I know every mommy does things differently, and each one does what she does either because she feels it's best for her children (the vast majority, I believe) or because it's easy. Since Gehrig was born, I've made numerous decisions about the way I do things concerning him and our future children. Some of those decisions I've held fast to with Logan; other decisions I've changed either because I learned they just don't work in general or because Logan is a completely different baby than Gehrig was.
The blogs and forums I hang out on tend to be on the "crunchier" side of the spectrum of parenting--"crunchy" meaning different from the mainstream ideas of parenting--so quite often I'm made to feel like my parenting ideas aren't good enough or that I'm a cruel mother. I, obviously, feel that my parenting choices are the best, and I think some people might agree if they can hear (or rather read) the reasoning behind them. Thus this series begins.
I'm by no means telling you that you should share my philosophy. You do what's best for your children because I have definitely learned that every child is different. But researching different parenting ideas never hurt (or rather rarely hurts), and I hope this series will be a help rather than a stumbling block. Please feel free to comment and discuss why you agree/disagree with me, but remember, this is my blog so I'll always have the final word. :)