Category: ’natural parenting’

The Many Benefits of Camping with Friends

July 8th, 2014 by Dionna - 14 Comments

Camping with kids, particularly kids preschool-age and younger, can be challenging. You have to keep an eye on kids out in unfamiliar surroundings, all while taking care of camp needs. Pitching a tent? No problem! Pitching a tent with a toddler intent on “helping”? A little bit harder.

13 Ideas to Gently Manage Separation Anxiety in Preschoolers

June 6th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

If you’ve experienced a renewed bout of separation anxiety with your preschooler, you probably understand how frustrating it can be to address. We recently went through this with our own (then) three year old, and I’d like to share some ideas that friends offered on how to gently respond.

A Moment of Homeschool Panic

May 27th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

I had a moment of panic earlier this year when I realized that we are officially homeschooling. But I have a feeling that kind of nagging worry is something shared by parents no matter where or how their children are learning.

The Best Parenting Resources for Parents of Toddlers

May 13th, 2014 by Dionna - 14 Comments

Toddlers can be so challenging. Not only are they learning how to exert their independence, but they simply do not have the developmental ability to be calm and logical when they are frustrated. It’s the nature of the beast. I mean . . . the toddler. Here are five of my very favorite books and articles about parenting a toddler.

Move and Groove Challenge (and 10 Ideas to Get You Started)

May 5th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

To help us all continue to take at least 15 minutes to focus on our health and well-being each day, #OneSmallStep is launching our second challenge: Move and Groove. Join us!

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