roundup: NPR loves co-sleeping!

Happy Saturday! Since I just wrote about the Five Reasons Moms Lie about Co-sleeping this week, I thought today’s story from Boston’s NPR station “Is it Time to Re-think Co-sleeping?” was incredibly timely. Here’s a peak:

But just as using a message of abstinence in place of sex education has been shown to be ineffective, so too might a one-sided message that only tells parents, “Don’t share a bed with your baby.” Without offering a positive message of how to make bed-sharing safer, and even its potential benefits, public health organizations may be neglecting a key element to saving babies’ lives. Another Boston-area co-sleeping mother, Lindsey, said: “The fear around (co-sleeping) prevents people from talking about it. I know in my case, I was doing it in an unsafe way for a while because I was afraid to ask for advice.”

Lindsey, I don’t know who you are, but I wish we could have coffee together. 

As you can imagine, the comments on this story are exploding. They’re worth scrolling through for as long as you can stand it. 

In other news, Joe is home and it’s nice to be a whole family together. We picked up some furniture from the Salvation Army and I’m now on a mission to paint some dressers. I promise I’ll post pictures of my work, even if it turns out horrible, so you can laugh at me.

Have you noticed that the Retail Christmas season has begun? Not to be confused with Real Christmas, of course. I’m not ready to hear Jingle Bell Rock on the radio yet, but I have enjoyed a few more subtle holiday indulgences:

vanillafirewood

Bath and Body Works’ vanilla firewood candle. Makes the home smell so warm and cozy.

angies-holidrizzle-white-chocolatier-peppermint-bag

Sounds weird, but the peppermint is so subtle and it’s the perfect amount of sweetness and crunch.

I love Edward Scissorhands all year long, but isn't it extra special around Christmastime?

I love Edward Scissorhands all year long, but isn’t it extra special around Christmastime?

Hope y’all have a lovely weekend. Talk to you Monday! 

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  1. Paula W on November 10, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Great post. I think we in America forget that much of the world still share space with their babies. Some families live together in one-room huts, and share the same bed, and yet their kids still grow up to be well adjusted member of their village. It just helps to remind us to be open-minded and that things are not always so black and white. 🙂

  2. Jessica @ j is for jessica on November 11, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Visiting from Mom’s Monday Mingle! Holy cow-that vanilla firewood candle sounds delightful! I may have to head over to BBW to check that out!

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