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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The Baby Carrier and Public Transport: A Match Made in City Heaven

by Bunmion January 12,2012 in Baby_WearingHow-To TipsNatural Parenting Style

A few weeks ago I was traveling across Montreal with my kids by underground Metro and saw a mom doing her best to navigate the elevator-less system with a massive stroller. It took three adults to help her make it up to the platform. I can only imagine how her trip home would be! At […]

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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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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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Do-It-Yourself: Common Household Cleaning Products

by Bunmion November 25,2011 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting Style

photo from Curbly.com When people started to get more savvy to the harmful chemicals in their everyday cleaning items, the natural solution was to search out brands that were eco-friendly. Now greenies are taking it to another level by creating their own surface cleaners, laundry detergents, and dishwasher detergents! I like to get my kids […]

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Babywearing: A Better Way to Move Through Life

by Elizabethon October 13,2011 in Baby_WearingChild DevelopmentNatural Parenting Style

Bringing your little one along for the ride is better for the both of you. Have you heard? Carried babies… Cry less. 43% less overall and 54% less during evening hours. 1 Are Healthier. They gain weight faster, have better motor skills, coordination, increased muscle tone, and sense of balance. 2, 5, 7 Get a […]

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Independence vs. Freedom vs. Closeness

by Heatheron September 27,2011 in Family JourneyMommy CareNatural Parenting Style

  Two weeks ago, my adoptive country of Chile celebrated the anniversary of its hard-faught independence from Spain. Chilean flags have been flying everywhere, traditional Cueka music is all around us, and a very simply long lovely weekend was granted to all. I spent mine in a beautiful mountain home with my partner, the married […]

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