Confessions – October 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions


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 2015! (Check out September, August, July, June, April, March, February, January, and summaries of all our 2014 posts, 2013 posts, 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 October 2015: Theme: Confessions: No one’s perfect, but sometimes parents (perhaps especially mom bloggers — you know who you are!) can appear perfect...

My 7 Year Old’s 5 Favorite Things About Homeschooling

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My son, Kieran, has always loved homeschooling. Today he is sharing 5 of his favorite reasons.

Calling for Submissions for the September 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids Blogging

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It's time for the kids to take over our blogs — what does your little one have to say? Would he like to share what he's been doing this summer? Does she want to dish about what life is really like with you? If your little ones are preverbal (or they don't want to write something), feel free to share pictures (photos or hand-made), imagine a post or letter you imagine your little one would write, or get creative in whatever way feels right to you and your child.

Facebook: The Modern Forum

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Facebook is today's forum - a place where people from all walks of life can meet to discuss philosophies, debate ideas, and share information.

Teaching Kids to “Use Your Words!”

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When I taught preschool at a special needs facility, one of the catch phrases that every teacher used multiple times a day was “Use your words!” As a parent, I’ve often said it to my own kids. But telling a child to use her words does not make a difference unless you first teach her what to say.

Nine Ideas to Meaningfully Reconnect with Your Child

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Whenever you have to leave your child in the care of another – whether it is for work or some other reason, for a full day or only an hour – coming back to your child can be a time of joyous reconnection.

Life Learners – August Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions

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Life Learners: How do you continue to educate yourself once you are out of “formal” schooling? Are you inspiring your own children to be lifelong learners? Do you wish you had time for more? Share tips, tricks, advice, or wishes with us. Submission deadline: August 4. Carnival posting: August 11.

Homemade Cleaners on the Pure Green Magazine Podcast

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Mandy and I visited with Celine McKay of Pure Green Magazine about Homemade Cleaners. We talk about the chemicals in store-bought cleaners, how easy it is to make your own from ingredients you have at home, and we share a few of our favorite recipes.

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