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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Sleep: Can’t Live Without It… But Sometimes You Have To

by Jillon February 06,2014 in Child DevelopmentCo-SleepingNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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    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 […]

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My Toddler Nap Hacks (Tips and Tricks For More Daytime Baby Sleep)

by Heatheron January 14,2014 in Baby_WearingBreastfeedingCo-SleepingGrowthHow-To TipsNatural Parenting Style

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  As I write this, my 18 month old daughter is taking a nice, long nap! Nap time is when I clean up the house for real and get work a bit of work done. Sometimes, ever-so-rarely, I crochet or read. My daughter has never been a stellar sleeper and in the past she tended […]

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Working From Home with Kids (Ain’t Easy!) – A Day In the Life

by Kim Rosason August 15,2013 in BreastfeedingCo-SleepingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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Each day starts about the same… slowly.  I’m not a morning person, and I never wake up “chipper” and ready to take on the world.  My boys will crawl into bed with me and often we can be found in a grumpy pile – my oldest lays his head on my bare stomach (his happy […]

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Unschooling: The Good, the Bad and the Awesome (A Day in the Life)

by Jillon July 16,2013 in Co-SleepingFamily JourneyLearningNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

  I decided I wanted to write a day in the life post because I love unschooling. We do *so* much, have amazing experiences, and witness everyday life kind of awesomeness that wouldn’t be seen sitting at a desk. *And* we do it when we decide we’re ready *and* we stop when we’re done! Doesn’t […]

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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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How To Explain Co-Sleeping to Family and Friends (and Keep the Peace)

by Heatheron January 29,2012 in Co-SleepingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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  As my partner and I prepare for the arrival of our first child (due in July), it’s becoming more and more apparent that our preparation requires a little preparation of others, namely my partner’s Chilean family. While there are a few very small pockets of families who practice a natural parenting style (i.e. attachment […]

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How to Co-Sleep / Bed-share / Sleep-share Safely and That Terrible Milwaukee Ad

by Heatheron December 27,2011 in Co-SleepingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting Style

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To start, I want to set the tone with this video interview with Dr. James McKenna on the biology of infant sleep: In October, one of our Boba writers and committed co-sleeping parent, Jill, described her experience of sleeping with her children and pointed out some very important benefits of co-sleeping in her post Co-sleeping: […]

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