Although I'm very new to the parenting world, I feel bombarded by the "what parenting style are you following" fad. As if I didn't already feel like I was being judged by how I change a diaper, or how long I breastfed, now you want to know how I'm going to raise my kid. Well, it's called my way. It's a sweet little concoction made up of attachment parenting, some helicopter parenting, a dash of authoritative parenting, a whole lot of instinctive parenting, and maybe even a pinch of permissive parenting.
Why does everyone feel the need to pigeon-hole themselves into one specific style? I'm not so sure. They all have their advantages and disadvantages, so why not mix and match and make up one that suits you? How can I cosleep and babywear, hover over my infant, set rules and structure, do what comes naturally, and be a friend? Easily, I just can. There's no rule book to it all. So, while I lean towards some more than the others, I'm not going to judge the other women who are hardcore over one style, and one style only. I'm almost positive we'll all end up with some pretty good kids on our hands.
So I guess I'll consider myself a babywearing, cosleeping, overprotective, rule making,
fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of mama. Got a problem with it? Tough :)