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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The Movie Babies: Parenting and Playfulness

by Elizabethon December 26,2011 in Family JourneyJust For Fun

I saw a picture today of a hairy camel smiling.  The little girl in front of him was smiling the same smile.  It reminded me of the little Mongolian boy on the movie Babies, when he first steps out of his Mongolian yurt.  The priceless smile, the crisp air, almost an innate understanding of the […]

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International Family Travel: Five Tips for a Bon Voyage

by Nicholeon December 22,2011 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyTravel

Whether you were a solo traveler before, or just caught the traveling bug now that you have a family, traveling internationally as a family is both doable and enjoyable—trust me on this! Here are five quick tips on how to prepare ahead and get the most out of your family’s adventure. 1. Passports and Visas: […]

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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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International Travel: 10 Tips to Traveling With a Baby

by Abbyon December 21,2011 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyParenthoodTravel

As a family with the “adventure bug,” I will admit that having a baby put us in a bit of an upside-down state. Gone were the days of randomly getting in the car and getting lost somewhere, leaving for the weekend on a whim or even spending the day in the mountains with little to […]

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Creating Winter Traditions With Your Family

by Jillon December 19,2011 in Family JourneyHolidays

  No matter what winter holiday a family celebrates there’s always one thing in common: parents want it to be a special and magical time for their family, especially for their children. With all the focus on receiving gifts and rushing about, making time for family and remembering what really matters is good for children […]

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Check Out This Babywearing Children’s Book

by Heatheron December 16,2011 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyLearningNatural Parenting Style

I ran across this book while poking around some attachment and natural parenting resources online and just wanted to give a little shout out about it! It’s a children’s book about babywearing called A Ride on Mother’s Back: A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World. Though we know that carrying our babies is as […]

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Five Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas Children Love To Help With

by Bunmion December 14,2011 in Family JourneyHolidaysNatural Parenting Style

Two weeks ago I posted about a book by Shannon Hayes called “Radical Homemakers”. In her book, Shannon advocates for simpler lifestyles with transitioning families to units of production rather just consumption being key. The idea is simple: before you buy something, ask yourself if you REALLY need it. With the holidays coming up, the […]

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Simplicity and Connection Through Family Gift Making

by Jillon December 08,2011 in Family JourneyHolidaysNatural Parenting Style

Holidays with children are so magical but can also be hard if we don’t remember to stay calm and present. With family, traveling, cooking, decorating, spending money and pressure to create good memories for your kids, it’s no wonder parents everywhere stress at the thought of the winter season approaching. One way to slow down […]

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Happy Holidays! Win a Boba!

by Heatheron December 08,2011 in Boba NewsHolidaysNatural Parenting StyleProducts

Happy Holidays from Boba! We’re celebrating the season with a special Boba Giveaway. One lucky winner will be given their choice of any one of our Boba babywearing products. If you win, you can choose a Boba baby wrap, the new 3G Boba baby carrier or Boba Pack in any color/print. This giveaway is focused […]

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