We did a lot of primal stuff, I guess, cosleeping, baby wearing, non-punitive discipline. At the time we just thought we were slackers who were way too in love with our kids. I don't remember thinking it was hard. It seemed easier, hence the slacker thoughts. The kids don't seem to be ruined. Teachers, coaches and bosses *love* them, even tho DH and I find/found them to be sometimes a PITA as teenagers.
Modern parenting seems exhausting to me. I hear babies in strollers screaming and I just want to pick the poor little thing up. Most cranky babies are so easy to coax into a better mood if you will just Pick.Them.Up. Please!
The tribal part we never had. DH and I joked that some sort of commune arrangement would have been ideal, but finding another like-minded couple or two to share a house with seemed like an impossible dream. Too late for us now. We have told the kids though, that once we're retired, we will be happy to work something out with them and their families. I think our own parents missed out on a beautiful opportunity.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related