I’m a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful girls. I’m also a blogger, a lactation educator/counselor, and a baby nerd with degrees in psychology and human development who reads research papers for fun. And I have a secret.
I believe we live in a culture that discourages moms whose instincts don’t align with mainstream, Western parenting norms. We are told that if we don’t spank, or don’t sleep train, or breastfeed past infancy–you name it–we will be doing our children and ourselves a lifelong disservice.
So here’s the secret: The research doesn’t support that.
My Mission at Mom Makes Joy is to help moms confidently parent with gentleness and intentionality, even when it goes against the grain.