How to Use Your Public Library to Help Grow Your Child’s Love For Books

by Nicholeon October 04,2012 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyGrowthLearningParenthoodUncategorized

There are his words, and his dance moves that are so perfectly in cue with the beat, there is his love of running as quickly as he can, and jumping in place while hooting with glee. He is enjoying his body and all the ways he can move and express himself with it all. As […]

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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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What the Fetal Position Does for Your Baby

by Elizabethon April 10,2012 in Child DevelopmentGrowthHealth and Wellness

Many of us curl up into a ball when we may be at our wit’s end; there is something soothing and comforting to it.  Countless artists have sculpted and painted adults in the self-soothing fetal position. It’s no secret that babies love it too. When you carry your baby with his knees flexed against your […]

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Little Diggers, Big Kid Benefits: The Joys of Family Gardening

by Nicholeon April 06,2012 in GrowthJust For FunLearningParenthood

It is springtime again in Colorado where I live with my family in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. For us, that means a shift from short days and cold nights, to longer days and nighttime temperatures that will continue to rise throughout the summer. Many of our trees are starting their first flush and […]

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Three “Nomadic” Family Blogs You’ll Love

by Bunmion February 28,2012 in Family JourneyGrowthMommy BloggersTravel

On a recent episode of the popular television show “Up All Night” about a couple navigating through new parenthood, the topic of traveling with young children was tackled. The mom and dad were at a crossroads: were they going to give up traveling until their baby was up and out of the house, or would […]

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Kangaroo Care Eases Parental Anxiety

by Elizabethon January 29,2012 in Family JourneyGrowthHealth and WellnessKangaroo CareUncategorized

Six weeks out of the year about 40 horses run wild in the open space behind my house. While attempting to lure them close to the barbed wire with carrots and long green grass, I met two ten year old twin boys and their mother. After complementing me on my three kids, she went on […]

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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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Weapons, and Violence, and Kids, Oh My!

by Jillon November 08,2011 in Child DevelopmentDisciplineFamily JourneyGrowth

    Weapons, violence, and kids are touchy subjects these days and it’s understandable that in our world today people are concerned about kids being violent and growing up to be violent adults. The media tells us that crime levels and violence continue to rise and toy weapons and television get a lot of blame, […]

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Recess from Seatwork, Natural Learning in Mathematics

by Heatheron October 30,2011 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyGrowthLearning

One of the things that fuels my passion for unschooling and my desire to spread the word about this option (what to some is an unheard-of idea), are the memories seared into my brain of children I love struggling with numbers on paper. It can be downright painful sometimes. No one likes to see a […]

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Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out

by Elizabethon October 11,2011 in Baby_WearingChild DevelopmentFeatured BlogGrowth

Dr. Catherine Fowler of Australia, as reported by CBS.com in 2011, made a comment that parents who face their babies out are “cruel and selfish“.  Actually for the record she said they were “inadvertantly cruel”.  I am not here to judge you ladies and gentleman; a walk around the block with your baby in the […]

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