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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Taking The Expat Leap (Premeditated or Not)

by Heatheron September 30,2012 in Family JourneyTravel

About two years ago, I took the first step in what was to become going full-blown expat and starting a family abroad. I decided to quit my full time job and hit the road, heading first to a place I fell in love with a few years before; Chile. Not long after I arrived here, […]

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Traveling Family Spotlight: Worldschool Adventures

by Jillon September 27,2012 in Family JourneyTravel

  Meet The Worldschool Adventure Family for our next traveling adventure series post! This family of four travels for six months out of the year while unschooling and taking life slow. The blog offers insight on how to achieve a goal of traveling with lots of tips for planning and preparation. Enjoy! Tell us a […]

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Adventures in Babywearing: Family Hiking and Backpacking

by Nicholeon September 05,2012 in Adventures In BabywearingBaby CarrierBaby_WearingHolidaysJust For FunParenthoodTravel

  Hiking and backpacking as a family is great way to get into varied terrain and wild places that are protected from life’s modern day trappings. Look for destinations that have natural features that appeal to you. I choose trails that weave along lakes and streams. My husband looks for routes with elevation gain. Wherever […]

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Our Unassisted Homebirth

by Heatheron August 28,2012 in Behind the ScenesBirthFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

On July 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm we welcomed into the world our darling daughter, Violeta. She arrived after two hours of hard labor and two and a half hours of pushing, all twenty four hours after premature rupture of the membranes (water breaking) the morning before. Here’s how it all went: On Saturday morning, […]

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Invest in Your Community: Five Ways to Support a Family With a Newborn

by Nicholeon August 21,2012 in Mommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthoodUncategorized

  It has been almost two years since our son was newly born, but I can still remember how loved and supported my husband and I felt by our community during that incredibly precious window. Those of you with children know that having a newborn come into your life is a real game changer. No […]

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Adventures in Babywearing: International Travel

by Nicholeon August 16,2012 in Adventures In BabywearingBaby_WearingFamily JourneyParenthoodTravel

Travel is an incredible way to bond as family while also experiencing other cultures through their food, geography and daily life. But as any traveler knows, there is also a lot to manage when you are away from home. Your tickets, passports and luggage are just a few of the items you need to keep […]

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Traveling Family Spotlight: Tres Americas

by Jillon August 08,2012 in Family JourneyTravel

  For this Traveling Family Spotlight, I interviewed the Zapp family from theTres Americas blog. They are an Argentinian family of six traveling the world, each child born in a different country. Cande and Herman dreamed of a traveling life since they were children, now they are doing it and have written a book to […]

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Enter the Boba Air $1000 Dream Vacation Pin-It-To-Win-It Giveaway

by Heatheron July 17,2012 in Baby CarrierBaby_WearingBoba NewsEventsNatural Parenting StyleProductsTravel

Do you love to travel? Are you on Pinterest? Then you’ll want to enter our first pin-it-to-win it contest to win a $1000 travel voucher from Apple Vacations and a new BobaAir, the world’s lightest, sportiest baby carrier. Enter July 17 – 23 and you could be the lucky randomly-selected winner announced on July 24! […]

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Traveling Family Spotlight: Meet the Bradley Family

by Nicholeon July 03,2012 in LearningMommy BloggersMommy Success StoriesParenthoodTravel

1) Could you start us out by telling us a little bit about yourself and your family? We are the Bradley family! Billy is a classically trained actor and wellness coach, and I am a writer and stay at home mom. Our little one is Kaya Alaqua, who turned 4 in March. 2) Why do […]

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