My sister's back in the hospital, since Monday, in fact. Please continue to pray for her to return to normal (a better normal, actually, having learned from this experience). I don't know what's going on anymore, but I remain to have faith in God's control over this situation. I continue to wait for His perfect time.
Since I don't want to talk about illness, I'll just share links to articles. I subscribe to the Natural Child Project newsletter and it's big help in maintaining my conviction about attachment parenting. The pressure to deviate is something fierce. Sometimes I'm not even sure if the source of the pressure is external. Oh well, I do know that it's really me occasionally, my own upbringing and what I've been exposed to all these years. That's harder to deal with. You can always thumb your nose at other people's meddling or prejudices, but retraining your thoughts is something else entirely. Doubts creep in. When they do, I quickly go to Gentle Christian Mothers or the Natural Child Project websites (I've included them in my Favorites; links in the margin) and browse through articles. The following are the ones I like to read: