Building a Community With Babywearing
It’s not unusual to find me swaying slowly in the grocery store while browsing different brands of crackers. Or bouncing slightly through the produce aisle. Or humming softly. Sometimes I just say “shhhhh” and rock my body back and forth. I know you do this too, so you’re probably used to the confused glances and […]
Traveling Family Spotlight: The Adventures in Parenthood Project
Meet Meghan! She and her husband love to hike and climb around their *gorgeous* town of Banf, Alberta, Canada. They strive to continue this love and pass it on to their baby daughter. Their enthusiasm for the outdoors goes beyond pleasure as they both also work in the field and have contributed much writing […]
Boba Has a New Voice on Twitter: Welcome Emily To the Team!
When we started the Boba Ambassadors program a few years back, a select few mamas stood out to us for their advocacy in babywearing, their love of Boba, and their possitive attitude. For us, Emily Chapelle (creator and author of JoyfulAbode.com and SoDamnDomestic.com) was part of the cream of the crop. She’s got a great […]
Sleep: Can’t Live Without It… But Sometimes You Have To
Oh, sleep. The always sought after prize of adulthood. Somewhere along the line we stop trying to avoid sleep and realize it’s pretty much the best thing ever. For parents, there just never seems to be enough. Sleep is almost even optional… not in the sense that we get to choose whether we […]
Is There a Right Time For Baby no. 2?
As my daughter heads towards 19 months, my fertility in full swing, my age continuing to rise, I am thinking a lot about when to have our next child. In all honesty, I also feel a little spirit knocking on the door a bit, so am thoughtfully weighing how long I’d like to ask him/her […]
Embracing Our Post-Birth Forms, The Fourth Trimester Bodies Project
Postpartum weight. Stretch marks. Scars. Changes in breast size and shape. Differences in sex drive and sexual pleasure. These are just a few of the body-mind-heart centered issues on the plates of new (and not-so-new) mothers. For many, not much of what comes after pregnancy is deeply explored or educated upon. First things first, the […]
Counting Down and Counting Our Blessings, New Year Family Traditions In the Making
I’m still on the gratitude kick (even if I’ve failed miserably at keeping up with my daily 365 Days of Gratitude writing on Facebook). Thinking about New Year’s has me thinking about the year-(almost)gone-by. The Christmas holiday just behind us, I’m also shoulder-deep in a desire to set more traditions in place in general […]
This “Hackschooler” Will Make You Think Differently About Education
Thirteen year old Logan LaPlante doesn’t go to school. Technically, he homeschools but he and his family go about it in a different way than most homeschooling families. He calls his self-developed education “hackschooling” and many other families are doing the same thing. In this Tedx video, Logan demonstrates how schools today are […]
Adventures in Babywearing: Weddings!
Weddings are occasions that bring together family and friends, both near and far. They mark new beginnings and allow us to witness the love and commitment between two people. They also are fertile grounds for awesomely awkward toasts from distant relatives and a chance for your kooky cousin to show his best Macarena moves. And […]
How To Bring More Gratitude Into Our Families’ Lives Every Day
Last week, I wrote about how my family expresses gratitude at meals and how this simple practice connects us not only to the origins of our nourishment, but to each other as well. This week, I’m inspired to follow that one up with more talk of gratitude as a parent, as a family. There’s a […]