The Trifecta of Easier Mothering: 3 Basics Every New Mom Should Know

by Heatheron June 17,2014 in Baby_WearingChild DevelopmentCo-SleepingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

I’m sometimes blown away by the sheer volume of products and practices marketed to new and expectant mothers. I’m sort of the eye-rolling type, so I get a little cross when I see lists to the effect of “THE Top 100 Lifesaving Inventions Every New Mom Needs to Not Go Crazy and Take Us All […]

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Three Keys to Staying Present with Your Child

by Heatheron May 22,2014 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy Success StoriesNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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We all want to be more available, less distracted, more tuned in to our children. We know it helps them and it helps us. Being present is really at the heart of choosing parenting methods that are considered more “conscious”, more “AP”, but many of us notice that we can’t just apply attachment parenting methods […]

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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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Unschooling Basics: Understanding What Unschooling Really Is

by Jillon September 20,2013 in Family JourneyLearningNatural Parenting Style

    “Before I talk about what I think unschooling is, I must talk about what it isn’t. Unschooling isn’t a recipe, and therefore it can’t be explained in recipe terms. It is impossible to give unschooling directions for people to follow so that it can be tried for a week or so to see […]

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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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Unschooling: The Good, the Bad and the Awesome (A Day in the Life)

by Jillon July 16,2013 in Co-SleepingFamily JourneyLearningNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

  I decided I wanted to write a day in the life post because I love unschooling. We do *so* much, have amazing experiences, and witness everyday life kind of awesomeness that wouldn’t be seen sitting at a desk. *And* we do it when we decide we’re ready *and* we stop when we’re done! Doesn’t […]

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Homeschooling: A Natural Progression from Attachment Parenting

by Jillon March 28,2013 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

  Many parents start out practicing attachment parenting (AP) without really thinking about where it will lead them and without thinking about what parenting style they will use  as babies grow older. When reading up on AP you may notice that the information is mostly based on babies and toddlers. It makes sense since with […]

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How One Mother Practices Attachment Parenting While Bottle Feeding

by Lilyon July 27,2012 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting StyleUncategorized

When I found out I was pregnant, I knew I would breastfeed. My mother had breastfed me, and my husband’s mother breastfed him. I knew of the benefits, and more importantly, I knew it was the natural choice. I was all for natural “attachment parenting”- I wanted to give birth all naturally, cloth diaper, babywear, […]

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Must-Read Blog: Radical Parenting

by Bunmion April 20,2012 in Family JourneyGrowthNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

In this day and age, it seems as if parents are reclaiming their love for the parent/child relationship. It’s not about raising children who are “seen and not heard” anymore. Parents are getting dirty in the mud, wearing their little ones, breastfeeding proudly, homebirthing and reclaiming the right to be close to their children. As […]

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Five Fun Things You Don’t Need, But Might Want For Your Homebirth

by Bunmion April 10,2012 in BirthFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

I’ve already blogged about Five things You Need For Your Unassisted Birth and while there aren’t many tangible items you actually need to give birth to a baby, there are a few things you might want to have. None of these are particularly costly. They can make having your baby at home that much more […]

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