How One Mother Practices Attachment Parenting While Bottle Feeding

by Lilyon July 27,2012 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting StyleUncategorized

When I found out I was pregnant, I knew I would breastfeed. My mother had breastfed me, and my husband’s mother breastfed him. I knew of the benefits, and more importantly, I knew it was the natural choice. I was all for natural “attachment parenting”- I wanted to give birth all naturally, cloth diaper, babywear, […]

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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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Me and The Boys, Relaxed Family Life In London

by Amelda Farradayon May 16,2012 in Family JourneyLearningNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

As an expat mommy living in London, let me tell you it has its challenges. Yes, it’s the best city to live in and the quality of life is what keeps me here, but it has come with a lot of sacrifices too. My husband and I met here in London, a few months into […]

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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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Mothering & Professional Work: The Process of Balance

by Dreaon April 01,2012 in Family JourneyMommy CareMoms Who InspireParenthood

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When we become mothers… the whole balance of our life is completely different. From having to quit our jobs sometimes, to adjusting to the new demands of night feedings, more laundry and waking up to someone always needing you. It is a process. A process that takes balance… A few years back I decided to […]

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Benefits of Relaxing Your Child’s Bedtime, and How to Make It Joyful

by Jillon March 29,2012 in Child DevelopmentCo-SleepingNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

    Bedtime can be a challenging part of the day for parents. There is pressure for kids to get in bed on time and pressure for parents to have adult time, but what if everyone could get what they wanted? Having a relaxed bedtime can be beneficial for parents and adults.  With no struggle […]

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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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Mayim Bialik Takes Readers Beyond the Sling with New AP Book

by Heatheron March 10,2012 in Baby_WearingLearningMommy BloggersMoms Who InspireNatural Parenting Style

You may remember her as the young cigarette-smoking CC Bloom (Bette Midler) in Beaches and from the 90’s TV hit Blossom, but these days Mayim Bialik is making a name for herself as not only a current-day TV and film actress with a PhD in neuroscience, but also as an Attachment Parenting advocate and author […]

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How Simplicity and Frugality Helps Our Kids

by Heatheron March 05,2012 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyMommy BloggersNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

A recent article at Mothering.com by Laura Grace Weldon talks us through a very compelling five reasons why forgoing expensive life and child-raising bells and whistles is good for our families, namely their littlest members. Her article Five Ways Frugal Living Benefits Kids asserts among other things that living “with less” simply makes us and […]

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