Category: ’Consensual Living’

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!

Family Rules: A Recipe for Harmony

April 9th, 2013 by Dionna - 21 Comments

Does your family have “family rules”? What are they, and why did you decide to enact them? Our family recently created our own list, and they’ve been working well for us.

How I Reduced Nighttime Breastfeeding Without Completely Night Weaning

January 28th, 2013 by Dionna - 5 Comments

When I was pregnant with Ailia, I was ready for Kieran to nurse less at night. Here are some of the gentle ways I reduced Kieran’s access to the breast at night without fully night weaning him.

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