In Her Own Time: Musing on Walking and Other Developmental Milestones

by Heatheron August 22,2013 in Family JourneyGrowthHealth and WellnessLearningNatural Parenting Style

It was a simple, easy morning. We woke up a little extra chipper, worked our way up to and through a decently yummy oatmeal breakfast. She crawled and knee-walked around, particularly fascinated with two plastic balls – one yellow, one blue. She’s been dropping and pseudo-throwing things lately (mostly balls and stones) and just watching […]

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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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How Your Baby’s Body is Adapted to Being Carried

by Elizabethon October 02,2011 in Baby_WearingFeaturedFeatured BlogGrowthHealth and Wellness

Some mammals leave their babies in hidden places. Other mammalian young, like sheep, are physically developed enough to follow their mothers by themselves right after birth. Don’t forget our feathered friends.  Quack quack. Our babies don’t fit either bill. Human infants are born far from knowing how to walk and are not meant to be […]

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