Category: ’Just for Fun/Miscellaneous’

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.

Children and Creativity

February 25th, 2014 by Dionna - 1 Comment

I’m so pleased to host today’s guest post from children’s author Starr Meneelly. Check back here on March 1 and enter to win one of three copies of Starr’s new book, “What A Lovely Sound!,” in the Natural Parents Network Learning through Play giveaway.

I Don’t Homeschool to Manage My Kids’ Transcripts

February 11th, 2014 by Dionna - 10 Comments

One of my fears of parenting is that I will get so caught up in the monotony, the details of homeschooling, the minutiae of everyday life, the routine of taking care of a household – that I will forget to actually be present in the moment with my children.

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