I only want to say this about the cover. I have three children that have breastfed and one that is still breastfeeding and will be three in June. Unless I was at work or sleeping or watching the Falcons, I never ever ever remember any of my children eating the ninny juice this way. The only issue I have with this cover is that I wish she and her son were shown breastfeeding in a more natural way.
But that wouldn't sell would it? That would make it so controversial now would it? That may not have caused the uproar!
How many people got past the cover to actually read the article on "Attachment Parenting"? I read it. I didn't have any problems with it. I would consider us as "Attachment Parents". Now years ago, hell maybe months ago, I would have blogged, tweeted and talked about how "Our Way" is the best way. Well the simple fact is that "Our Way" is the best way.......FOR US. Maybe not for you and I'm OK with that. If you love your kids, please just love them more and more every day. I know some people wont read the article simply because it doesn't interest them or they don't believe in "Attachment Parenting" at all. All I ask is that if you can, get past the cover and read it with an open mind. Read it and understand that what DOESN'T work for you, works very well for others. I am not preaching this way of thinking after be a complete hypocrite not to long ago. T and others have taught me that bashing parents for being different is not a way to make me or our style of parenting look any better than any other. So while you may not agree with the fact that I have a child in my bed, a child breastfeeding, children homeschooling, understand I'm OK with you not agreeing with our decision. But its our decision.
Now here is where I have some harsh words over the cover of the Time Magazine. A day or two after the magazine was released in stores, it came down that Kroger (grocery stores) were going to stop carrying the issue. WHAT? Look close, you cant see anything dirty or nasty or sexual. You only see some of her boob and breastfeeding is not sexual. But Kroger pulled them anyways. Not sure where that decision comes from but I bet it is the same place where the decision is made to carry and sell...
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
So Kroger will sell these two mag's but wont carry the Time issue. Just makes me wonder. Hey sex sells. Skin is in. The more you show the farther ya go. If ya got it use it.....except in the case of breastfeeding.
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