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Do Families Outgrow Attachment Parenting?

January 19th, 2015 by Dionna - 2 Comments

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 - 13 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…

The Gift of Letting Go

December 9th, 2014 by Dionna - 17 Comments

People-pleasing perfectionists can have a really hard time reigning it in during Christmas. Today I’m sharing why I’m backing away from Pinterest and lifting my self-imposed expectations about gift-giving.

Calling for Submissions for the December Carnival of Natural Parenting: Greatest Gifts

November 20th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

We’re talking materialism! What have relatives or friends bought your family or kids that were hits out of the park? What gifts have tanked? What recommendations would you have for gift givers, and what’s on your wish list this year? What gifts have you given that showed what an awesome gifter you are? Let’s talk presents this holiday season!

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