Three Tutorials For Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

by Bunmion April 20,2014 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessHolidaysJust For FunNatural Parenting Style

Happy Easter! Most of us who celebrate this holiday grew up hunting through bushes and our homes for decorated eggs. It was always so much fun to imagine the Easter bunny leaving goodies for us.

Now that we’re parents ourselves and know that the food coloring traditionally used to dye eggs isn’t the best option and we find ourselves at a crossroads.

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Five Cough Remedies You Might Not Know About

by Bunmion April 04,2014 in Health and WellnessNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

It’s that time of year again. Each year as winter melts into spring at least one of my three children will develop a cough. Not just any cough, the kind that keeps them up through the night. The thick liquid cough remedies of our childhood are no longer recommended so I’ve polled friends and experts […]

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Traveling Family: Meet the Kuuhotti Family

by Nicholeon March 14,2014 in Adventures In BabywearingHealth and WellnessParenthoodTravel

family travel, international travel, family abroad feature on Boba

      You may recognize Ali, the mom from our latest family in our Traveling Family series, as the mom from past promotions for our  Boba Wrap and the Boba Carrier. Since shooting photos with our team, she and her husband, Greg, have added two daughters to their family of two boys. I caught up with […]

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Building a Community With Babywearing

by Lin Snowon February 26,2014 in Baby CarrierBaby_WearingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy Success StoriesNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

mom of boba babywearers

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 […]

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Traveling Family Spotlight: The Adventures in Parenthood Project

by Jillon February 21,2014 in Adventures In BabywearingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy Success StoriesParenthoodTravel

Looking out over Bow Valley

  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 […]

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Is There a Right Time For Baby no. 2?

by Heatheron February 05,2014 in BirthFamily JourneyGrowthHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

child spacing, sibling

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 […]

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Embracing Our Post-Birth Forms, The Fourth Trimester Bodies Project

by Nicholeon January 16,2014 in Health and WellnessJust For FunMommy CareMoms Who InspireParenthood

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 […]

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Breastfeeding on Demand: a Cross-Cultural Perspective

by Nicholeon January 06,2014 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessHow-To TipsMommy Care

breastfeeding

I discovered the work of Gwen Dewar, Ph.D when ParentingScience.com covered her 2008 work on breastfeeding on demand, also known as “baby-led” and “on-cue” feeding. The basis of this practice is that baby, with the means they have developmentally at their disposal, initiates feedings with their mother. Feeding sessions begin with baby’s request and finishes when […]

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Celebrating Gratitude, Giving Thanks As a Family

by Heatheron November 18,2013 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessHolidaysParenthood

Girl Happy Gratitude Thank you Thanksgiving Blog Post at Boba

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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