Sheree - posted on 07/14/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )
This is the place I come after a long day of self settling conversations to feel normalised. Do other AP mums often feel on the outer at playgroups when their parenting stye is in contrast to everyone elses? Little comments about still carrying... still nursing... still sleeping in your bed? seem to repeat in my head and I wonder why I go at all.
I do have a stiener based playgroup, fortunately, that focuses on a more natural parenting. We are on break tho and I am missing that connection and confidence I feel there.
My partner is wonderful and loves to debate our parenting and all that it stands for. A part of me just wants to fit in tho, even tho I truly believe this is the best for our children. Thank God for the selfless act of mothering that forces me to go against the flow and for the internet because maybe we can all stand together and change the flow!
Appreciate gearing about your experiences and how you overcome this.
Thanks :) committed AP mummeee, Sheree