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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My (Un)Glamorous Expat Beach Mama Routine (A Day In the Life)

by Heatheron July 23,2013 in BreastfeedingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

I’ve talked here before about how I left the states to travel, fell in love on my first major stop (Chile), stayed, had a baby and am now living the expat mama life on a beach where I fell in love. It’s been a few months, and inspired by Jill’s Day In the Life post, I thought […]

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Basics of Multiple Baby Care

by Jillon January 06,2013 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

At Boba we receive lots of questions about multiple birth and babies. Many parents wonder how it can work with babywearing and other natural parenting methods. When parents find out they are expecting multiples it can be a little scary to consider how it may change parenting choices.  While there are no perfect solutions (except […]

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Scientific Study On How Babywearing Promotes Essential Bonding

by Jillon March 13,2012 in Baby_WearingChild DevelopmentNatural Parenting Style

  These days most parents are already familiar with how beneficial babywearing is for mom and baby. Now new scientific research shows another amazing reason to wear your baby and keep your bodies close. This article tells how all it takes is a mom and baby’s eyes to meet for their heart beats to synchronize […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Use a Baby Carrier

by Jillon January 27,2012 in Baby CarrierFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

      1. With you is your baby’s favorite place to be. After nine months of being as close as can be your baby wants almost nothing else but to be with his or her mama. 2. Carriers make for easy nursing access. Baby and mama are ready for feeding or comforting at any […]

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A Response to The Dangers of “Crying it Out” by Darcia Navaraez

by Jillon January 06,2012 in Baby_WearingChild DevelopmentNatural Parenting StyleResearch

“Crying it out.” Just reading the words makes me shudder. The belief that babies can be spoiled by being given too much attention and care is just plain wrong. Babies do not need to be left to their own devices in order to learn how to sleep. There is a lot of information about why […]

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Co-sleeping: Sleeping Like a Baby with Your Baby

by Jillon October 25,2011 in BreastfeedingChild DevelopmentFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

    I’m laying here in bed with a six-year-old snoring in my ear on one side, a six-month-old nursing on the other side and the other six-year-old next to the baby. My husband is sleeping on the next bed down and the nine-year-old is watching a show at the end of the bed while […]

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Where You Gonna Get That Baby Bird Costume Anyway?

by Heatheron October 13,2011 in Family JourneyHolidaysJust For Fun

I love handmade. I love local. Who doesn’t love a beautiful hand-knit sweater, a table carved from a tree in the woods behind your house by a neighbor down the street, a home cooked jar of blackberry preserves tied up with ribbon by your old Aunt Sue? No one, that’s who! But in this day […]

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