How To Teach Your Child a Second Language You Don’t Know

by Bunmion October 27,2011 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyLearningTravel

When I first moved to Montréal two years ago I had experience with French; I studied it in college, my dad speaks it as do many of my friends. But being thrown into a society where the first language is not your own is a whole different story. Something as simple as getting a driver’s license […]

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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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Boba Behind the Scenes…Riding Go Carts!

by Abbyon October 20,2011 in Behind the ScenesBoba NewsJust For Fun

Every now and then its so important to take a break from the chaos of the day and ENJOY spending time with those around you. Here at Boba we do just that – we devote our days to running an amazing company and occasionally have some fun together, unwind and enjoy… GO CARTS! Nothing de-stresses […]

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Where You Gonna Get That Baby Bird Costume Anyway?

by Heatheron October 13,2011 in Family JourneyHolidaysJust For Fun

I love handmade. I love local. Who doesn’t love a beautiful hand-knit sweater, a table carved from a tree in the woods behind your house by a neighbor down the street, a home cooked jar of blackberry preserves tied up with ribbon by your old Aunt Sue? No one, that’s who! But in this day […]

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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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Top 10 Most Beautiful Lullabies

by Heatheron October 09,2011 in Family JourneyNatural Parenting Style

I’m a sucker for a good lullaby. A few years ago (um… eleven), I came across a CD of lullabies from around the world that can still calm me in an instant. I was in my mid-twenties and looking for a few soothing sleep-helpers amidst the roller-coaster experiences inherent in that age and my new […]

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World Milksharing Week: The Power of the Web

by Bunmion October 04,2011 in BreastfeedingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

How the Internet has helped millions of mothers find the support they need to raise their children amazes me daily. I’m in awe of how this open network of people has evolved due to the sheer determination of countless individuals and how it continually empowers people in every corner of the planet. September 24-30th is […]

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How Your Baby’s Body is Adapted to Being Carried

by Elizabethon October 02,2011 in Baby_WearingFeaturedFeatured BlogGrowthHealth and Wellness

Some mammals leave their babies in hidden places. Other mammalian young, like sheep, are physically developed enough to follow their mothers by themselves right after birth. Don’t forget our feathered friends.  Quack quack. Our babies don’t fit either bill. Human infants are born far from knowing how to walk and are not meant to be […]

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What I’m in Love With: Pinterest

by Bunmion September 29,2011 in Just For Fun

Every few months a new website launches that sets Facebook aflame and Twitter a-flutter with people saying it’s the next big thing. When I started seeing Pinterest hashtags on Twitter (#pinterest), I ignored the new www.darling and stayed neutral until one evening after the kids were in bed my curiosity got the best of me. […]

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Independence vs. Freedom vs. Closeness

by Heatheron September 27,2011 in Family JourneyMommy CareNatural Parenting Style

  Two weeks ago, my adoptive country of Chile celebrated the anniversary of its hard-faught independence from Spain. Chilean flags have been flying everywhere, traditional Cueka music is all around us, and a very simply long lovely weekend was granted to all. I spent mine in a beautiful mountain home with my partner, the married […]

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