Category: ’Consensual Living’

Siblings: A Crash Course in Relationship Training

August 13th, 2013 by Dionna - 17 Comments

How have your siblings prepared you for later relationships? One of my top priorities as mama of siblings is to help them learn how to navigate relationships. Read more about why in my post for this month’s Carnival of Natural Parenting.

Letting Papa Do Bedtime

August 2nd, 2013 by Dionna - 9 Comments

Participating in the Sound of Music gave me a good reminder: it is a good thing to trust your partners (or other alternative caregivers) to take on some of your “normal” mama responsibilities.

9 Ways to Create Moments of Connection with Older Children

June 18th, 2013 by Dionna - 13 Comments

As my son grows into a full-fledged child – no longer a preschooler who depends on his parents for so much – I find that our moments of connection are fewer and farther in between. Those moments of intimacy that seemed to happen so naturally and frequently when he was younger have transformed into more intentional, discrete incidents. So these days I consciously create opportunities to be fully present and connect with Kieran.

I Wish Children Came with Instruction Manuals

June 11th, 2013 by Dionna - 26 Comments

While I love reading about parenting, I’ve not found any one book that counts as an instruction manual. Every child is different, every family is different, every dynamic is different. And here’s what’s more important: Not one parent is perfect. No single parenting method or style is the be-all end-all.

Mindful Nurturing Resources Bundle Sale

June 8th, 2013 by Dionna - Leave a comment

The Mindful Parenting eBundle includes 22 titles by esteemed parenting authors. This is a handpicked selection of e-books, workshops, e-magazines, and audio, with themes such as creativity and play, peaceful guidance, mindfulness for mothers, children and food, self-care and relaxation, and more. That’s a total value of $274 USD for only $24.95 USD!

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