Category: ’Infants’

Creating New Traditions

December 24th, 2010 by Dionna - 10 Comments

One of my most vivid Christmas memories (vivid because we repeated it for the first 30 or so years of my life) is this: We wake Christmas morning and run downstairs to the tree, which is overflowing with brightly wrapped packages, bedecked in glittery bows, sparkling with festive twine and…

We Don’t Do Santa

November 29th, 2010 by Dionna - 80 Comments

We have decided not to “do” Santa with Kieran. By that, I mean we’re not going to help Kieran believe that Santa is a real person, and we won’t be following the news reports of “sleigh spottings” on Christmas Eve. More likely we will explain that there is a story…

Learning Through Play: September Carnival of Natural Parenting

September 14th, 2010 by Dionna - 14 Comments

Welcome to the September Carnival of Natural Parenting: We’re all home schoolers This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how their children learn at home as a natural part of…

Gentle Parenting Ideas: Traveling with Toddlers

August 30th, 2010 by Dionna - 7 Comments

This post is the sixth in a series about gentle parenting through potential power struggles with your toddler. Each post will give you ideas and examples for using love and logic to work through some fairly common parent/toddler areas of concern: brushing teeth, getting into the car seat, meals/eating, shopping,…

Gentle Parenting Ideas: Getting Into the Car Seat

May 25th, 2010 by Dionna - 17 Comments

This post is the second in a series about gentle parenting through potential power struggles with your toddler. Each post will give you ideas and examples for using love and logic to work through some fairly common parent/toddler areas of concern: brushing teeth, getting into the car seat, eating, grocery…

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