August 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions – Friends

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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 August 2014!(Check out July, June, May, April, March, February, January 2014, December 2013, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, January, and summaries of all our 2012 posts and 2011 posts if you missed any.) Your co-hosts are Dionna at Code Name: Mama and Lauren at Hobo Mama. Here are the submission details for August 2014: Theme: Friends: We all want friends, but making and keeping them can come with...

60 Acts of Kindness for Our Families – A Guest Post at Natural Parents Network

60 Acts of Kindness

Kindness is catching. Be a catalyst for the ripple effect of kindness in your own life. Today I'm sharing sixty ideas to get you started in your own family over at Natural Parents Network.

The Many Benefits of Camping with Friends

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Camping with kids, particularly kids preschool-age and younger, can be challenging. You have to keep an eye on kids out in unfamiliar surroundings, all while taking care of camp needs. Pitching a tent? No problem! Pitching a tent with a toddler intent on "helping"? A little bit harder.

July 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions: Family Vacation

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Let's talk travel. What sorts of trips does your family take? What are your travel dreams or goals? Give your readers tips for road trips and plane rides, suggested itineraries, or even staycation ideas for frugal fun. Join us for the July 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting!

Canine Haikus

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Hans is inspiring some poetry - check out my haikus and share your own in the comments.

13 Ideas to Gently Manage Separation Anxiety in Preschoolers

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If you've experienced a renewed bout of separation anxiety with your preschooler, you probably understand how frustrating it can be to address. We recently went through this with our own (then) three year old, and I'd like to share some ideas that friends offered on how to gently respond.

A Moment of Homeschool Panic

Kieran on his first day of "Kindergarten"

I had a moment of panic earlier this year when I realized that we are officially homeschooling. But I have a feeling that kind of nagging worry is something shared by parents no matter where or how their children are learning.

Love is a Rescue Dog

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We really had intentions of recording this, but we've been busy, and now we have colds, and yadda yadda yadda. So just imagine us singing it to the tune of "Love is an Open Door," because I know most of you have that song stuck in your heads.

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