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5 Buzzworthy Natural Insect Repellent Ideas – A Guest Post at Hybrid Rasta Mama

April 4th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Head on over to my guest post today at Hybrid Rasta Mama, where I’m going to rock your bug-ridden world.

April 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions – Family Pastimes

March 23rd, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Calling for Submissions for the April 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Family Pastimes 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 April 2014!(Check out March, February, January 2014, December 2013,…

A third of parents spank their babies

March 20th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

When parents are presented with information on how harmful spanking is, and when they are educated about alternatives, they will spank less. Let’s empower the next generation of parents and children to understand that no form of hitting is acceptable.

Little Children Are the Most Harmed by the Stress of Spanking

March 19th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Being hit by parents is a very stressful experience. Our mythology is that kids take it in their stride, and they do. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t stressful. Moreover, it’s not only a stressful experience, it’s a chronic stress. It starts, for a third of American kids in infancy, and the average age of cessation is age 12. So it goes on for 12 years. There is a chronic stress for 12 years, and that affects the brain.

“Health” comes in more than one body shape and size.

March 18th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Healthy” can look like a number of different shapes, sizes, and body types. And yet our society puts tremendous pressure on women to quickly lose the baby weight and reach some culturally predetermined vision of perfection. Let’s resist culturally unhealthy stereotypes.

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