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The Many Benefits of Camping with Friends

July 8th, 2014 by Dionna - 14 Comments

Camping with kids, particularly kids preschool-age and younger, can be challenging. You have to keep an eye on kids out in unfamiliar surroundings, all while taking care of camp needs. Pitching a tent? No problem! Pitching a tent with a toddler intent on “helping”? A little bit harder.

July 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions: Family Vacation

June 22nd, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Let’s talk travel. What sorts of trips does your family take? What are your travel dreams or goals? Give your readers tips for road trips and plane rides, suggested itineraries, or even staycation ideas for frugal fun. Join us for the July 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting!

Canine Haikus

June 10th, 2014 by Dionna - 11 Comments

Hans is inspiring some poetry – check out my haikus and share your own in the comments.

13 Ideas to Gently Manage Separation Anxiety in Preschoolers

June 6th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

If you’ve experienced a renewed bout of separation anxiety with your preschooler, you probably understand how frustrating it can be to address. We recently went through this with our own (then) three year old, and I’d like to share some ideas that friends offered on how to gently respond.

A Moment of Homeschool Panic

May 27th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

I had a moment of panic earlier this year when I realized that we are officially homeschooling. But I have a feeling that kind of nagging worry is something shared by parents no matter where or how their children are learning.

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