Grace is what I think of when I read Megan's posts on SortaCrunchy about the book she & her friend Laura are writing. They're tackling the issue of caring for your baby with the methods learned from a book (one such as Babywise) verses being led by the Holy Spirit.
I've seen moms battle it out over this issue on forums. It gets u-g-l-y. No one wins, since the main objective is to convince the other side to change their mind.
That's not what this book is about.
It's for the moms out there who need to hear that it's perfectly okay to use a different parenting technique if they are not a peace with what they're reading. Apparently many moms feel they aren't measuring up if they can't let their baby cry it out. Moms think they're failing if their baby wakes during the night at 5 months old.
Yet I do know moms who have successfully put their baby on a strict schedule. Their babies are healthy & thriving. But what if it doesn't work for everyone?
The women over at SortaCrunchy are so much more graceful with this discussion than I am. They are not slamming Babywise, but are simply giving moms permission to feel successful with another method. My heart meshes with their stories. I hope you'll jump over there and read their latest post.