12 Years of Unrelieved Boredom (To Kill a Mockingbird (Re)Read)

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Talking to Yourself – June Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions

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Write a letter to yourself at another age, either past or future. Tell pre-parenthood you what’s in store, or talk to new-mama you and give some advice. Have a lunch date with yourself in the future and speculate on what you’ll be thinking then. Pick a "you" to write to, and let us read along! Submission deadline: June 2. Carnival posting: June 9.

6 Strategies to Help Kids Overcome Perfectionism

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My seven-year-old son has a tendency toward perfectionism, as do I. Like many perfectionists, he becomes super frustrated with his own mistakes. Since we homeschool, it has been imperative that I give him some tools to help him through these challenges. Here are six of the strategies we've used with success.

Carnival of Natural Parenting 2014 Year in Review

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For the past five years, I have been proud to co-host the Carnival of Natural Parenting with Lauren of Hobo Mama. We created the Carnival in January 2010 to bring together the awesome community of parenting bloggers who identify as “attachment” or “natural” parents. In 2014, our writers revealed their parenting fears; they shared their family’s past times and discussed how to balance “me time” and family time; and they...

No Drama Parenting Tactics that Promote Peace

No Drama Parenting Tactics that Promote Peace

A parent's approach to misbehavior is key to making discipline effective and peaceful. My goals, when approaching misbehavior, are to stay calm and connected, to assume the best intentions of my children, and to engage them in the entire discipline process. When they trust that I care about their feelings and believe that they can solve their own problems, the results are always more positive.

5 Buzzworthy Natural Insect Repellent Ideas

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The bug sprays most of us have grown up with are toxic messes., but you don't have to douse your family in chemicals to keep the bugs away. Today I'm sharing 5 non-toxic bug repellents you can easily make at home.

Serenading Grandma

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I've often said that my Grandma was my second mother, but she was so much more. We were best friends. The sixty-seven years between us made no matter, our age gap was one of the foundations of our friendship.

Changing the Shark Music: Reframing the Way I Approach My Children’s Behavior

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The scenario: my kids are playing in the next room. I hear what sounds like a scuffle, a physical alteration. A boom and a shriek send my heart racing, wondering what medical expense we're about to incur. How do I respond? I have two options: the first ends in stress and chaos, the second usually ends in connection and peace.



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