Book Review: Bringing Up Bébé


I’ve always felt a little French (probably because of growing up with a French last name), and I guessed it rubbed off on my parenting style. It turns out that we have more in common with French parents than American, based on what I read in Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.

According to the author, Pamela Druckerman, a big difference between American and French parenting is letting your baby have alone time and having her wait a minute if you’re in the middle of something and she starts to fuss. And not being guilty about parenting choices. We’re more than just moms, and our children should know and respect that.
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The Green Baby Guide Welcomes a New Writer to Our Team

Michele and daughter, 11 weeks

Me and My Baby

Joy and I started this website way back in 2007. Since that time, something funny happened: Our babies grew into little kids! Over the years, our thoughts have shifted from diapers and breastfeeding to school lunches and art supplies. That’s why we are happy to bring a new writer to the site, one who is back in the trenches of early parenting. I’ve known Michele her whole life, and I know she’ll bring some much-needed new-baby energy to the Green Baby Guide. Please join us in welcoming her aboard!  –Rebecca

Michele: Since I’ve just joined the team here at Green Baby Guide, I should start by introducing myself. My name is Michele and I live in Northern Nevada. I’m married and have one child and two dogs.
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