5 Things I’ve Learned from Becoming an Expat Mother In Chile

by Heatheron April 09,2014 in Family JourneyNatural Parenting StyleTravelUncategorized

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    Last week, I wrote about building mama confidence. A big reason this topic has proved important to me is that I became a mother in a foreign country where my confidence has been especially put to the test. Without my tried and true tribe, and family nearby, I’ve had to navigate some tough […]

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Simple and Natural Answers to Common Breastfeeding Questions

by Jillon May 22,2013 in Family JourneyNatural Parenting StyleUncategorized

    “Rules and regulations have no place in the mother-baby relationship. Each mother and baby dyad is different and what works well for one mother and baby may not work well for another mother and baby. The important thing to do is to look at the mother and baby as individuals.”– Andrea Eastman, MA, […]

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Your Smart Phone and Your Heart

by Nicholeon May 01,2013 in Uncategorized

With so much in the news and on social media these days about phones and parenting, technology and the science of kindness, and the impact of a mother’s love on the size and structures of her child’s brain, it is good to have a peek at some of the researching behind the buzz of neuroplasticity. […]

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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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World Prematurity Day and Kangaroo Care

by Nicholeon December 02,2012 in BirthKangaroo CareNatural Parenting StyleUncategorized

The second annual World Prematurity Day was observed on November 17, 2012. The World Health Organization (WHO), as well as numerous countries around the world continue to work to bring attention and change to the global challenge of the preterm births, which is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and the number two cause of […]

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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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Almond Orange Cake To Share With a Mother After Giving Birth

by Nicholeon October 23,2012 in Uncategorized

      My first bite of this amazing cake was soon after my son was born. My mother-in-law brought over a few pieces for my husband and me in those early days when a meal delivery was an incredible gift. It was love at first bite and I shamelessly asked her to make us […]

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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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How to Start a Babywearing Lending Library

by Rachelon September 18,2012 in Baby_WearingMommy BloggersMoms Who InspireNatural Parenting StyleUncategorized

Where do you go if you want to rent books? The library.  So why can’t the same principle be applied to baby carriers? Well, it can! What is a lending library? Quite simply, it is a place to rent baby carriers. Some people rent lots of different carriers in their pursuit of the right one […]

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Invest in Your Community: Five Ways to Support a Family With a Newborn

by Nicholeon August 21,2012 in Mommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthoodUncategorized

  It has been almost two years since our son was newly born, but I can still remember how loved and supported my husband and I felt by our community during that incredibly precious window. Those of you with children know that having a newborn come into your life is a real game changer. No […]

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