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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Find Babywearing Groups, Find Local Momradery

by Heatheron November 28,2011 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

New to babywearing and want a little in-person one-on-one help getting started? Have a hankering to connect with a community of like-minded babywearing moms? Not sure where to look? You’ve come to the right place! There is a wealth of resources out there for you from babywearing classes and groups, to babywearing rental and demo […]

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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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The Importance of Child Play Time

by Jillon November 22,2011 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

    The word “play” sounds like all fun and games, and of course it is in part, but scientific research also shows how important play and free time really is for all people. Children in particular with their growing bodies and minds benefit greatly from being allowed unstructured time to sort through the ins […]

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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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Best of the Web: Mom Tries to “Get it (Labor) Started” With Funky Dance

by Bunmion November 20,2011 in BirthJust For FunMoms Who InspireParenthood

Both of my children were “overdue” – my first by 10 days, while my second waited 9 extra days to greet me face to face. I no longer believe in due dates and think that babies come when they’re ready. I’m not a big fan of the scare tactics that are used to pressure women […]

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Best of the Web: SparkleStories.com

by Bunmion November 15,2011 in Family JourneyJust For FunLearning

I’m always on the hunt for the next website that will change my life. Pinterest changed how I search for DIY projects, crafts, and recipes. Etsy changed how I shop for gifts. I wasn’t looking for a website with online audio stories but I’m pretty sure SparkleStories.com is going to change my family’s bedtime routine […]

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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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Five Tips for Keeping the Holidays Simply Joyful

by Bunmion November 02,2011 in Family JourneyHolidays

It doesn’t take long after the Halloween decorations go into the compost heap for stores to start rolling out their holiday campaigns. All of a sudden, Christmas music can be heard everywhere. Thanksgiving plans start being set in stone. I for one, love the winter holidays. There’s a spirit of love in the air and […]

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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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