Hi! I just found this community a day or two ago. I am the proud, single, working mother to a four month old son. As a new mom, I have read and researched WAY too much, and some of what's out there is really scary. Some parenting books can be so very judgmental and rigid. For example, while I love a lot of the ideas of attachment parenting, I cringe every time I come across people lambasting "crib and bottle" raising. My son sleeps in a crib, and he is formula fed, so you can imagine how that makes me feel!
I've come to the realization that parents (namely ME) need lots of support and encouragement, and not judgment and guilt. Anyway, this community is exactly what I need, and once my shyness wears off, I may just end up spamming this community with all my parenting thoughts.