Wordless Wednesday: Partnership Parenting

This week we asked: What does partnership parenting look like in your family?

(Read more about parenting and partners on our resource page and enjoy this week’s articles on the theme.)

From Shannon: “We each have our strengths and weaknesses, and work together to raise our children. I would not be the mother I am without his support.”

Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.

Jorje could not have survived the NICU without her partner, Elmo. Here you see a rare NICU visit together.

Jorje blogs at Momma Jorje.

Amy says, “Sledding as a family wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible partnership of my Hubs! We took turns sledding with Abbey and holding Joe.”

Amy blogs at Toddler In Tow.

From Stefanie at Very, Very Fine: Papa takes the swing (co-sleeping) shift while Mama gets some time to herself.

From Lauren: “Sam and I take an equal role in parenting our two kids. We don’t always have the same tasks, but we are both invested in the day-to-day of attachment caregiving as we balance working from home with raising a family. Here Sam displays his fatherly skills by climbing a (low) tree with our four-year-old while babywearing our newborn.”

Lauren blogs at Hobo Mama.

From Lani: “Mama and Daddy baby wearing. We both have loved the closeness and ease of being able to wear ~B~ whether it was a newborn snuggle or a pre-toddler carry. At 21 months we still babywear.”

Lani blogs at Boobie Time.

Joella shares, “Goodbye Kiss: When my husband gets home from work, it’s time for me to go to work. We coordinate our schedules to minimize the time Delilah spends in the care of others. “

Joella blogs at Fine and Fair.

Jennifer says, “From high school sweethearts to parents of three amazing children (this picture was taken last year, before we welcomed out newest addition), being partners has always been a part of our relationship. Our family enjoys many more outings to great places when we can work together! This was taken at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Wa. You can find more of our adventures from our oldest son’s point of view at Little View of a Big World and learn more about us at True Confessions of a Real Mommy.”

From Megan at The Other Baby Blog: “Anabella needs kisses from Mama AND Daddy to thrive!”

Kat at Loving {Almost} Every Moment shares her hubby gardening and babywearing with their kiddos.

Kat and her hubby share the same vision for their family and she is very grateful he is so involved in parenting.

Amy of Peace 4 Parents is very grateful to be discovering the benefits of partnership parenting with her husband, Michael.

From Nada: “My daughter couldn’t have asked for a better father.  My husband is a wonderful provider, a caring man who treasures his little girl dearly.  He hasn’t balked at cloth diapering, babywearing, cosleeping, or compassionate parenting.  He is supportive, protective and caring.  No other man has been his equal.”

Nada blogs at miniMOMist.

Luschka says, “I love listening to my husband and daughter spending time together, whether it’s cooking or playing or cleaning. The way they communicate makes me love being part of a family. “

Luschka blogs at Diary of a First Child.

Charise says, “To us, partnership parenting means spending happy time together as a family as much as possible.”

Charise blogs at I Thought I Knew Mama.

From Rebekah at Liberated Family: “Parenting with my partner and best friend is almost always a joy and is more amazing and fun than I ever imagined parenting could be.”


Tell us: What does partnership parenting look like in your family?

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11 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Partnership Parenting

  1. Melissa

    These are melt-your-heart beautiful pictures!

  2. Lauren  

    Oh, these are so sweet! I loved every one of them. What a beautiful tribute to our partners and our partnerships. I have to say, I think that guy in the tree is pretty dang cute. 😉

  3. Terri  

    Beautiful family photos – love the partnerships!

  4. Amy  

    Beautiful! Our partners are pretty awesome, huh?

  5. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama  

    We’re all so lucky to have such incredible partners!

  6. Dionna  

    Rebekah – I want to snuggle that wee baby!! So sweet 🙂

  7. Amy @ Anktangle  

    It’s so lovely to see all of your at-home support systems. I wish I had more photos of my family all together. Since there are only the three of us, we have very few of us all in the same shot!

  8. Joy

    These are great images, and I enjoyed seeing them. In case anyone is interested in taking a look at another family configuration feel free to check out my blog. We are a two mom family and fairly AP in the way in which we are approaching raising our kiddo. I am very lucky to be raising our child with the wonderful woman to whom I am married. I recently wrote a blog post about civil discourse around tough/controversial issues and there is a photo of the three of us to illustrate. So feel free to click over to see the faces of two moms who have invested in equal parenting of our sweet little guy.

  9. Kat @ Loving {Almost} Every Moment

    Ooooh such lovely photos! It’s beautiful to see such great partnerships in action 🙂

  10. LAni @ Boobie Time Blog  

    I love this post! The pics are so great!