Counting Down and Counting Our Blessings, New Year Family Traditions In the Making

by Heatheron December 26,2013 in Family JourneyHolidaysJust For FunParenthood

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  I’m still on the gratitude kick (even if I’ve failed miserably at keeping up with my daily 365 Days of Gratitude writing on Facebook). Thinking about New Year’s has me thinking about the year-(almost)gone-by. The Christmas holiday just behind us, I’m also shoulder-deep in a desire to set more traditions in place in general […]

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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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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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Our Unassisted Home Birth: A Family Affair

by Jillon January 16,2013 in BirthFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

    I wanted to have an unassisted birth pretty much as soon as I found out it was possible. Now in hindsight it’s one of those things that I can’t believe I never thought of myself. I never thought I would want a homebirth or to homeschool my children when my first child was […]

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How to Relax and Slow Down Your Child’s Play Time

by Jillon June 27,2012 in Family JourneyNatural Parenting Style

    “Play is a child’s work. ” This short quote by Jean Piaget says so much about children. Play is one of the most important things in a child’s life, it’s right up there with nourishment, shelter, and love. I wrote about the importance of play in this article telling about how crucial free […]

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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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Cooking & Babywearing: Safety First

by Bunmion March 28,2012 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessHow-To TipsNatural Parenting Style

One of the main benefits of babywearing is that it allows caregivers to go about their daily routines while simultaneously caring for their children. A huge part of my life is cooking. Morning, afternoon, night and often late into the evening, you can find me stirring pots, soaking beans, and baking. Cooking is how I […]

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Three “Nomadic” Family Blogs You’ll Love

by Bunmion February 28,2012 in Family JourneyGrowthMommy BloggersTravel

On a recent episode of the popular television show “Up All Night” about a couple navigating through new parenthood, the topic of traveling with young children was tackled. The mom and dad were at a crossroads: were they going to give up traveling until their baby was up and out of the house, or would […]

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