Five Fun Responses to Critical Parenting Questions

by Bunmion December 22,2011 in Baby_WearingBreastfeedingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

Every parent knows that always-someone out there: friend, relative, even the passing stranger, who feels as if they need to critique the choices you’ve made for your family. Instead of getting angry or defensive, I’ve created a few snappy responses! Use at your own risk Breastfeeding: “When do you plan on stopping nursing?” Response: “Not […]

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Breastfeeding Brings Out the “Mama Bear” In Moms

by Bunmion December 07,2011 in BreastfeedingNatural Parenting StyleParenthoodResearch

The Daily Mail reported recently that scientists have discovered that breastfeeding mothers protect their young in a way that mirrors how grizzly bear mothers protect their cubs. Apparently, moms who nurse their babies are more fearless and maternally aggressive when it comes to looking after their young. “In what is thought to be the first […]

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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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DFW Cloth Diaper Project

by Lorion November 22,2011 in Family JourneyMoms Who InspireNatural Parenting Style

I belong to a local cloth diaper group called the DFW Cloth Diaper Group. It is Facebook-based and in addition to our very active Facebook page, we also have meetings twice a month. It was founded by Brenda Barnhart a little over a year ago and we have grown to over 875 members in that […]

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Co-sleeping: Sleeping Like a Baby with Your Baby

by Jillon October 25,2011 in BreastfeedingChild DevelopmentFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

    I’m laying here in bed with a six-year-old snoring in my ear on one side, a six-month-old nursing on the other side and the other six-year-old next to the baby. My husband is sleeping on the next bed down and the nine-year-old is watching a show at the end of the bed while […]

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Breastmilk: No Assembly Required

by Jillon October 16,2011 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting Style

    Nursing can take a little while to get the hang of as a new mom but I can not stress enough how much it pays off. Nursing my first child was hard at first because of how he was latching. It was painful for the first week but we figured it out and […]

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Positive Parenting: Discipline versus Guidance

by Abbyon August 28,2011 in DisciplineFamily JourneyParenthood

As parents we all joke about the elusive “manual” that should accompany the birth of all children in this world. However, in all honesty, any manual would (based off my experience!) be basically useless. In less than ten seconds after the birth of my son I quickly realized two things: 1)      Any amount of instruction […]

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Anticipating Motherhood

by Heatheron August 23,2011 in Family JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

I’m the inspired and easily-inspire-able sort. I see art that moves me and ideas for songs and sculpture and poetry envelope my mind. I see strong, inspiring community leaders and a wish to be of service to the world in a mobilizing way wells up in me. I see a happy family, and… you guessed […]

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