Me and The Boys, Relaxed Family Life In London

by Amelda Farradayon May 16,2012 in Family JourneyLearningNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

As an expat mommy living in London, let me tell you it has its challenges. Yes, it’s the best city to live in and the quality of life is what keeps me here, but it has come with a lot of sacrifices too. My husband and I met here in London, a few months into […]

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Diaper Free in the Summertime with Elimination Communication

by Jillon May 01,2012 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

    Have you ever wanted to try Elimination Communication (also known as Diaper Free or Infant Potty Training) but were intimidated by lots of wet bulky clothes and cold weather? You don’t have to make a full time commitment to practice this method with your baby or child. Summertime is the perfect time to try […]

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Keep It Simple: Creative Parenting Solutions Using What We Already Have

by Nicholeon May 01,2012 in Family JourneyJust For FunParenthood

It seems like more and more families are looking to keep it simple when it comes to what they register for or buy themselves to use with their families. It was the same for my husband and me; we registered for children’s books to build our family library and then some essential items like swaddles […]

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How a Baby Carrier Makes Summertime Greats Even Greater

by Nicholeon April 24,2012 in Baby CarrierBaby_WearingFamily JourneyParenthood

One of the awesome benefits of using a baby carrier or wrap is doing more together as a family. For a lot of us, getting outside during the summer months is a big part of family life. Here are five ways that my husband and I get outside with our sixteen-month-old son. 1. Hiking: We […]

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Must-Read Blog: Radical Parenting

by Bunmion April 20,2012 in Family JourneyGrowthNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

In this day and age, it seems as if parents are reclaiming their love for the parent/child relationship. It’s not about raising children who are “seen and not heard” anymore. Parents are getting dirty in the mud, wearing their little ones, breastfeeding proudly, homebirthing and reclaiming the right to be close to their children. As […]

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Little Diggers, Big Kid Benefits: The Joys of Family Gardening

by Nicholeon April 06,2012 in GrowthJust For FunLearningParenthood

It is springtime again in Colorado where I live with my family in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. For us, that means a shift from short days and cold nights, to longer days and nighttime temperatures that will continue to rise throughout the summer. Many of our trees are starting their first flush and […]

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Mothering & Professional Work: The Process of Balance

by Dreaon April 01,2012 in Family JourneyMommy CareMoms Who InspireParenthood

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When we become mothers… the whole balance of our life is completely different. From having to quit our jobs sometimes, to adjusting to the new demands of night feedings, more laundry and waking up to someone always needing you. It is a process. A process that takes balance… A few years back I decided to […]

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Benefits of Relaxing Your Child’s Bedtime, and How to Make It Joyful

by Jillon March 29,2012 in Child DevelopmentCo-SleepingNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

    Bedtime can be a challenging part of the day for parents. There is pressure for kids to get in bed on time and pressure for parents to have adult time, but what if everyone could get what they wanted? Having a relaxed bedtime can be beneficial for parents and adults.  With no struggle […]

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The Yoga of Babywearing

by Nicholeon March 20,2012 in Baby_WearingHealth and WellnessMommy CareParenthood

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[youtube]video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh3YC2vamqY&feature=related[/youtube] Wearing your little one on your own body, in either a wrap or carrier, is an awesome way to be out in the world together. It creates a peaceful place for your child to settle into, and it harmonizes your breaths and heartbeats; both of you benefiting from the closeness of one another. […]

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Post-Birth Body Image: Celebrating Self Acceptance, Daring for Self-Love

by Nicholeon March 08,2012 in BirthHealth and WellnessMommy CareParenthood

Every woman comes to pregnancy with a body that is uniquely her own, and with a mind and personal history all her own. Some women come into pregnancy with a body that they love being in. Some begin with something a little less than love; maybe with a strong like for your legs, or another […]

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