Something to Read – Shop Usborne on Book Friday & Cyber Monday!

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Usborne will have books up to 60% off on Book Friday and Cyber Monday, and the sales will change all day long as inventory is depleted. Shop here:

How Breastfeeding Enriches Toddlerhood . . . and Motherhood

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If I told my 20-year old self I’d breastfeed a toddler she’d be shocked. Horrified.

Holding His Hand

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There came an evening shortly before Kieran turned four years old that he refused to go into our bedroom alone when it was dark. How many countless times had he walked those two feet past the doorway and turned on the lamp’s switch?! How could he not see the switch by the glow of the kitchen? Something he’d done hundreds of times became something to be feared. And so he...

On Letting Kids Claim Their Space

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Do your kids like to collect? How do you manage to encourage their collections without letting them take over your house?

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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...

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.

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