5 Things I’ve Learned from Becoming an Expat Mother In Chile

by Heatheron April 09,2014 in Uncategorized

    Last week, I wrote about building mama confidence. A big reason this topic has proved important to me is that I became a mother in a foreign country where my confidence has been especially put to the test. Without my tried and true tribe, and family nearby, I’ve had to navigate some tough […]

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Five Ways To Build Your Confidence As a New Mom

by Heatheron April 02,2014 in Family JourneyMommy CareParenthood

Do you want to get emotionally pushed around at every slant eye in-law stranger online meanie comment that gets thrown your way the first year? Of course you don’t! Want to be a strong, confident, believe-in-yourself mom who puts happy before perfect-in-eveyone-else’s eyes? Why, yes ma’am, I believe you do. I did, too. I just didn’t […]

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This “Hackschooler” Will Make You Think Differently About Education

by Jillon December 18,2013 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyLearningNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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    Thirteen year old Logan LaPlante doesn’t go to school. Technically, he homeschools but he and his family go about it in a different way than most homeschooling families. He calls his self-developed education “hackschooling” and many other families are doing the same thing. In this Tedx video, Logan demonstrates how schools today are […]

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How I Use (and LOVE) a Great Stretchy Baby Wrap

by Heatheron December 18,2013 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyHow-To TipsNatural Parenting Style

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I’m going to start by letting you in on a BIG secret: I LOVE Boba! No kidding? NO KIDDING! Ha ha, right? The truth is that this is the truth. I wouldn’t be working for the company in myriad capacities over the years along with making sure every dear friend I have gets their products if […]

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Adventures in Babywearing: Babywearing at Work

by Nicholeon October 08,2013 in Adventures In BabywearingBaby CarrierHow-To TipsMommy Success StoriesMoms Who InspireNatural Parenting Style

They are the mother and daughter babywearing powerhouse duo heard round the world: Licia Ronzulli and daughter, Victoria. Ronzulli, an elected Member of the European Parliament for Italy, brought Victoria to Parliament when she was just six weeks old back in September 2010. Rozulli was operating under European laws that allow for and protect women who […]

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A Path Traveled Better Together (Cooperative Mamahood)

by Heatheron September 12,2013 in Family JourneyMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

Freedom Together. It’s not just for mothers in relation to their babies, and vice versa. I think Freedom Together is a way of seeing the world, a way of moving through life that embraces connection and joy. It’s a notion removed from our highly “independent” society where separation seems to equate mobility and success. I […]

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Why Mommy Wars and What I Do To Stay Out of Them (Best I Can)

by Jillon August 20,2013 in Family JourneyMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

When I first thought about the topic of mommy wars, I pictured current social media: critical Facebook posts and parents tearing each other apart in the comments of a blog. This is what I’ve seen and experienced. I keep wondering though, why its happening. Are parents so insecure in their parenting choices that they are […]

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That First Year’s a Doozie: Tips to Thriving In New Mamaland

by Heatheron August 14,2013 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

We recently celebrated our daughter’s first birthday. Approaching the big anniversary of her turn around the sun, I was sort of all a twitter. I prepped and prepped and prepped for a big party, mobilized family and other helpers, planned my daughter’s outfit (forgetting mine), and searched recipe upon recipe to find the perfect “healthier” […]

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3rd, er… 4th time’s the charm? Home Schooling, A Day In the Life

by Dreaon August 07,2013 in Family JourneyLearning

This year marks year 4 of us home schooling. Something I firmly believed would not last more than a year… and something I feel has had many ups and downs…. is way easier said than done and is something you really have to devote to do… We have had a few dabbles here and there […]

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Why All This Parenting Style Stuff Matters Even When It Feels Like It Shouldn’t

by Heatheron July 25,2013 in BirthChild DevelopmentFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

Today, I saw an intense image pop up in my Facebook stream, shared by a page dedicated to supporting mothers with breastfeeding challenges. It showed an emaciated mother with very little breast tissue (mostly skin) breastfeeding a similarly thin child. Naturally, many of the comments the post illicited expressed guilt about fretting over low breast […]

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