Home Birth: My Birth Altar

by Nicholeon November 01,2012 in BirthGrowthMommy CareParenthood

  I was raised in a devoutly Catholic family. In all seasons and times of the year, we had altars throughout our home. My mom maintained one wall altar, which centered around a crucifix where our palm branches from Palm Sunday would be braided and hung. There was another wall altar of a print of […]

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Finding Where To Go, What To Do: Family Travel Resources

by Heatheron October 25,2012 in Family JourneyLearningTravel

Since long before I became a mother, I imagined (a dare say dreamed) of traveling to lots of far away places with my family. Friends who travel with their little ones and the examples of long-term family travel we’ve featured here in our blog have inspired me to no end. Certainly, I’ve started a bit […]

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Almond Orange Cake To Share With a Mother After Giving Birth

by Nicholeon October 23,2012 in Uncategorized

      My first bite of this amazing cake was soon after my son was born. My mother-in-law brought over a few pieces for my husband and me in those early days when a meal delivery was an incredible gift. It was love at first bite and I shamelessly asked her to make us […]

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Boba International Babywearing Week Giveaway

by Heatheron October 10,2012 in Baby CarrierBaby_WearingEventsFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

For those of us who love babywearing, love that freewheeling closeness, that do-it-all on-the-go snuggling, every week is babywearing week, every day a celebration of being together in this big colorful world. But this week, we take special pride in holding our little ones close and celebrate around the globe together. This week is International […]

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How to Use Your Public Library to Help Grow Your Child’s Love For Books

by Nicholeon October 04,2012 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyGrowthLearningParenthoodUncategorized

There are his words, and his dance moves that are so perfectly in cue with the beat, there is his love of running as quickly as he can, and jumping in place while hooting with glee. He is enjoying his body and all the ways he can move and express himself with it all. As […]

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Taking The Expat Leap (Premeditated or Not)

by Heatheron September 30,2012 in Family JourneyTravel

About two years ago, I took the first step in what was to become going full-blown expat and starting a family abroad. I decided to quit my full time job and hit the road, heading first to a place I fell in love with a few years before; Chile. Not long after I arrived here, […]

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Traveling Family Spotlight: Worldschool Adventures

by Jillon September 27,2012 in Family JourneyTravel

  Meet The Worldschool Adventure Family for our next traveling adventure series post! This family of four travels for six months out of the year while unschooling and taking life slow. The blog offers insight on how to achieve a goal of traveling with lots of tips for planning and preparation. Enjoy! Tell us a […]

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How to Start a Babywearing Lending Library

by Rachelon September 18,2012 in Baby_WearingMommy BloggersMoms Who InspireNatural Parenting StyleUncategorized

Where do you go if you want to rent books? The library.  So why can’t the same principle be applied to baby carriers? Well, it can! What is a lending library? Quite simply, it is a place to rent baby carriers. Some people rent lots of different carriers in their pursuit of the right one […]

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Adventures in Babywearing: Family Hiking and Backpacking

by Nicholeon September 05,2012 in Adventures In BabywearingBaby CarrierBaby_WearingHolidaysJust For FunParenthoodTravel

  Hiking and backpacking as a family is great way to get into varied terrain and wild places that are protected from life’s modern day trappings. Look for destinations that have natural features that appeal to you. I choose trails that weave along lakes and streams. My husband looks for routes with elevation gain. Wherever […]

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Our Unassisted Homebirth

by Heatheron August 28,2012 in Behind the ScenesBirthFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

On July 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm we welcomed into the world our darling daughter, Violeta. She arrived after two hours of hard labor and two and a half hours of pushing, all twenty four hours after premature rupture of the membranes (water breaking) the morning before. Here’s how it all went: On Saturday morning, […]

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