Top Five Gentle Parenting Baby Shower Wish List

by Heatheron February 05,2012 in BirthFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

At sixteen weeks pregnant to date, I’m feeling my baby move a bit and getting a little more horizontal in the belly region. We’ve interviewed a great doula, are considering midwife-assisted vs. unassisted birth, and starting to talk about the stuff we might need before the baby arrives. In pondering baby shower registries and requests […]

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Boba Interviews a Breastfeeding Motocross Mom

by Bunmion February 01,2012 in BreastfeedingFamily JourneyMoms Who InspireNatural Parenting Style

A few weeks ago I stumbled on a beautiful photo of a woman breastfeeding her toddler while all decked out in her motocross gear. I reached out to her to ask if we could post the photo on the Boba Facebook page and interview her. She agreed! Caroline has two boys, ages 25 months and […]

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Five Things You Need for Your Unassisted Birth

by Bunmion February 01,2012 in BirthFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

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One of my favorite YouTube videos features birth advocate Laura Shanley speaking to Bob Berkowitz and Donna Barnes about unassisted birth. [youtube]f8Q_zCyjaw8[/youtube] She speaks about the flight or fight fear response that makes birth so painful and difficult for women around the world, and surprisingly, it seems as if the newscasters start to see where […]

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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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How To Explain Co-Sleeping to Family and Friends (and Keep the Peace)

by Heatheron January 29,2012 in Co-SleepingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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  As my partner and I prepare for the arrival of our first child (due in July), it’s becoming more and more apparent that our preparation requires a little preparation of others, namely my partner’s Chilean family. While there are a few very small pockets of families who practice a natural parenting style (i.e. attachment […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Use a Baby Carrier

by Jillon January 27,2012 in Baby CarrierFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

      1. With you is your baby’s favorite place to be. After nine months of being as close as can be your baby wants almost nothing else but to be with his or her mama. 2. Carriers make for easy nursing access. Baby and mama are ready for feeding or comforting at any […]

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Top 10 Activities Benefited By Babywearing

by Nicholeon January 18,2012 in Baby CarrierBaby_WearingChild DevelopmentFeaturedFeatured BlogTravel

It seems like every parent I know, myself included, is trying to get more out of their days, to stretch time to get it all in. Well, here at Boba, we have the secret that everyone has been looking for, and we are very glad to share. The secret is babywearing. Babywearing (using a baby […]

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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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Five Very Pinteresting Crafts for Kids

by Bunmion January 04,2012 in Family JourneyJust For Fun

If you love crafts and haven’t discovered Pinterst yet, please visit it today. The website is the perfect hub for families looking for their next exciting DIY or project. My girls love making messes in the kitchen with homemade playdough, paint, water & bubbles…whatever they can get their hands on. Giving them the tools to […]

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How to Co-Sleep / Bed-share / Sleep-share Safely and That Terrible Milwaukee Ad

by Heatheron December 27,2011 in Co-SleepingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting Style

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To start, I want to set the tone with this video interview with Dr. James McKenna on the biology of infant sleep: In October, one of our Boba writers and committed co-sleeping parent, Jill, described her experience of sleeping with her children and pointed out some very important benefits of co-sleeping in her post Co-sleeping: […]

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