Surge in Antibullying Books Reflects a Broader Cultural Alarm

by Nicholeon April 21,2013 in LearningParenthoodResearch

The title drew me in. “Publishers revel in youthful cruelty” is pretty catchy after all. I was curious why any one person or group would revel in anyone’s cruelty because likely there is a very real someone on the receiving end of it. The title, while catchy, doesn’t quite fit the bill. The article is […]

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Mom Has a Potty Mouth? It is Time to Own Up!

by Nicholeon February 17,2013 in Just For FunParenthood

I cuss. I do. I have wanted to write this post for a while, but honestly I am embarrassed that I use some coarse language on an almost daily basis. I didn’t grow up in a home where cursing was a regular occurrence. In fact, it was rarely heard, even though many a situation could have justified […]

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Traveling Family Interview: Meet the Hibbles

by Nicholeon February 03,2013 in Family JourneyLearningParenthoodTravelUncategorized

  I am pleased to introduce the Hibble family: Geoff and Robin, along with their children, Connor, Ethan and Stella. The Hibbles are the next family to be featured in our series of Traveling Family interviews. Having just completed a year of RV travel throughout the USA and Canada, they have just begun another year […]

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Book Review: The Other Baby Book, A Natural Approach to Baby’s First Year

by Nicholeon January 08,2013 in Baby_WearingBehind the ScenesBirthBreastfeedingChild DevelopmentHealth and WellnessMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthoodResearch

Ready to get your cradle rocked? The Other Baby Books, A Natural Approach to Baby’s First Year, greets readers with this inviting question, before jumping into a wide range of family-centered topics that are delivered by the wonderfully likable voices of writers, Megan Massaro and Miriam Katz. The Other Baby Book creates a community of […]

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Using Positive Birth Affirmations to Heal Birth

by Nicholeon November 27,2012 in BirthGrowthHealth and WellnessLearningMommy CareParenthood

Affirmations are uncomplicated tools that literally change our thoughts, therefore changing our experience and as a result will change our lives—for the better. They are simple truths that we can reintroduce into our lives, either by repeating them aloud while charging them with prayer or powerful intention, or written with the same energy behind them […]

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Going Expat Pt. 2: The Pros and Cons of Moving Abroad

by Heatheron November 16,2012 in Family JourneyParenthoodTravel

I recently wrote a post about going expat. I recently gave birth to my first child living here in Chile with my Chilean partner. It’s magical, and it’s hard. My post mostly focused on the positive side of things, the how-to’s, etc. Today, I took a little photo tour of my friends’ children’s Halloween costumes […]

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Breastfeeding When It Don’t Come Easy, Our Story

by Heatheron November 11,2012 in BreastfeedingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

  Note: I wrote and published a follow-up post to this one about our success! Feel free to check it out: Our Little Breastfeeding “Miracle” **************** This morning, I awoke to my nearly 16-week-old little girl scooting closer and nuzzling in for her morning wake-up nurse. A couple hours later, we settled into the rocking […]

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How To Keep Your Family’s Travel Spark Alive Between Trips

by Nicholeon November 04,2012 in Family JourneyJust For FunParenthoodTravelUncategorized

For those of us with a solid case of wanderlust, it can be tough to be too long between travels. Your ears search out exotic notes in the voices around you, your belly begs for street vendors and ethnic take-out and your passport looks down right pitiful gathering dust, it’s last inking a distance memory. […]

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Home Birth: My Birth Altar

by Nicholeon November 01,2012 in BirthGrowthMommy CareParenthood

  I was raised in a devoutly Catholic family. In all seasons and times of the year, we had altars throughout our home. My mom maintained one wall altar, which centered around a crucifix where our palm branches from Palm Sunday would be braided and hung. There was another wall altar of a print of […]

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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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