Sleep: Can’t Live Without It… But Sometimes You Have To

by Jillon February 06,2014 in Child DevelopmentCo-SleepingNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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    Oh, sleep. The always sought after prize of adulthood. Somewhere along the line we stop trying to avoid sleep and realize it’s pretty much the best thing ever. For parents, there just never seems to be enough. Sleep is almost even optional… not in the sense that we get to choose whether we […]

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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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Simple and Natural Answers to Common Breastfeeding Questions

by Jillon May 22,2013 in Family JourneyNatural Parenting StyleUncategorized

    “Rules and regulations have no place in the mother-baby relationship. Each mother and baby dyad is different and what works well for one mother and baby may not work well for another mother and baby. The important thing to do is to look at the mother and baby as individuals.”– Andrea Eastman, MA, […]

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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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Top Five Gentle Parenting Baby Shower Wish List

by Heatheron February 05,2012 in BirthFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

At sixteen weeks pregnant to date, I’m feeling my baby move a bit and getting a little more horizontal in the belly region. We’ve interviewed a great doula, are considering midwife-assisted vs. unassisted birth, and starting to talk about the stuff we might need before the baby arrives. In pondering baby shower registries and requests […]

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How To Explain Co-Sleeping to Family and Friends (and Keep the Peace)

by Heatheron January 29,2012 in Co-SleepingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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  As my partner and I prepare for the arrival of our first child (due in July), it’s becoming more and more apparent that our preparation requires a little preparation of others, namely my partner’s Chilean family. While there are a few very small pockets of families who practice a natural parenting style (i.e. attachment […]

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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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How to Co-Sleep / Bed-share / Sleep-share Safely and That Terrible Milwaukee Ad

by Heatheron December 27,2011 in Co-SleepingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting Style

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To start, I want to set the tone with this video interview with Dr. James McKenna on the biology of infant sleep: In October, one of our Boba writers and committed co-sleeping parent, Jill, described her experience of sleeping with her children and pointed out some very important benefits of co-sleeping in her post Co-sleeping: […]

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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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Together

by Jillon September 28,2011 in Baby_WearingNatural Parenting Style

I wrote this poem while nursing my four month old in our family bed. Enjoy! Together We have been together from the very beginning Her tiny body growing in mine She was born into my arms And looked into my eyes And trusted I would keep us together She nurses at my breast I hold […]

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