Counting Down and Counting Our Blessings, New Year Family Traditions In the Making

by Heatheron December 26,2013 in Family JourneyHolidaysJust For FunParenthood

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  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 […]

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This “Hackschooler” Will Make You Think Differently About Education

by Jillon December 18,2013 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyLearningNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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    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 […]

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Adventures in Babywearing: Weddings!

by Nicholeon December 02,2013 in Adventures In BabywearingBaby CarrierBaby_WearingJust For FunMoms Who InspireNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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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 […]

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How To Bring More Gratitude Into Our Families’ Lives Every Day

by Heatheron November 27,2013 in Family JourneyHolidaysLearningNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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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 […]

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Celebrating Gratitude, Giving Thanks As a Family

by Heatheron November 18,2013 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessHolidaysParenthood

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Each autumn in the U.S. and Canada (October), we commemorate the celebration of harvest and peace between European settlers to the continent and local native inhabitants (check out this simple history of Thanksgiving from Kids National Geographic). We commemorate the pilgrims’ gratitude with our own gratitude for all we receive throughout the year, and with […]

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Touching, Unguarded Portraits of Sleeping Parents-to-Be

by Nicholeon November 12,2013 in Health and WellnessJust For FunParenthood

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I first came across Jana Romaova and her work in September, when Jordan G. Teicher did a feature for Slate.com on her totally captivating photographic series, Waiting, in which Romanova photographs 40 couples during their pregnancies. One photo of 40 different couples, one for each of the 40 weeks of what is considered a full-term […]

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Toddlerwearing: A whole different kind of babywearing

by Jillon November 03,2013 in Baby CarrierBaby_WearingNatural Parenting StyleParenthoodTravel

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    Aficionados know, babywearing is not just for babies. There are so many reasons to continue using baby carriers once a child can walk and many carriers that can comfortably accommodate a toddler or preschooler. Some people don’t realize though that wearing toddlers is an option until their kids actually reach that age. Then, […]

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Motherhood As a World View, Sort Of

by Heatheron October 28,2013 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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There are a few things I’ve had on my mind lately: How to free up space for quality “mama alone time“, when my family and I might be ready for a second child, and how being a mother can blossom into a more loving world view. That and how to do less laundry, spend less […]

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How To Get More Mama Solo Time and Why It Really Does Matter

by Heatheron October 22,2013 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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On my recent trip to the U.S. from where I live in Chile, I traveled with my 14 month old daughter and my partner was unable to come with us. We visited family and friends in two states, enjoyed eight different planes and six different airports. Though I was certainly not alone too much, being […]

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A Path Traveled Better Together (Cooperative Mamahood)

by Heatheron September 12,2013 in Family JourneyMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

Freedom Together. It’s not just for mothers in relation to their babies, and vice versa. I think Freedom Together is a way of seeing the world, a way of moving through life that embraces connection and joy. It’s a notion removed from our highly “independent” society where separation seems to equate mobility and success. I […]

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