Category: ’Just for Fun/Miscellaneous’

Love is a Rescue Dog

May 25th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

We really had intentions of recording this, but we’ve been busy, and now we have colds, and yadda yadda yadda. So just imagine us singing it to the tune of “Love is an Open Door,” because I know most of you have that song stuck in your heads.

Help Give Mothers a Voice!

April 29th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Demeter Press is a small publishing house that focuses on writing for and about mothers. Sadly, it has lost one of its funding streams. Help me support this press that provides a rich community and voice for mothers!

33 Reasons to Grow Bee Balm, Lavender, and Basil: A Post on Natural Parents Network

April 28th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

When I’m looking for plants to add to my gardens, I lean toward options that will not only give me beautiful blooms, but will also add value to our lives in other ways. Today I’m writing at Natural Parents Network about the many benefits of bee balm, lavender, and basil – 3 plants we’re adding to our garden this year.

5 Buzzworthy Natural Insect Repellent Ideas – A Guest Post at Hybrid Rasta Mama

April 4th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Head on over to my guest post today at Hybrid Rasta Mama, where I’m going to rock your bug-ridden world.

Little Children Are the Most Harmed by the Stress of Spanking

March 19th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Being hit by parents is a very stressful experience. Our mythology is that kids take it in their stride, and they do. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t stressful. Moreover, it’s not only a stressful experience, it’s a chronic stress. It starts, for a third of American kids in infancy, and the average age of cessation is age 12. So it goes on for 12 years. There is a chronic stress for 12 years, and that affects the brain.

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