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March 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions – Everyday Superheroes

February 20th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Join us for the March 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting, we’ll be talking about “Everyday Superheroes.” Have you done anything brave lately? Have you witnessed any quiet heroism? What characteristics say “superhero” to you? Your children?

I Don’t Homeschool to Manage My Kids’ Transcripts

February 11th, 2014 by Dionna - 10 Comments

One of my fears of parenting is that I will get so caught up in the monotony, the details of homeschooling, the minutiae of everyday life, the routine of taking care of a household – that I will forget to actually be present in the moment with my children.

Sneaking in Snuggles: Using Nurturing Touch with Older Children

January 14th, 2014 by Dionna - 14 Comments

When Kieran was a toddler and preschooler, he was the most loving, affectionate kiddo ever. But during the course of his 5th year, sometime after he weaned and began to find other ways to fulfill his need for love and security, he also drastically reduced how often he hugged me, kissed me, and said “I love you.”

Parenting a Stranger’s Child

January 9th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Have you ever parented a stranger’s child? Today Birute of AttachfromScratch shares her story of positively parenting a child at the playground.

Rootless

December 10th, 2013 by Dionna - 16 Comments

Early this fall, my family stood crying in the driveway, waving to my parents as they drove away. They’d just packed up their home of 25+ years and were moving to Florida. Now that I’m the last member of my family of origin to live in the area we all know, I’m feeling . . . rootless.

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