You might quite reasonably have assumed that my long absence from here was due to post-NaBloPoMo burnout, but you'd be wrong. I was actually working on the first post written specifically for the Parenting Myths and Facts blog. And, good lord, was it ever a project.
The topic was one I'd been meaning to write about for several years, but never tackled due to its sheer enormity – a summary of the research on the safety of sharing a bed with your baby, and why different factions reach such completely opposed conclusions on the subject. (I was originally going to title it 'Why almost everybody in the bedsharing debate is wrong', but decided that might be too contentious.) I was finally kicked into action when Jenn at Monkey Butt Junction came up with the idea of a blog carnival on safe co-sleeping, and I figured I'd have a shot at getting it done in time to submit it. And, after days of frantic rewriting and doubting whether I had a hope of making it, I finally got it finished the day before the Carnival and edited (when I woke up on the Carnival morning and remembered a study I'd omitted) about five minutes before it went live, which it did a week ago. It was worth it – if I say so myself, I'm proud of the finished product. Do please check out The truth about bedsharing risks – and why it may not be what you think.