The Gift of Letting Go

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People-pleasing perfectionists can have a really hard time reigning it in during Christmas. Today I'm sharing why I'm backing away from Pinterest and lifting my self-imposed expectations about gift-giving.

Calling for Submissions for the December Carnival of Natural Parenting: Greatest Gifts

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We're talking materialism! What have relatives or friends bought your family or kids that were hits out of the park? What gifts have tanked? What recommendations would you have for gift givers, and what's on your wish list this year? What gifts have you given that showed what an awesome gifter you are? Let's talk presents this holiday season!

Family Zentangle Fun: Tutorials and Activity Ideas to Get You Started

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Welcome to the November 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Indoor Play This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared ideas and inspiration to keep families happy and healthy while cooped up indoors. *** Everywhere I go, it seems someone is talking about or doing a zentangle. Zentangle is a beautiful artform...

November 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions – Indoor Fun

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Write with us for the November 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting. We're sharing tips and tricks for having tons of indoor fun this winter!

Not-So-Extreme Makeover: Sunshine and Rainbows Edition

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I was tired of our dark and cheerless house, so I did some mini-makeovers to bring some sunshine and rainbows into our lives.

Calling for Submissions for the September Carnival of Natural Parenting: Home Tour

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Calling for submissions for the September 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Home Tour We continue to be delighted with the inspiration and wisdom our Carnival of Natural Parenting participants share, and we hope you’ll join us for the next carnival in September 2014! (Check out August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January, and a summary of all our 2013 posts, 2012 posts, and 2011 posts if you missed any.)...

Carnival of Natural Parenting 2013 Year in Review


A complete list of all of our 2013 Carnival of Natural Parenting participants, as well as my favorite posts from each month.

Consciously Creating My Community: Monthly Dinners

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How have you intentionally created community? My goal for the year is to cultivate community. One way I've done that is to help organize two different monthly dinners with friends.

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