March Carnival of Natural Parenting: Call for Submissions

February 21st, 2010 by Dionna | 3 Comments
Posted in Carnival and Special Series, Carnival of Natural Parenting, Uncategorized

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Our first two Carnivals of Natural Parenting were filled with astounding writers and inspiring parenting stories, so we hope you’ll join us for the third carnival in March! (Check out the January and February carnivals if you missed them.) Your co-hosts are Dionna at Code Name: Mama and Lauren at Hobo Mama

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Here are the submission details for March 2010:

Theme: Vintage Green: What sorts of “green” things did you do as a kid (even if you didn’t know at the time they were eco-friendly) that you now do with your own kids? Alternatively, what “green” practices do your kids find normal (because they’ve grown up with them) that you did not do as a child?

Deadline: Tuesday, March 2. Fill out the webform and email your submission to us by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time: codenamemama {at} gmail.com and mail {at} HoboMama.com

Carnival date: Tuesday, March 9. Before you post, we will send you an email with a little blurb in html to paste into your submission that will introduce the carnival. You will publish your post on March 9 and email us the link if you haven’t done so already. Once everyone’s posts are published on March 9 by noon, we will send out a finalized list of all the participants’ links, to generate lots of link love for your site! We’ll include full instructions in the email we send before the posting date.

Please submit your details into our web form: This will help us as we compile the links list. Please enter your information on the form embedded at the end of this post, or click here to enter it on a separate page: March Carnival of Natural Parenting participant form

Please do: Write well. Write on topic. Write a brand new post for the carnival. As always, our carnival themes aren’t meant to be exclusionary. If your experience doesn’t perfectly mesh with the carnival theme, please lend your own perspective. Please also feel free to be creative within the gentle confines of the carnival structure. If you’re feeling so inspired, you could write a poem, a photo essay, a scholarly article, or a book review instead of a regular blog post (though those are welcomed, too!), as long as what you write is respectful of the carnival’s intent. If you want help determining that ahead of time, please talk with us.

Please don’t: Use profanity of the sort that might be offensive to more sensitive readers or their children. Submit irrelevant or argumentative pieces contrary to the principles of natural parenting. You don’t have to agree with all our ideals — and certainly you don’t have to live up to them all perfectly! — but your submission does have to fit the theme and values of the carnival.

Editors’ rights: We reserve the right to edit your piece or suggest edits to you. We reserve the right to courteously reject any submissions that are inappropriate for the carnival. Please also note that since there are two co-hosts on different schedules and conferring over email, our personal response to your submission might seem delayed. Don’t be alarmed. We also reserve the right to impose consequences if the responsibilities of the carnival are not fulfilled by the participants.

If you don’t have a blog: Contact one of us (codenamemama {at} gmail.com and mail {at} HoboMama.com) about potentially finding you a host blog to guest post. Please write your piece well in advance of the deadline in that case, so we can match you up with someone suitable. But if you really have something amazing to write — why not start your own blog? If you want advice, we find Scribbit’s free Blogging in Pink ebook to be a very helpful and down-to-earth guide, for beginners on up.

If you have questions: Please leave a comment or contact us:  codenamemama {at} gmail.com and mail {at} HoboMama.com

Carnival of Natural Parenting -- Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama If you are a (former or current) participant or supporter and want our delightful button to put in your sidebar, grab this code and proclaim to the blogosphere that you are a natural parent!

<!– begin button –> <center><a href=”http://codenamemama.com/carnival-of-natural-parenting/” target=”_blank” title=”Carnival of Natural Parenting”><img alt=”Carnival of Natural Parenting — Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama” src=”http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee159/lintpicker/CNPnaturalparent.jpg” /></a></center> <!– end button –>

In the meantime, stay in touch with us to make sure you get the latest news on the Carnival of Natural Parenting:

Green fence photo credit – Mattox

3 Responses to:
"March Carnival of Natural Parenting: Call for Submissions"

  1. Kate, aka guavalicious   guavalicious

    Excited to post about cloth diapering.

  2. Bess /MumtoEve   MumtoEve

    I just have a questions. I have never participated in a blog carnival. Do I just write a post on my own blog and then just post the link info and all of that in the above area? Sorry- I just want to be sure I do it correctly. Thanks! :)

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Yes! You’ll write and publish a post on your site on the day of the carnival (3/9). I will send you an email that day no later than 12pm CST with some html for you to add.
      I will forward you an email right now with more details – so glad you’re participating! :)

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