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That Light Bulb Moment

January 27th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

When Kieran was maybe five years old, he asked me if he could learn to knit. He often watched me knitting and thought it was cool to see the yarn go from an endless string of nothing much to an intricately patterned something else. He spent a few painful afternoons…

Calling for Submissions for the February 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Do It Yourself

January 23rd, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Teach us how to do something with your best tutorial – on anything. Reflect on how hard it is to get things done with kids, or how inspiring it is to include them in projects. Let’s get something done this month!

Do Families Outgrow Attachment Parenting?

January 19th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

It saddens me that because so many of the AP ideals revolve around babyhood, parents get confused about how AP could possibly apply to older children. But attachment parenting is about building healthy relationships. Period.

Whistling While We Work: On Kids and Chores

January 13th, 2015 by Dionna - 12 Comments

I realized recently that I often feel resentful when I’m carrying more than my share of the household load. And so several weeks ago, I brought a laundry basket full of napkins, wipes, and socks upstairs and unceremoniously dumped it on the floor. Thus began a regular series of household responsibilities for my kids.

January 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions – Household Chores

December 24th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

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 January 2015! (Check out December, November, September, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February, January 2014, and summaries of all our…

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