Daily Affirmation: They Don’t Need Perfection

by Heatheron August 05,2014 in Family JourneyParenthood

  We know there’s no such thing as perfect, right? We know, too, most of us that imperfection is the perfection. But still, I know I push towards a perfect. I am pushing for perfection when I’m rushing around the kitchen preparing dinner and shooing my toddler towards her dolls. I am pushing for perfection […]

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Daily Affirmation: Lost Myself

by Heatheron July 29,2014 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy Success StoriesParenthood

Mother Daily Affirmation: Lost Myself

Some days I have thought, “Where did I go?” I have wondered what happened to my dreams along with my character. I have wondered if they would ever find their way back to me, or me to them. I have wondered at times if this losing of myself is a sign that I made the […]

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Daily Affirmation: Speak Kindly

by Heatheron July 25,2014 in Health and WellnessMommy CareParenthood

Daily Affirmation: I Will Speak Kindly To Myself

Mostly, I was raised to be nice. I’ll admit I retained a certain amount of my feather-ruffling tendencies, but for the main part I got the message: be liked, be nice, be popular. So, I’ve spent a lot of energy in my life trying to modify my behaviors to be in line with this. Over […]

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Daily Affirmation: I Don’t Have To Justify

by Heatheron July 24,2014 in Family JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

Daily Affirmation, Justify

    You know that moment when you get the oh-so-subtle slant eye from someone as you’re caring for your child the way your body and mind leads you? If you’re like me, you sometimes hesitate in their glare or blurt out some reason to quiet them, to deflect criticism. I’m always left with a […]

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Three Natural, Easy Mosquito Repellents

by Nicholeon July 03,2014 in Health and WellnessJust For FunParenthood

For many of us, it’s summer time again- the time of year for running through the sprinkler and chasing down the ice cream truck as it sings and lumbers down the street. Unfortunately, it also means the reappearance of the universally despised mosquito. Even the Dalai Lama is rumored to smack a biting mozzie. They […]

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The Trifecta of Easier Mothering: 3 Basics Every New Mom Should Know

by Heatheron June 17,2014 in Baby_WearingChild DevelopmentCo-SleepingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

I’m sometimes blown away by the sheer volume of products and practices marketed to new and expectant mothers. I’m sort of the eye-rolling type, so I get a little cross when I see lists to the effect of “THE Top 100 Lifesaving Inventions Every New Mom Needs to Not Go Crazy and Take Us All […]

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Three Keys to Staying Present with Your Child

by Heatheron May 22,2014 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy Success StoriesNatural Parenting StyleParenthood


We all want to be more available, less distracted, more tuned in to our children. We know it helps them and it helps us. Being present is really at the heart of choosing parenting methods that are considered more “conscious”, more “AP”, but many of us notice that we can’t just apply attachment parenting methods […]

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You Know You’re A Mom When…

by Jillon May 08,2014 in Family JourneyJust For FunParenthood

Playing together

  Just in time for Mother’s Day! You Know You’re A Mom When…. 1. You don’t think it’s weird at all to eat your kids’ food scraps. 2. You’ve lost the social cue that reminds you not to talk about bodily fluids with people who can’t handle it (anyone without kids). 3. You kinda sorta […]

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Experiencing Mother’s Day as a Motherless Mother

by adminon May 07,2014 in Family JourneyHolidaysParenthood


By Deirdre Shevlin Bell Mother’s Day isn’t all tulips and chocolates for mothers who have lost their own mothers. All holidays can bring up a swell of emotions, memories, and longings when you’ve lost someone, but Mother’s Day has a way of highlighting both sides of the chasm many motherless mothers feel themselves straddling—the in-the-thick-of-it […]

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Five Pros And Cons To Having A Large Family

by Jillon April 17,2014 in Parenthood

Having a Large Family

    I’ve been thinking a lot about large family dynamics. With four naturally spaced kids, the age difference gets pretty spread out between the oldest and youngest. Even though two children is seen as average (in some places it is even looked down upon to have more than two), in my circle of friends, […]

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