Category: ’Carnival and Special Series’

Dear Me: I love you.

June 9th, 2015 by Dionna - 10 Comments

For our Carnival this month, we are supposed to write a letter to ourselves. What would we tell our younger selves, with today’s perspective? What do we want to remind our future selves, who may forget today’s challenges?

Talking to Yourself – June Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions

May 19th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Write a letter to yourself at another age, either past or future. Tell pre-parenthood you what’s in store, or talk to new-mama you and give some advice. Have a lunch date with yourself in the future and speculate on what you’ll be thinking then. Pick a “you” to write to, and let us read along! Submission deadline: June 2. Carnival posting: June 9.

Carnival of Natural Parenting 2014 Year in Review

May 4th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

For the past five years, I have been proud to co-host the Carnival of Natural Parenting with Lauren of Hobo Mama. We created the Carnival in January 2010 to bring together the awesome community of parenting bloggers who identify as “attachment” or “natural” parents. In 2014, our writers revealed their…

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.

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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