Carnival Giveaways and Other Food for Thought

June 26th, 2010 by Dionna | Leave a comment
Posted in Carnival and Special Series, Carnival of Natural Parenting, Closed, Reviews and Giveaways

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Art by Erika Hastings at http://mudspice.wordpress.com/

Only days remain before submissions are due for the Carnival of Nursing in Public – are you going to show your support for breastfeeding mamas? We’re looking for all kinds of things – original posts (don’t post them yet! they’ll go up during carnival week), breastfeeding pictures, Tweets that give NIP encouragement/tips, and more. You can read all the details in our “Call for Submissions” post.

Need a little nudge to get you started writing? How about some fabulous giveaways?! We’ve got nursing pads from The Sustainable Stitchery (I own some, they’re awesome!), a beautiful onesie to show off your little one’s breastfeeding pride from Etsy shop innerwolfbatik, Sore Nipple Salve from Etsy shop Wild Root Botanicals, and an Ergo (which I also own, love, and have nursed in many times)!

For more information on how to win one of our fabulous giveaways, please visit Paige’s post at Baby Dust Diaries. She has also created several new badges that you can grab for your blog/website that tell the world you support breastfeeding mamas.

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I have a new post up at API Speaks. Here’s an excerpt:

[T]here is an age range in which it is “appropriate” to spank. According to the “experts” (and the spanking parents who discuss these things online), you should not spank babies younger than about 15-18 months, and you should not spank children past the age of 7 years.

If you know that the “solution” of spanking is only a short-term “fix,” why do it at all? If spanking is one of your parenting tools, you will eventually have to toss it out of your toolbox. What will you do after it is no longer appropriate to threaten your child physically?

What are your thoughts about starting a parenting practice that you can only use for a few years? Please visit API Speaks to comment, and feel free to share it with your friends – you never know what might spark a parent to give gentle discipline a try.

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