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Teaching Kids to “Use Your Words!”

August 6th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

When I taught preschool at a special needs facility, one of the catch phrases that every teacher used multiple times a day was “Use your words!” As a parent, I’ve often said it to my own kids. But telling a child to use her words does not make a difference unless you first teach her what to say.

Nine Ideas to Meaningfully Reconnect with Your Child

July 29th, 2015 by Dionna - 2 Comments

Whenever you have to leave your child in the care of another – whether it is for work or some other reason, for a full day or only an hour – coming back to your child can be a time of joyous reconnection.

Life Learners – August Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions

July 25th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Life Learners: How do you continue to educate yourself once you are out of “formal” schooling? Are you inspiring your own children to be lifelong learners? Do you wish you had time for more? Share tips, tricks, advice, or wishes with us. Submission deadline: August 4. Carnival posting: August 11.

Homemade Cleaners on the Pure Green Magazine Podcast

July 24th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

Mandy and I visited with Celine McKay of Pure Green Magazine about Homemade Cleaners. We talk about the chemicals in store-bought cleaners, how easy it is to make your own from ingredients you have at home, and we share a few of our favorite recipes.

How to Have Special Time with Two (or more) Kids at Once

July 23rd, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

When life is too busy for individual special time with both of my kids, I try to create some space for one-on-one time with each kid while they’re both with me. Here are a few things we do together to fill their love tanks.


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