Mayim Bialik Takes Readers Beyond the Sling with New AP Book

by Heatheron March 10,2012 in Baby_WearingLearningMommy BloggersMoms Who InspireNatural Parenting Style

You may remember her as the young cigarette-smoking CC Bloom (Bette Midler) in Beaches and from the 90’s TV hit Blossom, but these days Mayim Bialik is making a name for herself as not only a current-day TV and film actress with a PhD in neuroscience, but also as an Attachment Parenting advocate and author […]

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Ted Talk: What Adults Can Learn From Kids

by Bunmion January 17,2012 in Family JourneyGrowthLearning

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We often say we want to learn from children, but do we really? Lately I’ve been watching my own two kids through the eyes of a student and have been soaking up their creativity, unassuming ways, and intolerance for pretenses. When we let go of the idea that we are “above” children and that our […]

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A Whopping 41 Reasons to Go Diaper Free with Elimination Communication, No Potty Training Required

by Elizabethon January 09,2012 in Child DevelopmentHealth and WellnessLearningNatural Parenting Style

  No, the babies just don’t pee all over the floor and on your couch.  No, it’s not just  for the mama with dreadlocks, or for obsessive compulsive personality types.  It’s as natural as listening and responding to your baby’s need to be held, fed, or consoled.  Although it takes a genius to see out […]

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Check Out This Babywearing Children’s Book

by Heatheron December 16,2011 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyLearningNatural Parenting Style

I ran across this book while poking around some attachment and natural parenting resources online and just wanted to give a little shout out about it! It’s a children’s book about babywearing called A Ride on Mother’s Back: A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World. Though we know that carrying our babies is as […]

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Must-Read: Radical Homemakers

by Bunmion December 02,2011 in Family JourneyLearningNatural Parenting Style

Before the industrial revolution, families were units of production rather than consumption. They lived, worked and played together. Children were “educated” by working alongside their parents or in their communities, learning specific trades that would help them integrate into their local communities while supporting their future families. A few months ago I stumbled on a […]

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Best of the Web: SparkleStories.com

by Bunmion November 15,2011 in Family JourneyJust For FunLearning

I’m always on the hunt for the next website that will change my life. Pinterest changed how I search for DIY projects, crafts, and recipes. Etsy changed how I shop for gifts. I wasn’t looking for a website with online audio stories but I’m pretty sure SparkleStories.com is going to change my family’s bedtime routine […]

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Recess from Seatwork, Natural Learning in Mathematics

by Heatheron October 30,2011 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyGrowthLearning

One of the things that fuels my passion for unschooling and my desire to spread the word about this option (what to some is an unheard-of idea), are the memories seared into my brain of children I love struggling with numbers on paper. It can be downright painful sometimes. No one likes to see a […]

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How To Teach Your Child a Second Language You Don’t Know

by Bunmion October 27,2011 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyLearningTravel

When I first moved to Montréal two years ago I had experience with French; I studied it in college, my dad speaks it as do many of my friends. But being thrown into a society where the first language is not your own is a whole different story. Something as simple as getting a driver’s license […]

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Are We Sending Our Kids to the Wrong Schools?

by Heatheron September 06,2011 in LearningNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

“No more classrooms, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks…” or so the song goes. Which reminds me of a certain Pink Floyd song and so on… Well, thus opens a topic dear to my little heart (and I’m taking some liberties on length with this one, so stay with me!). Today, catching up […]

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