Category: ’Environmentalism’

Choose Your Experiment in Natural Family Living

December 2nd, 2011 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Have you ever been curious about trying a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, going no ‘poo, or doing something else to make your life (or your family’s life) more natural or green? Try something for at least a week sometime before January’s Carnival of NaturalParenting and then share your experiences in your post.

The Shortest “Newborn Baby Registry” Checklist, Plus Baby Gear You Probably Already Own

August 18th, 2011 by Dionna - 13 Comments

Who needs wipe warmers and cribs? Not this mama! Many parents who are interested in attachment parenting methods find that they do not ever need or use many of the items on traditional newborn registries. This list includes less than ten baby items that my family deems “essential.” What would be on your must-have list?

10 Unique Gardening Activities for Kids

March 13th, 2011 by Dionna - 33 Comments

Encouraging a Love of Dirt Gardening for me is more than just a way to save money by growing vegetables. It is humbling. Miraculous. Exhausting. It is an exercise in delayed gratification. It physically connects me to the Earth. Gardening tests my patience while strengthening my spirit. My husband shakes…

Giveaway: Lunapads Organic Cotton Sampler Pack $39 ARV CLOSED

February 12th, 2011 by Dionna - 224 Comments

This is a joint giveaway with Code Name: Mama and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries. GREEN YOUR PERIOD special event: We are featuring a series of reusable menstrual products…

Natural Parenting and Breastfeeding Facebook Communities

December 15th, 2010 by Dionna - 19 Comments

I was flattered that a reader nominated Code Name: Mama’s Facebook fan page for Babble’s “favorite FB fan pages for parents.”1 I was even more excited to see the large number of both natural parenting and breastfeeding fan pages nominated. But since Babble isn’t the best mouthpiece for breastfeeding supporters…

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