Bridget Shirvell
Bridget Shirvell

Bridget Shirvell

Bridget Shirvell is an independent journalist specializing in parenting, climate crisis solutions, and food systems. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Food52, and more. She's currently working on a book on parenting in the climate crisis. In addition to writing, Bridget is the social media editor for the nonprofit news organization Civil Eats. She lives in Mystic, Connecticut, in an old home she is slowly fixing up.
Gentle parenting is trending all over social media. While this parenting style has its benefits, it's not always an easy one to follow. Here's what experts say and why you shouldn't feel bad if gentle parenting doesn't work for you.
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My daughter is one of the most important people in my life, but she's never going to be "my whole life." Having a chronic illness helped me realize that and become a better parent.
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Parenting a strong-willed child can be challenging at times. But here's what experts recommend to help your relationship with your kid thrive.
My daughter is one of the most important people in my life, but she's never going to be "my whole life." Having a chronic illness helped me realize that and become a better parent.
Studies prove vegan and vegetarian diets can be safe while breastfeeding, as long as Mom is consuming key nutrients. Experts explain what to focus on when breastfeeding on these diets.