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5 Buzzworthy Natural Insect Repellent Ideas

April 27th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

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

April 14th, 2015 by Dionna - 5 Comments

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

April 3rd, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

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.

Make sure not to be angry, mama.

March 30th, 2015 by Dionna - 6 Comments

Her little voice, bravely reminding me to choose love over anger, has the ability to lower my blood pressure instantaneously. These are the rewards of learning to be compassionate together.

Family History – April Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions

March 28th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

We can see in our children how strong an effect genes have on us. Let’s go ahead and face it, then: How has your family history — both recent and distant — shaped who you are and how you parent, for better and for worse? What does your children’s heritage mean to you, and what are the ways you seek to pass it on to them? Do you find yourself aligning with your genealogy or branching out into new directions? Submission deadline: April 7. Carnival posting: April 14


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