Boba Interviews a Breastfeeding Motocross Mom

by Bunmion February 01,2012 in BreastfeedingFamily JourneyMoms Who InspireNatural Parenting Style

A few weeks ago I stumbled on a beautiful photo of a woman breastfeeding her toddler while all decked out in her motocross gear. I reached out to her to ask if we could post the photo on the Boba Facebook page and interview her. She agreed! Caroline has two boys, ages 25 months and […]

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Five Things You Need for Your Unassisted Birth

by Bunmion February 01,2012 in BirthFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

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One of my favorite YouTube videos features birth advocate Laura Shanley speaking to Bob Berkowitz and Donna Barnes about unassisted birth. [youtube]f8Q_zCyjaw8[/youtube] She speaks about the flight or fight fear response that makes birth so painful and difficult for women around the world, and surprisingly, it seems as if the newscasters start to see where […]

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Ted Talk: What Adults Can Learn From Kids

by Bunmion January 17,2012 in Family JourneyGrowthLearning

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We often say we want to learn from children, but do we really? Lately I’ve been watching my own two kids through the eyes of a student and have been soaking up their creativity, unassuming ways, and intolerance for pretenses. When we let go of the idea that we are “above” children and that our […]

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Five Very Pinteresting Crafts for Kids

by Bunmion January 04,2012 in Family JourneyJust For Fun

If you love crafts and haven’t discovered Pinterst yet, please visit it today. The website is the perfect hub for families looking for their next exciting DIY or project. My girls love making messes in the kitchen with homemade playdough, paint, water & bubbles…whatever they can get their hands on. Giving them the tools to […]

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International Travel: 10 Tips to Traveling With a Baby

by Abbyon December 21,2011 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyParenthoodTravel

As a family with the “adventure bug,” I will admit that having a baby put us in a bit of an upside-down state. Gone were the days of randomly getting in the car and getting lost somewhere, leaving for the weekend on a whim or even spending the day in the mountains with little to […]

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Creating Winter Traditions With Your Family

by Jillon December 19,2011 in Family JourneyHolidays

  No matter what winter holiday a family celebrates there’s always one thing in common: parents want it to be a special and magical time for their family, especially for their children. With all the focus on receiving gifts and rushing about, making time for family and remembering what really matters is good for children […]

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Five Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas Children Love To Help With

by Bunmion December 14,2011 in Family JourneyHolidaysNatural Parenting Style

Two weeks ago I posted about a book by Shannon Hayes called “Radical Homemakers”. In her book, Shannon advocates for simpler lifestyles with transitioning families to units of production rather just consumption being key. The idea is simple: before you buy something, ask yourself if you REALLY need it. With the holidays coming up, the […]

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Must-Read: Radical Homemakers

by Bunmion December 02,2011 in Family JourneyLearningNatural Parenting Style

Before the industrial revolution, families were units of production rather than consumption. They lived, worked and played together. Children were “educated” by working alongside their parents or in their communities, learning specific trades that would help them integrate into their local communities while supporting their future families. A few months ago I stumbled on a […]

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Five Tips for Keeping the Holidays Simply Joyful

by Bunmion November 02,2011 in Family JourneyHolidays

It doesn’t take long after the Halloween decorations go into the compost heap for stores to start rolling out their holiday campaigns. All of a sudden, Christmas music can be heard everywhere. Thanksgiving plans start being set in stone. I for one, love the winter holidays. There’s a spirit of love in the air and […]

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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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