Why Mommy Wars and What I Do To Stay Out of Them (Best I Can)

by Jillon August 20,2013 in Family JourneyMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

When I first thought about the topic of mommy wars, I pictured current social media: critical Facebook posts and parents tearing each other apart in the comments of a blog. This is what I’ve seen and experienced. I keep wondering though, why its happening. Are parents so insecure in their parenting choices that they are […]

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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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My (Un)Glamorous Expat Beach Mama Routine (A Day In the Life)

by Heatheron July 23,2013 in BreastfeedingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

I’ve talked here before about how I left the states to travel, fell in love on my first major stop (Chile), stayed, had a baby and am now living the expat mama life on a beach where I fell in love. It’s been a few months, and inspired by Jill’s Day In the Life post, I thought […]

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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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Homeschooling: A Natural Progression from Attachment Parenting

by Jillon March 28,2013 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

  Many parents start out practicing attachment parenting (AP) without really thinking about where it will lead them and without thinking about what parenting style they will use  as babies grow older. When reading up on AP you may notice that the information is mostly based on babies and toddlers. It makes sense since with […]

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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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Book Review: The Other Baby Book, A Natural Approach to Baby’s First Year

by Nicholeon January 08,2013 in Baby_WearingBehind the ScenesBirthBreastfeedingChild DevelopmentHealth and WellnessMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthoodResearch

Ready to get your cradle rocked? The Other Baby Books, A Natural Approach to Baby’s First Year, greets readers with this inviting question, before jumping into a wide range of family-centered topics that are delivered by the wonderfully likable voices of writers, Megan Massaro and Miriam Katz. The Other Baby Book creates a community of […]

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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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Finding Where To Go, What To Do: Family Travel Resources

by Heatheron October 25,2012 in Family JourneyLearningTravel

Since long before I became a mother, I imagined (a dare say dreamed) of traveling to lots of far away places with my family. Friends who travel with their little ones and the examples of long-term family travel we’ve featured here in our blog have inspired me to no end. Certainly, I’ve started a bit […]

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