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April 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions – Family Pastimes

March 23rd, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Calling for Submissions for the April 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Family Pastimes 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 April 2014!(Check out March, February, January 2014, December 2013,…

We Don’t Need an Excuse: An Article at HuffPo

March 11th, 2014 by Dionna - 4 Comments

Today at Huffington Post I’m writing about why Kang’s #whatsyourexcuse hashtag has missed her intended mark. She wants to empower women, but fat-shaming from someone in a place of privilege is hardly empowering.

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.”

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